Design Observer

About
Books
Job Board
Newsletters
Archive
Contact



Observatory

About
Resources
Submissions
Contact


Featured Writers

Michael Bierut
William Drenttel
John Foster
Jessica Helfand
Alexandra Lange
Mark Lamster
Paul Polak
Rick Poynor
John Thackara
Rob Walker


Departments

Advertisement
Audio
Books
Collections
Dear Bonnie
Dialogues
Essays
Events
Foster Column
From Our Archive
Gallery
Interviews
Miscellaneous
Opinions
Partner News
Photos
Poetry
Primary Sources
Projects
Report
Reviews
Slideshows
The Academy
Today Column
Unusual Suspects
Video


Topics

Advertising
Architecture
Art
Books
Branding
Business
Cities / Places
Community
Craft
Culture
Design History
Design Practice
Development
Disaster Relief
Ecology
Economy
Education
Energy
Environment
Fashion
Film / Video
Food/Agriculture
Geography
Global / Local
Graphic Design
Health / Safety
History
Housing
Ideas
Illustration
India
Industry
Info Design
Infrastructure
Interaction Design
Internet / Blogs
Journalism
Landscape
Literature
Magazines
Media
Museums
Music
Nature
Obituary
Other
Peace
Philanthropy
Photography
Planning
Poetry
Politics / Policy
Popular Culture
Poverty
Preservation
Product Design
Public / Private
Public Art
Religion
Reputations
Science
Shelter
Social Enterprise
Sports
Sustainability
Technology
Theory/Criticism
Transportation
TV / Radio
Typography
Urbanism
Water


Comments (6) Posted 06.08.11 | PERMALINK | PRINT

The Editors

Announcement: Rob Walker Joins Design Observer




When we launched our blogging channel — Observers Room — last November, we promised that it would be "home to bloggers and critics, commentators and pundits, artists and writers eager to share their opinions on a host of subjects — each clocking in somewhere between the brevity of the 140-character tweet and the expansiveness of the 1,000-word essay."

Today, we are pleased to announce that Rob Walker is joining Design Observer as a contributing writer — and as the newest blogger in our Observers Room.

Many of our readers will know Rob Walker from his weekly "Consumed" column in The New York Times Magazine (2004-2011), where he regularly expanded (and often confounded) our understanding of design and marketing. His evolving perspectives on consumerism led to his most recent book, Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are, as well as to numerous projects and online initiatives (Significant Objects, The Hypothetical Development Organization, Unconsumption, and MLK BLVD). In addition to his new role at The New York Times Magazine as a feature writer, Rob is often a commentator on the subject of material culture, notably in the documentary Objectified.

We are also adding over fifty of Rob's essays from the past decade to our archive, creating a deep resource for our readers around the viewpoints and commentaries of this outstanding writer. His author page can be found here, including biography, books and projects, as well as links to his past essays, articles and speaking engagements. You may also follow Rob on Twitter at @notrobwalkerHis first Observers Room blog post can be found here.

Please join us in welcoming Rob to Design Observer.
Share This Story

RELATED POSTS


Best of DOG 2010


Announcement: Rob Walker Joins Design Observer


National Design Award Trophy


Gail Anderson's Collection of Salt and Pepper Shakers


Gail Anderson's Collection of Salt and Pepper Shakers



RSS Subscribe to Comment Feed

Comments (6)   |   JUMP TO MOST RECENT >>

HUZZAH!!!

Very Respectfully,
Joe Moran
06.08.11 at 08:33

So thrilling!!! Congratulations to Rob and Design Observer!
debbie millman
06.08.11 at 11:44

Congrats!
Molly Block
06.09.11 at 12:58

very cool. big fan
felix sockwell
06.09.11 at 10:10

"We are also adding over fifty of Rob's essays from the past decade to our archive..."

A real gift. Thank you. Nice work everybody!
Cory
06.10.11 at 02:40

Now this I look forward to. Articulate, interesting, and a keen observer!
Barbara
06.16.11 at 09:22



LOG IN TO POST A COMMENT
Don't have an account? Create an account. Forgot your password? Click here.

Email


Password




|
Share This Story



Design Observer is edited by Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Jessica Helfand, Julie Lasky and Nancy Levinson. William Drenttel is Editorial Director and Publisher.
More >>

DESIGN OBSERVER JOBS