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Down from the rafters…

Morning! Check out my post for today on 2Modern featuring Clive Wilkinson Architect’s work on the new VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, VA. Their “folding” conference center has landed itself in my pile of inspirational images for my senior project so keep an eye out for what develops!

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My last project at BRR was to develop a store. In the basement. Super fun!

The project was to show a particular group of clients what the possibility for improvement was within their college campus bookstores and how they could utilize resources they already possessed (along with a few inexpensive purchases) to create a unique and changeable experience for their student body. With the trend of purchasing books online, digital books, and easy access to articles via search engines, most bookstores are struggling with how to adapt and still be able to connect with and serve their target consumer. We selected a local school to use for the mock-up and created a shop-able space for our clients to experience. Enjoy!

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Most of what was purchased was the merchandise so that we could make it feel as if it was fully stocked. The rest of the display techniques were created with items that I found in our basement or had lying around my house. From start to finish, it took a little over a week to develop and construct.

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DSC_1840(Custom water bottle labels helped to unify the food/snack display with the environmental graphics.)

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Photo Credit: Yours truly 🙂

The InkSpot continues…

So today we had our first pin-up to review our most recent project…which was basically to develop our entire design in a matter of 2-3 days. Fifth day of school and I thought I was already going to break my winning streak of never pulling an all-nighter in design school! Close call.

Here’s my work! Let me know what you think!

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The following are a few assortments of images that I have pulled together for inspiration and currently have hanging near my desk in studio…some are geared more towards graphics…others towards body art…others towards interactive art…some are just for texture and aesthetic!

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Mutina on 2Modern

Good afternoon all! If you have a minute, hop on over to 2modern and check out a few more lovely images of Mutina’s Dechirer line of porcelain stoneware!

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Mystery Project

Can you guess what project this fun chandelier was for?! Stay tuned for the big reveal! I have just finished my second quarter of co-op with the oh-so-lovely Big Red Rooster! To my fellow Roosters, you will be sincerely missed! slyderchand2

New on 2modern!

Check out my most recent post on 2modern showcasing an artist that I absolutely fell head over heels for last week! I am a self-proclaimed blog junkie and constantly on the prowl for something fresh and inspiring. Francoise-Neilly caught my eye while roaming through the newest addition to my daily search (Dropular).

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The following images are from a furniture class that I took in 2008. Inspired by the quote “Everything beautiful is cracked…that is how the light gets in. -Unknown” I developed the design below using pre-sanded birch, automotive glass from a broken car window, resin, and various methods of connection.

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The design was routed into the top at a depth of 3/4″ and then the safety glass was placed in the void. Resin was then mixed and poured over top. This process ended up melting the glass slightly, turning it to a lovely green color.

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Unfortunately, my knowledge of furniture construction is minimal at the moment and I am currently in search of a better idea for connecting the top to the legs while maintaining the skinny profile due to my final prototype being extremely wobbily! 🙂