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ShapeShift, architectural materialization – CAAD and EAP

ShapeShift is an experiment in future possibilities of architectural materialization. This project explores the potential application of electro-active polymer (EAP) at an architectural scale.

Bamboo craft by Chifuyu Enomoto

In this case, the project highlights the craft of Japanese creative Chifuyu Enomoto. It shows the skills of Chifuyu as he puts together a bamboo basket by hand, over the eight minutes we’re taken through the entire process in almost real time with lots of traditional techniques on show.

UP THERE, a painting tradition pre-dating modern advertising

Jon wrote this documentary along with my friends Malcolm and Christine, as part of The Ritual Project sponsored by Stella Artois. So proud to help these painters tell their story.

Corkutis by Poko Design

Corkutisis a cork skin that can be applied to a number of objects in order to protect them from heat, cracks, etc. It is a flexible, mouldable, waterproof and heat-insulating skin that can be applied to various objects that need protection: glass containers, bbq tongs, coffee cups, iPhones?, cars?,… Made from cork grains and natural latex, Corkutis is completely renewable and biodegradable.

Melvin The Magical Mixed Media Machine by HEYHEYHEY

Melvin the Magical Mixed Media Machine (or just Melvin the Machine) can be described as a Rube Goldberg machine with a twist. Besides doing what Rube Goldberg’s do best – performing a simple task as inefficiently as possible, often in the form of a chain reaction – Melvin has an identity. Actually, the only purpose of this machine is promoting its own identity.

Homeplus Subway Virtual Store by Tesco

Tesco Homeplus opened a virtual grocery store in a South Korea subway station, where users shop by scanning QR codes on their smartphones.

Kutani Choemon ceramics by Jaime Hayon

Kutani Choemon was founded in 1879 in Ishikawa, Japan. They have been making tableware and tea ceremony utensils for over 130 years in an integrated system of production from raw material to finished products. Although They are small on a business scale, every piece of work is carefully handmade and hand-painted by experienced craftsmen. Their products feature rich blue and white colors and traditional Kutani color glazes.

Dry the river 3D fly posters by Xavier Barrade

Dry the River created these huge 3D paper-craft horse posters in collaboration with FOAM/Sony Music creative Xavier Barrade to promote the new UK band.

Experiment 1 – Skateboard shades by Showoodshop

Sunglasses made from broken skateboard decks. Crafted entirely in Shwood’s local woodshop, this one-of-a-kind pair of sunglasses was created out of curiosity, just to see what was possible. Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods.

Red clay stool by Red Aede & Apparatu

The Brandery, the Barcelona’s Show dedicated to replace the missing Bred & Butter, presented the design of 15 member firms of Red – Association of Spanish Design – creating space ‘Habitat Design’ from which invites bloggers and visitors socialize and see the latest proposals for interior design.

To be continued by Julien Carretero

To be continued rewound deals with the ‘unmaking of’ a To be continued sideboard cabinet. The piece, which got heavily damaged during the transport back from an exhibition, was declared total loss by the official surveyor appointed by the insurance company. In order to be able to process to the indemnification of the studio for the loss, the insurance company requested the complete destruction of the piece.
We thought it would be more interesting to turn this meaningless destruction into a project in itself, into a kind of performance.

Porcelain work by Sue Paraskeva

Sue Paraskeva produces exquisite thrown porcelain installation work, altered one-offs, and sublime tableware, but it’s the incredible detail in her work that really sets it apart. he way Jamie has managed to capture the details is nearly zen-like. She gets so close to the process you can clearly see Sue’s fingerprints, which is absolutely amazing.

Volcanic rock fibbers into glass by Raimonds Cirulis

Every article is unique and non-repeatable, even if you would like to so. It is impossible to predict which exact design patterns will appear. Indeed, it turns the glass works making process as real excitement, where just in seconds you have to make a decision about the final shape of the article design, until the glass is melted, by following the fibers flow within the glass. Every article is in only one sample, but basic shape styles are basically determined.

Design’s Role in Innovation by Design Council

Great new ideas – the sort that make businesses grow and make daily life better – can come from anywhere. But design-led innovation is coming to be seen as one of the faster, more reliable and less risky ways of generating them.

126 Pewter desk casting by Max Lamb

Sand casting is one of the earliest forms of casting due to its simplicity and low-tech materials required. Sand casting produces metal components with a rough sand-like texture, often with a crude degree of accuracy, and therefore requires various finishing techniques to improve the surface finish. This time, well known designer Max Lamb returned to his origins with sand-casting methods he experimented while studying at the RCA.

