“I have long used computer software to develop new ceramic forms. With an interest in the hidden numerical code that underpins all nature I have developed a working process whereby the shapes of these pots are written in computer code. This digital information is passed to a studio based DIY 3D printer that I have adapted to print in clay. Layer by layer the pots are printed out – a sort of mechanical pottery coil building. After printing, the ceramic is fired and glaze in the normal way.”Digital Pots available for viewing here. If you like this, check out the pottery printer by gt2P.
- a precise body scan is made of the patient’s body part
- a 3D orthosis plan is developed for perfect custom fit for the wearer
- a 3D printer can then produce a flexible and washable orthosis, offering a fit well beyond the traditional range of small, medium, large and x-large
“We typically think of design as design, and medicine as medicine, though in many cases, good design simply becomes good medicine” – Scott Summit, 3D Systems designer of Bespoke Braces.
Although signing a cast for a broken arm or leg has long been a rite of passage, in reality, living and moving encased inside one can prove stifling over the time required for bones to set and heal (not to mention the smell that ferments within!). The new generation of 3D printed orthotics (and prosthetic) devices are widening the range of movement available to wearers, making for a more comfortable healing process, while also improving air flow to body parts which often become unpleasantly sweaty and itchy while bound in bandage or plaster casts.
There’s a good chance in the near future we won’t be having our casts signed by friends and family, but we’ll have them 3D engraved instead.
- Muladhara (red)
- Svadhisthana (orange)
- Manipura (yellow)
- Anahata (green)
- Vishuddha (blue)
- Ajna (indigo)
- Sahaswara (violet) ZONAL – Extending the Body and Mind, an exhibition at WantedDesign 2014, and curated by Matthew Waldman of NOOKA and Marc Thorpe of Marc Thorpe Design, showcases a selection of wearable and portable technologies inspired by the ancient vedic connection between color and body, Designers from around the globe were invited to participate in the exhibition, each assigned a specific zone with correlated product categories to work within : Foundation, Locomotion, Creation, Core, Heart, Head and Dream. Each of the seven concepts represent the designer’s vision of “optimistic technofuturism” through the prism of the Tantric tradition, including footwear inspired by highrise architecture, a timepiece with a 72 year cycle, and even a “message in a bottle” communication device designed to be shot out into outer space. More details about the exhibition at Nooka and WantedDesign.
For the color blind, kids, interior decorators, homeowners, teachers, artists, photographers, designers and students, the Scribble color picker pen will make copying an exact color, any color from any object, an absolute breeze. With Scribble you can scan, match or compare colors, draw on paper or your mobile device.
A rechargeable lithium-ion battery, micro-USB port and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity are stock for both versions, Scribble Ink and Scribble Stylus, the only difference being the more affordable capacitive rubber tip-only model works sans customizable ink cartridges.
Both models will be available for pre-order via Kickstarter, with sign-up for notifications available online for those who want to be amongst the first to try this intriguing next generation drawing device.
- Beverage type: juice, milk, coffee, mixed drinks, sodas…the proprietary sensor examines and recognizes anything poured into the polymer cup at a molecular level.
- Caloric makeup: You may know what you’re drinking already, but Vessyl can accurately tally up the total grams of sugar, fat, protein, sodium, and caffeine with each serving poured into it.
- Pryme: A proprietary metric estimates the consumer’s hydration to meet daily needs specific to activity.
- Quantity: Tracks daily consumption and how this relates to user’s personal intake goals.
- Digital couture, possibly the most imaginative field of fashion, envisions clothing becomes “a garment with a factory inside” to accomplish the imaginative and whimsical.
- Biocouture utilizes living organisms to grow clothing and accessories in a method “closer to brewing beer” than weaving fabric, giving a whole new definition of “organic clothing”.
- Wearable sports technology is already quickly becoming mainstream, with performance monitoring devices of increasingly smaller and inconspicuous size woven right into tops and bottoms worn by athletes and consumers alike.
- And woven throughout fashion’s future is the thread of sustainability, not only from the manufacturing end, but also directed by the philosophy clothing can be designed as a repairable object more akin to hardware rather than a disposable soft good.
“Lighting conditions change throughout the day – redder by sunset, or cooler and more bluish by day. In response to this challenge; we developed a new Chromatic Room Adaptation technology.” – Ben Verbraak, Senior Manager, Research and Development in Picture and Display Technology
Two innovative features are hidden: B&O engineered the BeoVision Avant to dynamically adjust the set’s picture throughout the day. The Chromatic Room Adaptation system analyzes ambient light using two sensors, adjusting the picture to best work with ambient lighting and the color of the surrounding space. Similarly, an Automatic Bass Adaptation audio system adjusts and optimizes bass according to the acoustics of surrounding walls.
The sleek and slender IR BeoRemote One is crafted from a single, extruded piece of aluminum and can be custom engraved to end all debates about who holds the remote in the household. If you’ve ever dreamt of controlling your electronics with a bar of silver, this may be as close as you come to fulfilling the wish.
More about the design and specs of the BeoVision Avant available at Bang & Olufsen.