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.
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-
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.
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.
When I was a kid, there were three main lego ships I remember making a lot. A couple of weeks ago I spent a lonely Friday night trying to put them together like I remembered them.
First up is "7-UP PILOT". This ship doesn't have any firepower but is really fast. The wings move a littel bit and yeah, for some reason it's branded with the 7-UP colors right down to the red dot.
Next is "Hyper Gold". This ship was supposed to be made with some super advanced technology from the past. It has decent firepower, can bend space/time, and never needs fuel. Looks a little like an x-wing.
Last is the "Blue Spacer". This one is sort of clunky and even has wheels. Of all three ships it was the safest to fly in and had the best blasters. The pilot of this ship was an outcast. Also looks like an x-wing.
So those are the classic ships, they look different from when I used to build them but overall they're pretty true to my originals. The faces of the pilots are new though, not sure when the family got them. Did anyone else have ships they built over and over again?
A while ago I wrote a story/made props for a dogpiling, candle lighting, synth playing scene that took place in Mid-Michigan during the late 80's. It takes 10 minutes to read but I swear to you that it may be worth it. Valeria and I also made some songs for the fake bands. Read the story here, and just in case you don't see the link in the story for the myspace page- www.myspace.com/dogpilecompilation.
I'm now in Boston. Below is a picture of the Jenny Jenny shirt featuring a cycloptic Madonna, and a print signed by all members of the band. If you want a shirt or a poster let me know!
The second installment of Design Fancy is up over at Core77. This time the story is about Kurt Manchild and his theories on dreaming. This one was a lot of fun to do- A new toyline, new NES game, new NES controller, a couple of books...The plan is for these to be out every three weeks, so there's a lot more to come. I don't want to get all cheesy, but I'd really like to thank the humans over there at Core for letting me do this.
Below was one of our main competitors, notice that the comic is marked AJ but the letters appear side by side instead of stacked.