Can’t stop doing…

15 03 2011

The worst (and sometime the best) part of freelancing is that you can have a working day empty between one thing and another… but your mind cannot stop, and you fill that time with the most various things.
This time was the turn of “make a new case for my laptop”  project.

Well, it’s not that I want to promote this case as a design piece, but this give me an opportunity to talk about something else.
I’ve been asked so many time: “do you feel you can say you’re a designer?” my answer is ” I think I couldn’t be anything else”. I love projects. This case it’s an example. I thought about it for some days, I thought how it should be and look like, and then I could have sat and do it…no. I didn’t. I sketched it!

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Get crazy with food!

21 07 2010

Before summer break, Ishac and me, we were working together for Lego.
We found a nice space for our creativity, so nice that we couldn’t stop and leave it in the class… and what’s a better place to carry it, if not the kitchen?
Ishac had this idea to transfer the experimentation with materials, in food field, and when I heard his proposal I accepted to participate without hesitation.
Since I’m working on food for my final project aswell, I thought that get crazy on make weird combination in taste and consistence will be a nice way to refresh my mind on the topic.

We went to the supermarket and bought ingredients we liked, and when we got home we made a list of things to cook:
°° ham rolls with ricotta, soy bean sprouts and paprika
°° melon with cream and rigatino
°° brown pasta, grapes, pecorino, pine nuts, yogurt and pepper (in the oven)
°° rolls filled aubergines with pear + different spices on it – curry or curcuma or turmeric
°° rolls filled leaks fried in orange juice + cinnamon
°° rolls with avocados with ricotta + paprika powder
°° strawberry with balsamic vinegar

if you want to know more about this crazy evening Ishac is much more scientific that me in documenting the process!

Castions-Zurich (30-12-2008)

13 04 2010

It takes 1 year and an half to be done… but at the end I found the right inspiration.
Just a memory collected in a different way.
… if you can, use speakers or headphones that allow you to feel the bass 😉


17 02 2010

I’m in love with the lasercutter!


15 01 2010

This is a little application in Flash I made two month ago. I discover it in my HD today, making the documentation for the CIID website. It’s nothing special, just an ap to learn how to use Flash, but I think it’s funny, that’s why I want to share it with you.

It’s so hard to think that was two month ago… I went through so many things last months that seems so far away.

Flame Channel

18 11 2009

Thanx you Mary for the video.

During the last week we had to use arduino do gice a new life to an old product. The brief was to re-use an object found in the garbage and use it in a unexpected way, adding a bit of surrealism.
We (Jesper, me and Li) to transform a television in a fireplace.
Since put a real fire inside of a plastic (and not tempered glass) television could be dangerous, we decided to simulate it with fabric and led. The propose wasn’t to make a likely fire, but make it nice (and why not…kitsch).
People can interact with the television in different ways: if the fire is dying, people can grab the antenna and try to fix it, or if they have cold hands, they can put them close to the back of the television to get some warm air.

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Hack hair-dryer

13 11 2009

How to hack an hair-drayer without touch 230V 😉