This article was published on December 22, 2011

You’ve never seen a kite this awesome before


You’ve never seen a kite this awesome before
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Remember flying a kite as a child in a park on a windy day? I bet you never flew a kite like this before. “Little Shining Man”, a kite with 1,700 3D printed connectors, carbon fibre rods and cubenfibre aerospace fabric is one of the most beautiful, ethereal pieces of functional art I’ve ever seen.

The project was conceived by Heather Peak and Ivan Morison, designed by Sash Reading and engineered and fabricated by Queen & Crawford. It was commissioned by Dandara Ltd for the Chart Room, in Castle Quay, UK. Photography by Matt Porteous.

Check out the video below of “Three Cubes Colliding”, shot by freelance animator and videographer JimandTonic:

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