Intersection Competition 2

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4 wheel drive (capable in rough terrain)
4 electric motors (environmentally friendly)
4 sets of bicycle pedals (backup and supplement alongside electric motors)
batteries in front and rear (balanced, passenger floor lower to ground)

room for 5 people
2 wire mesh front seats (open feeling, interaction between occupants)
1 wire mesh rear seat (open feeling, interaction between occupants)
storage in front and rear

open top (open and sporty feeling)
open sides (open and sporty feeling)
wire mesh floor (open and sporty feeling, no problems with beach sand)
metal bars on the sides (safety, storage, point of attachment fabric sunshade, hatchback design)

Intersection Competition 1

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Here’s a profile sketch for the Intersection Design Competition hosted by Local-Motors. As this car is driven with in a beautiful and hot environment, I think it’s important that driver and passengers experience nature to the fullest. For this reason I drew up this doorless cabrio (with metal safety tubes that merge with the design lines). Though, I’m not sure whether this meets the safety requirements.

On this sketch the car may appear as a hatchback, but the back is only outlined by a metal structure. I hope this to contribute to the open feeling of the design as well as its level of customization (there’s more storage freedom). A canvas like material can be stretched between the windshield and the metal structure at the back to provide shade for the passengers. The chairs are lightweight and should contribute to the open feeling within the car.

Furthermore I think that the design should be honest and simple (without distracting details). I’d like to get some feedback on the concept as well as its feasibility! I haven’t thought of any element of human power and perhaps we can discuss that here as well.

iPod Doodle

Appreciating Nike's Mavrk Mid 2

Phi Condensed

Coming soon:

Phi Thin Condensed
Phi Book Condensed
Phi Medium Condensed

Improved S

This letter kept bothering me until now.

Phi Extended

Coming soon:

Phi Thin
Phi Thin Extended
Phi Book Extended
Phi Medium Extended


Front is coming!

Phi Caps Typeface Now Available

Phi Caps is a geometric typeface inspired by the basis of the golden ratio. Its simple monoline letters come together in a solid font.

Get it here

Creating this typeface has been a great challenge. But the end product as well as the experience have certainly paid off the hard work. I've learned a lot about typography and design in general. Besides that I'm excited to earn some money with this typeface.


Now I know how I liked drawing cars. Experimenting with a different rendering technique.

Punto Evo

A sketch of our new car to show that I'm still alive.

Phi Type Development 3

All the glyphs are completed. The next challenge is glyph spacing. I hope to finish that as soon possible, so I can get sketching cars again.

Phi Type Development 2

There are still some things I need to fix before I can start producing the various styles (regular, italic and rounded fonts with different weights).

Phi Type Development

Typography has become increasingly interesting to me this summer. Hence I'm developing an uppercase typeface. I've been experimenting with the golden ratio; The height devided by the width of every letter (except for the letter O) is equal to phi. Within many letters you will find the golden ratio as well. There's still a lot of work to do before it can be used as a font, but it'll be worth it!

Bent Chair

Urethane floor covering, used to protect the floor from office chair scratches, maintains its shape when it is deformed and heated. That's what I discovered when I got rid of some rubbish, resulting in a suprisingly flexible chair.


Inspired by Sasha Selipanov from I'm more than happy with this one!


I should do a lot more handsketching!

One-Pallet Chair

This was well worth all the blisters on my fingers!
Download the Google SketchUp model here.

Here's how to make splendid material-efficient pallet furniture:

1. Scavenge
Pallets are everywhere. Some are in great conditions and some have a couple of broken beams. Some are free and some cost a couple of bucks. Look for the cheapest pallet which you can use the most lumber from. Also, see if you can get one that has some (thicker) beams that are strong enough to provide support in the furniture.

2. Dismantle
Deconstructing a pallet is tricky. It' s almost inevitable to break a few beams, so be careful. Here are some tips and tricks on how to do it.

3. Measure
Group the beams into similar thicknesses, widths and lengths. Then measure the different beam sizes.

4. Model (CAD)
Use the measurements to draw the beams in Google SketchUp . Move, rotate and cut the virtual beams so they give shape to your furniture. Rember from which beam each part in the furniture came from. Don't use more 'material' than you have! If you have trouble with finding the right proportions and measurments, you can use existing furniture models from the 3D Warehouse as reference for your own pallet furniture. Remember to keep the design simple, so that the transistion between the digital model and the actual furniture is less troublesome.

5. Build
Measure the lengths (and widths and angels if necessary) of every beam in SketchUp. Then cut the corresponding 'physical' beams to size. Now combine all parts and, once again, refer to the SketchUp model to do so. I predrilled holes and used scews to keep everything together.

Pallet Chair 2

The Google SketchUp model is finished. Lets build this bad boy!

Pallets and Sneakers

Yesterday I got myself a pallet to built my Pallet Chair with and a pair of Mavrk Mids!

Model T Poster

Final presentation of the new Ford Model T. A reinterpretation of the project done during the summercamp at Lawrence Tech in 2008.

Alpine / Mini

Free interpretation of the classic Alpine A110, escaping from an explosion. Though, due to the higher nose and the explosion covering the rear, the vehicle looks a lot like a Mini.

Model T 3

A reinterpretation of the project done during the summercamp at Lawrence Tech in 2008.

Personal Transport

Practicing smaller vehicle sketching for a Sketch Battle on Deviant Art. Grap your pencils and be part of it!

Good Design

Good design is innovative

Good design makes a product useful

Good design is aesthetic design

Good design makes a product understandable

Good design is honest

Good design is unobtrusive

Good design is long-lived

Good design is thorough, down to the last detail

Good design is environmentally-friendly

Good design is as little design as possible

-Dieter Rams

Model T 2

A reinterpretation of the project done during the summercamp at Lawrence Tech in 2008.

Pallet Chair

A new project! I'm working on a chair design that will be made of one pallet only. Tools will include a saw and a hammer. Extensive woodworking skills won't be necessary. I choose the 42 x 42 inch ISO pallet to work with as this pallet is mostly used throughout the world. The main goal for this project is to design an Adirondack inspired chair that can be build with as less requirements as possible.

Finishing off

While setting up a portfolio I revised some work.

Model T

A reinterpretation of the project done during the summercamp at Lawrence Tech in 2008. More sketches to come!

Chair from a Cardboard Box

Once in a while I like to do something challenging. Also recently I developed a technique to make 2D templates from 3D objects in Google SketchUp. I wanted to put this method to the test by making a simple chair design from a television box. Dimensions and shapes were limited as the cardboard had already been folded.

The chair is made of one piece of cardboard and some double-sided tape. It can at least support 80 kilograms. In the fututre I may try to develop a way to connect cardboard without using any other material than the cardboard itself.

The 3D model and the 2D template can be downloaded here (this model is somewhat larger that the original one)

I would love to see you reproducing it!