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.
Since the early days of my experiments with computer graphics, I have been following the work of James Paterson and Amit Pitaru – then 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
Now that’s what I call helpful
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.
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