June 2018

The world is drowning in plastic: what should product designers do?

It’s no hidden fact that the world is littered in plastic. From New York’s Wall Street to the slums of New Delhi, beaches and oceans, where ever you look it seems there is unwanted plastic waste. In January of 2018 I headed to Bali for a surf trip. Every day around the resorts if you […]

November 2016

The Place of Prototyping for Designers

What is the Place of Prototyping for Designers? To answer this we need to first understand what prototyping is and why we use it. So in this article we will cover the following 3 points: What is prototyping, why do we use prototyping, and where does prototyping fit into our design process? Firstly, What is prototyping? In essence […]

November 2016

Living Small – Tiny House trailer hitting the road

The trailer was a big effort. Inspired to build my own as a way to reduce the cost, I poured a significant amount of time into sourcing correct components, designing the trailer and then building it. It would certainly be easier to buy a prebuilt trailer, HOWEVER! I learnt a heap during the process but […]

November 2016

Living Small – Video ‘Building Tiny for a Big Future’

Here’s a little bit of video insight into some of the build and backstory behind why I’m building a tiny house and how I’m going about it. Enjoy! A big shout out to Spoocemedia for the video. Thanks guys! Music: ‘The Response’, Track: ‘Unfaithful Ways’  

October 2016

The Tiny House is Back!

The Tiny House is back and we’re ramping up the momentum! I can’t believe two years has passed since I last updated you on progress with the Tiny house. I’ll have you know I am still in the build and design process and just as passionate about my Tiny house as ever; its just taking me a whole lot longer […]

October 2016

Should All Patents Be Equal?

We are working with a client on a rather nifty product that is soon to be ready for the first mass production order. The product relies on a rather clever mechanical system which is currently going through the patent process to gain protection in their various chosen markets. We have come up against some interesting […]

December 2014

Paint, Fumes and Frustration. (PFF syndrome)

So…To the subject of paint. This post could be very short. In summary…it (paint) is just an expensive pain in the ass. The last number of days has involved me buying paint from one company to be told it’s the wrong paint by another company to lead to me buying MORE PAINT…to then buy MORE […]

December 2014

Living Small – Toilets for tiny places – PART TWO

I have been calling around finding out a little more information for both the Separette and Natures Head toilets. The first major point is that the Separette is NOT defined as a composting toilet…they refer to it more as a dehydrating toilet which simply takes away the moisture and smell. For a single person the […]

November 2014

Living Small – Toilets for tiny places – PART ONE

I had a mate ask me about how I will be dealing with the toilet/ sewage issue…because it is an issue BUT there are plenty of great solutions out there. I have whittled the options down to two sound products. That being the Separette and the Natures Head, both separation based toilets that operate in […]

November 2014

Living Small – Window Shopping

Windows are a big deal in a tiny house, they can add visual space, light, ventilation, lose heat AND add weight…lots of weight…not to mention price! The last month has been weekends and weekdays full of visiting various second hand salvage yards to try and find quality used aluminium windows. In Christchurch we have a […]