It's a cute little bird, but there's more to it. Merry Bird is an example of a product that can only be manufactured with 3d-printing technology. ?Take a close look: the bird and its hinged (!) swing are printed right inside the cage - no post-production assembly is necessary.
Originally designed as a Christmas ornament, Merry Bird looks good enough to display all year round.Merry Bird is also available in design stores worldwide through designlabel Soonsalon; mail Sheila for information on the nearest shop to buy, and wholesale options.
This vase is part of series of vases, each generated using a different computational technique: beginning with single dimensional iteration, proceeding through multi-dimensional iteration and then into recursion. The vases are intended to enhance the algorithmic beauty of the flowers they contain. This was as much an editorial process, as a generative one: identifying the characteristics that best represent the algorithm, while still maintaining the form and function of a flower vase. The algorithms each respond to an initial arrangement of flowers and allow for adjustments to the underlying functions, producing almost limitless variation within each vase type. Using rapid-manufacturing processes, a unique user-defined vase could be generated on demand and manufactured within hours.
The 1D Vase used a one-dimensional array to store points distributed around the stem of a single flower, oriented horizontally. Modifications to the frequency and amplitude of a Sine function tilted the vase and created two points of contact with a horizontal surface. C-shaped sections were swept along these curves, meeting at the start, middle and end to hold the flower in place and create a reservoir for the stem, stabilizing the vase. The effect is a single flower threaded through that is both cradled and exposed by the vase.
The Resonator collection by unellenu includes the following designs
Reverb Tag Pendant, inspired by reverb patterns and geometry, with echoing and overlapping lines.
Secure Access Tag Pendant, with Guilloché patterns. Patterns similar to this are often used for security on currency and documents. I like the idea that a tag like this could be a used as a key or a code for secure access, particularly in a sci-fi setting.
Angeldevil Tag Pendant, with an abstract winged entity on one side and a downward pointing motif on the other.
Spaceship Door Tag Pendant, with a complex symmetrical pattern radiating out from the centre.
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