Final Project Report Pt. 2- the MoonSkate

Finishing up the MoonSkate allowed me an opportunity to reflect on the work I have done and the concepts I have picked up throughout the semester. Throughout the semester, I…

MoonSkate Final Report Part I

The MoonSkate is a combination of two products from my childhood: Moonshoes and skateboards. I decided on this project due to my love of skateboarding and a drive to innovate…

Final Stretch: MoonSkate

For the last few weeks of the semester, I plan on fabricating my project and making adjustments as necessary. My next steps include: Applying Mod Podge and paper to exterior…

Construction Timeline: MoonSkate

Considering that I already have a functional prototype, I estimate that I will need only about 7 hours of work to create my first MoonSkate design. However, using the rule…

20th Century Design Variations: MoonSkate

After brainstorming alternatives to my project’s current aesthetic, I had decided to take a look at organic design, streamlined shapes, and cubism. All alternatives modify the main body of the…

Design Review: Moonskates

For my first prototype, I created a Moonshoe/skate hybrid, which I dubbed Moonskates. After going through a couple sketches like below: I started fabricating a prototype. Firstly, I purchased a…

Top 5 Constraints: Makeshift Moon Shoes

My top 5 constraints in designing my makeshift constraints include: Budget Material integrity (would my shoes retain their structure after being subject to the stress of the elastic bands?) Material…

Main Project Inspirations: Moon Shoes and Vaporwave

The cover of Macintosh Plus’s album “Floral Shoppe”   For this project, I took inspiration from the 90’s footwear phenomenon “Moon Shoes” and music from the artist MACINTOSH PLUS. While…

Upcycle Final Report: Reclaimed Treasure Chest

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure… chest. I decided to create a treasure chest out of cardboard boxes laying around my house for my project. At the brainstorming phase…

Upcycle Project Update- Design Process

I decided to scrap the idea of making a skateboard rack due to my lack of access to woodworking tools. Instead, I’m creating a steampunk chest/trunk with cardboard and duct…
This is a picture of a skateboard rack

Upcycling Update- Skateboard Rack

For my upcycling project, I am planning to use reclaimed lumber, cardboard, and (potentially) pvc pipe to construct a small, floor skateboard rack. Even though I only own a couple…

Aesthetic Explorations: Vaporwave

I took a look at¬†vaporwave, a musical and visual retro/90’s aesthetic that is both a reflection and criticism of consumerism. The word vaporwave stems from the word¬†vaporware: computer software that…