Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aryton Senna

We drove out to Encino today to watch the Documentary on Formula 1's greatest driver... Ever. Although I wasnt a huge fan of Formula 1 in the 80's and 90's, I did hear a lot of good things about Senna. I wish I had paid more attention to F1 back then since the current Formula 1 is soft lyrics. Only if they could some how persuade Valentino Rossi into driving F1. That would make it pretty exciting. Maybe? With the 2011 switch to Ducati he's working his way toward a Ferrari deal?
Anyways, heres trailer for Senna. If they end up bringing the film back to the states I suggest to see it. Good stuff.
(Today was the last day showing in LA)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Origami... Folding table

Not exactly Origami, but half the meaning... Ori = folding.
I was kind of jonesing to build something fun, functional and aesthetically pleasing (to me). This is what i ended up with. Made this one for Michelle. My take on the folding leg tables my grand parents and parents had growing up.
Materials include- Butchers block, golden oak, aluminum and stainless steel.
Each hinge was hand machined aluminum and stainless steel hardware was used.
A spring and ball bearing locking mechanism helps lock the legs in both open and closed positions.

In its closed state, it can be stored under the bed, vertically between bookshelves... Anywhere I guess.