Post 2 Upcycle Aesthetic 2024

Blog Post #2: What aesthetic have you chosen for your Upcycle project and why? Describe your project and materials, but focus on the aesthetic you are trying to achieve.

Post 2: Upcycling Project Aesthetic – Cottagecore/Naturecore

INTRODUCTION Sewing, crocheting, and patchwork are crafts that have been cherished for generations. Sewing involves stitching fabrics together with a needle and thread to make clothes and household items. Crocheting uses a hooked needle to create patterns with yarn or thread, making everything from blankets to delicate lacework. Patchwork is about sewing small fabric pieces…

Upcycle Project Aesthetic: Artificial Japanese Bonsai

For my Upcycle project, I’ve delved into the realm of the Japanese Bonsai Aesthetic. My goal is to fashion artificial small trees using discarded copper wires from electronic waste. The choice of this aesthetic is driven by my admiration for the marriage of nature and artistry inherent in traditional Japanese bonsai culture. These miniature trees,…

Upcycling Aesthetic: 1800s Constellation Chart

My upcycling project, as you may have guessed from my previous post, will be that of 19th century science graphics; in specific, a constellation / star chart. Star charts and atlases of that era are a particular favorite of mine within the larger aesthetic, and I’ve had the idea for this project in the back…

Upcycling Aesthetic: Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism 2.0 by John Jennings https://nicolas-celnik.medium.com/afrofuturism-decolonizing-the-imagination-579dc1f3e7a9 The design aesthetic I am choosing for my upcycling project is Afrofuturism, a recent cultural and art movement that has increased in popularity in the last decade. Afrofuturism, as the name suggests, combines the cultural heritage of many different African countries and communities with modern digital technological design. Most oftenly,…

Post 2 – Upcycling aesthetic – maximalist woodcraft

The Maximalist aesthetic, the complete use of space for detail and expression. Whether that with be with colors, patterns, or carvings, the piece is taken to its upmost potential of expression through detail. In most popular media, to create a more lively environment, the maximalist design often expresses that “lived-in” feeling to what ever location…

Post 2 : Upcycling project aesthetic-Steampunk Aesthetic

For my upcoming Upcycling project, I am still deciding on the specific design, but I have firmly chosen the Steampunk aesthetic as my guiding theme. The Steampunk aesthetic is a compelling choice for design projects due to its unique blend of Victorian elegance and imaginative industrial futurism. It provides a visually striking style that combines…

Sustainable Sophistication: Crafting a Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table from Upcycled Materials

In the realm of furniture design, the enduring charm of mid-century modern aesthetics continues to captivate with its clean lines and functional simplicity. My project delves into the heart of this design movement, presenting a Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table that seamlessly blends sleek sophistication with upcycled materials. Embracing Mid-Century Modern Design At its core, mid-century…