Monday, March 28, 2011

Carole Young - undesigned

Carole Young is an LA based designer. Her clothes are versatile, and this video exemplifies that. My favorite part, however, is in the production, direction and sound. All of the music in the film was generated from the sounds of the machinery used to fabricate her designs. The sounds a stitched together so seamlessly - you do not realize the soundtrack is made from machines until the machines sounds are isolated at the end.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The making of Hypae by Nervous System

In case you missed it at Nervous System's site, here's a little 'making of' the river bracelet video. As I understand it, all pieces are modeled in 3D software and sent to a 3D printer... how cool.

Hyphae - growth of the River Bracelet from Nervous System on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

3D printed jewelery giveaway from Nervous System

My only wish is that I had found out about this giveaway sooner! Nervous System, a "design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology" is giving away select pieces from their jewelery line, Hyphae. The concept behind this line is pretty cool:

"Hyphae is a collection of 3D printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks. Inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems, we created a simulation which uses physical growth principles to build sculptural, organic structures."

Want to own one of these pieces for free? Learn how.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The illusionist - Gabriel Drawl

Similar to Megan Gecklers work, Gabriel Dawl takes countless threads in multiple colors to create form and shape from repeating lines. I love Dawl's work, the threads create beautiful shapes that, from a distance, are indistinguishable from their original form.

 Think you wanna get a project like this started? Find thread on Amazon - 50 pieces thread for all Sewing Machines

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Banana boat

HAHA. Banana boat. I love the play on words. That's all I got this Saturday, no whitty commentary.

Friday, March 18, 2011

My American Dream

Today, while surfing on - I can be found doing this on a weekly basis - I stumbled upon Adam Wallacavage's chandeliers. These highly provocative, macabre pieces not only remind us of life's ephemeral nature, but brings new meaning to 'antler chandelier'. Additionally, these baby's come fresh off the 3D printer, not fresh off a living animal. Imagine... a sustainably built timber cabin (made from timbers of invasive species of course) encasing these beautiful chandeliers. Good bye poached animals!

After appreciating this chandelier, I think I may identified my own American Dream: a highly designed, sustainable 'cabin' containing mid century furniture and all of my favorite books.

Here is some prefab inspiration and the Eames Chair that belongs in it...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

C stands for Castro

One of my goals in life is to write a book.

That said, I am already published as a co-author. In 2005, my father and I compared statistical methods to determine the best way to analyze a data set. It was great to work on, but it was his brain child, not mine.

What the world really needs is not another data set analysis on bladder cancer, but another alphabet book! But not for children, no no. Long gone are the days where "A stands for apple, B stands for ball", where I am at now is "B stands for Bart, C stands for Castro, D stands for Deep house" The idea would be to create a book where each page had photo of a found letter corresponding to something in San Francisco.

The challenge here is finding these found letters that both illustrate the relationship back to San Francisco, but are also obviously a letter. I am already a seasoned artist when it comes to 'finding' letters (see image below). In the compilation below, I compiled my own alphabet of letters captured in Ann Arbor Mi. Once the images are compiled, off to the printing press they go. Shutterfly perhaps?

Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Black (Fits 6" Display, Latest Generation Kindle)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

3D printed shoes

In collaboration with Freedom of Creation, Pauline Van Dongen released "Morphogenesis", a line of 3-D printed shoes. I love the fact that clothing is breaking into a type of production predominantly used in industrial design. Hussein Chalayan was one of the more infamous designers to cross the line between architectural forms, industrial design and fashion, but now we are one step closer. Check out Chalayan's table dress below and the more modern 3-D printed shoes.

Monday, March 7, 2011

3D printed forms break into couture

This spring has been an eventful 3 months in the world of fashion: Mercedes Benz fashion week wrapped up, Dior rightfully fired its main designer, Galliano, after making anti semetic remarks (apparently he loves Hitler), and 3-D printed garments have made their debut on the runways. Check out "Escapaism" by Daniel Widrig, below.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Core 77's Play-Doh kicks challenge - stop motion

In case you missed it, below is a video of one of the Play-Doh kicks contestants sculpting a nike shoe with Play-Doh.

Playdoh kicks! from kyelee on Vimeo.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Core 77's 1 hour challenge> Play-Doh kicks

Core 77 will issue design challenges. Recently, they challenged their readers to make their favorite shoe out of Play-Doh in 1 hour, paying homage to shoe design and our child hoods. Find out more about the contest and the winners here.