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Getting ready for the posh paper

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November 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Comical’s

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June 10, 2010 at 11:14 am

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Goodwood

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June 10, 2010 at 11:12 am

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The return of the megaphones

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February 1, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Good and Fast, but not so Cheap.

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Thanks to all for the very nice comments and inquires as to buying one of the GFC Triangles. Unfortunately, as seems to always be the case, getting something made, in the small volumes to meet the current small demand, is not so cheap. To get them manufactured (beyond the current ‘by hand and machine and favour’ process) involves paying the tooling cost for a custom triangle die, which – just for reference – is roughly the same price as a new single speed mountain bike frame!  This is exactly why these are called called Lost Projects, it’s familiar territory for me.

But in order to maintain the momentum, and in an attempt to lower the cost of making these things, the wooden versions have evolved, and seem to be a bit of a hit. They just seem right in wood, as precise but a little more humble.

So hopefully, soon, some wooden version will be available for sale. In the meantime, if anyone knows of any potential ‘Angels of Lost Projects’, I’d be more than happy to hear from them.

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August 14, 2009 at 3:36 pm

more 18mph

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June 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm

18mph

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June 11, 2009 at 3:24 pm

One of the ‘Universal’s for Daniel’ Series

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May 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Failure is the Measure of Success – Devices

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These A3 Moleskins demand a bigger scanner!

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April 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Gaining Momentum

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Another Lost Project – The Quantitative and Qualitative Measuring Devices – are gaining a little momentum. A few of these Good Fast Cheap Triangles will be offered for ‘uesr testing’ soon. More drawings and devices to come.

As an update. Julian writes more intelligently about the conversations around these devices and drawings. His fine articulation can be found here http://www.nearfuturelaboratory.com/2009/05/18/measuring-the-immeasurable/

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April 27, 2009 at 2:30 pm

A home in Utah

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Thanks to Jim and Shawn for the spectacular images of the Birdhouses now hanging in Utah, somewhere near Panguitch. Raphael http://grignani.org/ started a Flickr Group http://www.flickr.com/groups/1075724@N23/ where some of the images and locations of the Bird Houses are now found. A new batch of houses will be out soon, which means an new list. So if you fancy one, and have a good spot in mind. Drop me a line.

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April 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm

BOW in The Mission, SF.

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It took some time, but was worth the wait. The Mission in SF now has a pair installed. Thanks for the heroic effort, improvisation and kind words Raph. http://grignani.org/

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April 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

Personal Emotional Machines. No1. The feeling of a good idea.

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March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

Personal Emotional Machines. No1. The feeling of a good idea.

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March 25, 2009 at 8:40 am

Time and Effort Device to map the Creative Process!

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March 25, 2009 at 8:22 am

Seattle and Tokyo arrive

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February 3, 2009 at 10:23 am

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Birds on a Wire – Finding their Homes

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January 27, 2009 at 12:54 am

Quantifying & Qualifying Measurement Devices No.1 & No.2

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Another Lost Project may well come to something beyond a drawing. The illustrations above and below are the evolution of the Measuring Device Series of drawings. Currently two accurate – nonsense – measuring devices are about to be made.

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January 2, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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Bird on a Wire

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A Lost project can sometimes gain enough momentum to exist beyond the covers of my sketchbook. This hasn’t happened that often recently. But it seems that the Bird on a Wire Houses have this momentum. To begin with, there are just 12 pairs of houses on their way to Tokyo, Sydney, SanFrancisco, Toronto, Seattle, Builth Wells, Brighton, Helsinki, Buenos Aires, Panguitch Lake & Cardiff. I look forward to seeing where they land.

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December 14, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Bird on a Wire

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October 10, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Bird on a Wire – Houses

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October 1, 2008 at 7:22 am

Everything Spliced

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September 2, 2008 at 11:21 am

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Life Clock Study – Digital Facets & Chamfers

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August 15, 2008 at 7:26 am