8.11.11

디자인 느와르: 미술관을 위한 일곱 가지 픽션


Recently I got to participate in a book/exhibition out of Seoul. The curators got seven different people to write a fictional story about a design they were given. A story about how the design was created. People from all sorts of different trades participated- I was in there as both a designer and a writer and did a short story about some junior high kids falling in love with a girl who made delicious sauces. Right now you can only get the book in South Korea but I'm going to find out how I can get some more. They were kind enough to include my story in both English and Korean. The two objects of mine in the exhibition were the flavor spoon and the due fiori pasta shape. 
I love all you bunnies.



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31.5.11

New Fancy up sometime this week


This time it's the story of Dina Delgado and her mission to bring childhood things into adult life 
(like bouncy balls and macaroni art). The draft is done and it should be up pretty soon.

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16.3.11

Modern Sextant MS-1

"A knock-off of the Montana Instruments CG-80"

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Block Plane Polyhorses

  The text is just filler on this one.

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2.3.11

ATARI 2700

More on this later, just had to get some pictures up online so people will believe me. I got this at goodwill a couple of weeks ago- the unreleased Atari 2700. Wireless controllers...Haven't tested it yet because I'm not sure which AC adapter to use.



Greg poses with the 2700.

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4.1.11

Montana Instruments CG-80

No button for equals. You had to touch the gold head logo.

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Candied Ohio- A Modern burger by Robert Crett

First made in 1978, Crett used half a pound of sugar for each Candied Ohio. He used the essence of Beef, Cheddar, and Romaine lettuce to flavor the gummy burger that sold until 1981.

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2.12.10

Design Culinaire

I need to get some pics up of the actual book in my hands, but Design Culinaire is out and has some of my Food project inside of it.  It's all in French, but has a ton of cool projects.  You can get it here.

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Design Fancy part 6 coming soon

Right now I'm writing the new Design Fancy for Core.  I'm really late on this one so I'm trying to make it good- last time I tried to get the story to fit into a theme a little bit more and had a good time doing it.  Hoping for the same sort of thing this time.  If you have any little details you want me to throw in, let me know.

Pictures from the last one-

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Cheap Synth sketch


I want to make some cheap synths, like the Korg Monotron.  This is a quick sketch of the first one I'm thinking about.  You push the button on the back and the hood lifts up and down- like a physical wah pedal. The hood would have to be pretty light weight.  This thing would sell for like $39.99...There would be about 8 in the series, each one with a little twist to it- a little personality in both the functionality and the colors.

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19.7.10

The Balloon wars of Boston

For years there's been a secret, unspeakable war in the Greater Boston area. It has everything to do with balloons. In the 1960's balloons got popular in Somerville and Medford as the kids would buy them, blow them up, and pop them to try and scare older people and animals. This tradition is still going strong today. One store bucked the trend, and invented balloons that wouldn't make a loud sound when popped. The place was called LORD'S BALLOON DESIGNER (seen below). Kids would go here for their balloons if their parents wouldn't let them have the loud ones. The kids would carry them around like everyone else- they just wouldn't try to scare anyone.
On the other side of the coin is 666-RENT, or TAYLOR RENTAL. These guys made the loudest balloons in town. They were called "rippers", or "boompops".
Finally there was BALLOON BOSS. In the 60's this place was famous for their large sized rippers, but now mostly specialize in small, easy to inflate balloons. These "pocket rippers" are the most popular balloons out there right now. Much more coming on this soon- pictures of the balloons, everything. Just wanted to get you guys in on this. More soon.

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7.6.10

wow

I've been wanting to make this sci-fi movie for a long time, and every once and a while I come across something that inspires me to start thinking about it again.  And when I say "make sci-fi movie" I mean storyboard it.  Anyway, this comes from www.dawn-ng.com, where it lives with a bunch of cool projects.

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12.5.10

Taglieri project finished and headed for NYC

After a few months and a lot of help, the Taglieri project is done.  I'd like to give a sincere thanks to Natalie Freed at Arizona State University for scanning the original board for me, and Nacho Mendez in Palo Alto for milling out the new board.  The board is being shown at 400 Square Feet Later, Cite Goes America in New York.  Really excited to be in the show and send me an email if you're going to be at ICFF.  Here are some quick shots of the finished piece. It's named after the person that created the original wear pattern- my Girlfriend's Grandma, Dosolina.

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