Over on Shapeways, community member and rubik's puzzle fanatic Oskar van Deventer has been turning a few heads with his, apparently world-record breaking, 17x17x17 Rubik's cube. This marvel took 15 hours for Oskar to produce; first 3D printing the parts and then dying and assembling the 1539 pieces by hand.
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couple months ago, CranbrookDesign.com is back up and better than ever. This site is dedicated to the single most important institution in the history of American design... after Core77 of course. ;) Check it out.
gotta give it up for Julie Iovine's design quote of the year in last Thursday's NYT. Rounding up Milan's Salone warm-up week, she writes, "Forward-looking Italian furniture companies know that it is no longer enough to try to sell a plastic chair by having Philippe Starck tart it up...