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  1. New Work, Little Mimosa Earrings

    May's new work is a delicate earring item inspired by tiny plants.

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  2. Showcasing our New Work, Tsuru brooch+hair comb

    Our most recent creation, Tsuru brooch has just been complete.

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  3. Semi-Full Color 3D Printing 'Fur' Series Experimental Project

    Here's to introduce our new work that is 3D printed in semi-full color, made possible with the help of the latest 3D printing technology by DMM.make.

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  4. The making of Metaball

    In this post, we hope to share with you the making process of our Metaball pendant.

    All the original creations of Monocircus are produced in a process that begins with idea sketches drawn on paper by Kazu and Shing, which are then 3 dimensionally modelled on computer.
    The actual fabrication processes are done in mainly two ways. Designs that are not too complicated or elaborate are fabricated with our own 3D printing machine, while the more complex and intricate designs we come up with are fabricated by highly advanced 3D printing techniques at a 3D printing specialized company.

    In this newspost, we hope to share with you more about the little 3D printing machine we own.

    The first step is translating our drawn idea into a 3 dimensional model on computer.
    Sometimes sketched ideas are translated directly into 3 dimensional model data,
    but a lot of times, we realize it is through verbal language used to describe the idea that concretize the idea into a formalized

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  5. New Project CIRCOSIS Vol 3

    Please allow us to introduce to you our latest original creations developed
    from our generative jewelry design project CIRCOSIS.
    As mentioned in our previous newsposts features about the project,
    we have produced a whole series of uniquely different ring designs from a single design process.

    The whole series has 36 unique designs types, which like flowers of the same species,
    each has a different characteristic yet look similar in some ways or another,

    Which of these could be the ideal ring design for you?
    Click on the picture above to see more of the various designs.

    The rings of Project CIRCOSIS are made to order. 
    It takes about

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  6. New Project CIRCOSIS Vol.2

    This is the Second Volume of Newspost about Monocircus' latest project for generative jewelry design, CIRCOSIS. 
    In this volume, we created a youtube video to share with you our design process for this project.
    As shown on the right side of the video,  through the process of changing the variables in the design flow chart
    which has been created by a graphical algorithm editor,
    the spherical form of the ring design gradually transforms to become a Circus ring.

    Just as plants and animals in nature, and man as well, are uniquely different from one another,
    the concept for this project is to achieve a one of its kind item that belongs to a family or species called the CIRCOSIS.
    Right now, we have created 36 different varieties of CIRCOSIS ring.
    You will be able to see all these 36 varieties in the image

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  7. New Project CIRCOSIS

    This is Monocircus' latest and work-in-progress 3D printing project for our latest accessory series entitled CIRCOSIS.
    The title, CIRCOSIS, is derived from merging the two words, Circus and Genesis.

    This project, based on the idea of Evolution, attempts to explore the creation of a ring
    through generating a diversity of forms and characteristics.

    The above images show a sample of the various designs we have created at this current stage of exploration.
    These models are currently being fine-tuned to be eventually produced.

    The image below the series of rings shows the Graphical Argorithm Editor called Grasshopper,
    where the geometry, such as the height, angles, width, direction, etc. can be adjusted as parameters,
    developing multiple yet unique forms.

    We will be explaining

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  8. Commissioned Paintings

    Recently we received a commissioned project that involves creating 6 large panels of oil paintings.

    So it has been a rather busy few weeks, buzzing with activity in the studio.

    It has been a tough but really enjoyable time!

    The 6 panels, each over a meter tall, are meant to be in pairs, meaning 3 sets of 2 panels.
    Each painting is done in such a way that the motif adjacent in the painting next to it matches and merges.
    In this way, all 6 panels are like puzzle pieces that can be mixed and matched and displayed together. 

    The theme for this batch of paintings is based on imaginary forms in the microcosmic world.
    Like little spores or air particles, or little nucleas,

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  9. Inspiration: Doodles

    Doodles children make are amazing. so free and full of imagination, so out of the world and yet so realistic.
    We are always so amused and inspired by the stuff that our kids do and create. They try to imitate what the adults do but they do it with so much more dynamism and freedom. And the results are always full of magic!

    We have been hoping to come up with a series of new items based on inspirations we get from our children.
    and we are still in the midst of exploring

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  10. Monocircus' little Helpers

          

               

    an introduction of Monocircus' precious little Helpers...

    top left: our very own ultimaker 3D printing robot who has been helping us create some of our unique accessory series.
    the little nozel above the platform produces melted plastic that is layered to form the various shapes
    that we input into our computer.

    top right: my personal assistant. NOTE BOOK!
    this is a sample we created and it has been helping me jot my ideas and sketches

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