When I started thinking about what I wanted to make for this project I knew I had to make something for my apartment. I also wanted to take the recycling aspect of this project very seriously and didn’t want to buy anything new for this project. So I looked around my room to see what I could spare. I always hoard gift bags, ribbons and tissue paper from presents I receive to use again. I also had a fair amount of paint and glues from sorority crafting and a stack of blank CDs from a movie project I had made for someone a couple of years ago.
So once I had my materials down I went to pintrest for some crafty inspiration (You can look at my mood board and credit links here). In our first blog post for this class we explored a particular aesthetic and I researched art deco and its revival in the last 5 years. I decided to stick with art deco because I had decided on making a tissue box cover for my bathroom with an old gift box I had. My shower curtain has a vintage print of a Chanel N5 bottle on it, just as a basic college girl should have. But what most other basic girls don’t know is that Chanel was founded during the time that Art Deco was being born. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel played off of art deco with the geometric designs of her bottles, the sculptural simplicity of her dresses and the typography in her labels.
This project seemed to come together on its own and the inspiration and functionality and placement of my object all just came together.
Below is the documentation of the process:
If I happy with the way it turned out even though it took 2 hours just to cut out the CD pieces. Next time I would definitly not use scissors to cut the blank CDs it is very hard to get straight lines. I also would have actually like to have glued the CD pieces right side up with the gold showing instead of the reflective side showing. I think it might have looked less like CDs but would have gone better with my aesthetic and the room.