Series of Creative Experiments
This is a collection things that are not necessarily products. Many were inspired by the ideas in the book "Creative Strategies," and developed in the class of the same name.
Creative Strategies Book
All of the projects developed in the Creative Strategies class was compiled into a book. If you would like, you can view a PDF of the book in the link below.
During a class, we were given an hour to create a chess board. To save time, I made a mirrored chess board so only half had to be made. The double sided playing pieces reflect the opposing color, so you can play against yourself.
Album of Me
We were tasked with creating something that represented ourselves. I broke down my life into 4 chapters, and wrote about them. Then i read the chapters while recording my voice. The voice data was converted to MIDI data, which then had smart instruments added to this. In this way, an album of music was made directly from my life experiences. The album cover is a significant photo from each chapter, merged together.
A music sample is available below.
Tea Light Flowers
Using self imposed limitations, I repacked a set of tea lights. I forced myself to use only what I had in my apartment, and to make it look like something else, and for the packaging to be useful.
The tea lights come as a bunch of flowers in a vase. They are plucked from their aluminum stems, and placed in a segment of the vase. From a bunch of flowers in a vase, you create an array of tea lights in holders.
I often like to think of objects as having emotions and feeling, hopes and dreams. So, I decided to design sets of cutlery that were considerate to the cutlery themselves.
A Night Off
By removing the knife from the set, the effort is placed on the person preparing the food, and it must be cut and easy to eat before being served. The round tines on the fork means the food must be soft too.
The usable end of the cutlery is extended the full length of each piece. Although it may not be particularly comfortable to hold, it allows the utensil to live up to its full potential.
Pride In Your Work
Usually, cutlery lays submissively next to our plates and bowls. To reflect the important part they play in eating, here they stand next to the dinnerware with pride and confidence. Also, the standing end fits comfortably in your palm.
Each piece is made from the same shaped blank, giving them the opportunity to become any utensil they want.
When we make cutlery, we force them into a shape and decide their future for them. For this set, each shape is forced again to allow the flatware to experience a different life.
[How They Were Made]
Each piece was designed flat, then laser cut and moulded to the correct shape. They were then coated to give the appearance of metal and to meet deadlines.
Facet Ring is an algorithmically designed, personalized piece of jewelry. Much more affordable than diamonds, it is still able to display brilliant reflections of light and is infused with meaning.
Sentimental dates are input to algorithmically shape the faceted surface. By doing this, a personal, sentimental picture of light will always be on your ring.