Knock Knock – Knock interface calculator for children by Khalil Klouche

Knock Knock - Knock interface calculator for children by Khalil Klouche

Knock Knock is a playful calculator aimed at small children which allows calculation simply by knocking and will give back the answer using the same knocking tone.

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A Different Kind of 3D-Printed Music, by Rickard Dahlstrand

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Earlier this year, we had took a look (and listen) at Amanda Ghassaei’s 3D-printed 33′s. I suppose it’s no coincidence that the muffled but recognizable playback obliquely evoked the soothing sounds of “a printer or scanner arm moving back and forth across a two- or three-dimensional stage.” Swedish art hacker Rickard Dahlstrand apparently arrived at a similar conclusion, but he’s upped the ante by actually programming a 3D-printer to chirp out ditties, “using a Lulzbot 3D-printer to visualize different classical musical pieces.” On the occasion of the recent Art Hack Day in Stockholm, he took the opportunity to “explore the alternative uses of 3D-printers to create unique art by ‘printing’ classical pieces of music while at the same time acting as an instrument and performing the music itself.”

In short, the step motors—which control the movement of the stage and print head—generate pitched tone based on their speed, such that it is possible to predict discreet tones by varying their speed. “Microphones on the motors pick up the sound and amplify it.” I imagine Dahlstrand determined the correlation between the output in space (XY coordinates) and as sound in order to transpose the tunes as CAD files; the current repertoire includes Beethoven, Rossini, Mozart, Strauss, Bizet and Williams (John, that is).

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Advertising Agency: Revolution, Brazil
Creative Directors: Emerson Braga, Edson Rosa
Art Directors: Edson Rosa, Marcos Ventura
Copywriters: Emerson Braga, Hayre Borges
Photography: Diego Freire
Additional credits: Carlos Pereira, Renata Matos, Vitor Barros, Flavio Fernandez, Melina Romariz, Mylene Alves, Clarissa Mattos, Caio Batista, Joaquim Sousa
Published: April 2013

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Picnic Table by Federico Churba

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Picnic Table is a minimalist design created by Argentina-based designer Federico Churba. The philosophy of his firm is to explore the world and learn from it. To be open to discovering materials, their properties, flaws and language. To question processes and ways of working. To get involved physically: to smell, see, touch, listen.

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Milan 2013: Wallpaper* Handmade

Milan 2013: Wallpaper* Handmade

2013 saw the forth annual celebration of craftsmanship in the form of Wallpaper* Handmade, where designers, craftspeople and manufacturers are brought together and commissioned to create one-off pieces especially for the exhibition.

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I loved these table lights, called ‘Bruno’ by Karim Rashid; part of the Love collection made by Verreum.

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More lighting from Norwegian designer Oyvind Wyller and Magnor. In Darkness is handblown into a shape that means light is filtered through tinted glass and therefore doesn’t destroy the ambience by being too bright. The cord is neatly integrated into the hanging of the shade.

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Shadow by Sebastian Bergne with Verreum is a series of mirrored glass, thermically insulated tableware. Bergne says: “The idea was to use a double glass wall, which looks silvered on the inside, like a 3D mirror. We’ve made it more contemporary by effectively attaching the pieces to their own shadow, which makes them look quite unstable.”

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I loved the combination of materials in this Aurora coffee set by Defne Koz and Marco Susani.

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Next up was the very organic, barely contained Hogalid sofa designed by Karl-Johan Hjerling and Karin Wallenbeck and made by English furniture maker George Smith. The Swedish designers wanted to represent the craft and heritage of English furniture making, but give it a contemporary twist.

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Innovative clothes horses seemed to have been a bit of a trend in Milan this year – this one was designed by Jonah Takagi for Another Country and painted in their signature Pigeon Blue.

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My absolute favorite piece from the exhibition was this stone tableware set from Bethan Gray inspired by the striking black and white stone configurations found in historic buildings such as the Amalfi Cathedral and the San Giovanni Battista in Mogno, Switzerland. It’s quite a departure from her current work, so it was really exciting as an example of what can happen when designers are set a brief like this one. The range was made by Lapicida.

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This marble installation by Michael Anastassiades and Henraux was inspired by those red cellophane fortune-telling fish you get in Christmas crackers, pushing the technological limits of what’s possible with marble to the limit.

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Another favorite was the Mille-Feuille storage units designed by Tokyo-based French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux and made by Schonbuch, “imagined as thin layers of colored sheets scattered in the air, then settling randomly on top of each other”.

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Canadian designer Philippe Malouin has been experimenting with architectural materials for some time and worked with Will Yates to create this range of concrete Tupperware-moulded containers. Inspired by London’s brutalist architecture, they have been sandblasted to reveal the aggregate rough finish.

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The Re-Imagined Chair by Nina Tolstrup was created in collaboration with Marc by Marc Jacobs.

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Klaar Prims essentially draws in glass, creating coloured strings that she weaves and melts together before forming the whole thing over a mold, in this case into a simple bowl as seemingly delicate as spun sugar.

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Mathias Kiss drew and painted the marble patterns onto this seat using an old oil technique he learned as an apprentice at the French Guild of Craftsmen and Artisans that dates back to the Middle Ages, Compagnons. The piece was made by Pierre Frey.

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A Visual Compendium of Cameras by Pop Chart Lab

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A meticulously illustrated catalog of 100 landmark cameras, culled from over a century of photographic history, depicting both professional and consumer models and tracing photography’s history from the first models to today’s digital wonders.

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Alka Seltzer: Armagefood

Advertising Agency: Sancho BBDO, Bogotá, Colombia
Creative VPs: Hugo Corredor, Giovani Martínez
Creative Directors: Andrés Norato, Claudia Murillo
Art Directors: Claudia Murillo, Juan Hernández, Iván Gutiérrez, Oscar Romero
Copywriters: César Rodríguez, Andrés Norato
Retouch artist: Oscar Romero, Iván Gutiérrez
Photographer: Alfonso Torres
Art Producers: César Rodríguez, Juan Hernández

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Alka Seltzer: Porktanic

Advertising Agency: Sancho BBDO, Bogotá, Colombia
Creative VPs: Hugo Corredor, Giovani Martínez
Creative Directors: Andrés Norato, Claudia Murillo
Art Directors: Iván Gutiérrez, Claudia Murillo, Oscar Romero
Copywriters: César Rodríguez, Andrés Norato
Retouch artist: Oscar Romero
Photographer: Alfonso Torres
Art Producers: César Rodríguez, Iván Gutiérrez

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