Tag Archives | Process

…Espresso is intense?


If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the perfect pull of espresso, from the bean to the grind to the water to the pour, then this short, called Espresso, is for you. Watch as Kyle Glanville of Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea explains his entire process and the reasons behind each step:

Who knew there was so much to it?

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Todd Duym is a magical weaver?

Todd M. Duym Rose

Todd M. Duym’s art involves the weaving together of two identical photos, and though that sounds like a rather crazy idea, the end result is impressive:

Even more impressive is the process that he goes through to create each piece, and since it’s hard to imagine what 20 hours of work looks like, this time-lapse video should help:

[Todd M. Duym]

[Via: Booooooom]

…Cookie Composites make beautiful helmets?

Cookie Composites ROK

During an Australian vacation, I had a chance to stop by the Cookie Composites shop with a friend that’s an active skydiver so that he could pick up a new lens for his skydive helmet/camera rig.

Seeing this small company that operates on a global scale up close and personal really gave me an appreciation for their hands on approach and handmade quality. Each piece is made with precision and care, and they were happy to show us around even though we showed up at their door essentially unannounced.

Cookie Composites ROK Design

In 2006, Cookie Composites decided to reshape their brand, and hired a team of media and advertisement specialists to develop the brand’s new values. During that time, Ricardo Sa Freire was brought on to develop a range of new helmets that would translate those new values into a signature shape for their new products, and he shared that process online.

The ROK helmet is what came out of that process, and it’s a helmet designed for swoop canopy divers and base jumpers, with air intakes in both sides that are used to measure the speed through the sound of the wind.

Cookie Composites ROK Detail

Since the process behind the end result is no less impressive than what they created, it’s a fantastic read that gives you a glimpse into the world and work of a real designer as he creates a product that is designed to look good, save lives, and function in some of the most extreme environments imaginable.

[Cookie Composites]

[Ricardo Sa Freire]


…Cat Ladies and ManBabies are creepy?

Cat Ladies And ManBabies

Cat Ladies and ManBabies are perhaps the creepiest meme to ever set foot in the world wide web.

The process is simple (swap faces/heads in Photoshop) but the results are a little odd to say the least.

[Cat Ladies]


[Via: Neatorama]

…It’s easy to synchronize five metronomes?

Here’s an interesting yet mostly useless video about how to simultaneously synchronize five metronomes:

The process involves harmonic frequencies, and is a real world example of something that you probably slept through in physics class.

[Via: Kottke]