Today’s coolness comes from Kirsten Camara, a student from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She’s gotten raves for her ‘Analog Memory Desk’ design which has a built-in scrolling paper surface for recording sketches and ideas.
Her idea comes from the obsession with how we remember the past. If all those tiny details we jot down onto the paper will eventually tell a story of who we were, what we went through, and if these tiny parts will produce a new narrative about our lives.
With 1,100 yards of paper, the table will record the lists, the phones numbers you call once, the pixel size of that box on that website, the street name of that business, and the long division you try to remember.
Kirsten hopes to venture into furniture design in the future, as for the desk, it’s made out of hard maple, butcher paper and a glass panel.