Sunday, December 26, 2010

Space Suits

Being at home over the holidays gives me a certain amount of free time.
How do I choose to best use that time? Clearly, looking at NASA space suits is the best way.
Check out this great slideshow from the New York Times Website: A Space Wardrobe

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My New Hero: Cyprien Côté

Radio used to pick up whale's songs from around the world, Chant de Baleines
"In 1968 Côté took a trip to Italy that would change his life forever. One morning he was outside exercising when a small earthquake took place. He noticed a beetle near his feet that left his den while the earthquake was progressing. Intrigued by this Côté took the beetle back to his lab. As it turns out, this insect- the LoDuca Beetle- can sense earth tremors and always comes out to the light when he senses anything. Côté immediately took over a thousand of the Beetles back to Quebec and designed his earthquake warning system, INSECTES TREMOLOITANTS. The device was simple- one dark room, one light room, one tunnel. If someone would ever see the beetle, they would know that an earthquake would be on the way. Insectes Tremoloitants has saved over 800 lives and counting."-Matt Brown, Design Fancy (It's a great article, read it!)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hairy Cups (?)

Some new pieces using old fur (and faux fur) for coozies on to-go cups.
Hairy cups? They smell like grandmas and cigarettes.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dream Excursion Module

I found this here.
Between furniture and micro-architecture...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Winter Madness

Daniel's birthday wings...

In a new slip-cast bowl, fresh from the kiln

And then one day this guy just showed up...