Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thought Model

As I take my final exam of the year I'm leaving you guys with my final projects in Design Thinking. My design thought model. Encausted tree branches adorned with old lace, book pages, bark and leaves. Just a few of my favorite elements to work with :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Polaroid as a Purse?

Rather than study for the math exam I have in less than an hour, I'm choosing to blog about some new finds. 
I picked this up the other day for less than two dollars. It includes an old manual and some flashbulbs but no camera. I might try to sell it on etsy, it would even make a neat purse. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shakespeare into a Chair

I've been neglecting this blog lately due to both exams and the incredible weather. Walks around the rose garden, cookouts, and popsicles needed to take place. Anyway, here is my final "planar" chair for my final studio project.

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Bit of the Work I've Been Doing

For this past project we were instructed to build a chair with linear elements that could support two pounds. Here's the final rendition of my blossom chair. In honor of spring of course.
We were then instructed to do the same but with planar elements and here's the first take. More photos to come...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Additional Earth Day Notes

I just had to add this.
A clever someone put a square of grass in the middle of studio. Happy Earth Day everyone!


This past weekend downtown Raleigh held an earth-week festival. My friend's band the Huguenots played with Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies, a throwback to the 60's. Their music is so free and fun while they wore adorable earth-day wreaths on their heads. Something I will soon try myself.
It was 80 degrees outside and these have to be the cutest girls I've ever seen, enjoying the music. Have a nice earth-day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Beautiful Day

Not much time for an incredible post but I just wanted to document that...
it's a beautiful day! Enjoy it. Now I'm off to studio...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saul Steinberg

These are some works I recently stumbled upon by Saul Steinberg. He illustrated for the New Yorker during the 20th century. His works are truly beautiful and I love the aesthetic he's captured. It's inspiring to see early collage, mixed media, and print works.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The whimsical Headband

I found this headband on etsy. I just love the playfulness and elegance of the floating cloud. It's refreshing to see a headband that steers clear of the typical bird feathers that everyone's wearing now. I also like the backdrop of her photo, it fits the piece so nicely don't you think?

Old Houses in the Springtime

What is it about the surrounding environment you grew up in that brings back such strong memories?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cupcake Ice Cream in a Cake Cone

Today marked the end of lent. My sister and I had our first ice-cream-cone's in 40 days. It was beautiful.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Design culture

Once again I'm awake and resort to crafting, this time for my design culture in context class. I get to do something I enjoy, but I also get a grade for it. Isn't this what my entire semester was supposed to be like? The assignment was to create a book that showed your thought process on what "An expanding picture of design in context" was. I'll post the final product once the book is complete. 
Also, I'm going to start selling switch plates on etsy. Do you think it's a good idea?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Obsession

My new obsession is Tough Love, this little boutique just on the outskirts of NC State. It's refreshing to have a bit of fashion amidst the red brick and pickup trucks. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Why do I begin to close myself.
Why I am unable to let people in. 
I'm aware it's happening. 
I just can stop it.
I feel like I'm losing who I am.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Colors of Spring

Bubble tea from Cup a Joe.
Veggie soup from Sushi Blues.
Happy flowers outside of ornamentea.

Sister Weekend

So this weekend my sister came to visit me for her birthday. I pretty much ran her all over Raleigh and had a great time.

Oddities from the flea market.
Birthday Cupcakes.
You're only 16 once.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

First Friday

Last night was first friday and the Senior Art and Design show. It was so packed and my best friend bought my sister a birthday cake.
Welcome to Raleigh.

Friday, April 3, 2009

First Weekend in April

I am incredibly excited for this weekend. Tonight is studio collective and first friday! It's also my sister's sweet sixteen, she's the girl on the swing in the post below, so she's spending the weekend with me. I'm going to expose her to the Raleigh art scene and well as design parties.  I have a postcard up in 
a gallery for auction and my flower chair from studio is up. It's gonna be good...
Michaela's packaged gifts

Brute model of my "Linear" flower chair made of wire and string

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What a sleepless night will bring you

Unable to sleep, I begin to craft...

and play with poladroid. Kind of a cheesy name but I enjoy the effects.