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Way Before...

By Manuelarosi - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Dali... of course. But Schiaparelli. :) 

“You understand the invisibility of women artists with the case of Schiaparelli,” - Olivier Gabet, director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, which will present “Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli” from Wednesday to Jan. 22.

Open Source HA Resources [WIP]

Cistern Bench

Deploy highly available and scalable server clusters. If you run a MariaDB (MySQL) galera cluster over a WAN, deadlocks are an issue. A misbehaving program will crash your backend. One solution is to move caching off the database and into memory.

Clustered and HA db services:

It’s Not Frozen Music


Architecture is sometimes referred to as frozen music. <meh> It’s a great metaphor, but leaves me feeling, well, nothing. Everything in nature moves and changes. Frozen is dead. Frozen music might as well be a cave for all it has to do with a genuine experience of living space and place. Easy to say, very difficult to do.

NASA Jewelry Line

Endeavor LA

Designs are almost complete for my NASA jewelry line. Limited run of 50 to 250. After that I move on to something else. :)

Cistern Bench - 'Aware'

Cistern Bench Cross Section

Part of 12,000 gal rainwater harvesting project.

Cistern bench. Japanese aesthetic in play: Aware. Spelled like conscious, but pronounced with 3 syllables. ‘Ah Wah Rey’ A nostalgic feeling for the past, expressed formally in the regular Shinto Religion EG the rebuilding of temples with new materials matching those centuries old.

Responsive Lighting ( Anti-Vegas )

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Early Vegas Lighting

Arduino powered LED proximity responsive lighting tech.

The problem with accent lighting is that there's too damn much of it most of the time. Vegas never shuts off, nor should it, but who wants Vegas Strip lighting in their neighborhood or back yard?

Range Hood

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  • Stainless + Milk Glass + Anodized Aluminum

Fireplace Hearth, Surround + Andirons

Fireplace Redux


  • Fix accoustics
  • Insulate
  • Provide for media tech
  • Tie into Coconauts architectural theme. "Rough and nasty outside, cool and creamy in."
  • Execute Permatecture aesthetic
  • Adjacent to PopUp TV project

Materials palette:

  • Polished concrete
  • Stainless
  • Glass
  • Love

Milk Frother Cap Fab

Nespresso Cap Crack

Milk frother plastic cap just cracked. We use everyday and replacement parts are stupid expensive. Gonna make an improved version ( that won't leak ) with some scrap stainless and clear polycarbonate. Just for fun.

UCB Staff


Metal articulated staff project. Part of heavy weapon training for UCB Program students.