During my visit to the MCA, I also saw some amazing functional design pieces. The work I'm standing on here is part of the Osso collection and it is very, very cool. The theme of this exhibition was functional, mobile and beautiful new takes on home decor. Being an artist who lives in a pile of art, this new idea was very exiting to me... or... is it new? Inside all these light weight walls, polypropylene chairs and fluffy floors I couldn't help but draw a parallel to my long sanding love of the failed 50's mobile housing prototypes. Having previously toured the Dymaxion house and the Cranbrook Vaults (home of an original Charles Eames lounge chair among many other landmark seating devices) I had an understanding of the era in home design. As it turns out, my assumption as correct and the designers of the movement absolutely had the fifties in mind, with one exception I failed to take into account. These pieces are not just prototypes waiting to be put into production; they are very viable, buyable options right now. I felt like a kid in a candy store, I wanted to go out and buy everything, however, I am a kid in a modern art museum so I didn't find myself with adequate funds. I left the museum inspired and determined to try my entropic hand at creating a functional piece of art. Here is what I've come up with so far.