November 5th, 2006

Try this game to see if you really know your company logos.  Takes about a minute.

Photoshop Tutorials

November 5th, 2006

Just found this over at Lifehacker.  Great and LONG list of Photoshop Tutorials.

Sketch & Sit

November 2nd, 2006

Core77 posted this video on their site today - it’s so good I had to have it. Sketch furniture by Front Design. Video gets really good about halfway through.


November 2nd, 2006

Bodytag is a nice little website.  seems to run a bit slow and i’ve had some quirky responses - but the way it organizes the work is v. good.  undesigned but designed.


November 1st, 2006

After spending a few months away from fromform, I’ve just installed Wordpress to make the whole blogging experience a little more interesting. Tried it a while ago when launching this year’s inter3 blog - but at the time it couldn’t host multiple blogs so we’re still using movable type over there.  So far so good!


October 31st, 2006

Check out these Gadgets for Girls.

Stella Bella

June 20th, 2006

To explain my rather long absence from this site - I will simply say that STELLA BELLA SANDMEIER-STEELE was born 31 May 2006. (Her official due date was TODAY). She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces (or 3.02Kg), 51 cm long and has been keeping us busy every since. Postings will likely be even more sporadic then they were before - but I’ll soon get back into the swing of things. Pics of the babe over on the flickr account - click the thumbnails at the right to head over there.


May 17th, 2006

OMA amputates it’s New York office - see New York Times for the full article. Reading the article, you sense a fairly deep conflict with former OMANY’s director, JP-R He speaks of being a true collaborator and not being interested in authorship - yet wants to split from OMA to work under his own name.

Pecha Kucha in London

May 12th, 2006

a big Pecha Kucha event at the Sadler’s Wells Theater on 25 June - billed as the world’s biggest will feature a long list of architects and artists.


May 10th, 2006

Inter 3 students put their unit work on display for the 2nd year in a row. The show, 10 LIGHTS is on from 29 April - 26 May in the AA Back Members Room and showcases their 1st term work and installations exploring their proposals, experiements and prototypes as they experimented with ways to manipulate the effects of artificial and natural light.



Videos - oma +

April 11th, 2006

LINK to video of OMA’s Design Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky


And a couple other totally unrelated videos @ YouTube
>>if you haven’t seen the crazy dog yet, here it is. bizarre.
>>the most rubbery kid in what looks to be a high-school competition. he appears halfway through the vid…and is worth the wait.


April 6th, 2006

zaha’s new kitchen launched this week at the milan furniture fair. Z. Island

Taco genius

April 3rd, 2006

I’ve read about this blog in a few places recently - I think first over at Kottke’s site but didn’t get around to reading it until about 20 minutes ago - having now read through some of the entires - I’m imagining a trip to LA in the hopefully not-too-distant future. It reads deliciously.
>> In a related note, many foodblogs are commenting on the increased sales of Mexican Coke in the US after it was linked in google news the other day. just think, 80 degree weather, a couple of tacos and a mexican coke.

Lily Yung

April 3rd, 2006

Just found Lily Yung’s website - with an interesting range of jewelry - many pieces of which are rhino-modelled and digitally machined + fabricated.

text city

March 25th, 2006

a new reading of New York City via text-based information online. Searchscapes Manhattan
(via Design Observer)

Fake model tutorial

March 16th, 2006

Just found this link via Flickr for a fake model photograph tutorial. Makes a good bird’s eye photograph look as though you’ve spent ages building a life-like model in your attic…..

some trials using the tutorial:




March 13th, 2006

The Buckmister Fuller Institute pays homage online with a fairly comprehensive catalogue of works - and newer derivatives.

foster slivers (slithers?) next to mies

February 22nd, 2006

Foster’s new proposal for a tower adjacent to Mies’s Seagrams Building

China everywhere you look

February 22nd, 2006

Travelling down oxford street yesterday I counted 7 buses (including my own) with full rear surface advertisements for China, and China 2008 / London 2012 banners running down the length of the street. Selfridges west corner window looks like my handbag exploded in there - with top to bottom chinese paraphernalia and do-dads, and now everwhere I look I’m finding more and more references china china china beijing shanghai. Last month you couldn’t excape ads for Dubai - this month China.

Branded London

February 21st, 2006

TUBE MAP rebranded. BRAND NAME: Atrovent. Licensed Canadian Pharmacy. Atrovent Let us help you find Peace of Mind. Help Yourself Now. Strangely reliant on candy bars and confectionary as a source for tube stop renaming. Could be an interesting affect of tube privatisation.

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