Golden Mean Furniture

Gorgeous deco-ey looking chest of drawers

Although that last one does remind me a bit of a Guild Navigator off Dune

Say what you like about that film, the sets were excellent. They had this whole art-deco thing extruded out into something entirely new. If it had had a simpler story (Dune is a very very difficult one to take on) then it could have been a new Alien (the HR Giger one). Mind you, I think Giger has had various shots at Dune stuff… eg:

Not that that has anything to do with The Golden Mean mind (apart from the tank-thing’s elbow and fist being where golden mean lines cross), but you know… you can’t always talk about what you’re supposed to be talking about.

Speaking of Deco – check out these Super-Hero posters re-imagined as 20th C Modern Art

The golden mean only works sideways in this one… the vertical lines are other ratios – but you know… breaking the rules is a language of its own… it creates tension and possibility and whatnot. I mean check out the fantastically impossible figure of Victorian proto-feminist Lady Colin Campbell

That does nonetheless have a kind of balance, so gets away with it.

Recent Posts

Wake me up when it’s 2020

Okay, it's 2020 now I guess. [br]I've been making Golden Mean Calipers for about 10 years now. [br]In 2019 I wrote 2 blog posts... that's not enough to achieve the various purposes of writing blog posts, among which are: [br]- to learn what you think [br]- to show people you're still alive [br]- to show google (et al) you're still…
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Golden Mean Caliper Comparison Chart

I thought it might be useful for people to be able to compare all the calipers on the one page, so I made a comparison chart. CaliperDescriptionSmallest measurementLargest measurementPrice (USD)Most often used by Small Calipers 120mm or 4.5" high - smallest of the 3-armed calipers 9.5mm or .37" 189mm or 7.5" $35 Beauticians Artists working with detail, or smaller pieces…
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Demo of Golden Ratio in Artistic Composition (fairly disorganised)

Over the years, I've built up a collection of Golden Ratio Calipers... and I decided it might be quite useful for people if I made a video comparing them. Some of them are really good - some terrible. So I set up my camera... and found that my video-space looked a bit bare... needed a painting. So I decided to…
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Why The Golden Ratio Works For Flowers

Fairly amazing video going into the maths of why flowers (and pine-cones, relative leaf positions etc) are so often based fibonacci numbers. And it's fairly amazing because I actually understood it. It's been a loooong time since I tangled with quadratic equations, but (on the 2nd watch) this did actually make sense to me. I always thought that with…
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Limited Run : Neon Colour Range I was tinkering with these colours a while back... and then someone with exceptional taste and style made a big order for a whole range of coloured ones... and every one was all "ooh!!!" So I made some for the local art gallery - and they all sold as well. So I made enquiries about getting a lot more…
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New Product Videos

I'm putting together a series of product videos... one for each of the 10 or so different calipers that I make. [br]They will all look kindof the same... they're mainly for embedding in shop pages and so on. Because they'll all look kindof the same, I've made a separate youtube channel so subscribers don't lose their minds with boredom.…
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