Maker Faire 2012 was a blast!

My family just spent an amazing day at the 2012 World Maker Faire in New York. It was a blast! Between the life-sized mousetrap and the kids coloring a Zipcar, there was so much to see and do. What amazed me most was the fact that almost every single booth had at least one 3D […] Read more..

Newburyport Lighthouse

At the Massachusetts coast

We had fun exploring the Massachusetts coastline for the past few days. This gave us a chance to see more of Boston, Salem, Newburyport, Ipswich, the Crane Estate and Plum Island as well as spend some time on the beach. The image above shows a lighthouse in Newburyport, MA. If you want to see more […] Read more..

HygroScope – Climate-responsive artwork in wood

(Image: achimmenges.net) This art piece illustrates nicely one of wood’s most interesting properties – its hygroscopicity. Wood attracts water from the surrounding atmosphere and binds it in its cell walls. What the artists did here was laminate an uneven number of veneers (usually a no-no in plywood production), which results in a plywood that curls […] Read more..

More Greenery in the House

Even though snow has largely spared our area of Massachusetts this winter, a little bit of extra greenery was needed in the house. A trip to Michael’s and a good amount of hot-melt-glue later, this is what resulted: A wall-hanging pseudo-green-wall! Looks quite nice and best of all – I don’t have to water it.

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