PAPER ELECTRONICS

Coralie Goureguechon’s paper electronics are spare and minimal in the most elegant way. This paper radio feels like the contemporary re-mix of Daniel Weil’s Bag Radio.

http://www.coraliegourguechon.fr/Paper-radio

FORM STUDIES

The KlineReed goblet series, as well as the Jens Quistgaard pepper grinder series for Dansk are beautiful examples of form explorations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/garden/kleinreids-new-chalices-and-goblets.html

BREEDING TABLES

"Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have conceived a process hinged upon custom computer code that generates an indefinite number of solid construction surfaces. Taking into account the specifications of parameters like height, depth, width and load capacity, these computer-generated cutting patterns and associated processing information orchestrate computer controlled laser cutters and bending machines, and seamlessly materialize three-dimensional corpuses."

http://www.kramweisshaar.com/projects/breeding-tables

WAR TUBAS

Amazing collection of military acoustic listening instruments on http://mashable.com/2015/02/16/war-tubas-radar-wwi/

RULE DROPPING AND RISC AT IBM

John Cocke, an IBM employee and computer technology innovator, is quoted as saying, "If I see an opportunity, I drop all the rules, even when doing so is probably a mistake." Though it sounds familiar in today’s design world, it’s a much more bold statement coming from an engineer and mathematician who was working in the 60’s.

http://www.computerhistory.org/fellowawards/hall/bios/John,Cocke/

SELF DIRECTION LOUNGE

Olivia Plender’s work ‘Self Direction Lounge’ seems to play on corporate motivational environments one might find today, but establishes a space which emotes a mixture of feelings, from invigoration to discomfort, all while feeling very documented/produced on the green backdrop.

More images and documentation of this work at http://aapentforum.khio.no/?cat=61 and other work by Plender at http://www.mkgallery.org/exhibitions/olivia_plender/

NEW ANTHROPOCENE ROCKS

A new material dubbed ‘Plastiglomerate’ has been recently found on the shores of Hawaii, and is believed to be formed when plastic debris is melted by human heat sources, forest fires or lava flows. The rock may "become a marker around the world of when humans came to dominate the globe and leave behind their refuse in mass quantities."

http://news.sciencemag.org/earth/2014/06/rocks-made-plastic-found-hawaiian-beach