A little round-up today of my very favorite ever DIY's on the web. From adorable cake pedestals to making your own patterned textiles. Here are my top ten!
I am posting this blog to highlight what nature can do if the conditions are designed right. As you can see, I started off with two varieties of Peonies, one white and one pink. It is rather unusual for them to reproduce by seed, needless to say a busy bee cross pollinated the two creating this nifty hybrid.
Note the softer pink, and how the chroma of the orange softened up to make a rich yellow.…Continue
Added by Stephen Boss on May 25, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
An interesting proposal: Reuse the hot air from computer exhaust to control the temperature of the soil in your plantar box.
Has anyone tried…
Added by Brian Mossop on May 23, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments
In case you haven't noticed yet, I am in love with photography and today thanks to Croig Gagnon and Frank Schott I bring you the results of an amazing project. A look into the human body as you have never seen before together with a story, a curious one to say the least... …Continue
Jan was a Dutch Type Designer who was born in Gouda, The Netherlands in 1892 (deceased 1958).
He largely created highly readable and well crafted typefaces like Romulus for text, printing and the Monotype machine.
His quote still rings true today "The history of calligraphy and typography is Mainly a matter of tracing variations caused by cultural, linguistic, nationalistic and economic factors."
A number of…Continue
Added by Stephen Boss on May 17, 2012 at 12:19pm — No Comments
You've had the daily conversation with the cat, tidied up the house and now you're catching up on your blog reading. If you fancy a change in pace how about swapping your cat chat for a coffee break, your house tidy for a quick inspiration session with fresh minds on the topic and your daily blog read for a sneaky peak over a co-workers shoulder at their latest project. Maybe you'll even find someone to collaborate with on your own latest project.
Added by Brittany Coxon on May 16, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments
I have always had a fondness for the work generated at the Bauhaus; the simplicity of shape, the austere use of photography and experimentation with angles. So, when I was considering what direction my next font should take, Bauhaus was a natural. Embauhaus was born.
I did consider making this a…
Added by Stephen Boss on May 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
These are some of the images that won the Wellcome Image Awards last year. They are really spectacular. Go take a look at the rest at their website!Continue
The letterforms of S.H. de Roos
Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos was a socialist, lithographer and type designer who desired to make "letterforms for society". He lived from 1877 to 1962, starting his professional career as a lithographer, and then developed an interest in the Arts and Crafts movement. He studied at the Kunstambachten (The school of Drawing), and later went to work for the type foundry Amsterdam.
One of the most amazing things of working in science and that my job has to do with imaging and big fancy microscopes is the unbelievable beauty that -sometimes- can be found underneath our data. Precisely for that reason, there are plenty of scientific photo…Continue
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In 2006-2007, I began a project called "Writing-Without-Writing". It consisted of a series of paintings, each of which was an example of the concept I invented of "Writing-Without-Writing".
The paintings were abstractions that included a kind of intuitive writing, or automatic writing, which resembled…Continue
Added by Alex Lavigne-Gagnon on May 9, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments
I developed ODOC because I got tired of all those crappy docks out there that are an ugly place to park your iPhone, but do little else. My passion is to create beautiful everyday objects that always feel good and make you happy when you use them. The iPhone is such a product, and with ODOC, I endeavored to make a true 21st century phone. Right now I consult for Silicon Valley tech companies, spend time with my beautiful family and draw inspiration from them and the local parks where I…Continue
Creative protocol 1.0
Code name: NEURON.E.R.D
1)Take a lightbulb holder from an old Ikea lamp -previously broken- accidentally or not.
2)Get cloth, a needle, and some thread -no need to use a sterile one- to make a base to support the lightbulb holder. To provide some weight, fill it up with pebbles or sand -if you're lucky…Continue
Added by Stephen Boss on May 8, 2012 at 6:27am — No Comments