Posts Tagged ‘mathematical’

Playplax by Patrick Rylands

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

 

Playplax, another toy from my childhood, was designed in 1966 by the brilliant British industrial designer Patrick Rylands. It’s in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum in London. Thanks to Fraser for actually finding it online, after I failed to (see his comments here).

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Walking bookcase by Wouter Scheublin

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Walking bookcase by Wouter Scheublin. “The movement is based on the principles of the walking platform devised by 19th century Russian mathematician Pafnuty Chebyshev… when pushed, the legs carry the object along using a complex system of cranks, links and connecting rods. Photo below via cyberneticzoo.

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John Maeda’s coffee table

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The Italian company Sawaya Moroni in collaboration with designer/programmer John Maeda, using his algorithmic “Fireball” graphic. Photo above by renzo358 from the Abitare Il Tempo 2009 in Verona.

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Make It Digital Textiles – blog review

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

This is a follow-up to an earlier post on the way digital technology and textile printing is fueling a wave of experimentation in textile design. I just heard from Melanie Bowles, a lecturer at the Chelsea School of Art in London, who produces a very interesting blog called makeitdigitaltextiles.

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Deformscape

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Deformscape is by Faulders Studio, the San Francisco office of architect Thom Faulders. This post is for Paul, who misses posts with mathematical content, and @jennifergardy, who first pointed it out.

“Deformscape is an outdoor extension to a private dwelling in San Francisco.

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