Simple video that I’m sure wasn’t simple to create! by Sebas and Clim

F1 Fans and engineers enjoy

A low lying lounge chair made from reclaimed timbers of a New York City Water Tower. Old Growth California Redwood.

How do you work out if you are a DESIGNER or an ENGINEER?

Simply your response to this paragraph: (An excerpt from the Telegraph’s interview with Sir Jonathan Ive)

"It’s the ‘finishing the back of the drawer' - you can argue that people will never see it and it's very hard to, in any rational sense, describe why it's important but it just seems important. It's a way that you demonstrate that you care for the people that you are making these products for. I think we see ourselves as having a civic responsibility to do that. It's important. It's right. It's very hard to explain why.”

Designers & Engineers should work in perfect harmony, understanding each others importance and responsibilities. Let’s face it if a product works perfectly and looks crap or looks amazing and works crap, this is no good design.

If only I had the luxury to insist such levels of ‘finishing the back of the drawer’ that Apple are so famous for. Unfortunately we don’t all have the pleasure of a massive design budget! - Its fun to see stakeholders squirm when I push the issue though!

#design #guitars Derek Manson has created a 3D printed electric guitar composed of suspended polycarbonate polymer “tendons”. The main body is made from polycarbonate and the central core is CNC machined wood which still allows for excellent tonal properties. Not quite a Les Paul but still I want one of these bad boys!

#design #inspiration Shall we paint a room completely white, then cover it with thousands of coloured stickers? I love how ideas can so easily turn into reality these days!

#design #furniture Designer Xiaoxi Shi creates the X-Plus table. He cuts three triangular areas from a single sheet of stainless steel, bends the sheet at their edge and welded together. The result is a modular object composed of two X shapes that works independently or arranged in a series.

Being a geek is all about your own personal level of enthusiasm, not how your level of enthusiasm measures up to others. If you like something so much that a casual mention of it makes your whole being light up like a halogen lamp, if hearing a stranger fondly mention your favorite book or piece of design / designer is instant grounds for friendship, if you have ever found yourself bouncing out of your chair because something you learned blew your mind so hard that you physically could not contain yourself — you are a geek.
Guess that makes me a geek then…

#art #design Artwork by Joel Penkman to see all within the collection click here http://joelpenkman.com/

#art #design These are stunning. The innovative art of Nick Gentry. Floppy disks as your canvas. http://www.nickgentry.co.uk

#design #furniture Compas chair by french designer Patrick Norguet is a stackable chair that can be used indoors or outdoors. The seat and back of Compas are made in polypropylene, while the legs, positioned in an upside-down V-shape, are executed in pressure die-cast aluminium and finished with a weatherproof epoxy lacquer.

#design #engineering #prototyping I’m toying with the idea of buying a motorbike. So naturally when a video like this pops up, you have to take notice. Wrong type of bike, non the less a superb design and super video

One of favourites. Miss Liberty herself.

One of favourites. Miss Liberty herself.

Snapshots of New York

If you would like to see some photos of my recent trip to New York please feel free to follow the link.