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(D.I.A) Dreadzone – Second Light

Taking it back to 1995 for this Desert Island Album entry with Second Light by Dreadzone.  This album combines country walks with hazy afternoons at the coast, string instruments, vocal samples and electronic composure that all feels very rooted in English heritage and culture.   A lovely blend of heavy dub baselines and 90’s breakbeat capturing the energy and euphoric sound of party culture in its prime.  I’m all too gutted that I missed out on the 90’s rave era; a time in which dance music was fresh, alive and minus the selfie culture that packs the dance floors today.

This album still stands up 20 years on, if you haven’t heard it yet I would urge you to check out it out!

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Pincraft Photography Camera & Service

Pincraft Square

Pincraft Sketch

Remove the winders

Remove the winders

Apply the return sticker

Apply the return sticker



Pop it in the post

Pop it in the post

So this is the final form of my Pincraft Photography pinhole camera.  It’s certainly a case of form following function.  I’ve kept the graphical side of things to a minimum in the attempt to encourage the user to add their own artwork, be it that of a child or an artist.

This flat packed, easy-to-assemble, zero waste, fully functioning and pretty-darn-good-quality-pinhole-camera shoots 12 shots on to black & white 120 film.  The service concept behind the project is to provide a full service in which the film unit not only houses and exposes the film, but also provides the packaging solution to return the film for development.

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Houston, We Have Photographs

As promised, and a little late I know, my apologies…  Some pinhole photographs from Proto 2! (Ticker tape, klaxon horns, ‘splosions!!!)  These were shot on Fomapan 120 ISO 400.  I developed them at home and photographed them using my smartphone, ran them through Photoshop and inverted the image, BOOM.  I’m sure they could be clearer but I did the best with whats I gats.

Dome From Rave

The 02 Arena from the 9th floor


The 02 Arena from ground level

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3D Print Your Knob

That got your attention!  No, I’m talking about the knob on my pinhole camera.

2015-01-15 13.47.57I designed and 3D printed the spool adapter and winder for my Pinhole Moments camera.  The spool is a standard spool that you get with any 120 film.  I designed the winder so there is a force fit that is strong enough to lock into position but easy enough to remove without Hulk-smashing the cardboard pinhole camera upon removal.

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3D Printed Phone Charger Wall Mount

My bedroom is, how did the estate agent put it..?  Cozy!  Yes, not small, but cozy.  My storage space is limited and one thing I use on a daily basis, as I’m sure most of you do too, is my phone charger.  However, when it’s not in use it just took up space on my desk, sort of scrunched up, tucked in next to the right hand speaker.  It’s okay, but not great.

Anyway, as an aspiring designer I decided to design and make something that would solve my untidy charger issue, so I set about designing a simple device that would neatly and discretely contain the charger when not in use.

I came up with this, a simple design that contains the mains part of the charger and uses the housing wall as a surface to wrap the cable around.  The USB end makes use of the 3 pins found on UK plugs and through the natural tension found in the cable, simply locks into place.  The charger container is mounted to my wall about a metre above the mains wall socket.

I designed the charger wall mount using SolidWorks and printed the design out in PLA using an Ultimaker.

Please feel free to leave comments, ask questions, share and like my posts, your interest and feedback is much appreciated, thanks!

Credit to Modla who kindly allow me to look after the Ultimaker and use it as freely as I like.  Much respect!




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Ravensbourne Course Of The Month – Product Design

I was asked to represent the Product Design course for Ravensbourne’s course of the month section on their website.  The Q&A article and examples of my work can be seen here.  Check out what Ravensbourne has to offer if you’re interested in a career in creative design.

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3D Printing at The Other Art Fair

Can CAD software be considered a canvas?  Can powdered nylon be considered paint?  Can a laser be considered a paintbrush?

We at Modla like to think so and have had the privilege to showcase some of our 3D printed artwork at The Other Art Fair in Brick Lane, London.  We had on display a 3D printed collaboration with Dan Hillier, an SLS nylon version of his Nothing Matters screen print.  We also collaborated with James Hopkins on the Audi D8 to R8 3D Print.

Our ‘Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow’ flying beer bottles were suspended from the rafters and a selection of letters from the Arkitypo project were on display.

3D printing is commonly used within the engineering and product industry for creating prototypes and moulds, however this format of creation is increasingly being used within the art and fashion world.  We wanted to see what we could achieve by taking our engineering, product and architectural backgrounds and applying our 3D CAD software and 3D printing skills to an artistic medium.

What do you think, can 3D printing be considered art?  Leave your comments and opinions below.


Me, holding the Modla, James Hopkins collaboration Audi 3D print.


Nothing Matters – Modla, Dan Hillier collaboration.


I very much enjoyed talking with people about 3D printing and the possibilities of such technology.


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