Nature Inspired coffee machine!

5 11 2011

Hello followers,

This semester really kinda snuck up on me and then beat me up in an alley way. I definitely didn’t expect to be so busy. BUT with all that being said I am learning so many things that I can’t even be mad. On the first day of ID1- MAV we received a project brief for a nature inspired kitchen appliance.  I chose to do a Tabby Cat inspired Coffee Machine.

 

 

From there we did like 40 sketches;

Refined 10 of our “best” sketches. (Or favorite ideas)
From there we chose our top 3 idea that we wanted to move forward with.

 

From there we made sketch models of these three concepts.

Two in Low-Density yellow foam;

Then one from blue insulation foam;

Feeling pretty good about where these were headed.

Then all of a sudden my professor informs us that we were to build a whole rough sketch model in the 2 hours of class that she was allotting us. I am freaking out a little bit. “TWO HOURS?! SERIOUSLY.” There is no way I am going to get anything done.

I was feeling a little adventurous and decided to go with some apexes on the top to “hopefully” bring out a little more of the cat-like qualities… boy was that a joke. Although, for a children’s coffee maker this may have been successful… it was definitely too whimsical for the approach I wanted to take.

We did some renderings (these I am not proud of) I ended up doing a re-visitation of my final rendering, which was turning out quite well in comparison. BUT, as time was very valuable throughout  this two month period, I was not able to move forward with it completely.

Finally, the moment you have all been waiting for!
At least, the moment I hope you were waiting to see. That is why you chose to continue reading, correct? 😛

The final product;

Two months, half a ream of paper, tons of supplies and foam later…

Hope you enjoyed my journey.

I appreciate your care in reading this article, stay tuned for my next article in regarding the kitchen shears that I am currently working on!

 

Cheers,
Christina





Oooftah!

6 08 2011

I think I have finally caught up to getting what I need on this site for my final requirements. I have been in a long debated toss up as to whether I should have my photos side by side in my pages, or if they should descend one by one. Oh well, I guess what it was the critique will be for. I appreciate that you stopped by for a look around, hope you all enjoy! Cheers 😀

 





Under construction

5 08 2011

I am very content with how my blog is turning out so far. I am going to go ahead and call it a night and finish working on my site tomorrow evening. Stay tuned for more uploaded artwork!





What’s your favorite flavor of brainwash?

5 08 2011

As American’s in the 21st century, we spend most of our time in front of the television. I have heard that on average a person spends 8 hours a day in front of the TV! Ahh that’s atrocious! As I was browsing through Yanko designs, I came across another article that stole my attention. If it wasn’t bad enough that our phones are now like mini computers, our TVs are headed in that direction as well. This article was called One Big Digital Scroll Wheel. Fancy for ‘Tricked out remote,’ basically.

It’s the crazy intuitive ring that can read your mind and tell you what you want to watch before you even know you want to watch it. Hah, kidding! I’m sure it won’t be long till we are there anyway.

It’s times like these that I am glad I have never been big into TV.

I must confess I probably spend and equivalent amount of time on the internet. There is just soooo much internet to be explored.

*Image was taken from the article itself.





Take to the skies!

5 08 2011


Technology will never cease to amaze. I cannot believe the things that our world have come up with. Just the mere fact that we have mini computers (smart phones) at hand is pretty amazing. While I was looking through Core77 I came across this really eye catching article. I mentioned in my About Me page that I have always been attracted to technology and gadgets. Well this company called Device that is a Barcelona-based motion/graphic design studio, came up with possibly the most flashy business card I have heard about.

They are these mini circuit boards that can be assembled to turn the card into an electronic answer generator! How neat is that?!

http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/devices_pcb_business_card_looks_cool_actually_does_something_20131.asp#more

*All images were taken from the article itself.





Welcome!

5 08 2011

This marks the first post in honour of the construction of my website.

As I was stumbling today (clicking through stumbleupon) I came across this really intriguing design for a chair that is actually the perfect nap chair!

Do take a look!

http://dornob.com/cradle-chair-big-basket-seat-rocks-adults-gently-to-sleep/

How neat is that?! If I had one I don’t think I would ever get anything done. I would just want to curl up in this chair and sleep my life away 😛

I give props to Richard Clarkson for this brilliant design that strikes me as such a horrible temptation.

*Image was taken from the article itself.