Summing Up 2019

The two projects we worked on for this class were the upcycling project and the final project. For the upcycling project, I chose to upcycle scrap steel and create bookends. The process helped me to combine multiple different skills that I learned throughout my years as a mechanical engineer. Some of these skills included metal…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Kinetic Sculpture

Blog: What are your current project aesthetics compared to 20th Century design movements? Also, cast your project into 3 other wildly different aesthetics; illustrate with annotated sketches at least. My dynamic kinetic aesthetic creates an eye-catching abstract design. It does this by combining sharp edges, curves, and a couple other visually appealing components. The blades…
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Aesthetics Game – Qipao Footwear

Contributors Include: Clare Bork, Hadeel Al Gallaf, and Shen Shu We were assigned with choosing an aesthetic and figuring out what it represented. For our group, we chose Chinese Qipao and Footwear. We chose to design a collette heel with floral patterns, a sneaker with flowers, and a sandal that had curved edges. Overall, we…
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Aesthetic Exploration: Swimwear

[1] Thinking about the snow outside, getting into a hot tub becomes a relaxing thought. However, something that doesn’t cross the mind is what to wear. The general assumption is that everyone would wear a swimsuit. From this, my question became, how did swimwear emerge as a modern-day afterthought and is there an aesthetic behind…
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