• A break from the digital life — Bent Wood Bicycle Tray Project

    By Sunday, November 30, 2014 No tags 1

    As a side project, I have been de­sign­ing and build­ing these bent wood bi­cy­cle trays. Need­less to say, I’ve spent a lot of time in the wood shop work­ing with a va­ri­ety of wood work­ing tools. It has been a while since I have used a band­saw and ta­ble router. It feels so sat­is­fy­ing to be mak­ing some­thing tan­gi­ble with my hands. Like most de­sign­ers, I spend a lot of time in front of my lap­top or read­ing and talk­ing about design.

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  • Above the Fold — Thesis Update #3

    By Friday, November 28, 2014 , 1

    Over the past few months I have been fo­cus­ing most of my en­ergy on my grad­u­ate the­sis project at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. It has been an up­hill strug­gle that has left me feel­ing both ex­hausted and ex­cited for the com­ing months. Any­one who has been through the ar­du­ous chal­lenge of find­ing and choos­ing a the­sis topic to fo­cus on can at­test to the men­tal pain that I am feel­ing. I do feel like I have fi­nally man­aged to put a few stakes in the ground, and I con­sider them to be mi­nor achievements.

    Fo­cus, re­fine, move for­ward and re­peat. This is the strat­egy and the mantra that I have fol­lowed in or­der to keep me push­ing forward.

    Fo­cus, re­fine, move for­ward, repeat.

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  • Mesmerizing video of Chernobyl from Danny Cooke

    By Wednesday, November 26, 2014 No tags 0

    Just watched this mes­mer­iz­ing video of Cher­nobyl, Post­cards from Pripyat Cher­nobyl from Danny Cooke on Vimeo. Great use of im­ages and drone video footage.

    Makes me want to go out and buy a nice video cam­era and travel the world and ex­plore the for­got­ten places on earth.

    See more of Danny Cooke’s videos here.