What is Ideal?

Ideal is a carefully curated shop composed of unique, design-conscious gifts and accessories. The objects we choose are creative, authentic, and refined. They are inspired by the vision of talented artists and designers from around the world.

Our store was formed with our own ideal in mind: that shopping should always be a personal and thoughtful experience.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Objectified Film Screening Next Weekend

We are happy to co-sponsor screenings of Gary Hustwit's great documentary, Objectified, next weekend at the Pickford Cinema. Showings will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (October 2,3 & 4) at 2pm. Here's a blurb about the film from its site, www.objectifiedfilm.com :

Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability.
Through vérité footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential product designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

We are co-sponsoring this film with WWU's Industrial Design program. Before each screening, Professor Jason Morris will be screening his short film, Form Function. In this film he shows an industrial design creative process that starts with abstract sculpture and ends with a functional object. Junior class ID students and their work from January to April 2009 are featured so you may see some familiar Bellingham faces.


Join us for a matinee! We'd love to see you there.

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