Thursday, February 12, 2009

Storyboard for HP project::

I am posting my progress on my storyboards for my HP design. I plan to take these a few steps further and add some better renders instead of screen shots and possibly add some steps that are crucial to the success of this design. I will post the finals at the end of this quarter...God willing.

Friends Blogs::

I have decided to write and showcase some of my friends blogs that I find interesting and therefore, you should too...just kidding.

My teacher Mike Roller has a really solid posting quality. He chooses to show objects that he finds worthwhile and evaluates them quite nicely. Take a look.

Also, my friends Tracy and Nick do a really good and consistent job at posting. Check there's out as well!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Final USB direction

Here is the final direction and render I went with for the USB project I just completed::

Sunday, February 1, 2009

floating light bulb

I came arcoss this cool piece of technology and figured I would post it - check out the video_

Light bulb is a levitating yet powered lightbulb. It will float stably in midair and remain on for years without any physical contact, charging, or batteries. Ironically, with the levitation and wireless power circuitry both on, this entire package still consumes less than half the power of an incandescent bulb.

This is not a trick or a photoshop manipulation. The bulb and the casing contain hidden circuitry [shown in figures] that uses electromagnetic feedback to levitate the bulb roughly 2.5" from the nearest object, and uses coupled resonant wireless power transfer to beam power from the housing into the bulb itself.

Tesla invented wireless power transfer in the late 1890's. However this effect is still largely underutilized. I wanted to explore this effect coupled with feedback stabilization of a naturally unstable object. Details in the figures highlight the embedded circuitry and techniques used to levitate and power the bulb.

This sort of reminds of a much less elegant concept by Angela Jansen::

Saturday, January 31, 2009

plusminuszero USB concepts

So here are the two concepts I decided to pursue for this project. I need to decide between one of these to develop further this week. Any suggestions?

Saturday, January 24, 2009


So I have to design a family of flash drives; 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB for my DesCom class. We need to pick a company to brand them through. I love Naoto Fukasawa and plusminuszero's simplistic forms. Pure geometry, clean lines, and beautiful proportions make these design truly timeless. I will post my progress on of these design in the coming weeks.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Portfolio is up...

So I
finally finished my the link to check it out.

hope you enjoy it.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Perforated leather upholstery with painted steel frame.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


A collection of ceramic dinnerware I just finished.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

So Limited.

I really need to buy this movie...has been too long since I have last seen it. ENJOY.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ASKUL_ Lovely Brand Identity

Askul is one of Japan’s fastest growing companies,
a mailorder business with a selection of over 25,000 products and 24-hour service to the whole country. Among its product you can find everything from furniture and computers to food and office supplies. The problem was that Askul’s own brand of products was not highly visible in the product catalogue, which negatively affected sales.

Scandinavian design consultancies Stockholm Design Lab and BVD fueled the redesign of Askul.

Monday, January 12, 2009


A new sofa I am working on. Wood frame construction with dark grey upholstered foam.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


A 14" high table lamp I did a while back made of bent, powder coated steel. While still flat, the steel was milled to allow thin (flat) wiring to layed to reach the LED box. Comes in a variety of colors.

Nick Veasey's X-Ray Photography


Nick Veasey
works with x-ray and other scientific imaging equipment making the everyday beautiful. The resultant images are often described as otherworldly.
With an unconventional approach and a tenacious attitude Veasey bangs down doors to get the best shot.


only the beginning...

so let it commence.

I am a Junior in the Industrial Design Program at the University of Cincinnati. I have been given the encouragement to document my winter quarter's progress throughout my Design Communication course. I figured I would start by blogging some of my personal projects as well as things I find inspiring and cool.

Above is a chair I designed a few months back. Playing off some modern Danish and Scandinavian woodworking methods
, I came up with this chair. This is made of injection moulded plastic, however. Still not 100% complete, but what ever is?