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En el MIT se experimenta groso.

MIT Architecture from Paper Fortress on Vimeo.

Un cafecito?

CUPPOW! from Paper Fortress on Vimeo.

Nacimiento de una herramienta

The Birth Of A Tool. Part II. Chisel Making (by John Neeman) from John Neeman Tools on Vimeo.

las herramientas.

Vía: https://vimeo.com/neemantools

Planta tu comida.

ELIOOO. Grow Your Food. Or How to Go to IKEA® and Build a Device to Grow Salad in Your Apartment.

Antonio Scarponi, ELIOOO, Book Mockup
VISION: The ultimate object of design is information. As a designer I display quantities and dimensions; I organize briefs, I explain procedures. Sometimes this has more to do with storytelling than with technical drawings. These stories and their illustrations are traditionally given to  artisans who, in their workshops, mills, or labs, actually turn them into concrete things: objects. But as a designer, I like to design things that anyone can make. A good design today can turn the world population into the biggest creative industry ever known — a crowd factory of sustainable solutions. Anyone can be the manufacturer of the products I design.
WHAT: ELIOOO is an instruction book about how to build a hydroponic system to grow plants, herbs, or vegetables in your apartment, using IKEA components.
Interested? Pre-oder and support this crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo:www.indiegogo.com/ELIOOO.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The book will contain hand drawn illustrations, showing you everything you need to know about how to build and run ELIOOO step by step. It will be digitally printed in full color, measuring 21 x 14.5 cm with a soft cover with and 150-200 pages. It will contain instructions for about how to build and run six different types and sizes of hydroponic devices as described below and as shown in the prototypes depicted here.  These may, however, look slightly different due to improvements and changes that are made after testing.
ELIOOO #4: Is a non-circulating hydroponic device able to host up to four pots. It is ideal for growing aromatic herbs on your kitchen counter, window, or table so that you can grow your favorite fresh herbs next to where they will be used. This system avoids the use of electricity to oxygenate water.
ELIOOO #8: Is a non-circulating hydroponic device able to host up to eight pots. It is ideal for aromatic herbs and leaf vegetables. ELIOOO #8 is designed to cultivate larger kitchen herbs and to allow easy indoor vertical farming. This module can be freely hung on the wall and, if replicated, it generates a suspended indoor “green wall” at a very affordable price. This system avoids the use of electricity to oxygenate water.
ELIOOO #15: Is a circulating hydroponic device able to host up to fifteen pots. ELIOOO #15 is ideal for aromatic herbs and leaf vegetables. It  consists of two ELIOOO #8, interconnected with a small water pump, for those who prefer the traditional circulating hydroponic systems. Nutrients will be distributed with a micro dripping system. This system requires  the use of electricity.
ELIOOO #30: Is a circulating hydroponic device able to host up to thirty pots. It is ideal for aromatic herbs and leaf vegetables of all sorts. The system consists of three grow trays connected at a distance of 45 cm from each other. They are suspended with two wall uprights and brackets above a 25 liter reservoir that is covered with a seven pot grow tray. The overall dimensions of the installation are 45 x 160 x 29,7 cm.
ELIOOO #30 is ideal for larger vertical indoor farming installations that can be combined with a fully domestic environment, or even integrated with kitchen furniture. The modularity of the system can be combined to generate production columns. This system requires  the use of electricity.
ELIOOO #30 Mob.: Is a circulating hydroponic device able to host up to 30 pots. It is Ideal for aromatic herbs and leaf vegetables of all sorts with the possibility to use the reservoir on the bottom to grow tomatoes, eggplants, or cucumbers. The overall dimensions  are  50 x 50 x 160 cm.
The system consists of three trays vertically connected at a distance of max 45 cm from each other. These are suspended with two wall uprights and brackets above a 25 liter reservoir covered with a max seven pots grow tray. The system is attached to two boards fixed in an “L” configuration, and provided with heavy duty wheels. This allows the system to move easily to reach perfect  indoor or outdoor exposure. ELIOO #30 introduces the concept of mobile farming for perfect tuning. This system requires  the use of electricity. It can, however, be operated with a pump connected to a photovoltaic panel available in most hardware stores.
ELIOOO DESK: Is a non-circulating hydroponic desk device able to host up to eight pots. It is ideal for growing aromatic herbs and leaf vegetables in your workplace. The desk is made with the combination of large reservoirs that suspend the table top, which is designed to have  ELIOOO #8 plugged into it. The bottom of one reservoir can be used to store little gardening tools. This system avoids the use of electricity to oxygenate water.
WHY HYDROPONICS: Hydroponics is a clean, sustainable, and efficient way to grow vegetables using water instead of soil. Hydroponics has enormous advantages compared to traditional agricultural methods. It uses only 10% of the water needed with traditional agriculture, allowing for higher production in smaller spaces. Plants get nourishment directly from a nutrient solution mixed into the water. Consequently, the risk of pests present in the soil is avoided and plants receive the exact nourishment needed for  optimal growth. With hydroponics you do not have to water your plants; you can maintain ideal conditions for growth, without worrying about watering and getting dirty.
WHY IKEA: I think we need to find new ways to assemble what we already have, rather than to produce new stuff. This is the reason why I have decided to design ELIOO using IKEA components. IKEA is a quality supplier available almost everywhere in the world. Everybody knows where to find an IKEA store and how much the components will cost.
WHY YOU: With ELIOOO you will be able to have quick access to indoor hydroponics and start growing your own food right away. You will receive a full spectrum of options according to your needs and possibilities. You can build one hydroponic device at a price far more convenient and affordable than any other hydroponic system available in the market. But, most of all, ELIOOO can inspire you to develop your own system and start playing around with the different setups as I suggest in the book. If design is a recipe, designer are Chefs. I want to make a recipe book about something good that anyone can bake at home.
This project will be completed in collaboration with IKEA Switzerland. They will provide the IKEA components needed to fulfill the rewards offered.


