Tuesday, 29 November 2011

eco-friendly industrial design and sculpture

now everyone is talking about sustainable, carbon footprint, recylce, this and that. well i guess everyone wants a piece of this, and wanted to claim that they are green? even plastic claims that they are greener than before. how well is this, now today i want to introduce one thing that i am always fond off. It's what i called as the scrap metal art. Well, this is very very popular in thai, i guess hard live does encourage people to look for ways to find a living. if you are asking me about my personal experience with bangkok, i would say even the fruit hawker is creative, even the way they prepare the the fruit is very creative needless to say on the fruit arrangement preparation with a limited tri-cycle.

okie back to scrap metal, basically its an artist that handles metal cutting, bonding and other related machinery to sculpt metal. When mold pouring is needed, they will do it but rarely happens, as far as i witness. here are those arts for you guys to enjoy. multiple movie, anime characters and own preference creature, furniture and props.

well here u go, i hope u guys enjoy this post. u can always enquire on the source if you are interested, maybe i can help out? :)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Dreams gave birth to visions, vision + exploration + effort = Reality (industrial design with science)

after reading some articles on how people mod a digital holga, i was really shocked and amazed. then i was thinkin to my if some were to mod a digital holga with either lens or recycling old digital camera in a wooden box with some lens, i am sure there are people who share my thoughts and say " hey why not diy or design some sort of digital back to adapt on manual cameras, so not only holga will have a new point of life, my seagull, FED, lc-a, lomo frogeye (limited discountinued), will have get a point where they are able to breathe a new life. then i was lookin up and down, and i found this page for april fool thread, its not really making fun of readers but hey it make sense, and it might just require somebody who have the tech brain to invent it, but the dream, the concept and the vision is really there. therefore today i will be sharing with all of you, what our future photography can be. and for analog lovers, your leica, or mamiya or hasselblad and even instant camera will have a chance to perform  and worked on a film simulation platform but it was a digital encoder of some sort. please read on.

RE-35 is an awesome product: It's a film-roll-shaped cartridge that you insert into any film camera, instantly transforming it into a digital camera. A "Flexisensor" sheet extends from the cartridge once inside the camera, using the existing lens to capture high-res digital images.

Alas, as you might guess, the RE-35 website went live... on April 1st. Yet the credibility, interest and demand for the not-real product was so high that Rogge & Pott, the Hamburg-based design duo who conceived it, have had to stamp the following disclaimer on their site:

Re-35 does not really exist. We (the design company Rogge & Pott) created Re-35 as an exercise in identity-design. We invented the "product" because it was something, that we had wished for for a long time (as many others). We launched the website and sent out "press releases" on April first - thinking, that the date would make clear, that Re35 is just wishful thinking - a classic April Fools Prank!
...However: All this attention Re35 ist getting might actually be good for something. It proves, that there is a gigantic community of photographers with analog equipment out there that is desperately waiting for a product like this to come along- and we are looking into the possibilities.

this post on re35 is taken from : http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/great_new_way_to_convert_an_analog_camera_to_digital_with_one_catch_18961.asp

re35 info is available at :

Saturday, 19 November 2011

saturday night for self avatar design

it's saturday night...accompanying my wifes watching movie, while i think its high time for me to do some personal development again. i decided to make a self pictured avatar. so here's the steps. do try it.crew c

1. take your camera phone and snap a picture at desired angle.
2. send it to your pc and edit it greyscale
3. adjust to your decided contrast. highlights and absolute dark ( if you decided to trace)
4. for me i just skipped step 3, as i love to have straight lines drawing for more stylised finishing.
5. extract only the unique part of your face in your illustration. (for me thick eyebrow, crew cuts, and beard)
6.export it out to jpeg, and edit with your preferred software.
7. for me i use photoscape (a free open source photo editing software) below are the filter i use;
a. apply antique filter
b. apply cinema film filter (high)
c apply newsprint effect for multicolour slight off registration effect with hexachrome screen
d. ad black border from frame gallery.


enjoy yourself in designing your avatar.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Design Icon: Joe Fenton (crazy illustration skills and detail)

Joe Fenton is the current new found artist i spotted in behance network. click on his name, and the link will bring you to his website. i must say  i admire his patience as an artist. The work is mind blowing, the detail and the 3 dimensional feel of his work is speechless. the works are very very great and conceptual, just my cup of tea. and best part is, all this is achieved via monotonous artpiece. I am amazed! and i have to blog and share out to everyone who is reading this blog. 

Below are some of this works from the art piece Solitude.

Every time u take a second look, you might find new detail in it. simply incredible. and he is selling his work too, and it is not expensive at all for such originality.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Qswitch goes mechatroniQ part 1

after several inspiration from zluca, i have been taking times to studies mecha structure, i have always been a more of a cartoonish when it comes to character design. I like mecha design, but just couldn't get the hang of it, however, upon q.switching here, i would love to maintain the existing style at the same time switching on different styling to explore better styling for my personal design development. i hearby, attached 2 conceptually work in progress of my mecha design, feel free to comment. very much appreciated. TQ!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

music and design

Music, a form of entertainment for the mass..nowadays hardly you would find anyone saying "no, i don't like music". but hey..so what has music gotta do with design? i think music is a form of design, it requires creative mind to do so don't u think. but of course (and no offence) i personally thinks very very little boy bands, or any non independent song and music writing singers and entertainers are creative in terms of music. why? they don't write they dont play, they are born with nice vocals or looks and they would just sing and dance. This is talent, not creative.

So who is creative. Tom morello, the guitarist in Rage against the Machine, he is creative, he innovates ways to play guitars people that blow off people mind?  check out the video.

Well thats for tom morello, the other thing, is what i found recently, the band called skinred. A hardcore band, that contain multiple essence of different music into one ( new wave, hardcore, rapcore, reggae, screamo). This is very very experimental (at least to me) mixing reggae in the hardcore music. for me a music lover under the sun, loving metal music, reggae, and hip hop, this is definitely something for me.

wallaaahhh thats it for this post. hope u guys enjoy and share your love of music here too.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

antiQue with a modern phaselift

how many of you had loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee or maybe hate something like the old volkswagen bettle where your dad drive under the hot sun without air condition, only relying on the natural air that is flowing in depending on the speed. and how fast can the car actually goes? or always felt envious with the neighbours new camera where they have autowinder for film, built in flash lights, at some point remote control to shoot, where you still own the own self winding camera, all the focus need to be precise manually, and dunno what light condition it is when you shoot?

if you still own them, congratulations, you are almost owning a piece of antique, be it valuable or not? it still stood the test of time, if it is functional. Even if it is not, it is still good for display or collection. But on the other hand, some design is so good the modern people would want to preserve the total design styling with a modern or futuristic touch. With booming in industrial design, things can happen, and these are some of the examples

Fiat 500

mini cooper

minox spy camera

olympus PEN

Volkswagen bettle

Above are all the wellknown ones, i believe there are more in mind, after reading this blog, i am personally a vintage car lovers, i love retro and vintage designs. But i am not extremist who would argue whether the classic or the modern phase lift is nicer. (at least most of the time) for me once the design styling is right, i will love i

i would really love to see a volvo 122s to have a modern touch.