Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

11 Days until Project Deadline

30 hours of energy - 5 hours of energy = not enough energy to finish in time.

Catia Structural Analysis

I am trying to figure out Catia. I really would like to analyze a truss made in my autotruss program just to see how it performs. I figured out how to mesh the geometry, but I have not yet figured out how to analyze it. 

Sunday, April 26, 2009

A tornado ate my homework...

well... maybe not, but it was only 5 miles from studio.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Deep Thoughts on Life: 1

While looking at the microwave the other day, I realized that there is something as wasteful as placing nipples on human males. It happened when I caught the light reflecting off the shiny number pad at just the right angle to notice that I had a really dirty number pad. The buttons had greasy smudges all over them. All the buttons that is, except the number 9. Instantly, I had an epiphany. The number 9 should not be on microwave keypads! You never microwave anything for 9 seconds, too short, never for 90 seconds, just type 1:30, and never for 9 minutes, long enough to melt steel.
The removal of the number 9 would also help the arrangement of buttons on the microwave. With there currently being 10 number buttons, they do not pack together very well. If there were just 9 buttons, they would all fit perfectly in a 3 x 3 grid!
If anyone knows people that design microwaves, let them know of this grave problem facing millions of microwaves worldwide.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Site work

Project is coming along. Heres a photo of a model demonstrating circulation on and around the site. 18 DAYS LEFT!!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Earth Day

Celebrated Earth Day by buying and potting a basil plant... YIPPEE!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Good job class

Class of 04 represent!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sleepless in Kansas

I finished my Portfolio. This is one of two things I have due by Monday. I have not slept longer than 20 minutes since Wednesday night. I am a zombie...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bruce Mau Lecture

Went to the Bruce Mau lecture today, pretty interesting. He is a graphic designer that is changing the world. 


Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I won a $250 dollar watch in a raffle! 

Thanks Gadgeteer!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My attempt at recreating a flock of birds.

3D photoshop in CS4

The new 3d photoshop tools in CS4 have officially rocked my world. Easily created this image above from an exisitng 3d max file. 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Heres some fresh images of the laser cut model finally completed. I was investigating the fabrication of complicated curves through the use of triangulating the geometry. Supporting this precise model are a series of trusses that were generated with the definition I wrote for Grasshopper that I geniously named AutoTruss. 

Saturday, April 4, 2009

First Fridays

Went to First Fridays in K.C. with my studio. Always fun and interesting, especially when there is great weather. 

Thursday, April 2, 2009

laser cutter from tim williams on Vimeo.
The first thing I am buying when I open my own firm is a laser cutter. Then I will hire some staff. Here is this puppy in action, cutting me triangulated pieces to skin a model I am working on. 

Tropistic Tower from tim williams on Vimeo.

This is a video that I presented as part of my presentation for a skyscraper project that I worked on.
My current studio project is situated in Brooklyn along the waterfront, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. While investigating the history of the site, I came upon this image. It has become one of my favorites for its high level of detail. After some research into companies that advertised on buildings in the photo, I beleive it to have been taken between 1907-1915.  I came upon this date when I realized there was a Wrigley gum advertisement, which didnt exist until 1907.  

Tabula Rasa

I set this blog up as a way for me to keep track of that which inspires me. I hope that it will become a contemporary version of a journal with images and links along with text, updated as often as I can. ciao!