Immersion Wheel Update

Having looked at a variety of lighting options and considering that the LED really needs to be in contact with the edge of the acrylic sheet to achieve the desired brightness; I decided to purchase several small battery powered LEDs that are intended for illuminating balloons and paper lanterns. This will allow the lights to…
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Today’s Influential Designers

Unfortunately I cannot make it to class Wednesday to hear about today’s influential designers, but I thought I might share who’s work I find inspiring. I’d be interested to see who’s currently inspiring you too. I don’t find Martha Stewart terribly inspiring, but what other female designers are influencing product design? Marcel Wanders http://www.marcelwanders.com/ known…
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Chairs of China

Since we’re talking about chairs as the classic design case study, I thought you may enjoy my chair book featuring the chairs of China. Some are up-cycled, some are at end of their life, all are rad. Have a seat and enjoy: http://www.blurb.com/b/6437590-have-a-seat
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Immersion Wheel – Aesthetic Timeline Context

The Immersion Wheel motif references the Art Deco movement. Notice the repetitive lines and spade shapes that both the wheel and art deco have in common: https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=imgres&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwiVn4LGhOnLAhUil4MKHRskA9kQjxwIAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.easyfreepatterns.com%2Fvictorian-backgrounds-patterns.html&psig=AFQjCNGOwXpstydFmpbJo-e07lUPXH-nww&ust=1459448787852844 Another characteristic of Art Deco are the radiant symmetry as seen in the sunburst over the door of the Milwaukee Gas Light Building built in 1930. http://www.adunate.com/blog/2014/09/24/when-the-flame-is-blue/
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Inspiration – Sacred Geometry

Mandala Sacred Geometry Home The inspiration for my main project is sacred geometry. While working with perforated sheet metal, I noticed that two sheets with the same hole pattern creates interesting patterns when rotating in relation to each other. The resulting pattern is an array of dynamically changing hexagons. Feature image credit: http://fractalenlightenment.com/12086/artwork/unveiling-the-mystics-of-sacred-geometry
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Industrial Design Experience

I have experience in industrial design and can help contribute to various parts of the design process. I currently work in market research and strategic innovation so I can provide guidance on methodologies on that front. As for trench work, I can assist with sketching, illustration, or CAD. For sketching I used a hybrid approach…
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Shabby Chic

image: pintrest.com, courtesy of “Here’s Earl.” As we prepare for our warm-up project in Upcycling, the aesthetic that first comes to mind is “Shabby Chic”. The popularity of Shabby Chic is evident by the vast number of articles and images featuring it. It’s also a mainstay in artisan marketplaces like Etsy.com, where creative hopefuls go…
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