Wheel printer notebook cover by Postalco

Postalco is a stationery and leather goods company based in Tokyo and owned by Mike Abelson and Yuri Abelson. Based in Tokyo since 2001, they strength to produce finely crafted products that nowadays have garnered them praise and devoted fans not just in Japan but also around the world. All of Postalco’s products are born out of observing people’s daily lives. Thus, the printed wheel cover inspiration comes from seeing the tracks of the tires of the bicycle through a puddle, spinning the wheel with ink on paper can be a variety of stripes.

Woodworker by George Nakashima

George Nakashima Woodworker is a custom furniture company located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, owned by siblings Mira and Kevin Nakashima. Founded by their father, George Nakashima (1905-1990), in 1947, the nine-acre site served as a kind of laboratory for integrated living, testing George’s concepts of “decentralization, intermediate technology and living off the land”.

Drawing Apparatus by Robert Howsare

Design is a task that takes place surrounded by many other factors. In most cases the designer tries to take care of every detail so nothing can spoil the final result. On this basis, Robert Howsare plays with the arbitrary factor to create an exquisite collection of posters.

Craftsmanship in different cities

“Some cities come to mind straight away when you think of craft and design, but it’s also true that untapped markets offer opportunities for entrepreneurship. We talk to designers and artisans in Shanghai, Bradford, Winter Park in Florida and Nový Bor in the Czech Republic, who are reclaiming neglected traditions, adding a contemporary twist and attracting a new, global market.”

Enignum Motion by Joseph Walsh

To celebrate the October 2010 grand opening of the Mint Museum Uptown, the Mint Museum of Craft + Design (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) has launched theProject Ten Ten Ten, commissioning 10 of the world’s most innovative craft artists to create works. Joseph Walsh, being one of the commissioned artists, created the Enignum Motion Table, which is now in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Individually crafted shoes by Vialis Handmade

The history of Vialis shoes is an authentic Spanish tale.The quality of the materials, comfort, originality and authentic styling also play their part… Vialis shoes are made primarily from Italian leather and rely on an environmentally friendly vegetable tanning process. Sarenza is committed to offering you Vialis creations.

Skateboard engraved by Guillem Castellvi

Today we come up with one of those works we really like: talented designers putting their hands on exploring new personal paths. Barcelona based motion graphic designer Guillem Castellvi combined some of his passions to create a personalised engraved skateboard. The result is pure boost of the relief’s beauty and process enthusiasm.

Leather Goods by Billykirk

Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray have been producing leather goods for the last ten years. They launched Billykirk from Los Angeles in 1999, learning their craft from a third generation leather maker.

Pleat Box by Apparatu & Mashallah

The idea behind the Pleat Box is that of a sophisticated combination between a digitally-designed crease in a piece of cloth, the silhouette of which is applied to a ceramic base.
The outer part of the lamp is offered in white ceramic, underglazed red clay and grey –the result of recycling different enamels.

Handmade for the industry by Dave Hakkens

Dave Hakkens is a big fan of craftsmanship and he believes our world sometimes just needs products to be made industrially. To make the products produceable for machines they need a 3D file which is designed and drawn on the computer. Usually this is done entirely computer based. Products are starting to look the same and a personal details are lost. He wanted to make a technical product by hand but still produceable for the industry. He did this combining old techniques & crafts with new technologies such special software and 3D scanning.

Senseless drawing bot by So Kanno & Takahiro Yamaguchi

This is a self-generated drawing machine that using chaotic movement of double pendulum and drawing abstract line dynamically in realtime. The modified electric skateboard with double pendulum detecting the direction of the movement of pendulum by rotary encoder on the fulcrum of it and amplify the wobble by moving right and left.

Little shining man heather by Ivan Morison

Little Shining Man is a sculpture that has the potential for flight. The design of the structure is based around the tetra kites of Alexander Graham Bell, multiplied out into colliding cubes that take their form from the cubic formations of the mineral Pyrite. A double wing module has been duplicated and arranged into a tight cellular structural arrangement that appears as a heavy, un-flyable mass

World’s first chocolate printer

Last year, a clutch of researchers at Britain’s University of Exeter developed the first 3D–ever chocolate printer—and the world rejoiced.

My First Car – Chip Foose

In a relatively short career, Chip Foose has created a legacy of designs and accomplishments that are well beyond his years.

Blackcreek mercantile trading co by Josh Vogel

This film gives little background on who Josh Vogel is. Instead it explores the idea that turning wood is a reductive process that in essence is a step back in time.

Ski design, development and testing – Black Diamond Equipment

A massive amount of effort and innovation has gone into their new line of Freeride Series skis. Watch the video here as they take you through all of the the crucial steps from CAD design to prototyping to field testing to manufacturing to quality assurance testing.

Faceture by Phil Cuttance

The FACETURE series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and table. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create the each object’s form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique.


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