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January 4, 1994 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What do designer dog food dishes, fetal monitoring systems and Teddy Ruxpin have in common? A tiny industrial design firm based in Canoga Park, RKS Design. Founded in 1980 by former Xerox Corp. designer Ravi Sawhney, 37, RKS has worked for such big corporations as Rubbermaid Inc. and Sega of America, as well as entrepreneurs in fields ranging from health care to virtual-reality arcade games. With just $1.
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December 27, 2005 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Good looks helped RKS Guitars make the cover of BusinessWeek this summer, when the Oxnard company's futuristic, lime-green guitar was showcased in the magazine's annual design issue. Whether the guitar will ever make the cover of Rolling Stone -- or at least find a niche in the fast-growing electric guitar market -- is another story. Nearly all of rock's famed six-string slingers play models made by Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
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December 13, 2001 | KATHY BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Many of us have strange, green furry things living in the back of the refrigerator. Even Edward Hall, an American anthropologist, once noted that though he can spot arrowheads in the desert, the refrigerator is a jungle in which he is easily lost. To Thousand Oaks-based RKS Design, refrigerator morass is a challenge to be met: Its solution is the new Amana Messenger.
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December 13, 2001 | KATHY BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Many of us have strange, green furry things living in the back of the refrigerator. Even Edward Hall, an American anthropologist, once noted that though he can spot arrowheads in the desert, the refrigerator is a jungle in which he is easily lost. To Thousand Oaks-based RKS Design, refrigerator morass is a challenge to be met: Its solution is the new Amana Messenger.
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December 27, 2005 | David Colker, Times Staff Writer
Good looks helped RKS Guitars make the cover of BusinessWeek this summer, when the Oxnard company's futuristic, lime-green guitar was showcased in the magazine's annual design issue. Whether the guitar will ever make the cover of Rolling Stone -- or at least find a niche in the fast-growing electric guitar market -- is another story. Nearly all of rock's famed six-string slingers play models made by Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
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March 7, 2000 | SCOTT STEEPLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For many people, it's no longer a question of whether work will follow them home--it's how to adapt the home as a place to work. Enter Lapstation, a portable work environment designed for the "nomadic computing lifestyle," according to its maker, Maxim Weitzman, chief executive and co-founder of Intrigo Inc. of Thousand Oaks. The 29-year-old Weitzman developed the collapsible plastic work space while fulfilling an internship as a Larry Wolfen Entrepreneurial Fellow in the MBA program at UCLA.
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May 31, 2001 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The young dad powering a stroller stops dead in his tracks at a store window on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. He stares at the streamlined, silver metallic speakers that have caught his eye before turning his attention to a futuristic, spoke-less bicycle. Intrigued, he swivels his head around as he wonders aloud: "What is this place?" It's Hennessey & Ingalls, a bookstore specializing in art and architecture, and none of the items in the window are for sale.
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November 8, 2001 | CHRISTINE FREY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don Richardson's tiny new cell phone turned out to be more cumbersome than convenient. About the size of a candy bar, the phone fit neatly in his pocket, but Richardson always hit too many buttons at once and the mouthpiece ended up in the middle of his cheek. Frustrated, the 6-foot, 7-inch postmaster from Los Angeles finally ditched the dinky device in favor of a model with bigger buttons and a mouthpiece that actually reached his mouth. "I'm big," he said. "Everything I buy is big."
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January 4, 1994 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What do designer dog food dishes, fetal monitoring systems and Teddy Ruxpin have in common? A tiny industrial design firm based in Canoga Park, RKS Design. Founded in 1980 by former Xerox Corp. designer Ravi Sawhney, 37, RKS has worked for such big corporations as Rubbermaid Inc. and Sega of America, as well as entrepreneurs in fields ranging from health care to virtual-reality arcade games. With just $1.
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