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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:20 am

Hi Guys,

I have just noticed PodRide, a velomobile that is meant to be a practical every day vehicle. The Swedish designer, Mikael Kjellman has produced a really well thought out and designed 'Car Bike' that could be ideal for rainy or cold climates!

From what I can gather the finished PodRide will cost in the region of €2500 but he offers lots of 'buy in' options on his IndieGoGo campaign, here,

PodRide a practical and fun bicycle-car
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/podr ... x/286680#/

I think its definitely one to keep an eye on particularly if the designer can, as he proposes, produce a reasonably priced self build kit.

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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Sat May 14, 2016 6:53 pm

The words 'good' and 'Russian Car Design' were never two words I would have used in the same sentence but after reading about Malyshev Alexander's, OneDoorCar, the Mirrow Provocator, I might be about to change my mind.

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This 2.7 m (8.86 ft) long and 1.98 m (6.5 ft) wide 'city car' ticks a lot of the boxes when it comes to what a family car should be.

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Check out the full details and more images here,
Russian city car leaves convention behind
http://www.gizmag.com/mirrow-provocator ... e#picture9
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:24 pm

Flight seating might be about become more affordable (due to increased capacity) and comfortable at least for business class passengers with Acemen's patented design for universal aisle access.

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More details here, http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/ ... ate=062316
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby pbacot » Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:42 am

Just provide a cubby and some drugs and we can stack in and save some real room.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:33 pm

That's quite a brilliant design Mike.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby bmike » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:04 am

Mike Lucey wrote:Flight seating might be about become more affordable (due to increased capacity) and comfortable at least for business class passengers with Acemen's patented design for universal aisle access.

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More details here, http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/ ... ate=062316



We saw a similar setup on our trip to Basecamp! Was a United flight I think... Chicago to Denver. First class were these huge sleeper chair things, then business class were nestled together almost like that image, staggered placement, with the exception of singles on the outer column, and doubles in the middle.

The girls have both flown first class with my wife (she often gets upgraded due to work travel...) - they asked if they were sitting in the comfy seats... and sadly, no, because we were burning points to bring the family to Basecamp.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby solo » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:11 pm

Mike Lucey, here is something you may fancy:

https://motoped.com/survival/


Motorcycle Hybrid Designed As A Survival Bike That Can Travel 300 Miles Without Refueling

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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:07 pm

solo wrote:Mike Lucey, here is something you may fancy:


Very good Pete. "That’s a good thing when you’re traveling through the desert on a horse with no name. . ." :lol:
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Alconetar Bridge - Construction Process

Postby baz » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:04 am

Fascinating construction and quite beautiful. All animated rather well too

Alconetar Bridge - Construction Process.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4eM0qoUhaE


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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby ntxdave » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:43 pm

Well done :thumb:

Would love to know what software was used to generate the animation. I would also imagine there are a lot of scenes and a pretty big file size.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:55 pm

An interesting and informative construction video but the music was inclined to put me to sleep!
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:42 pm

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I've been hearing the term, 'the last mile', quite a lot lately in relation to modes of city transport. Seemingly it refers to transport used to get from the parked car to place of business.

There are quite a few electric bikes and scooters that go some way to addressing the last mile but most of them fall short when it comes to what you do with the transport device after arriving at the final destination.

I think GoTube - The World's Most Portable Electric Scooter may have solved this problem. This electric scooter ticks all the boxes when it comes to convenient storage and weight. The design is also very slick and can even be brought on planes as carry-on luggage.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/go ... =user_menu
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HomeBiogas

Postby Mike Lucey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:14 pm

Hi Guys,

Of late I have been researching various ways on how a person could actually live 'off-grid'. I've come across quite a number of good ideas and one such idea that I picked up on this morning is the HomeBiogas system.

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It's simple, reasonably low cost and most importantly easily maintainable for 'off-griders'. I'll probably make a 3D model soon and post here.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... kerclub.co


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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:42 pm

I mean, what's not to like. Very public, sturdy, sensual, beautifully contrasted materials, and above all kept simple.
Makes design look soooooo easy.....

