Gyroplane cockpit project done!

This was a semester project to redesign the interior dashboard instrument configuration for Phenix autogiro.

Nendo – A Japanese design studio

A design studio I like to follow is one in Japan called nendo.

The press lamp’s use of glass is simplistic, yet expressive.

This acrylic built table’s seam gives it an illusion of translucent wood.

Photos by Yoneo Kawabe

Philips envisioned the future with design back in 1996

Very interesting video.

Playing with AfterEffects

This week, I played with AfterEffects watching some great tutorials online, to make some kinetic typography.

UI, it’s about context

Context is important.

In English-speaking cultures, the distinction between rivers and streams is one of size.
The Mississippi and the Missouri are both rivers.
However, in the French language, the difference between fleuves (rivers) and riviére (streams) is one of endpoint. Fleuves flow into a large body of water (lake, ocean), and riviéres flow into another riviére or a fleuve.

So what’s the difference between a floor and a table?
In some cultures, there really is no difference.

Listen to this talk “The Poetics of Everyday Objects” by August de los Reyes, rather fascinating about user interface.

This talk actually inspired me in designing my table. I wanted to see if the line between ‘floor’ and ‘table’ could be blurred. If table was just an elevated floor, or if the floor was a table you walked on.

Augmented Reality

Something I have given some thought to recently is the idea of the internet and technology augmenting, assisting, and perhaps automating our reality. Apple’s iPhone changed how people interact on a day-to-day basis with the internet. As this article points out, if technology continues to follow the path of ‘mini-fication,’ as it has in the past, we will inevitably see a day where technology will not be held, but attached to us.

Time for an ‘upgrade?’ Let’s hope not.

Coffee Table Design

Why have I not been posting enough recently? I’ve been working on a coffee table design among many other things. I also helped organize two school events where we invited designers: Mike McCoy and August de los Reyes.

最近忙しく投稿してないことに気づいたのでこの数週間の間デザインしてきたテーブルを紹介したいと思います。無駄を制限する製造法や環境にやさしい素材を調べたりしながら清潔なデザインを目指しました。

リビエーラ・ローテーブル

 

Book Mountain!

I want this as a library!

Robot Drawing

Illustrator CS5 Renderings

Did some renderings on Illustrator