Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives

One alternative I thought of for my project of the Art Nouveau and Clockpunk wristwatch that I described in my last post was a Cyberpunk wristwatch. Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction that focuses on a futuristic, dystopian society where advanced technology and cybernetic implants are prevalent. A Cyberpunk wristwatch would be utilitarian in…

Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives

Source: https://www.etsy.com/listing/861137024/floral-moss-wall-art-moss-wall-preserved For my first alternative aesthetic, I chose to add a floral centerpiece to the moss installation. I am really happy with the looks of this aesthetic and I believe it may become a central piece of my design. This drawing shows the LED “Rivers” in blue. For my second alternative aesthetic, I chose…

Alternative Aesthetics – Puzzle Box

My current plan for the aesthetic of my project is to create a wooden puzzle box with celtic patterns and engravings covering the exterior faces, as well as potentially some wire inlays. However, I would like to explore alternative aesthetics to see how this project might look in other contexts and styles. One option is…

Main Project Plans and Alternatives

Project Plans and Alternatives I finally reduced my main project ideas to two distinct possible designs. The first is a Japanese aesthetic wind chime, and the second is a minimalist/organic tabletop water fountain. I really enjoy Japanese aesthetics as a whole and am still unsure on which distinct aesthetic I will choose for the wind…

Exploring the Possibilities: Wildly Different Aesthetics for a Magical Heartbeat Tree

Although my original intention was to make a tree that was influenced by a wonderful fantasy world, I also came up with two alternate styles that I think would be as alluring. Steampunk AestheticFuturistic AestheticSteampunk AestheticA design with steampunk influences is the first aesthetic I investigated. I imagined the tree’s branches, wires, and pipes to…

Post 7: Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives. Sketch your project in two wildly different aesthetics than the one you are planning. What if….?

Alternative Aesthetic  1: Minimalism If I were to do my project in a minimalist aesthetic, it would feature neutral colors, simple frames, and no additional decorative elements. The main focus would be creating a low profile, functional item. Alternative Aesthetic 2: Futuristic If I were to do my project in a futuristic aesthetic, it would…

Consideration of Alternative Aesthetics

When thinking about my project and how I could make it look drastically different given limitations I have, I thought of a minimalist vs maximalist aesthetic difference in the geometry, layout and color of my design. For a more minimalist and hidden aesthetic, I would have the suspension components be positioned parallel to the length…

Post 7: Alternative Aesthetics

For my project, I think that my original aesthetic was some kind of LED light/night light vibes type aesthetic that added a lighting aspect to something that wasn’t really meant to have lights to enhance it. There’s a certain purpose and cohesiveness to this. For my alternate aesthetics, I went with 2 that diverge into…

Post 7: Plans & Alternatives

For my main project, I’m planning on sticking with my spacecore aesthetic since I’ve gotten to know it well, I like it, and it would be fun to have a consistent aesthetic between my upcycle project and my main project. My idea for my project is as seen below. There is a round disk as…

Alternative Final Project Designs

My original project design took inspiration from mechanical swiss watches. These are very complex and have an emphasis on the finish of the metal on the gears and back plate of the watch as well as exposing the internal workings of the watch so the craftsman ship can be seen. This also includes high lighting…

Escapement Plans and Alternatives

Hummingbird Kinetic Sculpture – Derek Hugger Antique Escapement Mechanism – RF Cafe My current main project aesthetic is highly inspired by the design of kinetic sculptures and antique clocks. Potentially the most apt description of the aesthetic that I have in mind is steampunk with a heavy emphasis on wood and mechanisms, such as escapements,…

Ornamental vs Mid Century Modern

Currently for my project I am trying to decide what aesthetic I want to use for my frame. I am stuck between using a gaudy ornamental frame that has lots of details, or a simpler frame that would fit in anywhere. There are pros and cons to both options, as an ornamental frame would have…

Organic vs. Geometric Ornamentation

For my project, I’m making an ornamented nightstand using traditional joinery. I find myself in an interesting position because I’m already a good way into my project. I’ve designed my nightstand, cut out most of the pieces, and am now midway through assembly. All of that is to say it’s a bit late to make…

