Today's news straddles the fields of design and tech. Fast Company reports on a new investor network for designers. Founder Enrique Allen tells FC he wants to, "shift the paradigm of what design is. Design encompasses systems now, not just 'making things look pretty.' Designers have traditionally been paid a lot of money to make what people want; meanwhile, most startups fail because they make things that people don't actually want!" Meanwhile, The Editor at Large posts Hearst's new partnership with tech company Pixazza, whose click-to-buy program will be used on HouseBeautiful.com. More news and links below.
DESIGN NEWS OF THE DAY
• A New VC Model That Turns Designers, Not Techies, Into Startup CEOs | Fast Company
• Hearst tests click-to-buy technology on HouseBeautiful.com | Editor at Large
• IPOs Boost Demand for Silicon Valley Mansions | Bloomberg News
• CEO of AFW questions whether Ikea pays fair share of taxes | Furniture Today
• The Venice Biennale, by Design | The New York Times
Photo: Fast Company