Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Five Minute Rule

Discarded, disused or unfashionable furniture is thrown out on the kerb when we move out or on. It never lasts long, it becomes “rescued, recycled, repaired and reused”, given a new life when someone moves in or has an itch to update.

This kerbside exchange is coined the “Five Minute rule” ie. give it 5 minutes by the kerb and it will be gone. For Sydney Design Week, myself and Ben Baxter fĂȘted this cultural phenomenon by collecting objects from the streets around our neighbourhood and turning them into a lighting installation.