Tuesday, December 21, 2010

otto zenke competition : product+process displays

coverings etc : eco terr + eco gress | coveringsetc.com

Eco Terr is a natural product that enhances the aesthetic and mechanical characteristics of the material that is made of + contains a high quantity of stone and cement of the best quality  and is mixed with a limited amount of water resulting in a very homogenous, dense and compact structure. 

The Eco Gress collection is produced by using the highest quality standards and the finest available raw materials. These unglazed porcelain panels, tiles, and mosaics are fully vitrified, resulting in extreme durability, hardness, and low water absorption. Porcelain is also highly resistant to fire, stain, bacteria, odor, wear and scratches.

  • few flooring materials require less care than terrazzo tiles
  • tiles are calibrated
  • Highly resistant to UV rays, light, compression and atmospheric agents
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor
  • made of completely natural and eco-compatible elements
  • fireproof
  • easy to install and maintain

Monday, December 20, 2010

otto zenke competition : product+process displays

icestone | icestone.biz

IceStone is the most healthy and environmentally responsible material on the market – 100% free of harmful plastics, toxic resins, and VOCs . Each slab is pre-cast in a day-lit factory that meets OSHA standards, and IceStone employees receive a living wage.
The mixing of non-toxic pigments with various glass colors and sizes results in IceStone’s versatile color palette. We have 28 available colors, but the palette is infinite. Custom color options are available for commercial projects only.
-first and only durable surface in the world to receive the coveted Cradle to Cradle™ Gold certification
-100% recycled glass in a cement matrix,
-operate out of a green renovated, day-lit factory in Brooklyn

carnegie fabrics : surface iq | carnegiefabrics.com

Built from the polymer on up, Surface IQ is the most significant wallcovering technology in more than 50 years. Eliminating the vices of vinyl: chlorine, plasticizers, heavy metals, formaldehyde and dioxin, Surface IQ wipes the slate clean. Adhering to our PVC free policy and commitment to offer our clients viable performance solutions, Surface IQ is the true vinyl wallcovering replacement.

-built on thermoplastic olefin technology (TPO) : eliminates the hazardous chemistry and by products t
-uses only water based inks and coatings
-bold colors, striking patterns, and subtle textures
-durability, cleanability and longevity have been engineered into this high performance polymer
-can be cleaned with aggressive anti-viral cleaners that many healthcare facilities use.
-received Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification
-received Gold Indoor Advantage certification from SCS
-qualifies for LEED Indoor air quality credits
-at its end of life can be converted to clean BTU’s through Waste to Energy facilities. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


first attempt at Rhino 
: an art gallery + installation piece + benches + sculpture on pedestal  

 exterior shot

 interior shot featuring installation piece

although I can't say I love rendering spaces in Rhino, I can say I do love using it to make things in CAMstudio|fab lab which I'll share some of soon!

an open[sketch]book opens up shop

"......On the twelfth day of Christmas, 
Her true love sent to me 
Twelve drummers drumming, 
Eleven pipers piping, 
Ten lords a-leaping, 
Nine ladies dancing, 
Eight maids a-milking, 
Seven swans a-swimming, 
Six geese a-laying, 
Five golden rings, 
Four calling birds, 
Three French hens, 
TWO Tiny Loves!! 
And an Etsy shop you have to see!
  original image by suzanne cabrera
Between her  accumulating client work, new illustration website, bustling blog, ever expanding  sketchbook, and news of TWINS on the way!, Suzanne Cabrera's got it goin' on and nowww cut the red ribbon, an open[sketch]book shop's doors are open!  
couldn't be happier about all the good news for someone so deserving,congrats suzanne!
VISIT an open [sketch]book shop here!