on 2011-04-18 21:46
The OpenStructures project was happy
to receive contributions by:
Sanne Ree Barthels
Kar Yan Cheung
Michou N. De Bruijn
Jo Van Bostraeten
Martijn Van Der Velden
Alex Van Durme
Pim Van Eijk
Dick Van Hoff
Janwillem Van Maele
Julie Van Mulders
Brit Van Nerven
Kirstie Van Noort
Arnaud Van Ruychevelt
Lennart Van Uffelen
Anne Feikje Weidema
on 2011-02-12 16:15
Even LEGO is becoming an open
People are designing the LEGO blocs they always
dreamt of but that where never built. LEGO is making the
transition, whether they like it or not, from a closed,
hierarchical system towards an open, horizontal system.
small toy company specializing in custom designed LEGO®
compatible weapons and custom minifigs.
on 2011-01-10 14:45
In september 2010 VOMO Mechelen participated in an
OS workshop using a universal galvanized steel clamp as a common
assembling element for individual designers, allowing the
interaction of different creative results, leading to flexible
constructions and numerous hybrids.
VOMO is a postgraduate in furniture design with an
open minded focus on the architecture of furniture, inspired by
industry as well as arts & crafts and vice versa, combining
conceptual approaches with down-to-earth attitudes, networking
between professional designers and organisations.
Stool by Nienke IJpelaar, Pim Van Eijk, Ligia
Crisan, JanWillem Van Maele.
and other results ...
on 2010-02-17 15:10
A series of 'hardware hacks' that
crossed my path.
A lot of these hacks were found at thereifixedit.com.
"Anytime anyone anywhere has used duct tape, zip-ties and bubble
gum to hold something together with just enough tensile strength to
not instantly kill everyone in the room…that’s a
kludge. Whether it was to get your first car, which was older than
you, to last another month or simply to avoid having to buy new
headphones, almost everyone has kludged something. We just
encourage taking photos for e-fame."
What all of these hacks have in common is that each of them tells a
kind of personal story, they all add a human layer to the
mass-produced, as if you can almost hear the cursing or laughter of
the people who performed the hacks.
Customizing by adapting one or more
Customizing by transforming the function of the object
replacing one or more components.