12 September 2011


As well as design, another great passion of mine is music. I recently joined Mixcloud and have been enjoying listening to some amazing mixes as well as adding some of my own. Mixcloud is a great way to discover new music and keep in touch with some of your favorite DJs and labels.

8 September 2011

40 year old CGI

I found this pretty impressive. I can't quite believe it was done in 1972. Imagine what another 40 years will bring!

WikiHouse CNC Home

WikiHouse sounds like a great idea to me. It's idea is open source house construction based on CNC routed 18mm plywood. This is a method of construction that I'm pretty familiar with from my day job. I'd be interested to see how some large structures are built using this method and what the costs are compared to traditional methods. I'll be keeping a close eye on this one.

via Ponoko

Lego Camper Van

Two of my favorite things combined. Available from the Lego shop in October.

5 September 2011

Clients From Hell

If you have a spare few minutes I thoroughly recommend reading some of the posts on Clients From Hell.

The Making of 'Aufschwung'

The other day I stumbled across the website of Heavy Industries who specialize in large scale installations. One of their recent projects was Inges Idee's 'Aufschwun', A spiraling extruded cherub sculpture. Having worked on a number of public art pieces it was great to see behind the scenes of just how this thing was made. Link

4 September 2011

See No Evil


72 artists, lots of buildings, a bridge, 6 mega cranes, 326 metres of street, 26 scaffold towers, 325 litres of emulsion & 13,400 cans of paint. Good old Bristol!

The Art of Craft: The rise of the Designer-Maker

Yet another great article on the Guardian website. Link

Andrew Ainsworth aka Mr Stormtrooper

Andrew Ainsworth is a Model Maker who recently won a court battle against Lucasfilm to continue to produce Star Wars helmets using the tools he made to produce the originals for the films. His YouTube channel goes into great detail to show you how these are made. Although this is probably quite dull for most people I found it amazing how every piece is a relatively simple vacformed part. Great work.

via core77

Stanislaw Ploski's Bonobo Bike

Something about this bike really made me stop and look. It seems like there are a lot of wooden bikes beeing designed at the moment but this one really does look great. I just hope it would be able to put up with the stresses and strains of everyday use.

Photofly 2.0 3D Scanning


A bit of a dodgy video but an amazing tool for reverse engineering and 3D scanning. Link

via ponokoblog

Touch Wood Forest Xylophone


One of the best adverts I've seen in a long time. Lovely stuff

Design & Thinking Film


It looks like Design & Thinking has reached it's funding goal on Kickstarter. I look forward to watching this in full when it's finished. Great stuff. 

via core77

Jaime Hayón on Dezeen Screen

It's always nice to hear a designer talking about his own work.

via dezeenscreen

D*Face Pool Painting


What a great idea.

Via notcot

Claus Mølgaard

It is often the technical aspects of making a design work that are the hardest things to get right. This is where Claus Mølgaard comes in. Take a look at some of the work he has done with top designers to help them make their ideas a reality. Link

3D Printed Chocolate


3D printed chocolate anyone?

Nomad by 1/100

I'm loving this disco caravan that was installed into the gardens of the Quai Branly Museum in Paris earlier this year by Swiss architecture firm 1/100.

via dezeen