When I was fourteen, my brother and I gave my mother a
blender for Mother’s Day. I am not sure if it was ever used much
–fortunately, my sense for the right present has evolved over
the years. However, one of the things my mother loved to make,
especially on tropical summer days, was milkshakes. My brother
and I would be in the backyard when she would come over with
long drink glasses filled with a pastel-coloured liquid. As a result
of my love for the beverage, she once showed me how to make
it. “So, you can make them yourself.” Read: “So, I do not have to
make them anymore…” Jokes aside, I love you mom.
The recipe did not prove to be difficult. Yet the thing that
stuck with me was the fact that milkshakes are made from a
remarkable combination: fruit, vanilla or strawberry ice cream,
milk and sugar. Put it all together and it creates something
wonderful. Similarly, our senses individually are exceptional
instruments. Merged they shape the way we interact with
our surroundings. This issue of Turn The Page, themed
“Milkshake”, explores those senses and how designers and other
professionals try to trigger them.
Take for example the story of Simon Dogger, as described in Not
You, about design for the visually impaired. Or the Coverstory,
“The Art of Exhibition”, which explores the design process
of museum exhibitions with a surprisingly restricting twist.
Additionally, one of our features will teach you how to buy good
wine. Let’s be honest, who does not like good wine?
We have had the privilege to talk to and work with many
inspirational people for this edition and are excited to share their
ideas, illustrations, designs and more. I would like to take this
opportunity to thank them for their openness and passion.
Now, it is time to let your senses be amazed. Let us dive in.
Note: this is a preview