On 21.11.13, the Ribbon Rack was installed on the wall of the Groucho Club in Soho, London, following almost a year and a half of design development, prototyping and planning. C4 journalist and news presenter Jon Snow cut the ribbon on the rack, and was the first to test it with his snazzy orange bike, before cycling off to the BBC studios to give a talk about cycling safety in central London. Watch it HERE. As I walked past the rack later that evening I saw 6 bikes in there, including a Brompton snuggling in at the end! Photo evidence HERE.
I must say a huge, huge thank you to all of those involved and particularly the following people who all worked super hard to make the project possible: Theodore Bird (project commissioner), Juliet Heap (planning consultancy), Stephen Newby & Will Baugh (fabrication), Neil Thomas at Atelier One (engineering) and Tim Wilson and Elton Charles at the Groucho club. It is fantastic to see it on the wall and being used!!!
… And if you are curious to see how the design has evolved, check out the original design that I submitted as part of the London Festival of architecture right HERE.
More photos & progress shots will appear on the EKM Works website shortly.
(and thanks RP for the photos)..
I designed and purchased me some snazzy Stainless Steel business cards. A tad pricey… but quite fun!
finally got around to playing with a demo version of Max and here are the results (sounding a little like a lost bumble bee)… I’m still in the “what the hell am I doing?” stage… but Max seems to be a very powerful audio visual tool that I very much look forward to spending more time with over the next 30 days (after which my trial period will expire, boo)… Like grasshopper, but with sound and video. Let’s see what I can do in 30 days..! (any tips and tricks are most welcome).
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… More things, coming soon…
Teaser test photos of my latest project straight from the workshop (courtesy of Steve at FBM) It’s coming together..! Grand unveiling in the next few weeks… Stay peeled.
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"Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces."
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As some of you may already know, I recently changed jobs. I now work as an architectural assistant at Price & Myers Geometrics group, and we have a blog! Check it out (and please follow) right HERE. We also have a Twitter account where we will be posting things of interest and up and coming talks and events. Get informed right HERE. More news, posts, music and pictures coming from me very soon…
Apologies all for the lack of blog activity recently. There is a lot going on at the moment: Revising for architecture finals (after 8 years!), changing jobs, buying a house, writing music for a new band and working on a few little freelance design bits and bobs! Teasers attached and news to follow (once these darn exams are out of the way..!)…
THE FLY AT NIGHT
We’ve been dancing… These images show a side by side comparison of firefly in action when tuned to “listen” out for different frequency ranges within the same 6-18 second audio sample. I’ve learnt that firefly likes strong and simplistic melodies, but has a tendency to freak out over complex harmonies (unlike it’s owner)! I’m also learning a new piece of software which should allow me to simulate a more complex range of movement and should help me to build some more interesting actuators in the near future. Firefly and I are also preparing for a fun night of filming for Mr. Kennedy’s music video in the coming weeks!!!
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ON MY MIND
Firefly can dance!!! This evening I reached a bit of a milestone in the run-up to my collaboration with the one and only Toby Kennedy. I’ve been faffing with firefly on and off for a while, but I’ve now finally gotten to the stage where he can respond to music (frequency and/or volume)… It’s not as complicated as it sounds, but has admittedly taken me a while to get to this stage… He also now has 3 axes of movement as opposed to the previous 2. So once my camera battery has recharged we will resume our session and start snapping!! Ps. the song firefly is dancing to is THIS.
FIRE IT UP
NEWS!! Firefly and I will be collaborating with the fantastic Toby Kennedy to create some super visuals for some rather special music! Lots of adjectives to digest there. I suggest you all keep your eyes and ears peeled and look at Toby’s website HERE for more info and some sounds!
The EKM shop is now ready and waiting for your custom!! Go buy some original, limited edition things right HERE
NEW YEAR UPDATE
Head on over to my PORTFOLIO site to see a revised layout and a few new projects! I’ve also been making preparations for the launch of a brand spanking NEW online shop where I will sell a few limited edition prints and drawings to order. From the 1st of Jan 2013, you will be able to buy my stuff from HERE - wallets at the ready..!