Sunday, March 20, 2011

Zero Waste Life Style Means: Reduce first, Reuse second and Recycle third

Check out this video, it is about a family of four in California that have made the conscious choice of living a Zero-Waste Life Style. I have listed Bea Johnson’s blog where you can find her daily tips: Any effort is worth it!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Acoustic Hexagonal Wall Tiles

In my Studio Class we are currently working on a 27,000sqf commercial building. To increase collaboration I have designed an open office environment. Acoustic qualities are going to be key to creating a functional space. The following are colorful hexagonal wall tiles by “Form Us With Love” which are made of sustainable materials that have great acoustic properties.
“The tiles are made from wood slivers which are known primarily as excelsior or wood wool in North America. The material is mainly used for packaging, cushioning, insulation, and even stuffing teddy bears. The process of making wood wool cement is very simple: wood slivers are cut from local tree logs and then get mixed with some water and cement, which acts as a binder and provides strength. The mixture is then put in a mould and left to dry into shape. The result is a material that is environmentally friendly, moisture and sound absorbent, and fire and water resistant.”

I will be specifying this product in my project because of its acoustic properties, sustainable materials, creative pattern making, and simple and removable application.  

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Poster Design Competition

I recently entered and designed a poster for my all-time favorite band the String Cheese incident!
Here are some images of my process work. I started with colored pencils, rendering markers and pen. I then imported my hand drawn picture into Photoshop and enhanced the colors and reworked my gradience so that I could submit something that was poster quality.

The winner should be announced any day now so i'm bursting with excitement!!