Maker Faire 2011
This weekend, Maker Faire—dubbed "the world's largest DIY festival"—took over the San Mateo County Event Center for its two-day do-it-yourself, show-and-tell extravaganza. There were hundreds of makers proudly parading their homemade and home-built wares to the estimated 80,000 people in attendance. Click through our slideshow for some of our favorite finds at the festival.
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- The disruptive technology is ready for a closeup, with Print the Legend, a new documentary film on 3D printing premiering this week at SXSW.
Another cool find from the Renegade Craft Fair a few weeks ago: original artwork from 3 FIsh Studios. The San Francisco duo of Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin make some fantastic stuff, including Eric's new Better Together series of linocuts. Featuring black and white robots and icons of modern furniture—together at last!—each limited edition print is handpulled on 11.25 inch by 10.25 inch paper. We liked Coconut Mike, who's ready to make himself comfortable in George Nelson's classic, but there are three more prints to choose from (if Mies' Barcelona or an Eames designed seat plus obligatory bot suits you better).
- In Out of Memory, currently on view at SCI-Arc's gallery in Los Angeles, architect Patrick Tighe transports visitors to another plane with an experiential installation that combines light,…
- The second day of the Media Bistro–sponsored 3D Inside Printing Conference and Expo offered more exploration of the industry, including an exploration of the coding associated with creating 3D…
- The second annual Renegade Craft Fair swooped into San Francisco's Fort Mason Festival Pavilion last weekend, delighting Bay Area craft enthusiasts with everything under the DIY sun, from owl prints…
- Albeit with more drizzle and more crowded aisles, 100% Design in Earls Court, London, resembles New York’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in that it is small and easily digested.
- As with most trade fairs, it was difficult to find dense clumps of strong design at the London Design Festival; instead gems were dispersed throughout.
We love this little bit of bot decor from the Museum of Robots shop. You can use these six little guys (made from dark and light rimu wood) individually as coasters, or let them join forces to become a sci-fi trivet, perfect for protecting your tabletop.