Design by John Lasvall and Nils Loventorn-Idesign Partners

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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:35 am

Dale, you forgot to mention ... it's also thief proof!
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:12 pm

Actually, glad you pointed that out Mike.
I've been thinking about "Design" recently, and in terms of the criteria that determined the design of this "object", designed for public spaces, I bet that was high on the list.
If you have ever tried to find a concise definition of "Design", you may notice it is a difficult concept to pin down.
Here's an example:
design (verb), as a discipline: plan the creation of a product or service with the intention of improving human experience with respect to a specified problem.
Does creating a cake fit?
So here is another example:(Headvert-by Chijoff and co)
cardboard cowboy.png

Obviously created to advertise.
(in the companies own words it has)
Measurable Effectiveness
It also has an interactive component as you pop up the hat
Totally mobile branding
It's recyclable.
Qr Codes for Social media engagement
Sun protection for outdoor events
As such it fits the above definition.....
But....I'll leave it there.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:50 am

Yes, Dale, good or even bad design is difficult to pin down. An engineer friend of mine simplified it, for himself at least, "If it looks right, it more than likely is right!". It's hard to argue with his logic.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:56 pm

So in the world of music,digital has become king. You can emulate most any analog musical sound digitally.
The fact that Yamaha would create a non digital instrument of this complexity, and actually make it sound reasonable just speaks good design.
The fact that they even allowed an R&D team to pursue this is equally amazing.
The Yamaha Venova is a little ABS instrument that has distorted and compressed the airways of the instrument, to emulate a saxophone, and give it the fingering technique of a recorder.
https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/winds/casual_wind_instruments/venova/index.html

Quite remarkable really.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:03 pm

Dale, At the same time I doubt Yamaha would have been able to create Venova with the help of computers, so in a way its a result of digital input ..... me thinks!
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:45 pm

Absolutely right Mike.
I hired a carpenter one time that turned out to be a trained Patternmaker. Before computers and cad/cam he would have been the guy who would bring something like this to life out of wood, so that molds could be made to create an instrument, gear, car part, well virtually anything cast or out of plastics. Of course his trade has gone the way of the Do-Do bird now, and things that may have taken him weeks can be crafted so quickly via computer.
You can't discount a tool with so much power and potential.
Anyway...
I'm posting a landscape architecture design By MKSK who created a series of therapeutic green spaces and respite areas at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Creating a space like this among all the sterility which is really a requirement in Health Services design is really quite commendable.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:42 pm

Yes, indeed. 'Nice' places in hospitals really lift the spirits. I've been visiting hospitals lately and can testify to the restfulness of 'nice' places to sit and relax or just view through a window.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:01 pm

Hopefully your hospital visits are nothing serious Mike.
Maybe a bit more Design to buoy the spirits.
Fellow SketchUcation member, and a fine set designer in her own right, Kim Tolman, had posted a comment on the following on Facebook, and she kindly sent me the link. Now I can post it here.
This is the Set for the Metropolitan Opera's production of Puccini's Turandot, designed by Franco Zefferelli.
This is not just a drawing of the set. This is a photo. If you go to the link below, it will give you a full Pano view of the set, and the Opera House. It's fantastic.
https://www.facebook.com/MetOpera/photos/a.134969600532.229232.20807115532/10159689739965533/?type=3&theater

Stunning work! Just imagine how much fun this would have been to model in SketchUp.
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Here's a screenshot from the Pano rotated so you can see the set and the Orchestra pit.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:31 pm

Someone had to envision, storyboard, develop, model, animate, and render this.
A lot of talent.
https://vimeo.com/244240061

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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:50 pm

Lines of Light Hyla Architects
http://www.hyla.com.sg/projects/lines-light/#.WiFoRoW_c7A


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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:50 pm

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The Uniti looks that it could well open up the electric car option for the masses. Starting at €14.5K for the basic model and running up to €20K for the flagship version.

I think the design is superb! It ticks all the boxes for today's driving requirements.

https://www.uniti.earth/invest/
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby pbacot » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:59 pm

That's a nice one. Most of the small electrics are so ugly
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:23 pm

That is quite a vehicle Mike. Nice find, and worth checking out.
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:33 am

An ad campaign from Wisconsin. Quite winsom, with that Art Deco charm.


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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby Mike Lucey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:41 pm

There's something appealing about Art Deco :thumb:
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Re: A Thread for Fine Design

Postby dale » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:05 pm

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Stairs could have a whole thread of their own.
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