Week 1

Week 1

1.4 QUESTION 4

DESIGN FOR YOU
04/27/2014

Improved T-Shirt Design Process

My sketched idea

How to combine machine embroidery with fabric printing. One possible design.

Foto of Mock-Up T-Shirt

Mock-Up T-Shirt

Here you see the embroidery hoop, which limits the area I can work in with the embroidery machine. Plus the tree trunk and grass, which I propose to print.

Mock-Up T-Shirt

The mock-up shows the limitations of the embroidery within the frame, while also showing the fabric paint areas (tree trunk and grass). Thus the area of the t-shirt is used better, making the whole thing more interesting.

1.3 QUESTION 3

DRAWING OF A CHAIR

WINGED BACK CHAIR

Drawing was part of the course

In the course we were asked to practice our drawing as an important skill for design.

1.2 QUESTION 2

FIND THE GAP
4/27/2014

1. Develop a better t-shirt decoration process than just 1 frame of embroidery *
2. Better pizza cutter that gets into corners and perhaps self cleans
3. Better door stopper that doesn’t slide and is still attractive
4. Solution to candy dispensing for the kids that only grants access at certain times in certain amounts
5. Solution to feeding the rabbits over an extended period of time
6. New type of carpeting for interior of car that is easier to vacume
7. Improved face washing experience – better than a washcloth, but not too high tech
8. Better popcorn popper
9. Improved rake with multiple functions
10. Self-cleaning glue dispenser

1.1 QUESTION !

GOOD DESIGN
04/27/2014

I love my bed every time I use it. Not only because of the fact that it offers me a comfortable place to read in the evenings or sleep at night, but also because of its design. This bed is made from the legs of an old fashioned sewing machine welded together and then decorated with gold paint. Sewing is very important in my life and I love the way this bed integrates it symbolically into my surroundings without being too blatant.

Headboard

Headboard of Bed

This head board is made from the legs of an antique sewing machine welded together. Thanks to Jahrhunderteisen in Berlin! We bought it in 2008.

Flower Design

Close-up of Headboard

Here you can see the flower design even better.