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Themobooth - making of

Here´s a gallery of making-of pictures, just click on the image to jump to the next picture. Photos courtesy of Jonas Bohatsch, Lena Gold and taliaYstudio. We´ve also included our first tests with the MaKeyMaKey as well as the first successful flashing and light compositions with the OLEDs and the Thermobooth video. Enjoy!

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LDF 2013: taliaYstudio takes a tour of London Design Festival

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Recently I returned from the London Design Festival - a 10-day celebratory explosion of local and international design practice throughout this massive city - and I came back in love with the city. I had an inkling I would. 

 

It is a place completely heaving with movement, and most importantly this vibrancy is being chartered by young, 30-something year old professionals in the creative disciplines that are pro-actively reacting to the changes in our industry through disruptive and contrasting means of curatorial practice, design insights and materialized opinions, from designers, to curators through to journalists. And the best bit is that everyone including the oldies are loving them for it and embracing the direction that London is taking because of it.

 

For me Patrizia Moroso, in this recent article on Dezeen about the LDF, puts it down in words:
 

"It's a sort of belly of the world."

 

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Adding Social Value to Smart Materials

I recently stumbled upon Catarina Mota, founder of openmaterials.org.

With an calm and generous speech to a recent TEDtalk audience, she talked about the exciting contemporary state of the open source movement and encouraged us to play our part in it.

Our studio´s always been excited about the direction materials research takes, particularly because it allows the imagination of the designer to run wild with the possible applications. Nowadays it´s so simple to have access to a lot of the emerging technologies, such as conductive ink (we played with it last summer in the studio), that it feels almost like a grown-up playground. Open-source manufacturing and Smart Materials are to grown-ups what Meccano was to us when we were kids.

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