Milk, Last square
Honda N-One Craft
Anna Kalsø was born off the coast of Denmark in 1905, but lived a thoroughly modern and cosmopolitan life. In 1952, the lifelong practitioner of yoga embarked on a quest to Brazil to practice what was then an arcane art. She was struck with the idea of designing a shoe that would force wearers to walk around in the “mountain” position. Her design, dubbed the Earth Shoe, became an icon of the 1970s and ultimately paved the way for companies like Lululemon that have turned yoga apparel into an $8 billion dollar business. Designer Liz Ciokajlo, inspired by Kalsø’s footsteps, has developed a collection of Earthy footwear that transforms her intellectual passions into stylish, sustainable shoes.
Called Natural Selection, the collection was inspired by advances in synthetic biology and 3-D printing technology.
I do not remember who said it—maybe I am just pulling it out of my ass—but it takes seven years or roughly 10.000 hours of pure hard work to master a skill. Talent is primarily just the foundation. In the meantime, it is important to enjoy yourself and be nice.”
— MVM (Magnus Voll Mathiassen)
Less is more when it comes to art direction. Set constraints to work within, and you will find original ideas and creative solutions. Limit your colour palette, only use a couple of fonts, stick to your own grids, etc. The tighter the creative constraints, the more unique the outcome will be. Keep your sense of humour. Creatives lead privileged lives, so don’t take yourself so seriously, but instead invest the hours to master your craft before becoming an art director.”
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Leehom, xin zhong de ri yue
Broken People, Bitchy resting face
Vancouver Gas Town
Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, The magic is in the process
PopSci: How It Works - A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue
Step 1: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens of thousands of parenchymal liver cells and a second syringe with a bio-ink (B) containing non-parenchymal liver cells that bolster cellular development and a hydrogel that helps with extrusion.
Step 2: Software on a PC wired to the bioprinter instructs a stepper motor attached to the robotic arm to move and lower the pump head (C) with the second syringe, which begins printing a mold. The mold looks like three hexagons arranged in a honeycomb pattern.
Step 3: A matchbox-size triangulation sensor (D) sitting beside the printing surface tracks the tip of each syringe as it moves along the x-, y-, and z- axes. Based on this precise location data, the software determines where the first syringe should be positioned.
Step 4: The robotic arm lowers the pump head (E) with the first syringe, which fills the honeycomb with parenchymal cells.
Step 5: Engineers remove the well plate (F)—which contains up to 24 completed microtissues, each approximately 250 microns thick—and place it in an incubator. There, the cells continue fusing to form the complex matrix of a liver tissue.
#491 Orbits – A new minimal geometric composition each day