Author: freyjasewell

Poppies SCS

Just had the most incredible week on an install in Tulsa building a new large scale Pod. I think of these bigger ones as Sensory Concentration Spaces, building on the one I created for Unilever in the past. It’s about creating a blank space where […]

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Recycled Glass Puzzle Table

I’m working on a concept to create tables using some beautiful recycled glass sheet I have recently come across. I’m trying to create a design which will require no glue or screws, and right now I’m wondering if any of the research I did in […]

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Empathy

How can our culture and technology cultivate and celebrate the power of empathy? Empathy, the ability to share someone else’s feelings, is arguably the most important trait humans demonstrate. It allows us to love, learn, communicate, cooperate and live in a successful society. Simply ‘connecting’ […]

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Design Indaba

It’s going to be hard for this year to get much better then this, it may have peaked. I am currently sitting in Cape Town in my second hotel room in as many weeks, in a rare break from the intense schedule of the YPO […]

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CitySkin: The 1st Walk

Here are the pictures from the big walk that concluded out residency in Canada this Winter, and beautiful little video of our process, both by the very talented Sandrine Beaud. It was a cold, freezing in fact, day, and really pushed us all hard, but it […]

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CitySkin_Day6+7

The CitySkin is complete! After 7 full working days with no distractions what so ever the prototype skin is finished and ready for it’s test run on Monday. Both Steph and I are surprised and delighted to have it all finished on Friday so we […]

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CitySkin_Day5

Who doesn’t enjoy getting some nice fresh 3D prints back? I designed some custom clips to hold the various sample collectors and components to the main body, which I also started cutting out today. I also made the prototype sweat collector which will go under […]

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CitySkin_Day4

Todays main victory was the airbag design. This panel houses a Air Sampling bag so we can send the breath of the city off for analysis to learn more about what we are taking into our lungs. I started the day off by having my […]

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CitySkin_Day3

Phew! Spent most of the day wrestling with the Tap Sensor ( see Day 2 for more details on what that is) but finally got it working! The little switch I had planned to use wasn’t working very well, so I got creative with silver […]

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CitySkin_Day2

Today I laid the first steps for the construction of several of the reactive or collecting components of the CitySkin suit. Firstly I worked on the housing for the TapSensor. This is a device that will allow the wearer of the suit to collect tempos […]

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CitySkin

It’s time to tell you about a brand new project with the talented Steph Singer from Bittersuite! Please allow me to introduce CitySkin… Why do cities feel different? What are the invisible and unseen parts of the city and how do they affect us? CitySkin […]

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Sangha

Sangha is a helmet constructed from a muscle-like recycled PET ‘Flex Felt’ that reacts to live data from the wearer’s brain via built-in sensors. If the user is stressed, the helmet will remain closed. Once the wearer becomes calm through Meditation, the helmet opens up to […]

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