Friday, 23 June 2017

what about kate project excerpt april 2017

web-based application | april 017

concept and realization of a web-based application for a client in Japan. automatic distribution of orders in a network of printing stations. creating orders from external sources (sftp, local files, aws api). rendering meta data into actual print images. realization of a central administration unit and decentralized operation units. integration of operation unit’s web views into an existing iPad app.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

on patterns

we love patterns!

and the great thing is: patterns are everywhere. from acoustic patterns in music to visual and physical patterns in architecture, digital patterns in software architecture and problem solution to more general patterns in life.

find patterns in your daily business. patterns can be recurring across projects and clients. when discovered, patterns help us save time and can be the basis for fast progress. patterns provide us with confidence. and at the same time patterns are always creating options. with the main option being not to follow the schematic path that is inherent to the pattern, but re-think, re-consider and approach things differently. hereby possibly creating a new, even better pattern.

we started this website with a visual pattern of a topographical map as a repeating background image. today, we changes this to a new pattern. and we plan to change this every once in a while – since we do not provide the world with a sophisticated content creation plan we deeply believe a new background will compensate this loss. the very first topo pattern was a visual reminder for ourselves that there is always ‘up & down’. this second pattern has more street cred to it. we created this one ourselves based on the pattern we found on the south-west side of a local block. we hope you enjoy!

admin’s advice: keep your eyes open and see if you can spot a pattern that is so close to you but hasn’t caught your attention yet. in any case, don’t submit it to us.

Monday, 24 April 2017

banana buckwheat pancakes – a recipe inspired by Donna Hay

input/output. ‘you are what you eat’ and if you want to shine, nothing beats maple syrup pancakes. it’s true! when we have a tough week ahead, here is how we prepare:

120 gr buckwheat flour
100 gr whole spelt flour
3 tbsp. aluminum-free baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 pinch of salt

200 gr mashed banana (about 3 ripe bananas)
1 egg
180 ml almond milk
butter for frying
serve with maple sirup and banana slices

try to get as many of these from an organic source.

mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. add mashed banana, egg and almond milk. blend well.

heat a skillet and add a little butter. add three large spoonfuls of batter. let the pancakes cook until the upperside looks opaque – this should take about 3 minutes. then flip the pancakes.

repeat with remaining batter. enjoy warm, drizzled with maple sirup and banana slices.

admin’s advice: the greatness of your pc derives from your skillet’s heat management system.