Design is an important part of our process, we spend time discussing materials, functionality and aesthetics at Made By 68º. Prototyping, experimenting with new techniques and materials as well as the process itself. We are constantly trying to evolve, to find better ways of working and sharing our ideas. 

The tablet revolution has enabled Richard and myself to explore ideas and sketch out shapes and quickly render them, so that every minute details is addressed and considered. 

We experimented with several apps and tablets, finally settling on Microsofts Surface Pro simply because of screen size. 

Designing the Slinky Chair on the Microsoft Surface Pro

Designing the Slinky Chair on the Microsoft Surface Pro

Close up of the screen and line detail

Close up of the screen and line detail

The Surface Pro 3 is a great machine. One note is easy to use and very addictive. I found myself sketching ideas and experimenting constantly. I do prefer Apple's iPad but the screen is far too small to really work as an effective sketch pad. 

Initial sketches of the secret compartments on our new desk

Initial sketches of the secret compartments on our new desk

With Apple's recent announcements (iPad Pro and Apple Pencil). I can not wait to experiment with their new 12.9 inch iPad and pencil. 

Initial sketches for a modular stool and bench 

Initial sketches for a modular stool and bench 

We have also experimented with both Wacom's stylus and the Adonit Jot touch. Both pens work well with an iPad but my preference is to use the Adonit pen.

The true method of knowledge is experiment
William Blake

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