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Art, Architecture, and Design

Shelter: Process Photo

I wanted the houses to be as legit as possible. So the process begins with me looking at tons of photos of iconic house styles, and then drafting these houses in CAD. I figured each of these houses should be 3 bedroom/2 bath houses. (That sounds like a reasonable size for me). Each of them even begun with 2 car garages but, after consultation with my peers we decided the garage didn’t look right.

After the CAD files are done, I let the 3D printer do its magic. Can’t wait to try to burn out these bad boys.

Filed under: Architecture, Industrial Design, Jewelry, My Stuff, Uncategorized, , , , ,

Shelter

I think I’ll make a series of scaled iconic style house pendants.
I shall call it Shelter.

I should sign up for a casting class.

Filed under: Jewelry, My Stuff, thoughts, , , ,

Realizing Empathy

Two years ago, I attended a summer program in Columbia University for Architecture. I met and become friends with inspiring people, one of which is Slim. I remember attending lectures with him, and our five minute conversations would always leave me something to think about.

Recently he graduated with an MFA in RISD, and have been working on this book. Please take 6 minutes of your time to watch the video and browse through his kickstarter page, because its truly inspirational. Uniting the act of empathizing and the act of making is something that we often look over. But it is very important not to. I would love to have a copy of this book, not just for the content but if you look at its preview its quite a pretty thing.

Please support him!
kickstarter: Realizing Empathy

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Mary Lee Hu

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Mary Lee Hu is truly a master of metal. Her technique of weaving metal is something that I aspire to be able to do sometime in my life. She weaves metal in forms that gives warmth, motion and life to such a cold and hard material. My favorite pieces are the ones made of gold. They are either so geometrically beautiful, or quite abstract it reminds me of the movement of a dancer’s skirt. The weaves are so tight, its hard to believe they’re hand-made. I especially like her pieces because they exploit the properties of the material and truly brings them to life without depending on some fancy jewels.

Anyone interested should go to the Bellevue Art Museum while her exhibit is showing. Her pieces are truly inspiring and one of a kind. 

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Osjecko Holiday Beer Packaging

via: the dieline

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Free Social Network Icons

I was stupid enough to try to make my own, for this website I’m building. Then I found this gem. Definitely using it!!

http://webtoolkit4.me/2010/04/17/21-free-social-vintage-icons/

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On this day in 2010

I put my status as:

“The question should not be ‘can it be done?’ but instead, ‘is it worth trying to do?’ ”

Sometimes I just need motivation. I should make some print with this on it, and post it up my wall! Maybe I have it all wrong, maybe my to-do list should not take all of my wall but instead I should dedicate some part of my wall as a reminder of not the things I should do, but instead of why I am doing these things.

Good. Saturday thus far!

Filed under: thoughts

Fahrenheit 451

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Filed under: My Stuff, Paper, Sculptures

TED talks

What do you do when you’ve got that designer’s/ artist block?!

I watch ted talks. Here’s a good one. It’s not quite design/ artist related but it’s inspiring. Made me want to change the world!

(I can’t seem to post the video itself, but please follow the link)

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