Archive for September, 2007|Monthly archive page
Blackhole Sun is the new piece I’ve finished, although new is a relative term. It was started not long after the convention and I just needed to finish it up. Time has slipped away lately. I’ve started a new automata(Inch Worm), worked on creating a tessellated platonic solid, started some tests to create a tessellated hand, but none of these is finished. I havn’t even folded a new grid in a month. I just hope I can get my butt in gear and complete something new soon.
Thanks to an e-mail from Christiane Bettens I am posting some links. There is a design exhibition in Amsterdam. It has a cross section of participants from Robert Lang to Sophia Vyzoviti. Fashion designers to architects with P.H.D’s populate this show in a diverse approach to an art form that I have come to appreciate in its many veins. The second link takes you to a spot where you can find online foldables that relate to this show.
While I am not sure how I feel on the aesthetic or practicality of designer Marloes ten Bhömer,
http://www.marloestenbhomer.com/ , I definitely find the approach novel and potentially revolutionary in the production of shoes.
Eric Green, a medical student at Stanford, created an asthma inhaler spacer that costs (currently) $0.15 to make, opposed to the current $50 price tag in the U.S.. Taking a class, “Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability,” he created the spacer from paperboard that is designed to be assembled in four folds. This link sends you to a blog that has an interview and more information. I applaud innovation and this definately qualifies. Accessibility to medicine means it needs to be affordable. Asthma attacks can result in death and sometimes an immediate inhaler is your only hope.