Super Blood Moon over NYC on September 27th 2015 gave a spectacular show of color!
testing the limits of how large the bobbin lace (still made on pillow) can go. this time with fiber optic cable. Continue reading
a long long time ago in 1999 we went on a week long study trip to Tuscany to practice architectural sketching. with the help of 150 liters of wine on the bus (as per professor’s demand – though it was gone in the first three days) we produced an envious amount of pretty decent drawings considering all the circumstances…
Remember all those headphones you had to throw away cause they were just unbearable to use after the spongy cover got torn and fell off?
Wisdom comes with age I guess and a colleague got a brilliant idea how to put my crocheting skills to some practical use… Continue reading
documenting how my name gets spelled when i’m being asked for it. yeah i know… very egocentric/narcissistic….
quite possibly the most understandable explanation of STRING THEORY:
Quite possibly the weirdest physics theory ever. While all of the math behind it is correct, attempting to understand it is like having molten platinum poured on your skull. Continue reading
huuuuuuuge model of NYC at the Queens Museum of Art
pick any straight line. only one though.
“Life today is bewildering. We have no picture of it which is all-inclusive, such as former times may have had. We have to make a choice between concepts of great diversity. And as a common ground is wanting, we are baffled by them. Continue reading
Mantzalin entered a competition in design with a nice promotional award in NY Continue reading
I am a designer. I design stuff.
When I introduce myself this way in Europe, the person would nod with understanding. In US it gets more complicated… Continue reading
“The thread used was the finest of linen, sometimes of such gossamer spin that it could not be felt between thumb and fore finger. Since dry air would cause the fragile linen threads to be come brittle and snap at a touch, Continue reading
We didn’t panic… Continue reading
During my 6 day trip through Portugal I set myself goal to have at least one Pastel de Nata per day. Continue reading
“Such is our way of thinking—we find beauty not in the in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, the one thing against another creates.” Continue reading
It was quite obvious that Manca will be in charge of accessorizing her sister’s wedding dress. And her sister wanted flowers… Continue reading
“Unlike many other precious objects which, owing to industrial progress, have lost much of their luxurious quality, lace, adapting itself to the economic and industrial requirements of our age, has kept its main characteristics: precious elegance, lightness and luxury.”
Coco Chanel Continue reading
There is this extreme simplicity in the rules that nature follows – the Fibonacci sequence. And yet the results are so complex. Continue reading
Hard to imagine the study of architecture before computers and drafting by hand with ‘rotrings’, rulers and razor blades… Continue reading
A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together. It is usually made of steel, or on occasion copper or brass. Continue reading
Somewhere in Lisbon…