A conceptual clothing line derived from a material study of bougainvillea flowers. Bougainvillea is an abundant, sustainable material that is locally sourced. The aim of this project was to experiment with the flowers and create a textile that would be easily manufactured and practical enough for everyday use. The product line, Baré, is named after botanist Jeanne Baré, who risked her life in pursuit of knowledge and adventure.
Bug Buddies is a magnetic, stackable toy designed for Chronicle Books. Each Bug Buddy has a unique pattern engraved on it. These collectable wood bugs are fun to mix and match and display on your shelf or desk. Bug Buddies were designed to create empathy for the incredible six-legged friends we share the earth with.
Vlux: A Modern Lantern
work in progress
Vlux is a modern lantern designed to illuminate as many spaces as you like. Vlux was created out of a need for a more attractive multi-purposed light that was as lightweight as easy to carry as a flashlight but with enough appeal to be used indoors, as well. The lantern is made from stacked, lasercut plywood. Embedded in each face are magnets so that the lights can snap to a fridge or any ferrous surface as well as to other vlux lights.
Reimagining a Playground
This project, designed in conjunction with IED Barcelona, transformed the blank slate of a concrete playground into a multipurpose game space.
The Kale Cup was inspired by the herb garden at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA. The cup was carved out of foam before a plaster, three-part mold was made and slip casted. The sleeve is a braided leather and backed with a thick felt, perfect for hot drinks!
The past year and a half, I've been rebuilding a 1966 Playmor travel trailer, affectionately named The Bean. This has been a personal project that's really challenged me to learn more about classic restoration techniques, new building techniques, interior design, project management and everything in between. The Bean will set sail for its maiden voyage in summer 2017! You can read about my entire process here.
All renderings are built in Rhino and rendered in Keyshot. They are a little sneak peek of what the trailer will look like upon completion.
A Shoe made from eggplants
Walk the Walk was a conceptual project based on imagining the life of a complete stranger on the street and designing a shoe for them. The woman is shoe is based on is an avid gardener living in Southern California whose favorite thing to grow is eggplant. The shoe is made entirely from peeled, dried eggplant skins.
Anthropologie Visual Display
The window was inspired by the pattern work of William Morris. Each piece of the display was cut out of cardboard, coated in a glue-sand mixture and painted. The top pieces of the display are coated in copper foil.
Linelight is pendant light that can be shipped and displayed in it's packaging. The light is made from walnut, copper and shipped in a recycled cardboard tube. The Linelight is designed to reduce unnecessary packaging waste.
The product was first modeled in Rhino and rendered in Keyshot.