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by GURU
September 1st, 2010, 3:49 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Annoying co-worker:
Replies: 18
Views: 1825

Re: Annoying co-worker:

I use the subtle tap on the shoulder and a 'Shut the F@#k up'. It never fails. I used to sit next to this woman who would yak in Polish on the phone for hours at a time, of course no one around her understood what she was saying so she talked as loud as she wanted to. One day I lost it and went ove...
by GURU
September 1st, 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Annoying co-worker:
Replies: 18
Views: 1825

Re: Annoying co-worker:

I use the subtle tap on the shoulder and a 'Shut the F@#k up'. It never fails.
by GURU
August 31st, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: NW materials show
Replies: 8
Views: 2134

Re: NW materials show

I'll be there Tuesday.
by GURU
August 24th, 2010, 6:03 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Athletic Footwear Designers Are Catalysts to Pollution.
Replies: 49
Views: 18577

Re: Athletic Footwear Designers Are Catalysts to Pollution.

As far as regrind goes, most outsole factories already add a little regrind into their rubber compounds - but as I understand it that's limited to no more than 10% of the compound makeup. Rubber, once it heats and cools changes molecular structure so when you regrind you're basically just adding fi...
by GURU
August 19th, 2010, 3:16 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear
Replies: 4438
Views: 1056215

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

Zdelar,

The design, shading and proportions all look great!

GURU
by GURU
August 17th, 2010, 4:38 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: shopping for shoes in Barcelona
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: shopping for shoes in Barcelona

There are some shops at 'el Triangle' and 'sneaker' stores near 'El Born'
by GURU
August 17th, 2010, 2:54 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Sizes and design
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Sizes and design

Azrehan wrote:Hey guys.
I was wondering if clothes are the exception to the rule, and if shoe designers design for a specific size and then the design is compromised on the other sizes. .
Mens shoes are designed in a size 9. After the pattern is confirmed it's scaled to the other sizes.
by GURU
August 11th, 2010, 3:21 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Athletic Footwear Designers Are Catalysts to Pollution.
Replies: 49
Views: 18577

Re: Athletic Footwear Designers Are Catalysts to Pollution.

How do Athletic footwear designers feel that a days work designing synthetic shoes are knowingly negatively impacting the world for 1000 years? his. I've been joking how I've been "designing landfill" for the past ten years! 99.9999% of things that are designed, produced and sold are eventually use...
by GURU
August 10th, 2010, 5:13 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Heavy Material Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Heavy Material Needed

Lead in it's solid block form is not all that bad... just wear gloves and don't eat it.

Make sure you wear gloves when working with copper. It can turn you skin green for a while.
by GURU
August 10th, 2010, 4:49 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Heavy Material Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Heavy Material Needed

Here's a great material weight calculator::::

http://www.matweb.com/tools/weightcalculator.aspx
by GURU
August 10th, 2010, 4:46 pm
Forum: materials and processes
Topic: Heavy Material Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Heavy Material Needed

Go to a hardware store and pick up some lead.
by GURU
August 9th, 2010, 12:07 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear
Replies: 4438
Views: 1056215

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

John, Good start on you design. Step ONE in footwear design is getting your proportions correct. Rendering a shoe a a great skill to know but, in many footwear companies the design process never gets that far. A good trick to get you on the right track is tracing the silhouette over an existing shoe...
by GURU
July 29th, 2010, 12:11 pm
Forum: consumer products
Topic: iPhone 4... thoughts?
Replies: 64
Views: 11003

Re: iPhone 4... thoughts?

Interesting video of timing the four generations of the iPhone by rebooting the phone and running intense apps

http://english.mashkulture.net/2010/07/ ... the-years/
by GURU
July 26th, 2010, 4:30 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: Designers and Beer...What's yours
Replies: 107
Views: 14908

Re: Designers and Beer...What's yours

I attended the "North American Craft Beer Fest" in Boston last month. $40, 86 breweries, 426 beers = one epic time!

I suggest finding one in your area:
http://beeradvocate.com/events/calendar/2010/07
by GURU
July 20th, 2010, 12:24 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: Designers and Beer...What's yours
Replies: 107
Views: 14908

Re: Designers and Beer...What's yours

If i'm not sipping on one of my homebrews, I love a good Oatmeal Stout:::