fastcompany:

This Sleek Spiderman Spacesuit Could Take Astronauts To Mars

When humans goes to live on Mars, those 300-pound space suits are going to get old fast. The Biosuit, with its tight-fitting Spiderman look, could make exploring the red planet a bit sexier.

fastcompany:

This Sleek Spiderman Spacesuit Could Take Astronauts To Mars

When humans goes to live on Mars, those 300-pound space suits are going to get old fast. The Biosuit, with its tight-fitting Spiderman look, could make exploring the red planet a bit sexier.

fastcompany:

We think of 3-D printers as desktop machines, stagnant workhorses used to generate piecemeal shapes for humans to relocate in the real world. But a new, stunning piece of architecture by the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab brings all of those assumptions into question.

It’s called the Silk Pavilion, and it is what researchers call a “biological swarm approach to 3-D printing.” It is a beautiful structure constructed by 6,500 live silkworms, and may be the most epicly named piece of fabrication technology since the blowtorch. 

Read more here: How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings

The ‘Crafted Glitch’ has arrived. Finally, a designer has used digital manufacturing to make something look like a happy accident, with pre-engineered flaws and idiosyncrasies beguiling its sophisticated manufacturing.  
Created by Italian designer Ferruccio Laviani’s for furniture brand Fratelli Boffi, the Good Vibrations storage unit was carved from oak by a CNC machine.

Via:www.dezeen.com

The ‘Crafted Glitch’ has arrived. Finally, a designer has used digital manufacturing to make something look like a happy accident, with pre-engineered flaws and idiosyncrasies beguiling its sophisticated manufacturing.  

Created by Italian designer Ferruccio Laviani’s for furniture brand Fratelli Boffi, the Good Vibrations storage unit was carved from oak by a CNC machine.

Via:www.dezeen.com

The weirdest jewellery brand video we’ve seen so far, Je Voudrais by Maite Catti for Mawi- a surrealist alternate reality proposition. 

www.mawi.co.uk

Tags: jewellery

Amazing to think the ”Digitizer” pen we were using with 3D applications in 2004 basically did this. 

Tags: 3D computer

Weird if slightly intriguing still catalogue image from http://draughtdrygoods.com/
via; http://ofakind.com

Weird if slightly intriguing still catalogue image from http://draughtdrygoods.com/

via; http://ofakind.com

Back from the digital detox eco- architecture retreat on the Isle of Skye…

Back from the digital detox eco- architecture retreat on the Isle of Skye…

shapeways:

“It was a fabulous night, and we had people bring their own Shapeways prints too which was excellent.

People were fascinated, and left feeling more empowered to order stuff from Shapeways after playing with the materials and seeing what’s possible. Yay!

From a rough head count, looked like we had almost 50 people turn up, hooray!”

The 3D printing demographic is changing…. Slowly.

shapeways:

Shapeways #nyc 3d printing factory. Now with walls. (at Shapeways LIC)

@shapeways builds its localised manufacturing empire in #nyc

shapeways:

Shapeways #nyc 3d printing factory. Now with walls. (at Shapeways LIC)

@shapeways builds its localised manufacturing empire in #nyc

thisbigcity:

This concrete looks ordinary enough but it’s actually bioconcrete - a new variation developed by the Delft Technical University which uses bacteria to repair itself. 

Bio concrete rebuilds itself… Intelligent cities

thisbigcity:

This concrete looks ordinary enough but it’s actually bioconcrete - a new variation developed by the Delft Technical University which uses bacteria to repair itself

Bio concrete rebuilds itself… Intelligent cities