End of an era – I’m back!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Tool box being packed away

Storing away the tools!

Saturday marked in some ways the end of my major ‘doing up my flat’ build. It all started over 2 years ago, without any clue what I was doing, a new tool box, drill and a readers digest D.I.Y book. Since then I’ve learnt how to wired and also the importance of double checking that the electricity is off first! How to fit a kitchen, plumb, sink pipes into walls, fit skirting boards, line walls, install fireplaces and loads more.

bare floors

Spare room without carpet

Each room has it’s own story to tell and I’m glad to say that I’ve survived with all fingers in place, although there’s been some close shaves. So it’s with this final D.I.Y post for now that I sign off by saying that it’s been fun, hard work, exciting and a great experience!

New carpet

Hallway before carpets and after

This first post in a while also marks having at last the internet at the flat after 2 years without, woo hoo!

Diesel xXx Party Installation

Monday, October 13, 2008


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Asics Store Installation

Thursday, October 9, 2008





To mark the launch of the new Asics store in london, an installation was created allowing you to race against other runners and the London Circle Line over 3 races, with times logged into a leaderboard. The main challenge was detecting how far the user had run on a treadmill and feed that into a Flash based app.

To solve this a cunning solution was used, a white stripe was painted onto the treadmill and a webcam was focused onto it. As the camera picked up passes of white and black the Flash app was able to work out the distance the runner had travelled!

MTV – Interactive European Music Awards Case Study

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Interactive show case presentation for MTV European Music Award case study.

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Draw pad

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

This was a very old experiment playing with bitmap caching in Flash. Works by duplicating movieClips and caching results to a bitmap. This technique allows you to give the impression of drawing forever without slow down. After this R&D, I used the code in the Jenson Buttons Design a Helmet app and subsequently the re.drawer experiements.

Click and draw anywhere to start drawing.