Main Project Aesthetic

The top sketch is the aesthetic I plan on using for my project. In incorporates aspects and recognizable aesthetics from my favorite bands from the 70’s and 80’s. This includes Pink Floyd with the prism in the middle and the brick side, Van Halen with the design of Eddie Van Halen’s guitar on the left…

Blog Post 7: Plans and Alternatives

For my final project I will be making a magnetic levitation flower pot, an innovative piece of technology that using magnetism to suspend a small flower pot in mid-air. My project will be inspired by the minimalist and cubist aesthetics, so the flower pot will be designed to be simple, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. The…

Exploration of side panels

In my previous post I talked about making some risers for my motorcycle. These are still on the table, but over the past few days I’ve gotten more excited about the panels that cover my battery and fuses. They’re bulbous and ugly and are some of the last stock pieces on the bike. I’ve been…

Drawing Machine Aesthetics

I’m considering two different aesthetics for my drawing machine. The first is all metal parts mostly aluminum and brass with a rotary mechanism and pulleys that allow for rotation of adjustable drawing arms. The second approach is mostly wood with small parts of metal. This is likely less expensive, but may have less repeatability and…

Main Project Aesthetic : Matt Holleb

For my main project, I have decided to progress with a modern lighting fixture that resembles an aesthetic from LukelampCo. They do a really beautiful job at designing light fixtures that appear sleek and clean to the eye. Although when you approach and see the detail you can notice the texture and the way the…

Alternative Aesthetics: Art Deco and Industrialism

The structure I’m creating for my final design isn’t necessarily greatly affected by a shift in aesthetic. For reference, I’m creating a hanging screen installation for visuals I create.  The aesthetic I’ve chosen is minimalism and I plan to continue with that design choice despite this week’s exploration exercise.  That being said, I’ve really enjoyed…

Alternative Aesthetics

I’m still working on figuring out what aesthetic I want to use for my project. I have the idea but I’ve toyed with a few different aesthetics to actually incorporate. I plan on doing a sleek design with dark stained wood and polished metal, so it may turn out to be a somewhat minimalist design.…

Consideration of Alternative Aesthetics

In designing the aesthetic for my main dynamic project, I considered a wide range of potential aesthetics. These included minimalism and the arts and crafts aesthetic. Although I have opted not to make use of these aesthetics in my final product, considering the form of my project under different aesthetics has improved my understanding of…

Main Project Aesthetics

For my final project, I will be  making an ebike battery enclosure. My current plan is to match the battery to the bike as best I can. This doesn’t necessarily mean matching the current aesthetic of the bike but rather finding a similar style that pairs nicely with it. The bike style is minimalist and…

Puzzle Ship: Two Different Aesthetics

For my final project, I am intending on making a puzzle box in the shape of a tall ship (large sailing ship like the ones in Pirates of the Caribbean). This would fit a maritime aesthetic, since it is an aquatic vehicle. To consider different aesthetics my project could take, I considered the minimalism and…

Post 7: Two Alternative Designs

If you haven’t seen the first part of this post, I am planning on making a Ferris wheel complete with old photos from my hometown! The original aesthetic I am choosing is nostalgia, since I find myself to be a very sentimental person. The two aspects to this aesthetic that I wanted to highlight was…

Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives. Sketch your project in two wildly different aesthetics than the one you are planning. What if….?

My current idea is sketched above. Right now I have a bevel gear set up and plan on 3D printing other gears and pipes to fit around my watch holder to accomplish a steampunk aesthetic. I am not very familiar with 3D printing and fear that there may be some issues printing gears as complex…

Double Pendulum Manufacturing Plan

For this blogpost I will be talking about the plans to create this double pendulum violin design. I have searched ways in order to create a double pendulum and a good video source is shown below. There are a lot of manufacturing videos similar to this so I think I will have pretty good guidance…

Main Project Plans

The idea that I want to pursue is a large floor pouf that looks like a giant tomato pin cushion. I have been playing with this idea in my head for a long time now, mainly to find a use for all my scrap fabric and batting. I will be calling on the arts and…