Tuesday, 15 April 2014

10 cool wood dining tables.

Wooden dining tables are really special. With a solid top that can be a canvas to daily life, with its stains, dents and marks all telling stories. When you first buy the table they look crisp and clean, good enough to eat off, after years of use they look even better full of character and rich with hue, like a good wine. These are some of the wooden tables I would love to sit at and enjoy a good  meal with great company.











Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Makoko floating school by NLE'

NLE' architects started by Kunle' Adeyemi have come up with this very African way of developing structures in regions with little infrastructure and prone to flooding. This prototype is for a school in the slum district of Makoko in Lagos. I love this approach to a problem, low tech allowing for any able bodied person to apply this method to improve their own home, and what a great place to go to school. All pictures are from Dezeen.






Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Hand made by Waynemaxwell

The design process is a wonderful thing, there are many different ways in which a project can travel before it reaches the shelf. I am currently working on a hand made product and for me this is still the most rewarding of paths to travel. I will up date the progress of this object as it takes shape.






Monday, 10 March 2014

Origami work by Hguyen Hung Cuong.

I am working on a project for maximoozie that involves paper, while doing some research  I came across this amazing work. Hguyen Hung Cuong is an origami artist, he is also a particularly good origami artist. I do not have a website for him but his work can be found on flicker.








Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Rubboo

Rubboo is a children's toy I have developed for my children's brand Maximoozie.
I am a great believer in play based learning for children, Rubboo is a great example of this type of learning.
The basic principle is connecting the bamboo sticks together with the rubber bands and in so doing an object is created.
The difference between Rubboo and  a toy like say Lego, is that once you have worked out how Lego fits together all that is left to do is to construct your object.
With Rubboo this is less obvious, and there is no set formula as to how any given object will be made.
For example, a player has to come up with a way to make a square and then how to make it stand, this process is the basic concept of construction.
Feel free to take a look at maximoozie.com or our facebook site for more examples.








Monday, 18 November 2013

St Moritz Church by John Pawson

John Pawson is one of my favorite architects even though he is not considered an architect because of his education or lack of it. You can judge this for yourself.
The remodeling of the St Moritz Church in Augsburg in Germany is one of many regious buildings that has had the Pawson touch.
What a great place to go and contemplate life.
If you are interested you can see more of Pawson's  work here,  http://www.johnpawson.com/works/

Photo by Hufton and Crow

Photo by Hufton and Crow

Photo by Hufton and Crow

Photo by Hufton and Crow

Photo by Hufton and Crow

Photo by Hufton and Crow

Friday, 25 October 2013

Robots.

I am working on some graphics for my children's brand Maximoozie. My son has demanded that the first works have to contain robots.
I use a mixture of hand drawings and computer programs, which together produce a look that really works for me.

Hand drawings.

I like the looseness that hand drawings give an image.


Add the computer graphics and we are nearly there.


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