Upcycle Project – Cigar Box Mandolin

For my upcycle project I decided on building an instrument out of a cigar box and other miscellaneous. I got the idea because years ago I saw a booth at…

Opposite Upcycle Aesthetic – Suburbia

For my upcycle aesthetic I am embody the vibrant culture of New Orleans and the rural do it yourself aesthetic of the Louisiana bayou. I want to make my project…

Upcycle Project Progress

I am making some good progress on my upcycle project. I have just about finalized my design the guitar in terms of construction, opting to use f holes to provide…

Aesthetics Exploration: Brutalism

Fig 1: CU Boulder Engineering Center, Extremely Brutalist. Photo from the CU Boulder Website Brutalism is a aesthetic defined by functionality, a form of architecture that shows the raw materials…