Work-in-progress: Box of Tweets
Walk in the park, look at the sky
24.05.13 A tiny OLED display is used to show past tweets from my Twitter archive. Turning the rotary control allows me to traverse the archive one tweet at a time, or by turning the control faster it allows me to jump back months/years at a time. Very much a work-in-progress as I still need to work on the…
Adventures so far with Leap Motion
02.04.13 Early days, but beginning to play with the wonderful Leap Motion to see what works well, what doesn't, what might work as an interface. Follow me on Vine @brendandawes to see more. Clockwise circular gesture increases volume, counter-clockwise decreases volume - though a bit hard to show in six…
For Sale: Makerbot Thing-O-Matic
07.01.13 After two years of wonderful service I'm now upgrading my Makerbot to a Replicator 2 so it's time to sell my beloved Makerbot Thing-O-Matic for the bargain price of £500. Built by myself in 2010, this is the original Makerbot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer, serial number 003161. Over the years I've…
Inspiration: Angelo Badalamenti on creating the theme for Twin Peaks
07.12.12 I first showed this at my talk on creative process at the Creative Liverpool event on 6th December 2012. For me, it's a wonderful example of how sometimes things just come together, that just feel right. No bullshit Powerpoint rationale needed.
12.11.12 I can finally announce – following a brief period as part-time Creative Consultant – I have now officially left magneticNorth. For ten years I was the Creative Director of mN – a period of my life I look back on with very happy memories, incredibly proud of the work the mN team created over…
Creating a physical button to mark the now with Electric Imp
02.10.12 An Internet connected button allows me to mark a moment in time together with the surrounding context of what the weather was doing and what was happening in the news. To be continued…
Meet Limor 'ladyada' Fried at Adafruit Industries!
02.10.12 Many of the projects I make have Adafruit parts buried inside, but more importantly the amount of stuff I've learned via the Adafruit site through its wonderful attitude to sharing knowledge is incalculable.
Paul Smith on adding interesting touches
21.09.12 "When you're dealing with simplicity it's really just a matter of how you put things together."
Bill Moggridge: designing objects that allow us to grow fonder of them
12.09.12 From Gary Hustwit's Objectified, Bill Moggridge – creator of the first laptop and co-founder of Ideo – who passed away on 8th September 2012, talks with Gary Hustwit about how whilst we might not fall in love with our objects, they should at least, through their design, allows us to grow fonder…
Paula Scher: Do What You've Never Done Before
11.09.12 Pentagram's Paula Scher talks about designing the identity for The Highline.