Sunday, March 29, 2009

Flower Box

Flower Box Broad St.

This honor box turned flower planter came from a project/contest to redesign a newspaper box for City Paper. My partner, Shannon Malone, and I decided to make use of the empty space at the bottom of the box by turning it on its side and transforming it into a planter. City Paper did not keep word on funding and implementing them in Philadelphia for at least Design Philly 2008. So the box does not bare any logo and will serve its purpose as is. Click the photo to see more photos of it on my flickr.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Photo

Model Making

This is my desk after a couple hours of model making for some laser cut flatware.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Names are important, they define who we are as humans. They give ownership of all aspects of one persons life. I think that a pseudonyms have a time and place, such as instances where a self brand is needed. But no matter what there should be some way of saying who you are, your real name. For example bands often call themselves by some name that they choose that has nothing to do with its members real name. But then print their name on the packaging of music or on their website. I also believe that nicknames factor into this dilemma of using your real when creating anything from a blog comment, to paintings, to a book. Some people have not been called by their real name their whole life and live under a name that is not their real name, if this is the case I think its ok for someone to claim that as their real name. Ones real name should be whatever it is that defines you. In the end its important to be who you are, call yourself that, and stay true to it.

Steven Heller of Design Observer makes some good point on the topic in his article: What's in a name?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Photo x Lomography

Coney Island

I ended up looking through files of old photos and came across some pictures I shot with my Action Sampler lomo camera. The photo above was shot from the train going to Coney Island a couple years ago. If you never heard of them check their site out. Click the photo to see some more favorites from the same camera.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Aquaponics Setup


Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. Nutrient rich water from the fish is used to feed the plants and the plants filter the water for the fish. My team members Jackie Starker, Jesse Gerard and I are designing a home aquaponics system for the farmphilly project we are currently working on in my Design Studio class that I mentioned in an earlier post. The above photo is a rough, quick setup as a study model system. Next steps are getting the grow light attached and plants. I will be updating the progress of the project on here periodically.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday Photo

Bit under the weather yesterday, Friday Photo on Saturday.

Spoon and Soup

This spoon was cnc routed out of acrylic and the soup is from the convenience store by my school. It's actually pretty good.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Pocket Notepad

Over the past year I have gotten into making books. The book above is a scaled up cardholder with notepad made from a Trader Joe's bag. I have made an Instructables for a wallet sized one. You can check that out here.