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…
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Post 10: Progress

Show and tell progress since the Design Preview. I decided to change my project idea, so this blog post includes my progress update as well as an updated version of the previous blog posts I submitted. Rationale for Change: I decided that I want to create something more functional that I would use more often,…
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Main Project Aesthetics Alternatives: Sci Fi Robot

My current plan for the aesthetic of my project is to create a sci-fi inspired robot, in which I was inclined to focus on aesthetic more rather than functionality given time and resources limitations for the course. My Main inspiration arrives from the book Tales from the Loop written by Simon Stålenhag which is a wildly successful…
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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…
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Unconventional Aesthetics for an Abstract Geometric Rock

I enjoy experimenting with various aesthetics and pushing the limits of what is practical as a designer and craftsman. Therefore, when I set myself the job of making an abstract geometric rock for a lithophane, my head began to buzz with ideas. I was intrigued to consider, though, “What if I went in a totally…
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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…
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Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives

For my tensegrity table I have created two alternate designs based on both feasibility as well as to incorporate the “Industrial” and metallic design that I want to utilize within this project. Below you can see the two CAD files I generated for this table. Although the wire isn’t included you can see two general…
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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…
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Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives

Sketch your project in two wildly different aesthetics than the one you are planning. Here are a couple quick sketches. One in a modernism style, and the other in a gothic revival aesthetic. The modernist version cuts down on unnecessary edges and features. Meanwhile, the Gothic Revival rendition has a bunch of quatrefoils because they…
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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,…
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Main Project Idea and Aesthetics: Mechanically Actuated Buffalo Running

For my final project, I plan on creating a mechanically programmed sculpture. I was first drawn to this idea from seeing a video on Youtube Shorts from JBV create where he created a mechanically programmed ball bearing sculpture, as seen below: https://youtube.com/shorts/JIV7mBg3Rls?feature=share Based on the video above, my initial idea was to create a CU…
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Project Alternative Aesthetics: Minimalism and Space Age

I considered two alternative aesthetics to my retro futuristic alarm clock project. The two other aesthetics I considered were minimalism and space age. Below are sketches and ideas I had related to those aesthetics. Minimalism Minimalism is a concept of only having what is absolutely required. In a way, it is similar to utilitarianism, where…
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Main Project Alternative Designs – Art Deco and Victorian

For my course project, I plan on making a desk lamp with contemporary styling and mid-centruy modern material choices. There are multitudes of different ways one can design a desk lamp, but a few styles I found interesting were art deco and Victorian. I think these are particularly good to study for my project since…
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Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives. Sketch your project in two wildly different aesthetics than the one you are planning. What if….?

If I did my project in a different aesthetic than the one I am planning.  Currently, I am planning on doing my project in a tranquil and whimsical way. I want to create a mirror in this aesthetic. [1] Mirror in from Kendall Jenners Bathroom The first what if, is if I did my project…
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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…
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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…
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Sketch my project in the different aesthetics: Horror and Minimalism

The aesthetic that I chose for my final project is the “Kawaii” aesthetic. And the two types of aesthetics I picked up as the opposite are “Horror” and the “Minimalism”. Since I first pick up the two genres for the theme, I started to browse inspiration on Pinterest. However, I didn’t copy any design from…
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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…
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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…
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Main Project Aesthetics: Plans and Alternatives : Minimalist and Vintage Hourglass

  I originally was deciding between a watch winder and an hourglass for my Main Project. I have decided to pursue the hourglass. I intended to make the hourglass with a modern aesthetic to it. After sketching a minimalistic and vintage hour glass, I’m really liking these as well. The minimalistic hour glass would be…
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