Monday, May 28, 2007

The message glasses

Draw-A-Thon II


Draw a Thon I


Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Rinse Cup & Magazine Rack

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Drawing for Exhibition Design

I went to Brooklyn Museum, and drew a lot of sketches. Based on those sketches, I created a gallery with those objects. It is an African Mask Exhibition, and of course not all of the masks are real. I made up some of them.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

The New Version of Soap Dish

Actually, the new version comes from the same series of sketches and concepts, but I simplified the pattern a little, and make it become symmetrical. It still keeps the original idea that the user can put sponge underneath to soak soapy water.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Soap Dish for Ivory

I designed the Soap Dish for Ivory, since the Ivory soap is famous for its simple, natural, not so much flavor with it, and always in white. I tried to combine these ideas with natural, organic and simple color. Therefore, I decided to use Chinese culture to create a natural pattern with the meaning of good fortune, and also considered its utility function for users. Since the pattern is a little complicated, I simplify the color. Because the soap is always white, I paint the dish into black to create a very sharp contrast, and also make it more suitable with our modern life.

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SCONCE Design for Brooklyn Parrots

This is a Sconce designed for Brooklyn Parrots. In this project we also created a virtual restaurant, and these sconce with different parrots and plants patterns will set up on the wall of the entrance to increase the awareness that the natural environment is changing, and the total amount of Brooklyn Parrots is decreasing dramatically.
Under the sconce, we use the street grids of Brooklyn Parrots' habitat to illustrate where these parrots should be, and hope that by dining in the restaurant we can set up a foundation to invite these parrots come back to Brooklyn.

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Monday, May 07, 2007


It is a conceptual project, the mailbox for a famous person. I picked Mao as my subject and designed a mailbox for him. It's a kind of black humor to me, because you can see the mailbox in the picture that is made by chip board, but not by metal. Because Mao asked all the people in China to collect any kinds of metal refine that into steel in 1957, which was called "All the People Refine Steel." Therefore, there isn't any extra metal for Mao's mailbox. By the way, one of the purposes of steel-refining was to "liberate" Taiwan. Actually, I don't know if it is true or not, but at least some people believed that was one of the reasons which is based on the movie directed by Yimou Zhang, Life Time, in 1994.
Some other things which I want to mention are that the mailbox box is approved by our almighty party, and on the top of the mailbox I excerpted the favorite slogan of Mao, “Serve the People.” And Of course, our beloved national flag always pops up.