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Design Squish Blog: SUCCULENT S SCULPTURES BY ERIC ROINSTAD - ceramic, design, sculpture, nature, sustainable lifestyle, do-it-yourself, creative environmental options, craft, organics, gardening, planting, flower pots, reusing, old and vintage, nature, environmental news, recycling tips, brooklyn, ditmas park,

Design Squish exists to promote an environment conscious lifestyle.

Squish was created by a group of Brooklyn based artists and designers.
Paul is a furniture/product designer ( the Savannah College of Art and Design ).Ana is an artist(Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art). Maria is an architect (New York Institute of Technology). Paul is from Santa Fe, New Mexico and Cincinnatti, Ohio. Maria and Ana are originally from Moscow, Russia
All currently reside in Brooklyn, New York.


Design -   
[dih-zahyn] –verb
1. to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed).
2. to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully.
3. to intend for a definite purpose.
4. to form or conceive in the mind; contrive; plan.

Squish -
[skwish] –verb
The type of hug with a long and close embrace which is always comforting.
There are many variants on the normal squish, such as: rugby squish: rugby tackle like with a run up leading to a squish spinning squish: while squishing, one person is picked up and span around suprise squish: where the recipient of the squish is snook up on then given a squish behind squish: like a regular squish but where both the squishers are facing the same direction tickle squish: where one person in the squish is being tickled.


Q: What qualities do you think a new product should have?
A: I think objects should be made to last. Not a 2-3 year life span but they should span a lifetime. You should only buy a toaster once.

Q: What do you think about the new trend of using reclaimed materials to make new products?
A: It is always interesting to see old objects and materials taking a new life and what one can do with them. There are so many materials that get thrown out every day that could be saved and reused.

Q: Do you like living in New York City?
A: From one side, New York City has lot of opportunities, diversity and beautiful architecture. There are trains that take you to that craziness 24 hours a day and stores are located in the walking distance, so it is very convenient. From another side I am not a huge fan of urbane. I love trees and forests. There are not that many trees and forests in the city.

Q: Would you like to live in the middle of nowhere, in the forest?
A: Certainly, but to do so you end up relying on the automobile. To live without a car you have to be totally self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency ends up taking all of your time and leave no time to enjoy nature.

Q: Did you vote?
A: Yes.

Q: Do you abide all of the green tips on your Design Squish Green Guide?
A: I try.

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