Is that day of the year again. Today I turn 26 years OLD. Right now I’m sitting in a Panera in Naples, FL having breakfast by myself. I’m not alone because I don’t have anyone to be with, I’m alone because I want to. This is the first time EVER I’ve spent my bday away from home, away from my family. It sucks. I miss waking up to my parents in front of my bed singing a birthday duet and my mom’s awesome breakfast. I miss the birthday plans, going out to dinner with my girlfriends and having my family over for birthday cake and just laying on the couches in the living room making jokes. I miss a lot of things today.
But, I am happy to be here. I am happy to know amazing people that have become my family away from home. I am happy for new friendships. I am happy for everything I have. I am happy for the adventure. I am happy for all the blessings God has given me. I am happy to feel loved.
Today, I turn a year older, happier, smarter, crazier, and better. I ask God to guide me and take me to places where I never thought I’d go. Today, I’m grateful for my life.
Now, let’s celebrate :)
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas 🎄🎅🎁 #christmas #tree #lights #holidays #minitree #joy
so, here it is. my space/eco-friendly kitchen cabinet! designed for those who don’t have the luxury of a big kitchen, or for those who just like having all their kitchen tools in one place. with its simple design and structure this cabinet won’t ever go out of style. it comes in a variety of colors and its materials are made to last. its main purpose is to be in the kitchen but for those with creative minds it can be used anywhere in the house and it will still serve its purpose, to help you keep organized.
any ideas or suggestions?
this is a piece i would really like to have in real life. who knows, maybe i’ll get to make it someday.
anyways, i hope you like it. i really enjoyed this process and the class in general. i look forward to learning more about furniture/industrial design along the way, it’s definitely a subject that i’m interested in and enjoy doing.
happy finals eve! good luck to everyone :)
after thinking what i wanted to focus on for this final project i began researching about materials and which were more eco-friendly. i came across this article that lists materials not only eco-friendly but health-friendly, too. for my final piece i have to consider materials that are durable and lightweight, since the cabinet is meant to be mounted on the wall. also, materials that are water-resistant should be considered. on my next post i will upload a more defined sketch of the cabinet.
check the link out!
happy hump day! (and almost end of the quarter!!!!)
so, here they are. i have two models (nothing complicated).
model 1:: 2 top shelves for plates, 3 medium size holes for spoons, forks and knives, 2 big holes for bigger cooking utensils, like, spatulas, big spoons, clamps, etc. 8 slots for kitchen knives and 6 hooks for hanging mugs.
model 2:: 2 top shelves for plates, 3 medium holes for spoons, forks and knives, 8 slots for kitchen knives, 2 open drawers for bigger utensils and 6 hooks for hanging mugs.
any suggestions or comments?
as students, meaning, with a low paying job —or in some cases, unemployed— we find ourselves having to adjust; riding our bicycles instead of having a car, eating frozen dinners instead of going out and, in many cases, having to live in very small apartments in order to save money on rent.
thinking of this is when i came up with the idea to design a space efficient kitchen cabinet. this cabinet will have enough space to keep big and small plates, utensils (spoons, forks and knives), other cooking tools and 6 mugs. it will be made specially for those who just happen to have little space in their kitchens but want a cool way to keep it organized.
i’ll be posting pics of the rough sketches tonight!
while i do, please check out this page with cool space friendly kitchen cabinets:: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/organized-and-e-143412
after browsing around and looking up some “stuff” i (kinda) decided i want my FURN708 (Furniture Design) project to concentrate on space. HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE SPACE… and when i say -space- i mean; rooms. limited living spaces. my inspiration came mainly from watching designs made by Yi-Cong Lu. i really like how he creates pieces with various functions. some can be used in very different ways and others can just mutate and adapt to different levels of the same necessity. what attracts me the most about this is the importance he gives to peoples necessities and his desire to satisfy them in simple ways. attached is a link to one of his videos. just so you can get an idea of what i’m talking about.
happy monday… :)
while browsing around for designs/designers I found Yi Cong Lu, he not only creates beautiful designs but he also creates innovative designs. in the link posted you can see some of his work, from a lamp that floats around a room providing light where needed, to a bookshelf that adjusts to your space needs. his designs not only defy some rules but they also defy space.
As part of my furniture design class I have to start a blog dedicated to research, curiosity and exploration (class related, duh) since I didn’t want to start a whole new blog I decided to integrate it with this one. So, if you see unfamiliar posts -as in, different than what I usually post- then you know. I promise I’ll still make it fun. This class has been a huge breather for me this quarter I’m doing things I enjoy doing and learning about different programs, and new approaches towards design. I’ll definitely post pictures of my processes and designs for you to see.
Now, bear with me :)
Happy Hump Day!
Oh this song… Love it.
i once heard that hope was the strongest feeling ever. i believe it to be true. hope is what keeps you hanging on. what keeps you believing that one day something that has always been the same will change. hope is dangerous in certain situations. it’s a good feeling when you experience it the right way. hope can tie you down to something or someone for good or bad. i hear people say “hope is the last thing to die” and it is. you hope ‘til the end. you hope until something happens.
keep your hopes up. happy saturday.