Lynn Lim just graduated from SAIC with an MFA in Designed Objects. Her work makes me want to spend a lot of time in those fabrication studios where there are laser cutters, 3D scanners, and 3D rapid prototypers. There is also a digital loom in Fibers. That is, upload a photograph/scan an image and it weaves it autonomously. Word.
The designer's piece in the thesis show, "Leveraging Ick", is about the dualities of responding to the repugnant, in this case revulsion vs. giddiness. Below: Tripe-inspired bath mats! Bacterial tiles! A tandem toilet! I am more giddy than revolted.