No, we didn't start doing inkblot personality tests... this one comes from studio:ludens who is developing some interesting digital design tools. After a couple of testing weeks, they now launched their epa:kato application, or beter "design your own coaster!"
With this online design tool, you can play with shape, patterns and repetition to create a unique design. Click here to try for yourself!
Note: don't expect a monkey proof product - the developers actually wants you to drop comments, critique, questions, suggestions for improvement or praise here.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.