Came across this nice website/idea/collective. You can download DIY designs for all sorts of things but the main strain running through it is that you do it yourself and empower yourself through making and learning new processes. Shown here are my favourite two designs which, if I ever get a place with an outside, I'll be sorting out. The first is an outdoor kitchen by Nina Nolstrup. The second a lamp which, whilst not that exciting itself, in the making of it requires you to build a charcoal powered 'flower-pot furnace'. Designed by Chris Jackson. Awesome.
Spent a productive day kinda getting to grips better with the object functions, arrays (and iterating through them), and the dist function in processing. With a decent sized shout out to Mike for some tweeking of code to actually make the bastard work I managed to get some quite pretty results. The top stuff is a proximity sort of thing each time a new point is drawn it assesses how far away the other points are from it and draws a darker line depending on how close it is to a given point. Pretty. The second set is a simple (but triumphant for me!) distance thing done earlier on in the day where it assesses how far a new point is and if it's within a certain range draws a line to the middle of the sketch. I felt well good after doing these- looking forward to doing some more. (code to follow when i figure out how to do it!)