Post 3: Upcycle Progress

Happy accidents, that’s how the progress on this project has been going for me. My initial plan of a vintage library inspired lamp has changed because of a new find. In order to find inspiration for projects I love going to the various thrift stores all around boulder where you can find the most eclectic…

Update: Wall-E upcycling project

  Update: Since the initial publication of this blog post, the upcycling project to bring Wall-E to life through welding and scrap metal has garnered significant attention and praise. Creative minds from around the world have been inspired to embark on similar endeavors, using discarded materials to create art that not only captivates the imagination…

Upcycle Progress: Clase Azul Repurposed

Hello everyone, I’m still on track to upcycle a Clase Azul bottle for my project. Unfortunately, I haven’t made much progress, but I’ll fill you in on the latest developments. I encountered some unexpected hurdles in acquiring a suitable bottle. Despite scouring Facebook marketplace, I’ve faced challenges in arranging meetups with sellers. As is often…

Upcycling Progress – Aquatic Aesthetic

Firstly , a little background about the goal of my upcycle project which involves utilizing transparent plastic bottles filled with orbeez and illuminated using LED light strips. The inclusion of orbeez within the bottle facilitates the dispersion of light emitted by the LEDs, resulting in an aesthetic reminiscent of bioluminescent sea creatures. The motivation behind…

Upcycle Progress Update 1

This week I acquired almost all of the materials necessary to create my ring and hook game. It has been challenging to find materials that match the Japandi aesthetic for all elements of the game. For example, the hooks and rings will have to be metal because that is the material available to me. On…

Upcycle Progress – Airship Design

So far, I’m still firmly in the planning stage of my project. I’ve spent a fair amount of time sketching out some different loose ideas, trying to figure out what direction to take different structural elements. The most important thing I’m trying to establish here is a strong, well-defined silhouette. When you study character design,…

Post 3 – Upcycle Progress

Progress stands mostly in prepping and planning on the design and materials for the project, first task was to figure out what sort of Victorian style toy there was to be made. I’ve thought of boats or ducks and nutcrackers but ultimately ended on the decision of going with a classic style toy train. Not…

Post 3: Upcycle Progress

I have made significant progress on the preparation stage of the upcycle project. This progress includes the planning of the overall construction, or more accurately, the method of reupholstery that will be used on my vehicles sun visors. I’ve homed in on a simple concept in reupholstery that applies to fabric encasements like the ones…

Upcycle Progress: Picture Frame

For my upcycling project, I decided to make a picture frame using a mid century modern aesthetic. I choose this aesthetic because I like the principals of using different materials, while remaining somewhat minimal in design. I also enjoy photography as a hobby and wanted to make a custom frame for my favorite pictures.  CAD…

Post 3: Upcycle Progress

To recap my project plan, I am creating a wooden chessboard by using the Shou Sugi Ban architectural aesthetic. This is a technique that involves charring the wood to be used in the board, and sand components intended to be lighter. In this way, the un-sanded components will be charred to a dark grey or…

Upcycling Progress

Admittedly, I haven’t made any progress on constructing my upcycling project. However, I have though a little bit more about how I would like the final form to look and which recycled elements I will use to construct it. This post will mainly focus on the initial research that I have done into what it…

Upcycling Progress – Organic Modern Multi-functional Furniture Piece

Upcycling Progress Organic Modern Multi-function Furniture Piece ATLS 4279 – Aesthetics in Design AJ Terio 2/07/2024   Main I’ve finally received the proper measurements necessary to get started with the proper dimensions and specifications and design choices. Because this will be my first iteration of this design (this upcycled design will be the prototype for…

Upcycle Progress

For my Upcycle project, I have decided to create a steampunk-style toaster out of cardboard. I love when the steampunk aesthetic takes up a generic everyday item and what better of an everyday item than a toaster! With my current progress, after last week where I decided what I wanted my aesthetic to be, I…