## Posts Tagged ‘Golden Ratio’

### Phi Happens.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

“Dropped my bottle of Frank’s hot sauce from the fridge and the spillage looks like the golden ratio. The universe is trying to tell me something.”

[Image & caption from here. Related posts here, here and here.]

### On Drafting Geometries.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Rafael Araujo‘s work blows me away considering it’s hand-drafted and not computer-generated (unless he traced it and hand-lettered it). Either way, it’s killer manual drafting, and some day I’d like to talk to him about it.

[Confidential to R. Araujo – I saw what you did there. – Bunk]

[Related post here.]

### Hurricane Sandy & The Golden Ratio φ

Monday, 1 June 2015

BTW. nature doesn’t run on mathematics, and the typical example of a nautilus shell exhibiting the proportions of Phi has been debunked. It’s still a fun exercise, counting the seeds in a sunflower’s (or pine cone’s) spirals and dividing the larger number by the smaller to see how close it approximates Phi.

Oddly enough, if you multiply Phi by ten it gives you the approximate average miles per hour on Interstate 10 between Santa Monica and Los Angeles in either direction at any hour of the day and any day of the week. TRUE.

[Image of Hurricane Sandy (2012) found here. The definition of Phi is stuck in my head, but it’s also found here.]