For the month of December 2015 and 2016 I cut snowflakes out of paper. Why do this? People really liked them and it was a fun non-denominational way to celebrate the season. Flakes were posted daily to Facebook and Instagram. Perhaps next year I will also offer these as greeting cards. I had a great time trying to invent new shapes.
Over at www.blinkinlabs.com they have a variety of rgb LEDs that they carry including a thing called a blinkytile. This is a prototype diffuser for a tile. It scatters leaf patterns when illuminated.
Every Halloween, my hackerspace, NYC Resistor runs a workshop to hack pumpkins. This is an image from one year, I tried to put Jack Nicholson’s character from The Shining, into my pumpkin. It came out OK.
In May 2012, I had the honor of travelling with a small toy piano to Beijing, China to participate in their first MakerFaire. The piano was the brainchild of Ranjit Bhatnagar, Mimi Hui, and Catarina Mota, and myself. This was the follow up to much media exposure on the Jeltone after its creative-prize winning entry into the Gowanus Studio Jello mold-making competition in 2011. It was a fun trip!
In October 2011 I made new business cards for myself. This project was a combination of a great found material (blank letterpress embossed cards from ETSY) and having access to a laser. All the lettering on these cottony cards was laser etched.