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Welcome to the Aesthetics of Design Website. This site displays student work in the Aesthetics of Design class at CU Boulder. This site serves as an archive for past student projects, and for current students to develop their portfolio and documenting skills.

This year’s fifth post. This is the final post for the Upcycle project. The whole story of the project is told; what was created, how it was created and what the aesthetic is.

Upcycle Design Report: Egg carton vase

Context Information: Scandinavian design is a design aesthetic that started in the mid-20th century in the Nordic countries, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland [1]. It is characterized by its emphasis on simplicity, functionality, and a connection with nature. Scandinavian design reflects a minimalist yet warm and welcoming approach. Clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and…

Levitating Steampunk Globe: An Artistic Confluence of Past and Future

Levitating Steampunk Globe: An Artistic Confluence of Past and Future Introduction This report unveils the journey of crafting a unique upcycled art piece: a levitating globe with steampunk influences. It represents an amalgamation of vintage aesthetics and modern technology, illustrating a creative fusion of different eras. Project Concept The objective is to upcycle an old…