there is a new show on the bbc called 'the genius of design', which i can highly recommend. it will be shown on saturdays (in the uk) and you can also catch up on iplayer. unlike my previous post, this video is completely design focussed, although funnily enough it does end with a section similar to the 'story of stuff' video.
the first episode, entitled 'ghosts in the machine' gives a rough overview of the world of designers, and explains how it all began. it also features some of my favourite designers, many previously mentioned on this blog, such as sam hecht (of industrial facility), naoto fukasawa and dieter rams.