Friday, April 30, 2010

Facade Printer

so cool

Perching UAV

Oil in the Gulf,...on the Gulf

I can't help to look at this and ask 'how can design DO something about this'
how can we actually be part of the resolution of this.
I realize we aren't going to be designing the super contingency valve, leave
that to the engineers who have a better handle on it.
But this?! What do we do? What can we do?
It begs the question.

BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico

"The oil slick could become the nation's worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening hundreds of species of fish, birds and other wildlife along the Gulf Coast, one of the world's richest seafood grounds, teeming with shrimp, oysters and other marine life."

entire article

Saturday, April 24, 2010

3d printing gone wild!

Full scale, 3d printing...whoa

Kim Graham - Weta Legs

So cool and inspiring, object and story...

Tree Chunk

Lawndale Design 2010 - Texas Co-Op...what is it?

Eve detail

Eve, from below, pointing

Eve ... what is it?

Eve - Cuda - Watch Time Change

Lawndale Design 2010

Design 2010 @ Lawndale Art Center

It got done!

Eve is complete, but wasn't able to fit in the space proper, so I hung it on the wall. Will post photos tonight/tommorrow.

I'm having separation anxiety with my tree chunks.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

of Milan, ICFF ....

New York Times Article, overview of Milan Furniture Fair.
Do we need another chair?
Do we need another ... anything?
We do need to progress, develop, grow (as individuals, as society...maybe the world "needs" a blood pen).
We need to "get better" being ourselves, however, whatever that may be.
We "need" to be better at who we are, and if that process involves a ridiculous chair? So be it.
We need to express, think/critique and practice (well, as designers at least) and repeat.

The chair is not the question, the question is are you doing what you want to be doing?
The world needs us to express our selves and be alive, however that may be,, art, math, science, engineering, rap, janitorial services, gardening, performing, writing...whatever.

The object isn't the problem, the profession isn't the problem, it's people not doing what they truly want to do, or doing things because of expectations outward or inward...that's the problem.

I love these sort of questions, they put things in perspective. At that, time for me get back designing ridiculous, meaningful and hopefully commercially viable things that people enjoy and will enrich their some way...hopefully.