Monthly Archives: February 2013
Splitscreen: A Love Story. “Shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone. Winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.” Sweet and beautifully edited. Just 2:25, take a breather and watch it. >> via DesignObserver >> James W Griffiths
Ultra-Ever Dry. LiquiGlide. Two non-stick coatings use nanotechnology to make short work of common frustrations. The names say it all, but to really believe it, you need to watch the demo videos. The mercury-like look of water beading up and… Continue reading
3D printers bring computer renderings to life. Now there’s a 3D pen called “3Doodler” that can do the same for your sketches. No computer needed! >> 3Doodler Kickstarter campaign It reminds me of Sketch Furniture by the Swedish design studio… Continue reading
Ten years ago, the first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo. We lived there when it began, and from thereon the last Wednesday of the month was pencilled in with PKN as a default. The brainchild of Klein Dytham architecture,… Continue reading
Standing in front of the cooker dishes at Barefoot College, I had a flash: A parabolic solar cooker by Anish Kapoor and an expert Swiss watchmaker. How spectacular would that be? Would the extra facets and minute precision movement make… Continue reading
More reason why you should pursue the things you love… This 32-minute video introduces you to Magnus Walker, someone who’s really living the dream. He’s turned his obsession with the Porsche 911 into an enviably fulfilling profession where his craftsmanship… Continue reading
I did a double-take when I saw this. It was like seeing your child playing with strangers. (I say this, and I have no children!) I first began playing with these same modular forms to create letters of the alphabet… Continue reading
Homage to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Le Petit Prince (a.k.a. “what’s up with that snake and elephant?”)
Got this in my news feed, highlights mine. The question surprised me. Yes, it is the Year of the Snake and this event falls just after the Chinese New Year break. The illustration in question is re-drawn from Antoine de… Continue reading
Gung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year and Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy Year of the Snake!
Long stretch since the last post… For expediency’s sake, a quick list of articles worth reading (most recent on the top). SCIENCE >> National Geographic: The Bite that Heals. Scientists are unlocking the medical potential of venom / Jennifer S.… Continue reading
Working toward bilingual communications… So far all but one of our presentations have been in English, but Cantonese presentations are welcome!