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The Golden Ratio and Eyebrows

Another day, another tectonic shift, coming from the most unexpected of directions. Paulina Gaitan – who is one of my favourite actresses on the planet… largely because of her role in Sin Nombre, which is great. I have thing for South/Central American movies. What she does is so beautifully understated it makes her hollywood peers […]

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Golden Ratio Scissors

These are beautiful :) Not sure how practical mind – they’d keep getting tangled up in your fingers… but still… form over function etc. All based on the golden mean… The designer’s site has more details of the design-process etc. Beautifully photographed as well: Which is (I suppose) what comes of having classically trained designers […]

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Case Upgrades

So I was down the wood-shop the yesterday, and the wood-shop guy said “I thought we’d seen the last of this, but they’re now pulling old logs out of the bush helicopters”. Rimu. They’ve stopped making it – which is to say, New Zealand only allows sustainably logged timber – which means “plant one; fell […]

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Fantastic Space Rock Instrument

(via) Which has nothing to do with the Golden Ratio (I suspect), although the two resonators look as though they could be close. Sounds amazing though – like Led Zepplin crossed with one of those pan-flute bands, and dialled forward a couple of centuries. Sounds like it’s got all sorts of digital effects on it. […]

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Protractors

Have started making protractors. Specifically for use by cosmetic surgeons, but they could be used for lots of different angle-measuring purposes. They can measure internal and external angles (acute and obtuse)… which is useful for measuring the angle between nose and face for example. I haven’t seen designs quite like this before – protractors are […]

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