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Weekly Staff Picks, March 18, 2012

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Mar 18, 2012 12:08:00 PM

Plastic-Eating-Fungi - A fungus was recently discovered in the amazon which can anaerobically break down polyurethane. -Alex


Mini CNC Drawing Platform -Hopefully we can get one of these little guys soon. Workshop, anyone? -Seth



Takanori Aiba’s Amazing Bonzai Tree Castles - This is an incredible fusion of Bonsai and model making. These are beautiful. -Gregg


100% Recyclable Air-Free Tires - Recyclable non pneumatic tire/wheel combination. -Brandon


3D Printed Alphabet ProjectFor each of the letters ‘A’ through ‘Z’, the designers selected a typeface beginning with that character, which is used in the sculptural work. Each piece encapsulates a bit of the history of the typeface: the ‘J’ adopts the form of a metro system map, because its fontface ‘johnston’ was originally designed for the london underground; the ‘C’ is composed of ‘courier’ typewriter keys, used in 1950s typewriters. For the project we used two of our in house printers to complete the project which include a dimensions Uprint and a ZCorp 450. Both machines have similar build volumes with the UPrint creating the parts in ABS and the ZCorp in their powder-based material.” -Alex

Topics: 3d-printing, sustainability, Uncategorized, nextfab-studio, product-design, design, fungi, bonzai-tree-art, nextfab, digital-fabrication, cnc, sculpture

Interesting Show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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Jul 22, 2010 8:04:00 PM

I’m curious about this show up at Yerba Buena, anybody seen it yet?


TechnoCRAFT:  Hackers, Modders, Fabbers, Tweakers and Design in the Age of Individuality


"TechnoCRAFT explores how the boundary between the role of the designer and the consumer is disappearing. Curated by acclaimed designer Yves Behar, the exhibition traces the current trend in design away from fixed objects toward open “design platforms” that invite people to participate in the creative process. Selected works span the spectrum from intentionally collaborative (such as platforms where individuals can customize their products) to outsider hacks, where “finished” products are adapted or modified by the user. Special attention is paid to the intersection of technology and craft that encourages an unprecedented level of user participation with profound implications for the future of design and experience making.”



I still think you’d end up throwing Grandma’s quilt over that chair though.


Posted by Stephanie

Topics: culture, Uncategorized, design

    

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