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Things you Forget

I had started with a design on paper, with a few dimensions and a sketch of how it goes together: I knew I wanted the table top to be 32 inches across at its widest point, and I felt that this would fit easily through the doors of my apartment. Tables have the special quality…

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Stand Up and Work: Part 3

So after we did the cad, cutting, drilling and basic sanding at TechShop, we took the pieces home and I started fitting them together. This was my first time out with wood glue, and the three-legged construction doesn’t exactly lend itself to a standard clamp setup. So I use a bunch of exercise bands and…

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Parts List for new Standing Desk

Parts list for standing desk: Two 36-inch pine table top rounds (pine: $40 each) Four palette 3×3’s (Doug fir, $1 each or free if you ask nice) 1-inch thick pine plank two 3/8-inch dowels wood glue We got all this in one go at Builder’s Supply Hardware. I expected to have to go back for…

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Standing Up

Flex. Squirm. Hunch. Squirm. Stretch. Repeat. That was me for the last five years, working at my dining room table, sitting on a bench or a chair. My old Herman Miller chair moulders in the basement: I can’t seem to bring that bit of consulting-era industrial sitting-down-ness into my living space right now. So, on…

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ZATCHU Punch

unJunk your mail with Zatchu Punch! Paper toys that you put together, Zatchu Punch is slouching toward retail–but also keeping a toe in the direct marketing world. Since moved to http://punch.zatchu.com.

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The coffee loyalty card, revisited: goloco

Goloco was a collaboration between me and Paul Freeman (more about Paul) with the support of a UK consultancy Incept5. The basic idea was to kill the paper loyalty card by absorbing every loyalty card in your wallet, and linking them to your email address through a mobile app, and (optionally) your own single physical…

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The Perfect Meditation: Chimes

Based on a piece of electronic music created by my dad (see more on Art Hunkins), Chimes is a perfect ambient background for meditation: it approximates real chimes in light (or heavy) wind, and never repeats. This project started when Dad and I worked together to create an Android version of his electronic music piece, which…

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Slinger: An app to promote the Sidewinder

With my cool tablet holster released and nobody buying it, I thought I should make an app to promote it. Turns out the app is way more popular than the holster. The idea was people needed a way to whip their phablet out with a flourish. So I turned my Android Nexus 7 into a six-shooter. When…

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Holster for your phablet?

Think Lara Croft or Han Solo. You wouldn’t see one of them at the Whole Foods pulling an iPad mini out of fanny pack; no–chances are, they would be sporting something like this. For sale at Zatchu Bags.

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ZATCHU BAGS

Shopping bags for your back. Stylin’ totes for your gadgets. Zatchu Bags is an experiment in small-scale local production of a line of sustainable market bags and accessories. Go to Zatchu Bags