It all started with a few boxes of trashed books that instantly became useful after experimenting their different properties. Exploring with traditional methods of construction, I was able to give a second life to books with a modern function.
Design a bistro setting for a company that does not already have an existing bistro line. Setting must include a table, chair, plate, silverware and a table accessory.
Nixon is a beautifully edgy watch brand with a multi-accessory line for both men and woman. Nixon believes you deserve to have a quality product. Even as you may change scenes and environments, Nixon products are visually and functionally durable.
Creative expression is a universal language through any chosen medium. Something we have within us, before being able to speak, is a voice inside that needs to be let out. Sitting on the floor works, and coloring books are cool, but imagine giving your child a space to truly release the inner voice and artist. No matter how young or old, your child can practice many forms of expression, in the mix of organization and independence.
Through line, plane, volume and a unique use of materials, I begin to understand the true meaning of balance and function.
Here are examples of my explorations through form, space and material.
Have you ever burnt your toast, and then burnt your hand reaching in to pull the toast out before its too late? It’s about time to let the toaster do what it does best with out confusion, pain or a burnt piece of toast. This design will have your perfectly toasted bread waiting patiently on a plate to be buttered and enjoyed. Meet the iToaster.
Once the wing of a Stearman biplane is now a conference table that is bold, commanding and simply incomparable. Also named “kaydet,” the Stearman Model was introduced newly under Boeing after 1934. Built in multiple sizes and finishes, the Stearman Wing Desk is a beautiful fit for any home or office.
Enlight is a interactive light that reflects your mood. Enlight is also a director of feelings should you want to take yourself out of a bad day. Like a pet or a plant, you can converse with Enlight and she will respond right back to you.
One Breath Of Air. What is fun and most challenging about the camping experience is the juxtaposition from your clean home to the natural, dirty yet beautiful side of nature. As an experienced camper, I remember my first couple times out to the mountains. Setting up the tent for the first time was a challenge but getting used to the hard ground wasn’t fun. I’ll admit it, I was missing the comfort of my home. Dont get me wrong, being in nature is worth it, but I do believe there is opportunity for a new tent design that is simple to set up and comfortable.
Inspired from traditional wood joinery, a mortise and tenon, this bed breaks down into six puzzle pieces allowing for a tight package and opening up to a California King Bed. Floating a foot off the ground, the legs are hidden underneath for structure, and to make sure you never damage your beautiful toesies again. It is in the small considerations that make this the wonderful bed you've always dreamed of.
Small spaces drive innovative ideas when designing a custom flow. Brainstorming with the forced connection between being a tree hugger (my client / her love for upcycled materials) and the hug-like feelings that are evoked in a small space, I came up with the Tree-Hugger Bed Set. Providing natures warmth on a cozy Saturday morning in autumn, this set is what every small space is craving.
Inspired by Legos, Bloom can become the space you intend it to be. It can fit into any space whether its a single wall, a corner piece or returns wrapping your entire office. Bloom can be a shelf or a desk, and its customizable features will work around your lifestyle.
From a solid sphere of clay to two hollow halves slipped back together, I exhibit the markings of a maker protected by a pedastal-like laminated oak-wood twist. I rock to the experiences that surround me and I inspire safety to those who see me. Tucked in by unique wood connection, you can easily view my features closer by sliding me off my rocker.
Design a unisex dresser that represents a multi-cultural aesthetic, made of found materials and welcomes all shapes and sizes. Measured perfectly to fit many styles and living situations, each and every bit of material has a story, life and history of its own.
Inspired by my love for agriculture, in collaboration with kinetic movement and light, I designed Ellie to be a fun and geometric way of interacting with the dimming cababilities and control of light in space. Mounted on your wall, Ellie brings not only conversation, but also welcomes silence and bliss.
Recognizing the invaluable content and tradition within a book versus the temporary comments and trends within most magazines, I began to focus on the ladder taking magazines through a rigurous material exploration process. My results led to fassion accessories and interior decor, although i know that within my material discover lays a more impactful solution towards an eco-friendly future.
Cut from the bottom and top margins of trashed books, Idea Pad is for the stylish and modern day artist who has the ideas that can not be forgotten. Think of it as a new take on a sketch book. Whether it’s a lyric, a phone number, a message to a friend or a dream, Idea Pad can be worn and ready at your side awaiting the chance to represent your inner thoughts.
Partnering with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, my Integrated Design Studio focused on designing for physical challenges. Through living the life of our user, we were able to discover moments in their daily life that could use design thinking and the creative process of problem solving.
As co founder of Ziel Project, a clothing company focussed on raising awareness for a broad range of global issues, we created an event called Paint Peru. A non-profit event that benefits the children of Generacion Orphanage in San Bartolo, Peru. Working closely with Not For Sale Campaign and Toms Shoes, we documented our journey of bringing art making, handbag design, a few surfboards and 2 cameras to their costal community, in a mission to present their objects in L.A. for celebration, silent auction and awareness of community involvement.