Frank Lloyd Wright for kidsBy
This week on Trends and Products, the product is that most enduring children's construction toy Lego. And the trend is to raise Lego to a new level of architectural sophistication. On the 50th anniversary of the death of America's best known architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lego has brought out building sets specifically designed to create two of Wright's masterpieces.
They're just the latest in a recent line of products in which Lego is trying to find a niche market among architectural buffs, of whatever age.
12 August 2009
ABC Radio National’s By Design is a program about how we shape our world - a vibrant show about people and the things that surround us.
From the cities and buildings we live in to the cars we drive and clothes we wear, the program deals with architecture and material culture, the politics of the built environment and design - all through the prism of our daily lives.
It explains how, through the creative process, human ideas take on tangible form and designers reinvent the world to keep pace with its changing needs and desires, lifting the quality of our lives.
The program explores how design -- the way things look, feel and function -- reflects social change; what the decisions we make as consumers of architecture and everyday objects tell us about who we are.