william franklin wetherilt

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Because I felt like it today.

Because I felt like it today.

i’m really, really pumped about this little guy. a tiny device that pushes us farther towards the Internet of Things. it also happens to be very similar in ways to my thesis project. i can’t find out who actually designed the physical device, but it’s absolutely gorgeous, and even the science and explanation on the product site is beautifully done. Lapka is described as:
"a tiny, beautifully designed personal environment monitor that connects to your phone to measure, collect and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings. Lapka’s precise sensors respond to the invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves. But Lapka doesn’t just quantify what it measures. You get results that are specific to where you are. On the street, at the office, inside a child’s bedroom, or on an airplane: the Lapka app compares its readings to average guidelines for each individual environment. You can collect snapshots of your comfort throughout the day to create a diary o share with the world around you."
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i’m really, really pumped about this little guy. a tiny device that pushes us farther towards the Internet of Things. it also happens to be very similar in ways to my thesis project. i can’t find out who actually designed the physical device, but it’s absolutely gorgeous, and even the science and explanation on the product site is beautifully done. Lapka is described as:

"a tiny, beautifully designed personal environment monitor that connects to your phone to measure, collect and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings. Lapka’s precise sensors respond to the invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves. But Lapka doesn’t just quantify what it measures. You get results that are specific to where you are. On the street, at the office, inside a child’s bedroom, or on an airplane: the Lapka app compares its readings to average guidelines for each individual environment. You can collect snapshots of your comfort throughout the day to create a diary o share with the world around you."

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just recently discovered the work of Franklin Gaw. this guy is on it. he’s got some great form and intelligent products. check out his work here.
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just recently discovered the work of Franklin Gaw. this guy is on it. he’s got some great form and intelligent products. check out his work here.

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i absolutely love this new project from ECAL. Fast Co. has this to say, “It’s sometimes tough to tell where reality ends and satire begins in today’s artisanal-obsessed economy. A new exhibit called The Low-Tech Factory, by Industrial Design students at University of Art and Design Lausanne, is a little bit of both. The Low-Tech Factory is exactly what it sounds like: a series of six tiny “factories” that church out consumer goods at a snail’s pace. Each manufacturing line can be operated by a team of 1-4 participants, and are entirely human-powered (with the exception of a heated mold in one installation). the idea is to examine the underlying value systems we apply to objects we own, both mass-produced and hand-made.”

fascinating and brilliant if you ask me.

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this series of tools was designed by the studio duo founded by one my professors at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and just introduced at the Budapest Design Week. the series is a really interesting meeting of advanced digital processes and traditional tools.
this post comes with a heavy heart, however, as i just found out today that Ami Drach passed away this May due to heart failure. in my short time knowing Ami, he was a fantastic teacher, inspiration, and always a joy to be around. i attribute my development as a designer while in Israel largely to him and his instruction. he will be sorely missed.
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this series of tools was designed by the studio duo founded by one my professors at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and just introduced at the Budapest Design Week. the series is a really interesting meeting of advanced digital processes and traditional tools.

this post comes with a heavy heart, however, as i just found out today that Ami Drach passed away this May due to heart failure. in my short time knowing Ami, he was a fantastic teacher, inspiration, and always a joy to be around. i attribute my development as a designer while in Israel largely to him and his instruction. he will be sorely missed.

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will

this boathouse in Norway was built by TYIN Tegnestue Architects for under $6,000 and is, in my opinion, quite stunning. the firm just won the European Prize for Architecture for their work designing sub-$10k structures in developing countries using locally-sourced materials and labor. i must also say, their photographer captures their work beautifully.
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this boathouse in Norway was built by TYIN Tegnestue Architects for under $6,000 and is, in my opinion, quite stunning. the firm just won the European Prize for Architecture for their work designing sub-$10k structures in developing countries using locally-sourced materials and labor. i must also say, their photographer captures their work beautifully.

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will

Credenza by Chuck Routhier. i really love the playful feel of this piece, and the rubber-dipped legs are right up my alley.
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Credenza by Chuck Routhier. i really love the playful feel of this piece, and the rubber-dipped legs are right up my alley.

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will

i don’t know how much credibility i really have in calling out good design, but i’m fairly certain that this piece has the makings of a classic. The M Lamp by British designer David Irwin for Juniper Design is a wireless LED lantern with an embedded lithium iron phosphate battery. it’s currently on Kickstarter, and for a shy $160 you can make one your own.
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i don’t know how much credibility i really have in calling out good design, but i’m fairly certain that this piece has the makings of a classic. The M Lamp by British designer David Irwin for Juniper Design is a wireless LED lantern with an embedded lithium iron phosphate battery. it’s currently on Kickstarter, and for a shy $160 you can make one your own.

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will

finally, a tasteful analog iPhone amplifier. the Hexaphone by French designer Peter Stadelmann.
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finally, a tasteful analog iPhone amplifier. the Hexaphone by French designer Peter Stadelmann.

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will

please, for you own good, check out Peter Krige.
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please, for you own good, check out Peter Krige.

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will