CAD + DESIGN x [KI•NET•IC] NYC
Custom Pine Sliding “Shoji” Doors + Cable-concealing Ceiling Medallion w/ Burlap Centerpiece. Customer requested chandelier to be mounted on structural cement ceiling with no existing ceiling outlets or electrical supply lines. Instead of relying on unsightly conduit or cable-concealers, I decided to design a custom wood molding that would tie in with the Shoji Doors and enable me to trace an electric line to the nearest source on the opposite wall.
Mr. Đức thắng Nguyễn (Duc Thang Nguyen) is an engineer from Vietnam. Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions.
Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms. All from gears, couplings, clutches, differentials to detailed examples of movement conversions. For every mechanism Nguyen has generated a corresponding animated YouTube video. These videos are an invaluable source to understand some of the more convoluted and challenging mechanisms. The video-clips portray a mesmerizing collection of kinetics sculptures on their own and can be enjoyed for their sheer aesthetic value.
The Wooden Cloth is said to adapt to the many living situations modern life has to offer, be it in a large home or a small refuge. Its name is provocative and inspiring at the same time: “Instead of having drop-leaf construction where the hanging table tops close off one or two sides I wanted to create a use for the hanging parts, which turn out to look like a tablecloth when it’s contracted,” explained the [Natalie Dackelid].
A customer recently asked if I could sand and strip a black/brown IKEA Hemnes Bridging Shelf and stain it to match her existing grey/brown IKEA Hemnes collection.
Below are photos of the sanding and paint stripping process, which took 3.5 hrs due to the thick factory coating. The required tools are as follows:
- 5″ orbital sander w/ 40, 80 and 120 grit sanding disks
- Coarse steel wool
- Oil-based paint stripper
- Scrapper or 5-in-1
- Dremel with sanding attachments for corners and fine edges
- Sanding block
Peek Inside: The Unfinished World of New York’s Subway via Fast Company
Amazing images from the massive 2nd Ave subway line currently being dug beneath NYC (via Fast Company)
Kinetic Design + Build begins work on two new “Vanilla Box” basement garden units on the Upper East Side today: a one bedroom apartment pictured below and an adjacent studio apartment. The challenge lies in balancing a contemporary style, while insuring that the space feels warm and light despite the lack of windows. Please check in for periodic updates!
Kinetic Design + Build begins work on two new “Vanilla Box” basement garden units on the Upper East Side today: a studio apartment pictured below and an adjacent two bedroom apartment. The challenge lies in balancing a contemporary style, while insuring that the space feels warm and light despite the lack of windows. Please check in daily through next Wednesday for periodic updates!