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Bank of America Small Business Community is a great resource for small business owners. They just went live with a really nice article about 3D printing and design. I got to comment and explain how I use 3D printing in jewelry design. It is a good read that really makes the process easier to understand.

Read the article here.

Lately, I have been deepening my knowledge of both Rhino 3D modeling program as well as the rendering plug-in Brazil. With this combined technology I can create highly detailed and realistic representations of my 3D models. This non-commercial chess set project  proved to be a great practice ground for testing different materials, lightnings and environments. Instead of the traditional chess pieces, I decided to recreate some iconic mid-century(ish) Scandinavian chairs and use them as chess pieces. The project is also a tribute to the architects and designers, I so love; Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen, Alvar Aalto, Eero Aarnio and Eero Saarinen. The whole set if, of course, just a concept. Still, I just want to pick-up one of those little tulip stools and start playing.

Chess set with mid-century modern chairs as chess pieces.

Chess set with mid-century modern chairs as chess pieces.

I am in love! With Ari Kanerva's furniture line, that is. His collection is a perfect combination of  tradition and modern materials. They bring in memories of grandfather clocks, but at the same time convey lightness which is not usually associated with furniture of that era. Familiar, surprising and fun. I can especially see the Rytmi Rocking chair and Tiuku Pendulum Clock in my future dream office. They would go really well with the Womb chair by Eero Saarinen, which for now, is also still a dream.

See Ari Kanerva's work here