Dama Table Lamp (produced by Lucirmás)

Dama is a table lamp designed by Tom Allen for Spanish eco-design company Lucirmás. Made from upcycled, recyclable and sustainably certified materials, the lamp was first previewed at the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2012 at Superstudio Piú but has now been officially launched.

Inspired and made from beautiful, 5 litre glass vessels (commonly used for storing wine or oil in Italy), their charm gives that warm feeling you get observing an old, masterful Italian cook, craftfully preparing a delicious meal. Perfect as a table lamp for a variety of settings, users can easily remove the glass 'lampshade' with the original handle, which makes cleaning an easy process. The beech timber base is PEFC certified (http://www.pefc.org/) ensuring both the designer and producer's intention to practice sustainable design.

The lamp is entirely handmade in Barcelona with the highest attention to detail and craftmanship. Each lamp is personally numbered. Using a low energy Plumen 001 lightbulb (which has a lifetime of 8 years), Dama is sure to be the talking point in your home, restaurant or hotel.

Lucirmás web - www.lucirmas.com
Buy online - http://lucirmas.bigcartel.com/product/dama

El nacimiento de una barrica.

Uff! Jack Daniels.

Birth of a Barrel from Paper Fortress on Vimeo.


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La jarra loca!


Interesante proyecto.


Posted by hipstomp / Rain Noe  |  20 Sep 2012  |  Comments (0)
I hate using drain snakes, but am forced to annually at the photo studio, where a year's worth of model hair and God-knows-what-else periodically backs up the sink. I've got the $20 one you see above—I'm actually on my third—and the thing is in serious need of the ministrations of an industrial designer. Because of the way the studio's building is piped, clogs seem to build up around 20 feet behind the sink, well inside the walls; although this snake's cable is 25 feet in length, there's no way to tell how much you've got left as it unspools, and more than once the entire thing has deployed, escaping the crappy and easily-breakable clamp. Then you're left with 25 feet of cable you have to manually yank out of the convoluted piping. By the time you're finished you're cursing fluently, covered in sweat, and the bathroom is covered in disgusting brown goo.
It happens infrequently enough that I haven't stepped up to a more expensive solution, but what I really want is a freaking robot that can snake drains. After coming across this video, I'm hoping it will one day be a reality. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University's Center for Biologically Inspired Robotics Research have developed a robot that locomotes through peristalsis, that inchworm-like thing your intestines do to move digested food along. Check it out:
How cool is that, where you can see it wriggling through the clear hose? I realize the idea has a long way to go, and I damn sure wouldn't want to try cleaning the thing off after it had been through 25 feet of pipe, but hopefully the robotics eggheads can work that one out.
In the meantime, if any of you have direct experience with a well-designed auger or drain snake that you swear by, I'm all ears.


Hemp Chair. Sin comentarios.

Hemp Chair, realizada enteramente con fibras de cañamo procesadas, generando un composite natural biodegradable.

werner aisslinger create the hemp chair and the prototype

aisslinger cover

werner aisslinger create the hemp chair and the prototype

Vía:  http://www.aisslinger.de/

Pd: Están hablando del fasooo!!