I wanted to create something that had a function, but still looked good. For someone living in a small apartment, having something that serves a purpose is important. I decided that I wanted to create a bowl as a place to store items like my keys and wallet, but I was stuck on a design. While visiting my grandma a few weekends, I noticed that her bedroom had an ocean aesthetic. She had a window curtain was of an underwater scene, with dolphins and fish swimming around. Her bars of soap in her bathroom where in the shapes of seashells and a small picture of a sailboat hung on the wall. I decided to use that aesthetic for the design of my project. I wanted to create a giant oyster to hold my treasures, as a oyster protects its pearl. The plan is to use some old cardboard boxes to build a core for each half of the shell. Then I will cut up some aluminum cans, proved by my roommates and I, to coat the outside to give it a shiny appearance. My mom supplied me with some leftover pink felt that I will use to cover the inside of the oyster.
Currently, I have not started building it yet, but I have all the materials and plan on starting this weekend
Featured Image taken by the Baloncici