design and devices

“Micro” miniature radio, USSR, 1965-69. Unlike many advanced Soviet designs, which were produced in a unique copy - for reporting purposes only - and then were placed on shelves of their designers, “Micro” was mass produced in tens of thousands of copies with most of them being exported to the USA and Europe, where they were in great demand. Khrushchev proudly gave this miracle of Soviet microelectronics as presents to his high-ranking colleagues, including Queen Elizabeth II. 

21.4.16 One of my tutors really upset me on Tuesday by telling me my project was going in the wrong direction and I needed to change my entire brief. I’m okay, but I’m refocusing my efforts and changing the direction of my project. On the plus side, my sketchbook got used as another good example today!

16.3.16 I’m trying out green tea! Loving it so far it really energises me. I’m finally starting the infernal devices as well and getting the final parts of my initial research for my FMP finished so I can really get into designing! xxx emily

Mária Telkes (1900-1995) was a Hungarian scientist and inventor, best known for her pioneering work in thermodynamics and solar energy. She moved to the United States after completing a PhD in physical chemistry in her home country, and researched solar energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 1947 she invented the first thermoelectric power generator, designing the first solar heating system. A few years later, in 1953, she created the first thermoelectric refrigerator. Throughout her career she designed various other thermal devices for the production and storage of solar power.


Gotenna | Carrier-less  Mobile Telephone Antenna

We’ve all been there while out camping, hunting, hiking or just somewhere out of town and, you need to use your phone, alas, you have absolutely no signal. However, with the progression of technology, that is no longer a problem. Thanks to the creation of a nifty little device, aptly called, the goTenna, you can stay in touch no matter where you are.


Eight black and white portraits of the Lady Midnight cast! Julian, Emma, Ty, Mark, Livvy, Christina, Kit and Kieran! (My favourite characters are 100% Ty and Mark). Obviously, I LOVED Lady Midnight and am soooo impatient for Lord of Shadows! This book totally kicked ass and look at these hotties! I can’t get enoughhhhhhh

[Babes belong to @cassandraclare]

P.S. I’ve learned that drawing portraits on different days will effect your process so all of these look kinda different….oh well….the point is still there ;)

I just received the World’s Creepiest “Christmas Card”

When I first saw this, I thought was the world’s creepiest Christmas Card, but I flipped it over and discovered that it is actually some sort of anti-abortion propaganda. 

Here are some of the more disturbing excerpts:

Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, did not enter our world through a birth canal. he did not begin his earthly in a manger in Bethlehem. He began his human life in the womb of a young unmarried woman who was not planning to be with child.


The incarnation of Christ stands in direct conflict with all forms of child sacrifice. Modern forms include chemical and surgical abortion, the use of abortifacient drugs and devices designed to make the womb inhospitable for human embryos, and all destructive methods associated with the dehumanizing practice of producing children outside of the womb (IVF). Christ continues His work today as He leads His people to actively bring the Gospel of His Kingdom into conflict with the practice of human abortion.

This is the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen. 


_electronic.spellbook/ upgraded to 「 beamgun 」。
(Mixed media, 2015)

# wearable graphic beamgun
# action mapping device
# videograffiti unit


Logitech K480 Keyboard

The K480 connects to up to three devices via Bluetooth simultaneously. All you need to do to switch between the devices is turn the dial at the top left. And when I say ‘regardless of platform’, I mean it. They can be Windows, Mac or Chrome computers. If you use it for tablets or smartphones, it will not matter if they are iOS, Android or Windows. The Logitech K480 works with them all.


Saver Emergency Breath System by Safety iQ

Saver is a home device designed to prevent smoke inhalation. All you have to do in case of an emergency is remove the plastic cover, apply the nose grip, remove the orange cap, bite into the mouthpiece and breathe normally. It will remove toxic gasses for up to five minutes.