Main Project Aesthetics 2020: Plans and Alternatives

Fractal aesthetic progress and possible alternatives

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Something simple. Not sure if it has a name. So, the koch curve is hard! Some issues so far: Diagonal lines are hard. Adding thickness is variable. Resolution is hard. I think I need to figure out how to properly use recursion. I’m starting to get pretty good with Python3, which is a plus. I’ve…

Main Project Plans and Alternatives

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In my previous post, I discussed how I wanted to create some sort of desk toy with a moving part. The main pieces of this project would consist of the box, the electronics, and the decorative “thing” that would be moving. I would like the aesthetics of the box and the “thing” to compliment each…

Final Project Aesthetic: Modernism

For my final project, I have been really struggling with what to define as my aesthetic. I decided to go with minimalism- an art form that came from modernism. The modernism movement is typically known as a period of exploration, rationality, clarity, and purpose. This aesthetic began around the 1900’s, and was driven by passion…

Main Project Aesthetics // Plans and Alternatives

Having explored inspiration from other artists, brides, and Pinterest, I have settled on a desired aesthetic. I was predominantly inspired by this arch: Photograph by Anushe Low, styling by Rock My Wedding Particularly, I love the use of exposed copper pipes. I think these exposed pipes look industrial, rustic, and bring a nice juxtaposition to…

Main project aesthetics – Gears and alternatives

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Project Inspirations/Formation This main project has caught me a bit off guard, so a lot of this post is going to be a description of my process in brainstorming my project, as well as design problems I’m currently facing. Anyone heard of the Perplexus? In my middle school years, I spent countless hours slowly guiding…

Main Project Aesthetic // Kensue Kiatoukaysy

For my main project aesthetic I wanted to go with an Illumination Aesthetic as shown below in the gas station. This is an aesthetic where light illuminates any object in order to bring more color and depth to the object as a whole. By michael sroka neon lighting, rainbow aesthetic, neon aesthetic, vaporwave, pink peacock…

Main Project Aesthetics and Alternatives

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As stated in my last post, I hope to make my project, two lighting fixtures and a clock, in the modernist aesthetic. The simple geometric forms and appealing earth tones make for great home décor in my opinion. Below are some examples of modernist décor that I appreciate, as well as sketches detailing how I…

The epic “aesthetic” battle of cyclists

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For this post, I was stuck for some time. I wasn’t sure what particular aesthetic(s) to tie into my project: packable wind/rain jacket for biking. I have been only thinking of how to make the patterns and how to sew them together. I hadn’t thought about what aesthetic to put on it, other than the…

Main Project Aesthetics 2020: Disc Golf Cart

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After thinking about my main project inspirations I wanted to come up with an aesthetic that fits with me personally and something that I can appreciate after a long time of usage. One of the big things in my life is that I am in ROTC and will have a job in the air force…

MP Aesthetics Plans and Alternatives: Guitar

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This post will cover the aesthetic design process illustrating the following: Describes the planned aesthetic: history and application. Describe two very different/opposite aesthetics: how would it look if applied. I. PLANNED AESTHETIC Looking at the aesthetics we explored in class, the two that stood out in its application to my project were streamlining and matt…

Main Project Aesthetic & Backups: Drink Maker

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For my project I am planning on making a mixed-drink maker. The idea is that there are containers that contain alcohol and mixers, and you would be able to select the drink you want, and it would pump it out of a spout into your cup. The aesthetic I am planning on is modern &…

Main Project Aesthetic 2020: Contemporary Sculpture

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The primary aesthetic I want to shoot for with this project is something that is generally contemporary as well as surreal – the sculpture made out of chicken wire fence is meant to both model something realistic, but also be constructed in a way that the form is ‘otherworldly’. Moreover, I want the piece to…

Main project aesthetics – plans and alternatives

Chosen Option – neon sign rubber I have chosen this because I feel it is the most aesthetically pleasing to me. I am going for a modern and minimalist concept. I want to use white thin rubber tubing to wrap around the string lighting shown below. The idea is the lights will make the tube…

Main Project Aesthetics

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Building off of last weeks post, I have an update to share on the materials that I’m going to be using for this project. I have two 6 1/2″ midbass woofers, two 2 1/2″ tweeters, a 200 watt power supply that I’m hoping to pair in parallel with a sealed battery I had from a…

Infinite Dodecahedron Plan and Aesthetic Choice

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Now that I’ve decide to go ahead with taking on the challenge of building something beautiful I have to consider the material and aesthetic choice of the material itself. I know from the inspirations I drew from, that LED lighting and mirror foil is a must have. As I watch others build these projects, it…

Main Project Aesthetics: Minimalist, Rustic, or Childhood

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I currently have 3 related, yet different ideas all with different aesthetics, and I need help deciding which one to do. The one thing they all have in common is the fact that they are kinetic sculptures that use a crank to create up/down motion (automata).  Basic Automata [1] Idea 1) Minimalist wall automata Idea…

Main Project Aesthetics: Magic Mirror

Chosen Option: Scandinavian design Scandinavian design aesthetics are based off clean and simple lines. It is meant to be minimal and functional without sacrificing beauty. The aesthetic relies mostly on neutral colors, mostly white with pops of black or tan. There is also a focus on light or unfinished wood. For my project, this means…

