3 years later, the old faithful rocking chair has finally been given a much needed makeover! Here’s a before and after… I’ll still let you sit on it… But if you rip, you pay!
Seaton Baxter mentioned John Todd in his lecture this week, and his philosophy that ‘design should follow and not oppose the world of nature’, a notion very similar to that of my blog topic. John Todd is the inventor of eco-machines; tank-based systems housing bacteria, algae, micro-organisms, plants, trees, snails, fish and other living creatures, […]
This is one of my favourite design quotes. Admit it..it’s kind of true. We will no doubt feel like idiots very often throughout our design careers, and the problem is we are searching for ideas rather than just letting them come to us. Nicolas Oddy talked to us about the ’emergence of design’, and highlighted […]
So, 3D printing is great. But, as we keep being told, we are using too much energy, technology is advancing too far, we need to go back to basics, blah blah… Well I just came across the SolarSinter, designed by Markus Kayser, a 3D printer that prints glass objects and has been designed for use […]
This (rather long) title is the topic I have chosen for my Design & Technology study. Yes, it may need reworded. Currently the world’s population is at over 7 million, and continues to grow every second. If you go to this link: http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ you can literally watch the world grow before your eyes. Scary! It makes […]
This is something I learnt from Ben Craven in this week’s Design and Technology lecture. I’m fairly familiar with the energy uses of household appliances, and often turn things off when not in use (although I think this is more due to my strange phobia for ‘on’ plugs rather than energy saving). But one thing […]