Author Archive

Takashi Murakami’s sculptures

Monday, May 19th, 2008

 

www.takashimurakami.com

Kinetic Toys: the work of Chico Bichalo

Monday, May 19th, 2008

 

Brasilian artist Chico Bichalo’s little creatures. These toys can be bought in specialized design stores (es. Moca and Giant Robot) and online (amazon). Please take a look at the artist blog:  www.kritteria.com

You can use this as and inspiration for hacking ready make kinetic mechanisms…

Earo Aarnio: Poni | Tipi

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

 

A classic: “A chair is a chair, is a chair, is a chair … but a seat does not necessarily have to be a chair. It can be anything as it is ergonomically correct. A seat could even be a small and soft Pony on which you can ‘ride’ or sit sideways.”

 

http://www.eero-aarnio.com

 

 

Monsterkit

Thursday, May 15th, 2008


 

“Make your own monster contains pre-stitched shape, wool, felt bits and bobs to make your very own friend.”

www.donnawilson.com

Geemo

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

 

 

Flexible, rubbery, 3-pronged magnetic toy. Myriad of combinations.

www.heroeswillrise.com

 

 

foldschool

Monday, April 28th, 2008

foldschool is a collection of free cardboard furniture for kids, handmade by you. The downloadable patterns can be printed out with any printer. Follow the instructions and assemble a stable piece of furniture.
www.foldschool.com

Flake and Flower… modular screens

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008


Elements can be used to make different surfaces for curtains and partitions or for place mats and other table decorations. Three-dimensional forms are also possible.
Elements are joined by slipping the point of an element through the hole of another element. The surfaces can be undone and redone.
http://www.woodnotes.fi/products/color_charts/Flakeflower_engl.pdf

Eric Gjerde’s blog on origami, tessellations, geometry, design, and art/

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

This is a “must” of you are interested in tessellation. A lot of materials and resources here.

http://www.origamitessellations.com/diagrams/heptagonal-star

Bags and Pouches, Katsura Takasuka, 2006

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Made using a patented process which emulates the Japanese art of folding paper by permanently hand-pleating fabric, this ltote travels flat, but expands to hold your daily essentials.

A new version of “Tess”, Alex Bateman’s origami tessellation software

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

The Tess software allows the design of origami tessellations. The latest version now allows printing to PDF as well as 30 new geometries. See the following URL to get the executable and documentation:

http://www.papermosaics.co.uk/software.html