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Unplug Prototype: Round 2!

July 20, 2011

This past Saturday I had a particularly productive afternoon watching Harry Potter and drawing a Solidworks model of my Unplug socket covers. Instead of laser cutting prototypes, like I did for the SDC Fixed show, I want to get some prototypes made that are one solid piece. I changed the proportions a little bit to be more square.

I am using Ponoko to rapidly prototype them, can’t wait for them to arrive in a few weeks!


I hadn’t used Solidworks in a while… it felt good!

Southern Design Concern: Fixed

July 18, 2011

Hey all! I’ve lived in Atlanta for about 5 years and I still refuse to say “yall” 🙂

Sorry for this delayed post. Here is a photo I took of my “Unplug” prototypes from the Southern Design Concern’s “Fixed” Event last month at The Sound Table. The venue was fantastic and there was a great vibe at the show. I’m really happy with how the display turned out.

For more information about the Southern Design Concern, meander over this way.

I’ve been so busy working on this side project about how industrial design is key in creating more sustainable products. Updates on that one soon!

The Southern Design Concern: Fixed

June 10, 2011

The Southern Design Concern is a loose collective of designers who are from or currently working in the American South. Their mission is to bring attention to the work of Southern designers.

This Saturday the SDC is putting on a show called “Fixed”.  I am really proud and excited to be part of the show! Here is short description about the show:

Fixed is an exhibition of repaired objects. Specifically, a select group of designers were prompted to explore the concept of repair beyond its literal or functional implications. With materials and typology of object open to their choosing, the designers were encouraged to find loopholes and, if necessary, to subvert the brief.

I am exhibiting my environmental outlet protectors at Fixed this Saturday, 11pm at the Sound Table in Atlanta. Stop by if you live in the Atlanta area!

Unplug – Environmental Outlet Covers

June 3, 2011

Photographs courtesy of the lovely Lori Bailey; a very talented designer and a studio buddy of mine from Georgia Tech :).

Description – Sometimes it seems like electricity is the magic juice that powers our electronic devices every time we plug them in. These are outlet protectors for the environment I have created; a set of two socket covers that serve as daily reminders of the real source of electricity and the impact it has.

These prototypes were laser cut out of acrylic and painted green. I am working on getting a few 3D printed too. It is really important to note that these models are in no way meant to serve as safety outlet protectors for small children. That is something I am working on addressing…

Unplug… preview.

June 1, 2011

 

Sometimes it seems like electricity is the magic juice that powers our electronic devices every time we plug them in. These are outlet protectors for the environment I have created; a set of two socket covers that serve as daily reminders of the real source of electricity.

More photos to come! Thinking about setting up an Etsy site too.

Outlet Progress…

May 29, 2011

Two out of three colors painted.

Paint, assemble, live!

May 28, 2011

Finally my environmental outlet protectors are coming to life! Big shout out to the guys at Fablab Atlanta, who laser cut the pieces for me.