2015-05-11By DanDesign, Events

Sadly I have to miss the ICFF this year in NYC because I’m headed to China next week. But luckily there was another great option to go to the BKLYN Designs event. It was definitely an interesting event on a smaller scale than the ICFF.We started the weekend off with a visit to the Navy … Read More

International Home + Housewares Show

2015-03-09By DanDesign, Events

Spent the weekend in Chicago at the Home and Housewares Show. This is a massive showcase of products for the home. Everything from cookware and food prep to appliances. The convention center is enormous and is one of the largest trade shows I’ve ever attended. Spent too long looking at the Le Creuset booth.

Architecture & Design Film Festival

2014-10-20By DanDesign, Events

Last weekend I went to the Architecture and Design Film Festival in Tribeca. I went to 4 films and really loved all of them. The first film was from a 3D series called Cathedrals of Culture. The film was directed by Robert Redford and was about the Salk Institute near San Diego. We also saw … Read More

iPresent Box Animation

2012-12-02By DanCAD, Design

Here’s a video I created for Valpak of the Northwest to show off the iPresent box concept. To make this baby I had to put 3 software packages to work: SolidWorks CAD model, KeyShot rendering, and After Effects to add the play-by-play. You gotta’ go to Vimeo for HD: iPresent Box Animation.

David 3D Laser Scanner

2012-11-22By DanCAD, Design

I found what I want for Christmas. Starting at about $500 check out the DAVID 3D laser scanner. The system basically uses a web cam to capture data as you sweep a hand-held line laser across your subject. Then the software can export an STL of your scanned data. Pretty sweet. I’ve always wanted one … Read More

iPad Sound Scoop

2012-08-14By DanCAD, Design

Working on a new design for the iPad presentation box. The client had planned on using the 1st gen iPad for cost reasons but they’ve now decided to switch to the iPad 2. Probably a good idea. The speakers on the new iPads are on the bottom so we need a way to redirect the … Read More

Dwell on Design 2012

2012-06-25By DanDesign, Events

I went up to the Dwell on Design event in L.A. last weekend. The convention center was filled with great design ideas and exhibitors from around the globe. There were also a bunch of presentations given on stage covering product design, sustainability, new materials, kitchen design, furniture… you name it. One of the more interesting … Read More