My name is Stewart Davies and i’m just about to start my final year of university studying product design.
I designed this bookend so that when not in use it can placed as a small sculpture on a shelf or table. I made it with the decline of African elephants by humans in mind, hence the incomplete geometric shape. If printed in PA 2200 plastic it would have quite a rough texture and feel very similar to bone, adding to the message it brings. Each struct is 2mm thick and it’s interlinking lattice makes it quite strong. If PA 2200 is used then it should be more than strong enough to hold up heavier books without bending or snapping.
This is my design for my mothers birthday, I have already made one small version because I couldn’t afford to make a full scale one. If you have a spare moment could you please vote for me in this competition and maybe this will become a full scale working reality :)
My mums birthday present is “in production” in the factory of the future… So exciting, what could it be? Pictures will go up here when it’s delivered :)
I’ve always wanted a zippo even though i don’t smoke, got my first one yesterday :) mine looks like the one on the right hand side ^^
Made With Paper
going to sketch its launcher soon too.
Arrived in Guangzhou, it’s a miracle!
Hahaha, not really, just human innovation and engineering.
So yesterday i went to Huashan Mountain (2 hour bus) from XI’an after my mother specifically told me not to, my little china bible told me it would take around 8 hours to complete by walking up it but i ended up doing it in 5 hours because of my beard. In total the ascent was 2096m which is also more or a less how much dead i would be if i fell off them planks since they where on the tallest peak, naturally. I don’t know what the average incline would be but there where some parts of the trail that where basically vertical and i think the path leading up to the 1st peak (1614m) was only 3 km from the start of the trail.
Unfortunately everything was quite cloudy after a certain elevation so my pictures arnt too clear, near the top though you start to appear above the clouds, just not enough to make anything of it.
**students of next year, if your reading this and god has graced you with one or two working legs then go!
Made a paper-craft lemon grenade from the portal franchise, the top was the most fiddly trying to join it onto the actual lemon. Yes the pin is removable :3
if you want your own go to my previous blog post to download the template.
Ever wanted your own combustible lemons? Of course you have! Now with this sheet of paper you can have all the lemon grenades you want, so long as you have enough paper (made for A4 size) and ink. Just download the template, cut out and glue together, i suggest using UHU or another fast drying glue.
"When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons. Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons. I’m going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!" ~ Cave Johnson
I seen a version of this bear at the eindhoven design show in the philips building and it was one of my favorite things on display, seeing it here all projected mapped has only reinforced my view of how awesome this is.
Feel free to download and use these images for your own personal fighter, the paper size has been modified for A4 printing (suitable for all “A” sizes) but you will need to crop the images to work with other types of paper size before printing. I’ll leave you work out what bits go where, the engine and wing components are all on the correct sides to make this a bit easier for you to assemble.
I recommend using photo paper as its a bit thicker than the other junk you get, standard UHU glue and a craft knife to cut out.