About the author

Tom: After growing up in the Midwest and going to school at the University of Cincinnati, I moved out to New England to join the Tool crew as an Industrial Designer. In addition to design, I love airplanes (and spacecraft), hiking, camping, illustration and animation.


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15
Aug

Soda Can Stove

I’m heading out to the Boston Harbor Islands this afternoon with my wife, Cynthia, for a weekend of camping on Bumpkin Island. The Harbor Islands are great, but setting up…

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02
Jun

Solar Roadways

Solar Roadways are exactly what they sound like…roads paved with solar panels. It’s a cool idea of course. Sure, they can generate revenue by pumping power into…

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14
Apr

Living in a Modern Way

Kem Weber. Desk and chair, c. 1938. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA currently has an exhibit called California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way (March 29, 2014…

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19
Dec

Who Needs Wipers Anyways?

Not McLaren. Well…maybe. The U.K.’s The Sunday Times described how the supercar manufacturer is exploring a exciting alternative to windshield wipers—force field-assisted windshields! “The windscreen wiper is an…

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25
Oct

TacLace

Putting my shoes never seemed that cumbersome or time consuming to me. Even when I'm in a hurry, tying my laces does not strike me as…

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17
May

A Hidden Message Only Children Can See

ANAR Foundation, a group that manages a hotline for children and teenagers in abusive situations, asked the advertising agency Grey Spain to create a street ad…

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26
Apr

LIGHTFAIR International 2013

I recently had the opportunity to walk the floor of LIGHTFAIR International 2013, the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, in…

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20
Mar

Good Winter

  Today we're heading out on our somewhat annual tool. snowboarding trip, and it's got me thinking about snowboarding gear. There is lots of opportunity for…

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25
Jan

Business Cards

Exchanging contact information is an integral part of doing business. In today's digital world, as we hurtle toward the singularity, I wonder how long the traditional…

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