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Ian Gonsher is an artist, designer, and educator who studies and teaches the creative process at the School of Engineering at Brown University. Today, he sent me photos of these attractive geometric structures he made from drinking straws and wooden coffee stirrers while sitting in a coffee shop this weekend. He said that the coffee shop employees “tend not to mind if you tip generously.”

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.


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  1. ka mitchell on said:

    Very coooool. “Old school”, Oingo – boingo – boingo – boingo…… Hey earthquake resistant??

  2. Took me thirty minutes to make. Made my brain feel funny. Now I want more things to build!!!

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