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by GURU
July 14th, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Nail gun - Critique
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: Nail gun - Critique

The pneumatic nail gun was my senior thesis project (10+ years ago). The best way to start this project is: Find and fix is's flaws before you design a new version. It's more of a function than aesthetics.

GURU
by GURU
June 30th, 2010, 12:05 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: What is for lunch today?
Replies: 47
Views: 6178

Re: What is for lunch today?

Pizza on the beach, in the South of France.
by GURU
June 23rd, 2010, 1:19 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: IKEA: The Truth
Replies: 29
Views: 14803

Re: IKEA: The Truth

"you get what you pay for"

GURU
by GURU
June 22nd, 2010, 3:38 pm
Forum: design events & competitions
Topic: Bread & Butter in Berlin...
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Bread & Butter in Berlin...

Anyone else going to Bread & Butter in Berlin on 07-09 July 2010.?

http://www.breadandbutter.com/summer201 ... er-league/
by GURU
June 15th, 2010, 4:39 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear
Replies: 4438
Views: 1057382

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

You know, it might not be simple as just staying basic (sorry GURU). If you can convince skaters that they can skate just as well with arched soles or using new materials, you are still designing skateshoes as long as you are addressing skating issues. Just remember that there are reasons on why sk...
by GURU
June 14th, 2010, 6:20 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear
Replies: 4438
Views: 1057382

Re: Sketch-Fu: Men's Footwear

tarngerine wrote:I was just wondering: what differentiates between skate shoes and other sneakers?
When designing skate shoes stay basic. Look at Vans, Converse skate, DC Shoes, etc. Stay away from sketching 'techy' skate shoes. They are not trending and won't be for a while.
by GURU
June 9th, 2010, 12:23 pm
Forum: designer's accord and green design
Topic: Something to think about - what's left?
Replies: 5
Views: 14703

Re: Something to think about - what's left?

There has been talk in California about trying a 'wave energy' farm:::

http://ocsenergy.anl.gov/guide/wave/index.cfm
by GURU
June 8th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: Gum Rubber
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

Re: Gum Rubber

It seems like there might be a bit of confusion here. If you want natural gum its called 'Crepe Rubber'. It usually comes in three colors: light yellow, natural and nicotine (smoky brown). It can also be dyed with a black ink. 'Gum Rubber' for the application in skate, basketball and boat shoes is m...
by GURU
May 13th, 2010, 1:22 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: The making of the F50 adizero
Replies: 21
Views: 2903

Re: The making of the F50 adizero

Thanks NURB!
by GURU
May 13th, 2010, 12:07 pm
Forum: footwear & softgoods
Topic: The making of the F50 adizero
Replies: 21
Views: 2903

The making of the F50 adizero

Great new commercial that takes you through the manufacturing process:::


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOMF4S8L ... r_embedded#!

(I wish my factories had this lighting!)
GURU

P.S. How do you embed a youtube video in the discussion forum?
by GURU
May 3rd, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: sketching
Topic: 10,000 Hrs
Replies: 19
Views: 7532

Re: 10,000 Hrs

I think Gladwell talks about the 10,000 hours metric in Blink. Pretty interesting stuff. I think most really good sketchers are way past that though. I'm always reminded of an interview with some artist who said that when everyone is a child, they all draw equally well. The trouble is that by middl...
by GURU
April 30th, 2010, 3:39 pm
Forum: general design discussion
Topic: Can you Define Design Thinking?
Replies: 78
Views: 9526

Re: Can you Define Design Thinking?

" Connecting your right brain and your left brain to produce a creative solution to a problem"

GURU
by GURU
April 30th, 2010, 3:15 pm
Forum: consumer products
Topic: all things Apple iPad
Replies: 153
Views: 26469

Re: all things Apple iPad

by GURU
April 27th, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: off topic
Topic: The Best Bad Movies of All Time
Replies: 51
Views: 7475

Re: The Best Bad Movies of All Time

Karate Kid

"sweep the leg"