Posts Tagged ‘magnets’

Arabesque fridge magnets by Asao Tokolo

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Japanese designer and computer scientist Asao Tokolo has devised a way to tile a pattern of arabesques in such a way that each square tile can be randomly rotated and still match up with all of its neighbours. It’s much more complicated than it looks and scholarly papers have been written on how he did it.

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Faceted Curtain vs. Magnetic Curtain – copycat?

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Many people will have probably seen the Magnetic Curtain designed in 2008 by Florian Kräutli. His curtain is not in production yet but will soon be available through Droog Design. Its function is simple – it’s raised, lowered or pulled aside by manually accordioning its magnetic nodes together or apart.

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