Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sketch of Time Capsule on Site

This sketch really gives the client (aka Tommy) a feel for what the final product will look like.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Japanese Design

Isozaki Arata's Art Tower in Mito, Japan represents the modern skyscraper designs of Japan after WWII.

Typically in Japan design is very minimalist with clean lines. They also use a muted color palette except for some more bold accent colors used sparingly. Japanese designers also like to bring the outdoors inside by using a multitude of organic materials, and using more natural light through the sliding screen doors. The mild climate of this country allows Japanese homes to have thin walls.

Zine of Time Capsule Process

This zine shows my long process of drawing, researching and creating models to develop a time capsule for the 1st year IARC students at UNCG.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sketches of Time Capsule Models

These are drawings of my preliminary models for the time capsule.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Boxes and Figures

I actually enjoyed drawing these because we weren't just drawing boxes or objects with straight edges, we were drawing figures, and I find that much more interesting.

Friday, November 9, 2007


This was a sketch I did during class one day of various classmates. I liked how it seems that everyone is staring off into their own world, and no one is really connecting.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Friday, November 2, 2007

Gesture Drawings

this is the one where we made a mental image of Jake's pose and then drew it after he had moved. It's all in my head!

I love using charcoal for gesture drawings because you have more control over thickness of the lines and there is a lot more contrast.

Gesture drawings were always my favorite thing to do in art class in high school, so I was excited to do some in college. I love the messiness and the fast pace of the drawings.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


The Reveal light is an innovative product that simulates an image of a window with sunlight shining through it by projecting it on a wall. Rooms are so greatly affected by windows and the amount of light that this product could considerably improve the feeling of a room.

The corner lamp is a smart and practical design that allows the user to put a lamp flush up against a wall. This creates much more floor space and gives the look of a wall sconce without having to mess with mounting and electrical cords.

Olivia Cheung's light bulb packaging product is an important step towards green product design by using the idea of reusing light bulb packaging in the form of a light bulb shade. The design of the packaging is an art piece within itself with paper cut outs of flowers and insects. Instead of buying a shade made of non-recyclable materials, Cheung presents this idea of using the package as a shade. Unfortunately, by creating this beautiful shade made of recycled materials she is using nearly three times the amount of paper that would usually be used to package the bulb. Also when its time to buy a new bulb, the buyer would have to get a whole new package of bulbs including the shade. So are you really helping the environment by using this product or is it doing just as much damage as before?