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Janine Benyus speaks about promoting the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs, bringing together scientists, engineers, architects and innovators who can use those models to create sustainable technologies.

sissel tolaas

Sissel is a ‘scent artist’ – having personally harvested nearly 7,000 scent specimens, she is developing a lexicon of new terms to describe them – a smells language.  Read on…


Tipped off to this research project by the nice guys over at Adobe, PhD student Seok-Hyung Bae and others have developed an intuitive 3d sketching platform that looks from the videos here to be nothing short of revloutionary. I cannot wait to try this out.

martino gamper 100 chairs

Having been brought up in the age where the musical remix has been so prominent, this is the equivalent of hip-hop for furniture – a raw, unashamed, fresh remix of classics. Read on…

kaws disected companion

To call  KAWS a street artist or graffiti artist would be omitting something, he’s not just a graphic artist either – more like a creative entrepeneur and damn is he good at it.
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human computer interaction, japan

Now that’s what I call helpful


rhonda forever

Since the early days of my experiments with computer graphics, I have been following the work of  James Paterson and Amit PitaruRead on…

dan and ayako revolve

This just arrived this morning from my printers in Germany – just in time for my flight to the wedding in Japan. Hope the happy couple like it!


One of my favourite brands of all time.
Atelier de Production et de Creation is the combination of a beautifully understated, yet very recognisable brand with a product that sits back and lets the quality of craft do the talking. In a world becoming more and more bent on shoving brands in our faces, its refreshing when one employs subtlety as its selling point. There is a reason this brand goes from strength to strength.


There’s nothing that quite beats common sense. Read on…


Knurling is a manufacturing process, typically conducted on a lathe, whereby a visually-attractive diamond-shaped (criss-cross) pattern is cut or rolled into metal or wood. This pattern allows hands or fingers to get a better grip on the knurled object than would be provided by the originally-smooth  surface. I like knurled surfaces.

wikipedia link here

Idi Amin

For thirty five years, Clive Limpkin, one of the unsung heroes of Fleet Street, worked as a photographer with the Daily Express, The Sketch, The Sun and The Daily Mail, while feature writing for The Sunday Times and The Observer.

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