Summing Up 2019

This semester began with an up-cycling project where learning about aesthetics first started. The next project was for the final project where I made a hanging desk modified with an LCD screen I learned new skills including wood working, electronics, and coding. This semester taught me how to get out of my comfort zone and…
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Construction Timeline

For this project I am still working on the open night stand portion before the electrical portion. I already have a sheet of 5×5′ plywood, LEDS, the leather vinyl, and the wireless phone charger purchased. The last thing that needs to be purchased is the arduino zero and white paint. For the rest of this…
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Top 5 Constraints

1.Usability The ultimate goal for this project is the functionality and usability. I respect the ability for people to make things without functionality, but most things have some sort of functional purpose. Therefore, I need to make the product adaptable and useful. Depending on whether I have a head board later in life or decide…
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Main Project Inspiration

The inspiration for my final project came from a mix between mid century and antique furniture. Antique furniture is usually comprised of decorative wood combined with some sort of brass/gold. The design is very symmetric and has a very ‘American Colonial’ feel to it. The mid-century furniture is very minimalistic. These usually consist of rectangular…
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Upcycle Progress: Cork

The appealing look of a cork caught my eye instantly. I found cork projects all over google images, pinterest, and my friends houses. Corks can be used for apparel, furniture, jewelry holders, and decoration. The cork gives a house a very unique down to earth feeling. There are also associated unique wine and champagne labels…
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Aesthetic Explorations 2019: Craft Beer

In 1919, “the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution–which banned the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors–ushered in a period in American history known as Prohibition” [1]. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prohibition-ratified This brought rise to increased violence by the hands of people like Al Capone, who was known for bootlegging and speakeasies. By 1933,…
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