Crochet is awesome – backstory, I picked up a crochet needle while walking the dogs, and thought, hmmm, maybe I should try this out (my partner at the time countered with – I picked up a hypodermic, think I should try cocaine? Well, whatever).
I also like sewing, my grandmother taught me and we share a blissful disregard for patterns.
While crochet and sewing is awesome there’s only so much I can wear. Turns out there is a whole world of people doing all sorts of creative things that have a blissful disregard for convention! This post is a collection for future inspiration.
Martine Celerin 3D dimensional weaving
These inspirations typically live on pinterest – let me know if you’ve found cool stuff!
Just a place to drop cool links for papercraft
There’s the go to place once a week to check out the new stuff 🙂 Found via Canon printing cartridges (what a good marketing plan, that uses your product!) Papercraft models
Converting 3D printing models to faceted paper sculptures
Advice on how to make models well by gedelgo on deviantart
(at the risk of descending into pinterest vibes)
Flat paper art by Maudvantours
My house. Completed (as far as houses are ever ‘completed’) in September 2016.
Continue reading “House Jouissance”
Quartz, my favourite international news-related website/newsletter shared this article about a management exercise about ‘user manuals’. I found it so beautiful, and so much to process, working across generations and being in relationship with someone in some other generation, and not quite fitting into/relating to whatever generation I’m supposed to be in… To me it speaks to the type of systems work, transdisciplinary work we’re doing, it’s not just about coping with people of different ages. As Leah mentions in her piece “The generational divide in today’s modern workplace is unavoidable. … But when generational frustration turns to judgment (which often leads to dismissiveness), no one wins.” I think even once we sort the generations out, or correct for this, different skills and personalities have the same issue.
Continue reading “Inter-generational dynamics”
This is part of a journey to learn to visualise what a water conscious city looks like, to help everyday people to thrive in water scarce environments. This is the goal of the AquaSavvy campaign and underscores my academic work at the Future Water Institute.
So far I’m learning how to work with RHINO and GRASSHOPPER. Baby steps. 🙂
Continue reading “A foray into Geodesign”
YAAASSS!!! What? No, it just worked! Nooooooo
Using the Raw HTML plugin, and the raw/raw tags, I put in my html code for my sankey flow diagram. In preview, it worked! But once I published it, it didn’t. The good news is that I know the code works. The bad news is it looks like either wordpress or this plugin is buggy – and its page warns about this. So I went to have a cuppa tea (in lieu of a frustrated cry), and now I’m going to try other raw html plugins.
Continue reading “Raw html in worldpress for d3.”
Why? We’re in drought, so we don’t have water to flush toilets. The nutrients in shit should be re-used, and that is difficult when we dilute it with loads of water and mix it with god knows what else to be shipped off somewhere to be so-called ‘treated’. Also, flushing toilets mean we are flushing nutrients into receiving water bodies (even with excellent wastewater treatment, we’re still not doing well enough). So flushing is just a stupid idea. More about this in a presentation (pdf, 5MB) I recently gave. Continue reading “Jouissance toilet 2.0 – the foam flush”
After getting stuck on getting a squishy collision, I decided to go back to basics by following step by step this blog. Continue reading “the hello world of d3”
(who got the movie reference?)
Cape Town is in the worst drought ever, and asides from all the panic this is generating some lovely publicity for the dry toilet. I’m getting a lot of emails.
Here’s the short version of my replies:
Continue reading “Toilet-love in the time of drought”