December 22nd, 2014

A few weeks ago, I discovered Knyttan, a knit-on-demand start-up in London. They offer sweaters, scarves and blanket scarves in a whole range of colors, made from Merino wool. But the cool thing about it, is that you can design them yourself starting from a many different patterns. Some of the them were designed by Nicolas Sassoon, studio Moniker and Studio Moross.
It’s no surprise that I had to design one myself, so here’s my scarf. I love it! When I ever make to London, I’ll definitely get a sweater too.


This was the design that I sent to the “factory”.


The scarf is really comfy, the label adds a nice touch to it.


Here you can see the design versus the knitted result. Somehow it got mirrored during production, I guess you wouldn’t want that when you’re designing a sweater.



April 2nd, 2013

Grey, a new and beautiful pattern by Nicolas Sassoon.

Greyby Nicolas Sassoon


February 27th, 2013

This is very subtle animated gif. It was actually generated by code which you could run in Mathematica. This tumblr called archery is full with this kind of stuff.


Here’s the code:

R[n_] := (SeedRandom[n]; RandomReal[])
G[A_, s_, c_, T_, x_] := A*T*Exp[-(x - c)^2/s]

     100 - n + 
     Sum[G[.05, 6, 100*R[n], 
                 Sum[G[1, .01, k - R[2 n], 1, m/100 + t], 
                 {k, -3, 3, 1}], 
     {n, 1, 100, 1}], 
   {x, -10, 110}],
    PlotStyle -> Directive[Black], PlotRange -> {{-10, 110}, {0, 100.5}},
    Filling -> Axis, FillingStyle -> White, Axes -> False, AspectRatio -> Full, 
    ImageSize -> {500, 700}],
  {n, 0, 100, 1}]],
{t, 0, .95, .5}, AnimationRunning->False]

found at Bruce Sterling

Graphic Arrays

February 15th, 2013

Graphic Arrays by Aram Bartholl.

“Graphic Arrays” is about screen resolutions and aspect ratios and how these evolved over the last decades. The left board is dedicated to more recent mobile vertical resolution ending at iPad retina. The right board represents the long history of desktop screen pixel sizes starting with the classic VGA (640×480) IBM standard from 1987 till today’s common 2560×1600 desktop monsters.

artist statement:
240×320, 240×400, 320×480, 480×640, 480×800, 540×960, 600×960, 600×1024, 640×960, 768×1024, 720×1280, 1366×768, 800×1280, 1080×1920, 1536×2048 640×480, 768×576, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×720, 1280×720, 1280×768, 1280×800, 1152×864, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1360×768, 1366×768, 1440×900, 1600×900, 1400×1050, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 2048×1152, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2560×1600

Graphic Arrays by Aram Bartholl

Graphic Arrays by Aram Bartholl

Graphic Arrays by Aram Bartholl

Bert Loeschner – Monobloc

November 12th, 2012

I’m fascinated by the infamous monobloc chair … and so is Bert Loeschner. Have a look at his versions of this classic.

found at designboom weblog

Corner I & III & IV

July 2nd, 2012

There are 3 new artworks on my wishlist: Corner I, Corner III and Corner IV by Tauba Auerbach. They’re ‘just’ white, woven canvases.

found at BOOOOOOOM!

Bloomberg Pavilion Project

December 8th, 2011

You could argue that the Bloomberg Pavilion Project of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, is just a fancy white box. That my be true, but I really like. It was designed by Akihisa Hirata.

found at domus

Little Printer

November 29th, 2011

BERG, a London-based design studio, has just announced 2 new products: Little Printer and BERG Cloud. Little Printer is a thermal printer with a wireless connection to the Web. Each time you press the button, a neat little personalised package will be printed immediately. You can configure the messages with your smartphone, this is the part where the BERG Cloud will shine. Just watch the video and see how beautiful the graphic design is.
Unfortunately it will only be launched as a “beta” product in 2012. Can’t wait to get one.


November 8th, 2011

Lumenoise is a light pen, which turns your old CRT-TV into an audiovisual synthesizer, made by Niklas Roy.

You paint abstract geometric patterns and sounds directly onto the screen. It is a playful and performative device, as anything that you do will cause an instantaneous reflection in the gadget’s sonic and visual output.

Just watch the video below, the grey square is the position of the light pen.

Niklas actually gave me an early version of the Lumenoise. The battery and the circuit were not yet inside the pen, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s  funny to play with. The simplicity of the this technology is really amazing.


November 3rd, 2011

STB is a series of hand drawings by Peter Jellitsch. He’s not interested in depicting something that he has seen in the real world, his interest lies in transforming something that he has seen in the virtual world. Amazing work.

found at but does it float