In collaboration with the CDC
(Centers for Disease Control), the team has worked on addressing behaviors that support gender inequities in sexual health.
MINE project attempted to create a line of products that is gender-neutral, attempting to dilute gender stereotypes and shift the imagery of current condoms in the market. Mine products are packaged in a way that women feel comfortable to have them out on their bedside table, or in their grocery bags.
Design team: Rona Binay, Willy Chan, Mansi Gupta, and Emi Yasaka
For more information about the project, click here
Press: Fast Company-Co.Exist
, Complex Magazine
, Design Taxi
, Lost At E Minor
, Trend Hunter
, Trend Monitor
As part of NYCxDesign
, at Wanted Design
the students of the MFA in Products of Design at the SVA present ALSO!, a series of interactions that explore how we experience new design.
Graphic Design: Rona Binay & Benjamin Critton
More information about the project, visit here
Press: The New York Times
+ Design Boom
+ Tree Hugger
+ Design Within Reach
, MoCo Loco
+ Design Milk
During the protests the role of social media in documenting and disseminating live events is powerful. Smart phones and frictionless platforms turn participants in citizen journalists, but these devices are often confiscated by the police. (Further, when fleeing from police, hand-holding a phone is not practical.)
Pix is a mini wireless video camera that allows for live-streaming of protest events. It provides the tools for citizen journalism and documents media for use over social networks. The front of the device features peel-able stickers of different textures and patterns, allowing the camera to camouflage itself in multiple environments. (i.e. textures of street walls). The back of the unit has layers of adhesive strips so that Pix can be reused multiple times. Unlike handheld, conspicuous handheld video cameras that demand one’s attention, “planting” the Pix device on a nearby vertical surface provides a kind of dependable, anonymous witness to events.
For more information, visit here
Designed by Rona Binay and Willy Chan
Suggested reading: Turkey's Social Media And Smartphones Key To 'Occupy Gezi' Protests
Watch the video of the site in construction here
An apartment space located at the Anatolian side of Istanbul has transformed into a BUILDING Fashion & Design Store
. Breaking the idea of classic floor coverings and believing in the power of materials itself, the circulation path is created by using concrete slabs surrounded by gravel rocks throughout the store. Striped marble is used for the long meeting table, accessory and shoe displays, where wood and aluminum is used to create clothing racks. The changing cabins have mirror facades to bring the dynamic of gravels to a different point-of-view.
Suggested reading: Sol LeWitt: The Well-Tempered Grid