An incredibly terse set of weeknotes, as we’re all busy bees this week. In no particular order (actually its the order we sat round the table):
JS – Chaco
KS – Prep for MW’s return
NL & ASJ – Sockets
MC – Sinawava
DB & TH – Chaco
PG – Various LP Publications
DF – Chaco
NU – Chaco
LM – Animations; More 2D than 3D
DW – Cloudy Wireframes
AJ – Exhibitions & Sinawava
HR – Backdated company admin
FL – Zendesk & gathering LPs from the globe
JM – Sinawava wireframes
AH – Devkits & supply chain
We also have a new Laser Cutter, and for the most part it’s going to be cutting things.
“I don’t know why I find pictures of robots so exciting, but I do” – is a conversation I can hear going on right now. This week the studio is excited about film special effects and Grand Theft Auto 5. I am trying not to get sucked into a conversation about Breaking Bad. Don’t tell me.
What else is going on? Well, roughly this:
ASJ / NL: New Little Printer back end stuff, fixing bugs, finishing web sockets and generally making everything better.
AJ: Getting a stand ready for Future Fest
AB: Getting ready to go to xoxo in Portland. (Are you going too? Make sure you look after Alice and say hello. She has Little Printer badges.)
DW: IA, planning and writing.
DF / DB / JS / NU / TH are all working on this. There’s a lot going on and it’s looking really nice. (I can say that without boasting as it’s nothing to do with me.) MC is overseeing things from one side, and DF has the other side covered.
AJ / JM are working hard on various aspects of this. Laurence is still with us too – “working on cloth and hair simulation”. This is something that surprised all of us. MC is overseeing things here too.
AH is working on these – he’s also giving a talk at the V&A.
Pretending to be Matt and Helen
MW and HR are both away this week. We have JS covering in their absence and he seems to be doing quite well. We’ll never tell him though, it just goes to his head. KS is also working on this, doing a sterling job of email wrangling, so that MW doesn’t drown on his return.
I’m doing weeknotes this week, Matt is away on holiday in the US somewhere between deserts and mountains. I’ll be kicking off a new chaco brief we’re hoping to talk about in a month or so with Neil and our friends Tom and Durrell at Luckybite. Helen and Fraser are fighting institutions, HMRC and DHL respectively. Helen and I are also filling Matt’s shoes in his absence. Berglett, Gyfo, and Denise are working on bergcloud and little printer stuff. Adam is around 90% of the way through the new architecture and now has only the remaining 90% to finish. Joe and Laurence continue their epic journey in tech and animation for Sinawava.
Nearly… bloody… there….
It’s been a busy week as ever here, and so I’m writing these quickly while I’m backing up my laptop.
Why don’t you read these while you back up yours?
Here are the links this week as they arrived in our inboxes:
Dw: An overview of a new font design app
MW: The acquisition of Lanyrd by Eventbrite (Congrats from all of us!)
AJ: Surreal Animated GIFs of Faceless People With Moving Mechanical Parts in Their Heads
DW: Following on from a lunchtime discussion about the aesthetics of deserted cities in Elysium
MW: The Q Camera
DF: Zip bags from Japan (not to be confused with Heatherwick’s)
HR: Lovely drawings created by an illustrator and her four year old child
KS: Technology Will Save us Makathon
MW: An oral history of Apple design, in six parts. First four parts have been published so far, two to come next week.
That’s all for now.