Grid Magazine Racks
Grid, Philadelphia’s first sustainability magazine, was looking to have racks made from 100% recycled materials for distribution of their new publication. They had no idea what they were looking for and were not sure how to figure it out. I was contacted as an Industrial Designer to help them develop and idea. Later, I was also responsible for the production of over 400 magazine racks.
The Clean Air Council
The Clean Air Council of Philadelphia was looking to do something special for their 30th year anniversary 5k Run for Clean Air. The first 200 competitors get a medal, and this year they wanted something different. I was found through RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency), to create them something unique.
Blurp grew out of the desire to entice people to question the objects around them. Pattern recognition and over-stimulation have dulled our perception and muted the senses. Blurp is alternative seating that surprises you when you question it, for it is a thin rubber shell that gives an unexpected “pop” when sat upon. By guiding someone’s senses in a different direction, I can ultimately change the way people view their surroundings.
This growth by subtraction concept was a challenge to design something that does more with less.
The challenge of this project was to find a manufacturer and design a product from their waste material.
Product Service System
Imagine if you only purchased things you wanted to own. In a product service system, you are not purchasing a product, but a service. For example, you don’t necessarily want a dishwasher, what you want is clean dishes.
The challenge of this project was to design a new product for the Homasote company. Homasote is cellulose based fiber wall board, 4′ X 8′ and 1” thick, that is made from 100% post consumer waste paper.