Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century: Origami Pop-Up Book

I think my final book will have a very symbolic aesthetic, as it is difficult to create fine details with origami. Simple shapes and colors will represent places, people, and things. For this blog post, I played around with different aesthetics for my project. To start things off clean and simple, I portrayed the book…
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20th Century Design Movement Comparison – Levi Caffes

For casting my design in three other aesthetics, I focused on changing the front pocket design to incorporate other aesthetics. The three aesthetics I used were Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and a turtle’s shell. The art deco design was inpired by a pattern I found while doing research. The pattern was a matrix of diamonds…
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Shipping Pallet Garden: 20th Century Design Movements

My Aesthetic: I would like to keep the aesthetic of my shipping pallet garden as simple as possible. The medium stained pine wood and use of sanding allow it to have a rustic feel, while the chalkboard paint induces a childish feel and a nostalgia of grade school days. The garden is not eccentric in any way, on the…
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20th Century Design Variations: Side Table/Night Stand

For my project, I will be creating a side table with laser etched circuit board designs. The aesthetic I am going for is minimalism meets electronics. The 3 20th Century design variations I decided to sketch were De Stijl, Bauhaus, and Art Deco. For De Stijl, the side table needed to be very colorful with mostly…
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20th Century Design Movements: Bamboo Fly Rod

My aesthetic goal remains steadfast: to embody the “naturalist aesthetic” in the process of fabricating my bamboo fly rod designs. In a nutshell, I would love to be able to design a rod that that embraces the same aesthetics as the natural world that it intended to be used in. Several examples I have speculated…
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20th Century Design Variations: MoonSkate

After brainstorming alternatives to my project’s current aesthetic, I had decided to take a look at organic design, streamlined shapes, and cubism. All alternatives modify the main body of the design in some way, so I am thinking about ways of designing the body aesthetically at this point. I am thinking about turning my entire…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Studio Web Design

My existing web design fits clearly in the Modern aesthetics of the early 21st century. Clean colors, strong lines, geometry mixed with rigidity… it speaks to professionalism, organization, and confidence. But in order to cast my project in a few different aesthetics, I first look at the classy but gaudy artistic styles of the Art…
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20th Century Design Movements: Electric Longboard

Hello Everyone, This week, I explored some more aesthetics and sketched them out using the Adobe Sketch app on my iPad Pro. Bright Art Nouveau, Space, and Geometric aesthetics   The first is a bright art nouveau style aesthetic because I love the curves and a little bit of symmetry but chaos in the background…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Design Movements: Butterfly Knife

As of now I have a minimalist, rust decay aesthetic for my knife. I want the handles hollowed out to be seen through and make it light weight. The rust/decay look will come from anodizing the metal. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/df/1b/53/df1b53b6b70e504d8727200c4bc4b840.jpg I would like to capture these colors but not the rust. Here are a few sketches of…
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20th Century Design Movements

The most closely related 20th century design movement to the design of my jewelry box is Art Nouveau. The trees and flowers, combined with the smooth flowy lines, resemble those often used in the art of the Art Nouveau movement. It also fits into the Arts and Crafts design movement based on its simplistic, blocky…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Wine Coffee Table

If I had to base my aesthetic of “vineyard theme” off a 20th Century Aesthetic I would say that it fits closely with Organic Design. I want my coffee table to look like it is very natural and made completely of wood and other naturally occurring materials such as cork. The oak wood should be…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Design Movements: Levitation Stand

For those of you not familiar with my project, I am designing and building a levitation stand. Something that uses magnets to make another magnet appear to be floating. My current chosen aesthetic is futuristic (shown below), but I’m not liking how my initial designs are shaping up and turning out. For this reason, I’m…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to the 20th Century design movements

For my project, I decided to use the engine valve cover as the body, going for an Industrially Chic Automotive aesthetic. I explored 3 different aesthetics: the art deco, art nouveau, and minimalism: Art Deco The art deco theme would be my first alternative choice. The clean, sharp lines would compliment the body of the…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th C. Movements: Rotary Candle

For my main project, I would like to make a Rotary Candle Holder. I was inspired by one of my Aunt’s holiday decorations when I visited her last Christmas. She had a little tea light candle under a fan, which spun when the hot air off the candle rose past the fan’s blades. Physically, it…
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Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Design Styles

The three 20th Century Design Styles I chose were: Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Modern. These styles are a more simplified version of the locket, meaning they don’t have the multidirectional rotations. They are just simple open-close lockets. As can be seen in the sketch, the first drawing is an Art Deco styled locket. The…
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Aesthetic Variations Compared to 20th Century Designs: Bed Stand

Hello my dearest readers, In my previous blog post I mentioned that I wish to pursue a food aesthetic with my bed stand – well, today I am going to explore some more possible aesthetic avenues for my bed stand. I know you all loved the pizza aesthetic as much as I did but it…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs

Compare project aesthetics to 20th century design movements: My project aesthetics are the arabesque design and the inspiration of the incense burner(The Majmar) which I talked about in previous posts. Comparing that to 20th century design movement that I know about, one could be the fact that the arabesque and islamic art is still used…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Bear Spray Light

Starting out the project, I wanted my design to have a bubbly aesthetic. After doing more research, I realized that Art Deco was basically the aesthetic I was hoping to achieve. Below are aesthetics I want to further incorporate into my design, one of which is Art Deco. I wanted to see what the outcome…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Rick Totem

For my main project, I am planning to use the psychedelic theme, modified to fit within the Rick and Morty themes created in the show. Please see my Design Review post for more information. For this post I am exploring three other aesthetic options to use in my final project: steam punk, supernormal stimuli, and a…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Designs: Standing Desk

Hello! The purpose of this post is to explore what my standing desk would look like with the current aesthetic, and then to apply three very different ones. Here is the design as it is now: Standing desk, Industrial Chic The writing is a little hard to see. The base says “cement bottom”, the stem…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Design Movements – Ski Chair

What have you NOT chosen, and why? Sketch your project applying 3 wildly different aesthetics from the timeline. Plus an update, if needed To pick an aesthetic for my final project I was fairly constrained in the direction to take the project due to the materials I have chosen. I want to build the chair…
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Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Design Movements: Infinity Mirror

My project definitely resembles the high-tech-matte-black aesthetic movement. The smooth matte black casing, the changing lights, and the effects of the mirror make for an extremely high tech appearance.   Art Deco: Art deco is one of my favorite aesthetics. For this I would keep the cube shape but change the internal mirrors to create…
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Project aesthetics compared to 20th Century design movements (2017): Chess Board

For my current design, I plan on using a “contemporary Asian” aesthetic, which involves a lot of nice stained wood, with a hint of contrasting bamboo colored wood.  I’ve started to notice that the shape of this aesthetic is very “sharp”, and does not have a lot of rounded edges.  Corners are squared off, and…
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20th Century Design: Pop Art

The 20th century design movement that is best embodied in my final project is pop art, a genre lasting from 1958 to 1972 that first emerged in Britain.  This movement is characterized by a rainbow of colors, expressive forms, repetition, and vivid patterns.  Furthermore, this genre often incorporates well-known personalities such as Marilyn Monroe, comics…
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