Dee An

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Bristol, City of Bristol, UK

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  • "You're not wrong - I've just image Googled Pagini Interiors. The purple and yellow 'Joker' interior makes this one look almost tasteful! "
    on: The Tackiest Interior for a Hypercar You've Ever Seen
  • "You're spot on - nineties stereo system was the first thing I thought when I saw it!"
    on: The Tackiest Interior for a Hypercar You've Ever Seen
  • "A similar problem is faced by busses transporting foot passengers from a ferry terminal to a ferry. The bus has a driver's cab at both ends. Of course this solution isn't suitable for a dump truck.  There are also these omnidirectional wheels:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecanum_wheel Anyone else have examples of vehicles designed to go in different directions? "
    on: Clever Design for a Rotating-Top Dump Truck
  • "A Swiss patent by Bruno Rey from the right time period - might be relevant. Sadly no pictures accompany the text, at least not from the sources I found.   https://patents.google.com/patent/CH517469A/de"
    on: Hay Re-releases Iconic Bruno Rey Chair, With Mysterious Joinery Method
  • "https://patents.google.com/patent/DE4136611A1/de A patent filed by Bruno Rey, it might give a clue. Legal speak in German then machine-translated into English includes:  "1. Furniture with legs, with a torsion-resistant plate on which the legs are attached individually by means of connec tion organs, which are sunk into correspondingly complementary recesses of these parts on the underside of the plate and on the surface of a leg facing the plate, characterized characterized in that each connecting element is formed by an approximately right-angled bent angled part ( 5 ), the two legs ( 6 , 7 ) of which merge into a shifted flaring part ( 8 ), which positively fits into a complementarily milled counter flaring ( 11 , 12 ) on the Underside of the plate ( 1) or embedded in the surface of a leg ( 2 , 3 ) facing the plate and permanently connected there.""
    on: Hay Re-releases Iconic Bruno Rey Chair, With Mysterious Joinery Method
  • "> One thing that bummed me out about the video: They don't mention design, or designers, even once. Do Dyson have to? Genuine question. In the nineties, Dyson were famous for their take on industrial design. Does a younger person who has grown up with Dyson's diverged product line not still associate Dyson with industrial design? Dyson have in the past used a technology to change the basic appearance of a product in an existing category: vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, floor fans without visible blades."
    on: Dyson Gives Sneak Peek at Secret Robot Prototypes for Household Chores
  • "If you compare the mass of polyethylene used in a bin liner to the mass of its intended contents, it's usually a rounding error.   Ditto for the energy used in manufacturing a bin liner compared to the energy required to wash and sterilise a plastic trash can.  Also, what does one empty a plastic trash can into? Not all facilities have a skip (sorry, *dumpster*) outside.  And materials handling: a janitor can collect the full bags from multiple stations on one trip around the building. This is not true if he has to collect, empty and return multiple plastic bins.  Yes, we must reduce plastic use and waste. But we must do so intelligently. "
    on: Garbage Can Designs That Ditch the "Can" Part to Save Material
  • "Would be good to pair it with an overhead projector for lighting the game pieces. Also, hardware and software for recognising game pieces for specific effects. "
    on: CraftyKobolds' Digital Gaming Boards, Made With 43" UHD TVs
  • "Waitrose in the UK have been using the UK convention of Blue full fat, Green semi-skimmed and Red Skimmed. (This is different to the UK convention for foil caps on glass milk bottles: Silver full fat, Red semi-skimmed, Blue skimmed. ) For full fat goats milk in plastic containers, Waitrose use a blue cap with a picture of a goat. A picture that was evidently missed once by a colleague who kindly brought me a cup of goat-flavoured coffee. "
    on: When a Seemingly Good Package Design Decision is the Wrong One
  • "Issues with current design that would need addressing: 1. The shelf system is stable when in lower position and in upright position - but not in the transition between the two positions. As the user raises the shelves, the lowest shelf must be prevented from rolling or sliding along the floor.  2. The current design could trap fingers or even shear them off. This issue must be studied. 3. The user might pull the system from under a bed and then lean over the shelves to grasp the furthest shelve in order to pull the system upright. This is a very bad lifting position for the user. They may fall forward, even if they don't damage their back.  (These are safety issues, so if I am wrong then I need to be proved wrong.) I'm sure you all can think of mitigations and work arounds for the above issues. It might also make a good exercise for students in how to model or test a human user's range of movements."
    on: Student Concept for Transforming Storage Shelves That Fit Under a Bed or Sofa
  • "What exactly do you think LG have taken from the Totem design?  Roll-up displays have been in Sci Fi since at least 1998 (Earth Final Conflict series by Gene Roddenberry featured a roll-up PDA called a Global). Roll-up scrolls are thousands of years old. Roll-up projector screens are over a hundred years old.  A roll-up television set is 'obvious to anyone versed in the art' if the engineers are capable of manufacturing the flexible panel. "
    on: Is This the Design Concept that LG's Rollable TV is Based On?
  • "Nike's business model is to sell lots of shoes and this requires that they don't last very long. I had dozens of pairs of Nike trainers as a teenager, and they seldom lasted more than a few months. Nike are not the only offenders here. Scarpa make boots that use a type of Vibram sole that lets water in if the grip lugs are only partially worn - a whole boot junked prematurely. Well, both boots.  As the poster above noted re Vivo Barefoot, there are brands that make more durable footwear. I wear ECCO trainers now, since having a pair that lasted over a year and a half of constant use.  If an alien came to Earth and only read Core77, it would be forgiven for believing that Nike, Addidas et al, were the most responsible shoe manufacturers rather than among the worst.  But hey, if those Nikes are wearing out because the user is walking instead of driving places, that's likely a good thing.  "
    on: Nike's Radical Glue-Free Sneakers Designed for Disassembly
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