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by mgnt8
January 23rd, 2015, 4:27 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Aluminum look to plastic
Replies: 5
Views: 3918

Re: Aluminum look to plastic

Try Ray Vac. They do smaller parts, and they're in the area.

http://www.rayvac.com
by mgnt8
March 21st, 2014, 9:18 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Stars Wars Design versus Star Trek Design
Replies: 74
Views: 18808

Re: Stars Wars Design versus Star Trek Design

Let's not lose sight of the truly important dichotomy here:

Orion slave girl
vs
Princess Leia in Jabba's lair
by mgnt8
March 20th, 2014, 2:31 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: zebra stripes- does it matter?
Replies: 11
Views: 3319

Re: zebra stripes- does it matter?

Just remember Class A is more than just unroken zebra stripes and curvature continuous fillets. Smooth variation in curvature is required. The 'rate of change' changes at the same scale. That's why you'll sometimes hear them referred to as monontone curves and surfaces http://oi60.tinypic.com/1182ia...
by mgnt8
March 20th, 2014, 9:05 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Stars Wars Design versus Star Trek Design
Replies: 74
Views: 18808

Re: Stars Wars Design versus Star Trek Design

Great topic I believe a long long time ago in a thread far far away this link was posted: http://canopycanopycanopy.com/contents/star_wars__a_new_heap a comparison/analogy of Star Wars to minimalism and Kubrick's 2001 Space Odyssey to modernism Also, the original Star Trek got so many things right a...
by mgnt8
January 16th, 2014, 11:26 am
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: How do you say Jim Beam in 日本の
Replies: 9
Views: 6707

Re: How do you say Jim Beam in 日本の

One thing you notice if you ever go down to the Kentucky fall bourbon festival is the Japanese tourists. A lot of them. They must love their whiskey. Like Nurb says, aside from the small batch distillaries, they are all global and corporate. Also while Beam has a lot of premium products that are pre...
by mgnt8
January 14th, 2014, 9:21 am
Forum: branding, packaging, & retail design
Topic: New Member and Question - What is this package called?
Replies: 11
Views: 7341

Re: New Member and Question - What is this package called?

Did you try Thomasnet? You should be able to find something there if you dig around enough. Maybe this can get you started: http://www.amcor.com/businesses/amcor-flexibles/ they just came out with this product: http://www.velcro.com/business/Industries/~/media/Files/TargetPDFs/velcro-presslok-flexib...
by mgnt8
November 29th, 2011, 10:20 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 275
Views: 175722

Re: What are you reading?

Have any of you read Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon? Looks like it might be fun. I think I am going to read the rest of my Haruki Maurakami books this winter too. Read Gravity Rainbow years ago. Demanding, technical, and disorienting. The Crying of Lot 49 is a nice way to ease into Pynchon Alo...
by mgnt8
July 15th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: software and technology
Topic: Dirty Geometry?
Replies: 16
Views: 4031

Re: Dirty Geometry?

Design-Engine had a saying about Class A surfacing

Something about how they do it at GM with Alias- if your model's too heavy you can't sit at the cool table.
by mgnt8
February 21st, 2011, 5:45 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: nook color
Replies: 10
Views: 1081

Re: nook color

On the back side of the chamfer is where the memory card slot is. The cover is trapezoidal shaped and slides in and out fairly agreeably. It's a nice subtle little form cue with the opening making a kind of carabiner. I agree the grippy surface is pretty great to hold. Nookbooks & PDFs are trickier ...
by mgnt8
January 26th, 2011, 10:02 pm
Forum: business practices
Topic: Project Management Software
Replies: 11
Views: 11681

Re: Project Management Software

Getting Things Done by David Allen
by mgnt8
January 26th, 2011, 9:02 am
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: OMFG! Does the world really need a 916 mL cup of coffee?
Replies: 40
Views: 3506

Re: OMFG! Does the world really need a 916 mL cup of coffee?

To get back to the central question of the thread - that book is part of a larger field of study called complexity science. If it wasn't for coffee, it and other theoretical disciplines probably wouldn't exist. So while your everyday John & Jane Q Public would probably be well advised to pass on the...
by mgnt8
January 25th, 2011, 5:44 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: OMFG! Does the world really need a 916 mL cup of coffee?
Replies: 40
Views: 3506

Re: OMFG! Does the world really need a 916 mL cup of coffee?

Ah thanks for clearing that up. That is a big cup. Sooner or later those cup holders are going to have to get bigger. The Teutons and the Celts probably didn't see it quite that way, but you did say most I came across this book out of the blue awhile back called "The Collapse of Complex Societies". ...
by mgnt8
January 25th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: OMFG! Does the world really need a 916 mL cup of coffee?
Replies: 40
Views: 3506

Re: OMFG! Does the world really need a 916 mL cup of coffee?

We make everything from 6oz to 64oz cups. The larger sizes are becoming more and more popular. 64 ounces-Thats 1892.7059 ML. Half a gallon of soda, we also make 64 oz coffee cups in EPS, but they are not too popular. The 64oz cups are avaiable at places like 7-11, and gas statation chains. We just ...
by mgnt8
December 28th, 2010, 4:09 pm
Forum: transportation
Topic: Top Gear USA's Buick Roadmaster refresh...Potential 1HDC?
Replies: 32
Views: 7360

Re: Top Gear USA's Buick Roadmaster refresh...Potential 1HDC

Sorry to come late to the party. I just watched the episode. Obviously the design is abysmal, but I don't have a problem with the rest of it. This is a study in species, auto-anthropology. Their challenges were free of irony or nostalgia, functioning as design research from the gearhead perspective....