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It’s 3am. Visions of green and red shapes are swirling through your mind. Was it a bad batch of kombucha? No – it’s Autodesk Generative Design. Autodesk Generative Design provides a surprisingly addictive mix of novelty, somewhat mysterious results, and interesting shapes. If you can justify the cost – try it! Before I dive in,…

Pantyhose — the culmination of centuries of craftsmanship, science, and technology. They rival the VERSABALL™ in end-effector technology, made photo filters before Instagram, and are manufactured by bad-ass machines. When I saw the How It’s Made episode for pantyhose (which is on Netflix Instant, btw), I immediately bought some and hung them on my inspiration wall.…

The Artiphon Instrument 1 is, hands down, the Swiss Army knife of digital instruments. Using the computer in my pocket, 3D printed components, and some rad sensors, Artiphon enables musicians to play with and practice a variety of stringed instruments in one. The Instrument 1 adapts an Apple mobile device into a versatile, and highly…

Where the soft calls of ocean mammals meet carefully extruded polycarbonate plastic, high-performing and beautiful surfboard fins are born. Boardshaper Roy Stuart has combined two things that will save the world: biomimicry and 3D printing. Most surfers these days ride with three fin, or ‘thruster,’ setups. Thruster fins offer a good balance of performance and…