Weekly Design Links — 05/16/23

John Freeborn
4 min readMay 16

“I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain … In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.”

Richard P. Feynman


How This Serene Backyard Cabin Was Designed To Survive Floods + Bushfires
Nestled amongst native trees, the serene and simple cabin is inspired by Japanese architecture and cabins from colder climates around the world

Industrial Design

This KWART Chair has “The Lowest Eco-Footprint on the Market”
Manufacturer Circuform has figured out the complete lifecycle of the chair

JIZAI ARMS is a supernumerary robotic limb system consisting of a wearable base unit with six terminals and detachable robot arms
Social Digital Cyborgs

The Bang & Olufsen x GamFratesi Beosound A5: Powerful, Portable, and Pairable
GamFratesi cites nature and Scandinavia’s rich design history as muse, choosing materials, colors, and textures reflective of an analog crafted object rather than one housing a variety of modern technologies


Story Time: Field & Stream Magazine Project
Kooyooe Pa’a Panunadu, or Pyramid Lake, in Nevada, has the largest cutthroat trout in the world. And, Autumn Harry is the first Paiute woman fly fishing guide in its history

John Freeborn

designer, artist, skateboarder and video gamer