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House of Puns

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While living in Rome, I became intrigued by the amount of press certain politicians received. It appeared that some of the nations’ representatives could be considered minor celebrities in the tabloids’ eyes.

Playing cards as well as card games have been used as a medium for political agendas and advertising for hundreds of years. Card game terminology is also abundant in politics as it is often referred to as a political game.

By taking an Italian Scopa deck and replacing the traditional suits, Denari (coins), Spade (swords), Coppe (cups) and Bastoni (clubs), with contemporary symbols it both modernizes the game as well as contextualizes the politicians used.

It’s like a revolution in your hand!

Perfect Fit

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Measure, observe, document, and gather anthropometric, ergonomic, sensual, and proxemic facts that pertain to one real user doing the work of finding a pose of repose in a standard chair. Marry the human factors’ data with one’s knowledge of good design to come up with a chair that allows this one individual to achieve their optimal point of rest.

Client: female

Age: 24

Height: 5′ 6″

Origin: Nassau, Bahamas

 

ComboKit

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Pine Street Inn is a national leader in the fight to end homelessness. Since 1984, Pine Street Inn has developed permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with on-site support staff. A typical residence includes private rooms with common kitchens, bathrooms and living areas. The individuals are provided with a dresser, bed, and chair.

The ComboKit  was designed to provide the resident with two pieces of furniture, a headboard and desk, while not demanding a large amount of floor space. It comes in seven pieces and can be built in six easy steps. The ComboKit provides the user with an ergonomically angled headboard and a surface to eat or work on. Though the ComboKit will not need end homelessness it can help Pine Street Inn make the transition that much easier!

 

 

 

Campaign Chair

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Take a replica Louis XIV chair and turn it into a folding chair using the mechanics of a French easel.

  1. disassemble the arms, legs, and seat of the chair then reassemble the pieces using new hardware; this new hardware will allow the chair to fold up for easy storage.
  2. attach wing nuts and handmade brass angles to the arms and back of the chair; this will allow the arms to loosen, release, and rotate 180 degrees.
  3. attach a piano hinge to the base of the seat; this will allow the seat to be pulled up then laid flat against the back of the seat when in folded position.
  4. cut the side of the seat in three places and attach door hinges at the seams; this will allow for the base to accordion fold inward.
  5. use furniture tacks to attach a man’s vintage belt to the back of the chair; this will allow for the loose parts to be restrained while chair is in folded position.

TerraPreta

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Waste is arguably one of the most significant problems facing society today.  As our population continues to grow we are spending more money and energy to transport an increasing amount of waste to our landfills. Yet much of what ends up in the landfill can be reused and transformed. In this cycle, there is no resource that is squandered more than food scraps. Currently only 3% of all food waste generated is reclaimed by composting. But what if your food waste never left your kitchen?

The TerraPreta seeks to change the way we view food waste. Instead of sending it away to the landfill, the TerraPreta demonstrates that anyone can easily turn what was once “waste” into a valuable organic resource in as little as eighteen hours.  It achieves this shrinking the space needed for composting to a mere 6-3/4″ x 10-7/8″ chamber that can easily fit under your kitchen sink. The TerraPreta makes composting betta!