Posts Tagged ‘design’

One of my favorite miners of junk culture past and present is Travess Smalley, a young artist (my age, in fact) who’s laser-sharp appropriations of mass media & tech crud are at once witty and compelling. Working mostly in the 2d realm, Smalley wields a Memphis group mentality, exploring patterns, shapes, and production methods from […]

Junk culture is all around us. For most Americans, it’s hard to ignore. Many academic, “creative class” types like myself do their best to ignore it, however, retreating to shadowy “high culture” enclaves like “ART”, “DESIGN”, “FASHION”, and other capitalized arenas of human expression. Having gone to school for Industrial Design, I understand the urge […]

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had a true synth-nerd moment.  Having been an analog/modular buff since high school, but lacking the funds and general pro ‘tude of a true musician, I rarely get fired up about the synth market these days. The last time I got my hopes up was about the Hartmann […]

I recently finished a programming project in the Processing programming environment, which I just started learning this semester. I created a program which will analyze any image file, and spit out a tile-able swatch of camouflage based upon it. The program selects 5 predominant colors from the image, weights them, and creates a background of […]

well, right before winter break, i finally managed to take decent pictures of all the furniture i’ve created over the past semester. i’m pretty happy with all the pieces, and i can’t wait until i get them put into a proper website, but until then, i’ll leave them all here.  “slab” folding chair: “slat” collapsible […]



last year, i became obsessed with geodesic domes and highly geometric 3d forms. this is a concept image i made for a project in which we had to re-design the housing for a tivoli kloss model one radio. the concept grew out of experiments with folding paper, truncating simple solids to make more complicated ones, […]

light fixture


when the light fixture in my room got full of dead bugs, i decided to take it down, and make one of my own. it’s made out of: – a 12×12″ square of acrylic (purchased at a flea market) – a page of slides of the german countryside (purchased as part of a record set […]