Main Project Aesthetics: Folding Coffee Table

Since I have wanted a coffee table for a long time, I am committing to my idea of a coffee table with folding legs. Although it is intimidating, I know I will learn a lot through the entire process. Minimalism My original idea classifies under the Modern Movement. More specifically, Minimalism. The concept originated in…

Alternate Aesthetics for Mood Rings

Here is a link to my previous post to provide context for this toy. For my main project, I would really like to pursue the Kawaii aesthetic once again. I think this aesthetic really meshes well with the idea I have for the project, since the overly exaggerated facial expressions of these types of characters…

Octopus Statue Aesthetics and alternatives

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For my project I have mostly focused on how I will create the octopus body. I want to create something to use as a decorative lamp for a bedside table. I have a few ideas after working on basic outlines for the tentacles I have decided to use card board and slice the shape. Below…

Main Project Aesthetics 2020: D&D Table

For a tabletop gaming room aesthetics are everything. I plan on combining this table with a lighting and sound system in the room around it that will be key to setting the scene during games of collaborative storytelling. The main issues lies in the fact that not every game my friends and I play calls…

Main Project – Aesthetics (Steampunk Headphone Stand)

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For my main project, I decided to work on a headphone stand as I drew inspiration from my day-to day needs. If I am building something, I would rather want to build that would cater to one of my needs. To start with different types of stands, I came across the minimalist aesthetic and the…

Main Project Aesthetics: LED Snowboard

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For my project I decided to move forward with the light up snowboard in which I will attempt to add LED lights around the snowboard that change with motion. After brainstorming some aesthetics that can be applied to LED lights and on snowboards I decided to go with that of glow in the dark –…

Main Project Aesthetic: Modern Desk Toy/Sculpture

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My main project is to create a desk toy/sculpture using the physics of the rollercoaster from my upcyling project. The classic aesthetic for a desk toy is the sleek, modern, and slightly futuristic aesthetic. A good example would be this sand pendulum with it’s sleek curved arm and fancy pendulum. [1] There are other aesthetics…

Industrialism in an Outdoor Domain

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My plan for this main project is to go along with a theme and aesthetic of Industrialism. I believe this choice will lend itself to a very interesting look and set of challenges that will encapsulate what this class is looking for. I also want to put an outdoor-associated twist on it to capture a…

Aesthetic Exploration: Kitsch

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                      Kitsch is the German word for trash and is often used to describe cheap, meaningless forms of pop culture/commercial culture. Kitsch, also known as cheesiness or tackiness, and appeals to popular or uncultivated taste because the forms are often garish or overly sentimental, simply…

Main Project Aesthetics 2020: Water Clock

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For my main project, I will be developing an analog or digital clock using an Arduino and some kind of sensor feedback. Either the water will be pumped to a certain height and dropped on the sensor, ticking the clock on the Arduino and displaying the time on an LCD. I am also thinking about…

Main Project Aesthetics 2020: Desk Lamp

Option 1: Medieval Fantasy Hightower Spire Following my inspiration post, the first option of aesthetic to apply to my desk lamp would be to create a replica of the Song of Ice and Fire universe’s Hightower in Oldtown. If I choose this option, I will make my desk lamp sufficiently tall (~1m height) and add…

Main project aesthetics – plans and alternatives

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My main project inspiration is to create something “useful.” I’m leaning towards woodworking to make a piece of furniture.  I’m apprehensive because I’ve never made furniture before, and haven’t worked with wood outside of undergrad school tours, over 5 years ago.   As of now, I’m sticking with my plan of woodworking and some type of…

Main Project Aesthetics – Steampunk/Monster

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For my main project I am choosing to create a fully controllable grabber arm out of cardboard. My goal for this device will be to have the ability to pick up a full soda can and take a drink from it. The design will be approached in two stages. First, is the overall aesthetic of…

Main Project Aesthetic: Flat Design

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For my final project, I will be creating interactive apparel. Specifically, I want to design a shirt that produces a light display when you high five, fist bump, or shake hands with someone else. This artifact will be designed to replicate the effects of a “like” on social media, the main difference being that this…

Main Project Aesthetics – Functional Wall Art

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My main projects “aesthetic” is most commonly associated with functional wall art I would image, since that is exactly what I am trying to have my final piece become and act as. Functional wall art, and or wall art in general, isn’t anything drastically new in today’s society and or in the past century as…

Coffee Capsules Holder Ideas

After coming up with the project idea, I had several ideas and ways to execute it. So far, I have 3 different ideas that I sketched and still debating between them. Idea #1: A small cabinet/box For this idea, I thought about making a small cabinet with two drawers. The cabinet will probably be made…

Main Project Aesthetic – River Table

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The recent craze of the river table has come about in the last 10-20 years.  This is especially dependent on polymer technology getting us to where we are today. The aesthetic of a river table is includes the natural/live edge aspect of wood/lumber, and combines it with a clean, glasslike finish of the epoxy.  It…
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