Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Graduation Trip

Hello everyone! I'm sure everyone is feeling relaxed after handing in our last project. If I look back It was long but it went so quickly. I think it was around the end of the second year, I felt that people in our class is uniting. Everyone was talking to everyone and helping each others. I really am glad that I have started my course at the same time as you guys!

I have been thinking of organize a graduation party, but I think i have found something better than just a party. My friend has been organizing beach parties in last few years in Italy. It's not massive party but good size with good people and good vibe.
The party is happning once a month. The one in July is perfect timing for us as it is on the weekend of our graduation ceremoney.

Basically what happening is:

Friday Night Vanessa Freeman and Mike Patto (Live)
Saturday Night Patrick Forge (DJ)
Sunday Afternoon Myself(DJ)

those things just by the beach.



I have already talked to few people about this, and me and some people (so far 7 of us) have already booked the flight for it.
We have booked with Ryanair leaving London Stansted in the morning on 21st (fri) July to Bologna Forli, coming back on 24th (mon) July in the evening. I have just checked the flight fare(31st May), and its 90 pounds including tax. We will be sharing taxi or rent car to get the place.


For accomodation there will be 3 choices:

- Tent in Camping Site
- Bungalow in Camping Site
Price List for Camping Site

-Hotel........It will be around 50 euro per night per person, althought when we get many its possible to get some discount.

For food and drink:

Its not a posh place, so food and drink are not expensive as usual beach resorts. Just to add some more info sea food and Mojito are amazing!

What do you think? Are you interested? Please let me know if you are. Unfortunately flight fear is likely going to rise as we get closer to the date, so I would recommend to get the flight as soon as you make decision, but for accomodation there is more time to decide as I would like to wait a little more to see how many people are coming and will try to get some discount.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Junk

this is a cool site, just a shame the same doesnt exist for the UK, cos i aint going to NY to find this junk....


http://www.garbagescout.com



theres a free salt spreader if anyone can be arsed

Saturday, May 13, 2006

extra material for sale

I have approx 0.6kg of silicon rubber with catalyst (original price £19),
more than 0.6kg of general purpose polyester resin (£6.70)
and super white pigment for resin (£5.20)

i no longer need them
so if anyone wants to buy them off me to do some experiments,
feel free to let me know!

alice@alice-wang.com

Thursday, May 11, 2006

a usefull list from stian

hey there
I have compiled a list of companies that does high quality fasteners of various
shapes and purposes, and have
categorised them according to material/topic, ie. some are mentioned
more than once...

feel free to pass it on, if you know someone that could make use of 'such info'

all the best
-stian


*** wood/furniture fasteners

http://www.pennfast.com/
http://www.kerbkonus.de/
http://www.jetpress.com/
http://www.rampa.de/
http://www.simaf.com/index_gb.htm
http://www.ejot.de/

** sheet and metal fasteners
http://www.avdel.textron.com/
http://www.hbs-info.de/index_home.html
http://www.kerbkonus.de/ (again)

** (plastic) clips and washers
http://www.araymond.com/
http://www.bakerandfinnemore.com/index.html
http://www.damesa.com/bcn2000/english/products/index.htm
http://www.growermetal.it/english/default.htm
http://www.jetpress.com/
http://www.cirteq.com/index.html
http://www.torp-fasteners.no/torpfasteners/images/unex_001.jpg

**rivets
http://www.avdel.textron.com/
http://www.mma.it/
http://www.vogt.ch/

** spacers
http://www.bourqui.com/index.htm
http://www.microplastics.com/
http://www.skiffy.com/
http://www.spirol.com/

*hinges and sliders
http://www.accuride-europe.com/
http://www.fath.de/
http://www.southco.com/default.aspx
http://www.pinet.tm.fr/default.htm
http://www.southco.com/default.aspx

** locks etc
http://www.camlock.com/
http://www.fath.de/
http://www.southco.com/landingpages/dzus/
http://www.stuv.de/

* dials and levers
http://www.inden-gmbh.com/
http://www.rencol.com/
http://www.syntexrubber.com/

*** misc nylon fasteners
http://www.inden-gmbh.com/
http://www.jetpress.com/
http://www.microplastics.com/
http://www.skiffy.com/
http://www.vogt.ch/

Friday, May 05, 2006

... more

email from Nick 10.04.06
Can I have press images and blurb for the Self-Initiated Project on CD by end of 2nd week of summer term please. Please make 2 folders, one with 300 dpi images, the other 72dpi. Text as a Word document. Ta

that is today!...

More deadlines

Just a reminder that the dead line for graduation is today Friday 05, you can head down to Catton st. and fill out all the forms there and give them a check or pay on line. The deadline for Xhibit 06 entries is today too, that can be sorted out at Davis st. SU.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

high tech haute cuisine


CSMPD06

Just seen a cool article on a fancy pants restaurant, check it out:

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.05/achatz.html

they use artificial additives and what not to enhance the 'true' flavors of the food. Also they've gotta industrial designer on the team to help design the food.

the pic above is of a hot potato butter and cold soup dish, you pull the pin to release the hot potato butter and cheese cubes into the cold soup.