Architettura Architecture Biennale 7th June > 23rd November 2014 The 14th Intl. Architecture Exhibition, directed by Rem Koolhaas, will run from Saturday 7 June to Sunday 23 November 2014 at the Giardini and the Arsenale.TICKETS >> The preview for the Press and Professionals will be held on June 5th and 6th; the award ceremony and inauguration will take place on June 7th. upholstery basics: how to make a lampshade Although I’m admittedly a chair addict, they’re not my only obsession. I am a sucker for lamps, and after years of collecting lamps in every size, shape and color, I found myself with a lot of lamps and no shades. The success (or failure) of a table lamp has as much to do with the shade as it does the base, yet there are surprisingly few options when it comes to ready-made shades.
imm cologne Ensure early bird discount now! 74Days01Hrs.21Min.14Sec. Create. Furnish. Gun enthusiasts release open-source kits for 3D-printed Wiki Weapons News: a group of libertarian activists in the U.S. plans to distribute open-source blueprints for homemade 3D-printed guns, provoking questions about the potential uses of the increasingly affordable technology. Defense Distributed, the activist group led by Texas law student Cody Wilson, has just received $20,000 in funding for its Wiki Weapon project to create instruction kits for working guns. Individuals would be able to download the kits and use them to 3D-print their own weapons at home, sidestepping the need for a gun license.
Dr. Jay Gordon Responds to PBS on Childhood Vaccinations and Autism If you're new here, you may want get our blog updates via email.. Thanks for visiting! Diverging from design news today, we’re posting a letter from our daughter’s pediatrician, Dr. Jay Gordon. We love Dr. Jay for his kind and thoughtful care, and his measured approach towards childhood vaccinations. Gainey Home Page In 1949 John Gainey purchased the pottery company where he had been working, as it was going out of business. Gainey Ceramics initially made water bottles (Ollas) for Sparkletts Water and dog bowls. Throughout the years, Gainey produced ceramic containers to the retail garden centers across the country. With the growth of the interior plant industry, Gainey Ceramics pioneered beautiful yet functional plant containers, becoming the choice of professional architects, landscapers, interior and exterior designers. Despite many ceramic companies leaving California in the 1970's, Gainey Ceramics stayed and prospered.
Michael Guslick, Amateur Gunsmith, Claims To Have Used 3D Printer To Make Functional Semiautomatic AR-15 Rifle At Home (PHOTOS) From pediatric prosthetics to drugs and guitars, 3-D printing is already revolutionizing the way we use, make and think about a plethora of products. Now, a firearms enthusiast is claiming to have added yet another thing to the list: a functional AR-15 rifle, which he made at home using a 3-D printer and gun blueprints downloaded from the Internet. Last month, Extreme Tech reported that amateur gunsmith Michael Guslick had managed to "construct and shoot a pistol partly made out of plastic, 3-D printed parts." Guslick, an engineer who operates under the moniker 'HaveBlue,' had previously announced in an online forum that he had successfully fired 200 rounds from his custom-made, 3-D printed .22 caliber pistol. The pistol was partially made out of plastic, having been created from a 3-D printed lower receiver and a commercial upper receiver.
The Latest from Paris: Trends at Maison & Objet Maison Et Objet January 2013 Europe's largest design exhibition, Maison & Objet, is underway in Paris, revealing the direction interior design will take this year and beyond into 2014. British design journalist Ellie Tennant has braved the snow and pounded the aisles for Apartment Therapy. Here, she reports on three of the key trends to emerge…The show's curated areas center around new life and rebirth this year, highlighting scientific, biological influences and the all-pervading influence of nature on contemporary design. This theme of energy and growth is reflected by many of the exhibitors, who are pushing the boundaries of raw materials and combining cutting-edge technology with traditional handicrafts to create something refreshingly new. Innovative Lighting is everywhere, with many designers exploring the possibilities of solar energy, natural phosphorescent materials and recent advances in Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to create magical and futuristic illuminations. (Images: as linked above)
Eczacıbaşı Holding - Building Products Long the market leader in Turkey of bathroom products and ceramic tiles with VitrA brand, the Eczacıbaşı Building Products Division is contending for top three ranking in Europe, where it owns a majority share of V&B Fliesen, the tile division of Villeroy & Boch, and all of Burgbad, the leader of the European luxury bathroom furniture market, and Engers Keramik, the well-established German tile producer. In line with its multi-brand/multi-manufacturing site/multi-market growth strategy, nine of the Building Products Division’s 15 manufacturing sites are located in major international markets. The new plants in Russia which one of them is a tile plant with a capacity of 3.2 million m2 started manufacturing in the second half of 2011 and the ceramic sanitary ware plant with a capacity of 250 thousand pieces is scheduled for completion in 2014.
Surface Design + Inspiration REPEAT AFTER ME Creating Pattern Repeats In Illustrator and Photoshop by Claudia Brown & Jessie Whipple Vickery of Pattern People Repeat After Me is a complete series of step-by-step tutorials that will give you the tools to master pattern repeats. How do you turn your artwork into a pattern repeat? How do you format your work for the factory or a client? All this and more is covered in Repeat After Me: Creating Pattern Repeats in Illustrator and Photoshop. Learn the underlying concepts behind repeat building through step-by-step tutorials.