I am on deadline to finish a feature for CURVE Industrial Design magazine on the new NASA Sustainability Base by McDonough associates so - more on that later. This terrific diagram of how the until-now mysterious Bloom Box works is worth a read.
There was also a cartographer who had mapped people in Sydney with bird names, a poet, and a photographer called Hamish Ta-me who had taken beautiful, athletic stop motion photographs of beat boys leaping through the air either in the moonlight or in front of big spotties.
Hamish and I briefly discussed a collaboration in the future....then I returned to San Francisco and lost touch.
Last week I received a glimpse into an amazing process Hamish has been perfecting, one that he calls CIRPANS.
Here, for instance, is a circpan of the Sydney skyline. Hamish takes his photos from a boat and then pulls them together into these incredible fisheye compositions that are as much about the sky and the sea as the perimeter accretions. I have already ordered my Sydney CIRPAN print....which leaves a maximum of 299 remaining for the rest of you.....
...and here is Bondi Beach looking greener than I ever think of it - probably because from land the green is just at either end (the main shabby lawn being behind you when you look out to sea). For more incredible circpans of your favorite Sydney landscapes check out Hamish's site here.
Sally Dominguez writes, skis, designs and teaches, is curious about most things and loves Dr Seuss.