HOME INVASION

3D-printed in aluminide. Home Invasion is a double-sided candlestick that lets you choose between an alien stalker and the sea of tentacles.

 

The concept for this piece centered around the idea of elegant pop culture objects. While I love every every mug/headphone/coffee maker/whatever that is an exact Star Wars character replica, I wanted to design a piece that still triggered some excitement related to pop culture themes, but with more elegance than a lot of the current market offerings.

FRAMED

3D-printed in steel and black plastic. Framed elegantly holds pictures and momentos without punching holes in the paper. A slight offset from the background surface provides a drop shadow for added visual depth.

 

The idea for this object came from a design process game. I pulled three random images for the internet and tasked myself with designing something that related to all three.

 

The images for this involved a screenshot from Super Mario Bros, photo corners, and push pins. The correlation between the push pins and photo corners is obvious, but the Super Mario Bros gave me the idea to relief the pins from the wall. The shading in those early games, while simple, served to give something 2D and 3D effect. I decided to have my push pins do the same thing.

CONFITURE

The Confiture bracelets play with the idea of pulling sandwiched materials apart to reveal a gooey center.

 

The idea for this object came from a design process game. I pulled three random images for the internet and tasked myself with designing something that related to all three.

 

This round of images consisted of a bowl of cherry tomatoes, a wooden stool, and a spider broach. The idea for a jewelry piece came from the broach, and a wooden veneer as a material choice represented the stool.

 

The tomatos provided a few mental hoops. At first, I was tempted to chose red as a color or the visual pattern of them in the bowl. Instead, I thought of tomato jam, then tomato sandwiches and how when two halves of a sandwich are pulled apart, you sometimes get a delayed separation of the inside. This "gooey center" became the final detail for the bracelets.

FILITA

Glow-in-the-dark glass earrings reminiscent of light bulb filaments.

 

The idea for this object came from a design process game. I pulled three random images for the internet and tasked myself with designing something that related to all three.

 

An old incandescent filament, knitted coin purses, and an old man's face with a variety of piercings started this piece. Again, I chose to create a jewelry piece and specifically earrings as it related to the man's piercings. A glow-in-the-dark glass powder pulled in the filament; I wanted the earrings to light up in the dark, but still appear delicate in the light. Knitting, in its most fundamental process, creates objects from a single strand of material - as a result, I kept the design as a single strand, even linking the center stabilizing wire from the top to the bottom of the piece.

PASSPORT

Every adventurer needs a good inventory bag. Designed with many hidden pockets and pouches, Passport also gives travelers a way to display some of their adventures. Both the front leather piece and the shoulder strap allow for slim markers to display adventures and accomplishments.