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Rhonda Forever

20th October, 2009

Since the early days of my experiments with computer graphics, I have been following the work of  James Paterson and Amit Pitaruthen as Insert Silence they created a landmark animated piece for Bjork and ever since, have always wondered how it was done.  This week I discovered they had been using  proprietary software developed by Pitaru called  Rhonda. Originally conceived around 2003, the pair have for the first time offered it for public use.

Congratulations guys, this tool is a huge step in 3d sketching. Shallow learning curve and fantastic fun to play with. Sign up for the free download  here


Had the pleasure of being introduced to a gem of a shop…  Books Actually is tucked into a corner of Singapore near the financial district. Meticulously curated and elegantly presented. Well worth a look if you’re in town.

calculator watch

One of my earlist memories of a gadget was sneaking in to my parents room one morning. My Dad had just got back from an assignment in Japan (I think) and had just got up and was in the bathroom. On his bedside table was something I hadn’t seen before. It was black, had lots of buttons and a digital screen. I wanted one.

factory lunch

Had lunch with the gang at the bamboo factory today – Read on…

rice fields sunset

The view on my way home – a slight improvement on the top deck of the No.94 Bus

mango sticky rice coco

Looks like I have a new favorite dessert

private

From big business to big brother, to social media and now Wikileaks – a sign for our times

ken_robinson_thumb

A TED classic, Ken Robinson explores the educational status quo and how it can kill creativity Read on…

biomimicry_thumb

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…

ilovesketch

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.
Read on…

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…