So far, my final project inspirations stem from a few different ideas and aesthetics. While I am still unsure if I will end up going with any of these I think that going a bit deeper into the ideas will help me brainstorm further and help me decide what to choose.
One of the main design inspirations that I have been looking into doing something with is fiber optic cables. I really like the look of the fiber optic cables with the lights and I think it could be really interesting to implement into some other larger piece. I think it would create a really interesting aesthetic to hide most of the cable in some sort of larger piece so that just the ends poke out and glow, and to have the lights change colors.
I recently saw a video where a girl did something like this for her car, and installed fiber optic cables in the ceiling of the car, and I really love the aesthetic that it created. I think that applying this sort of idea could turn into something really interesting. I even thought about applying it to my couch that I made for my first project. If I could somehow figure out a way to bring the cables through the foam so that just the ends are exposed, it could make the whole couch glow which could look really cool. Whether it was implemented into a couch or something else, I think that adding this kind of glowing lights to any sort of furniture piece could totally change the aesthetic of it and create a really unique look. Below you can see an example of a sort of package of fiber optic cables that are able to plug into a wall or car cigarette lighter.
I am not totally set on doing this for my final project, I definitely still have some other ideas that I would like to explore further before I decide, but it was definitely helpful to take this idea a lot further and expand on it. Some other things that I am still considering have to do with things like outdoor gear, as I have some ideas with my climbing and skiing equipment that could turn into something interesting too.