Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
This is actually an Air Force photo of an F-22 flightline, and I messed around in photoshop to give it that toy-like focus that I've seen a few photographers do these days. It's pretty cool to learn these kind of effects and think about how I could apply them to my design presentations. It could be a pretty cool tool, how to use it... Check out the link to the tutorial. Psd Tuts.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I saw this on a really amazing website called Shorpy. This is the Chesapeake & Ohio M-1 steam turbine locomotive in 1949. These engines were coal-fired turbines that produced 6,000 horsepower! They were complete failures, unless you measure success in terms of awesomeness. They were built in 1947 by Baldwin Locomotive Works, and because they were massively complex and expensive, were retired by 1950. What a beast!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This is my entry to the Urban Shed International Competition. It is a sidewalk cover to protect pedestrians from falling construction debris. It acts as an urban forrest canopy. Providing protection and enhancing the aesthetics of the city scape. Its made up of heavy-duty recycled plastic triangles, which are fit together to create shapes which can be site specific. The triangle are empty in the middle, and covered with a mesh which protects while allowing light to penetrate to the street below.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Ive been reading a book about Raymond Loewy. That guy was really ahead of his time. He got to design everything from logos, to entire trains right down to the food that was on the menu! A lot of his logos and designs are still in use today even though they were designed in the 1930's, like the Shell oil company. His train designs were really great because he took steam locomotives in the 1930's, which were essentially 19th century technology, and modernized them using the then new concept of streamlining and aerodynamics. I got inspired to do some train sketching of my own.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
So here are the latest renderings of my Lamborghini. The idea was to create a car with very simple, and strong geometry, like the original Countach. This thing is still far from finished, and some of the surfaces are sketchy to say the least, but you get the idea. Its time to move on to other projects!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
These are the latest images of a project that I have been revisiting. Its a Bertone Lamborghini based on the Mucielago package, but with some stronger surfaces. The model is Alias, and these are the first surfaces. Its still a bit rough and I plan to clean it up a little bit and add some details.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Don't you sometimes wish that someone would make a skateboard that has bark on the top? Well these guys just read your mind. They also have a lot of other really awesome skateboard concepts, so check them out- NGboards Be careful what you wish for...
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This thing could be called a crotch rocket, but that would imply testosterone which it definitely doesn't have. Its my aunt's 1963 Vespa 150 which is currently in my basement. It hasn't run in a few years, so I've been trying to clean off the spiderwebs. Hopefully with a large shot of gasoline, and maybe some Lavazza Espresso, I can have it running in a few days.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This is a concept that I came up with for a sketchoff on Idsketching.com. I decided that I would make a model in Alias and render it, just for fun and maybe my portfolio. It is for a flashlight that is more than just a flashlight. It is also a lamp that can be used in situations, like camping. It has a power cord which doubles as a strap for hanging. Its not a Lamborghini, I know, but the model was very quick and fun to make.