The Eggbot is an open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects from 4 – 10 cm in diameter and is designed to draw on all kinds of things that are normally “impossible” to print on. Not just eggs but golf balls, light bulbs and even wine glasses.
I recently finished work on design and build of a simple WordPress based website for journalist friend of mine, Katie Nicholls.
She wanted “something clean simple and no-nonsense”, so clean, simple and no-nonsense is what she got!
Designer Naoto Fukasawa has created a series of hats that are made entirely out of ‘Naoron’, a new version of traditional Japanese washi-paper developed by washi-paper manufacturer Onao, which withstands both moisture and weight resulting in a lightweight water-resistant material that does not tear easily.
The hats are part of a range of goods which Onao calls SIWA (the name is an anagram of the characters in the word washi — or wasi — and a word meaning, ‘crinkle’ in Japanese) and includes bags, cases and slippers.
Via NAS CAPAS.
Designed back in 1960 by a 28-year-old Dieter Rams, the 606 Universal Shelving System has enjoyed 50 years of continuous production by Vitsœ (the image above is Rams’ original sketch of a shelving system from 1955).
In celebration, an exhibition showing examples of the earliest production of the shelving system runs at Vitsœ, 3-5 Duke Street, London from 18 September to 16 October.
Photograph via Swiss Cheese and Bullets.