Alchemists Dressing Table

26th June 2013

Exploring the home production of cosmetics with her ‘The Alchemist’s Dressing Table’ project, Lauren Davies has designed a beautiful collection of contemporary, analogue tools for the home production of cosmetics.

Celebrating ancient rituals and a smattering of alchemy her project explores ways for extracting natural ingredients for wellbeing.

Based on the premise of users wanting to take more control of their wellbeing and a stronger connection to their daily rituals it also encourages a more symbiotic and natural relationship with nature and its intricate mysteries.







Moonrise

25th June 2013

Another graduate who played with an interesting mix of materials at the RCA was mixed media student Ejing Zhang.

Her material explorations made from bamboo, cast resin, peach wood and wrapped thread have a beautiful and delicate quality to them.

Collated into a collection titled 'Moonrise' she has explored Chinese craftsmanship and modern day manufacturing techniques that resulted in a series of beautiful objects such as a lunch box as well as bracelets and handbags.

She also collaborated with another student to create a 3D printed tote bag.






Chromatography

18th June 2013

Exploring colour and our relationship with objects, RCA graduate Lina Patsiou has developed a colouring system that matches the letters of the alphabet with a colour allowing for colour coded messages to be sprayed onto objects.

In addition she has also developed an algorithm that converts the alphabet into lines that are then imported into 3D imaging software and can be printed out as 3D shapes or dimensional messages.
















Bio Electric

17th June 2013

It was the RCA press preview today and I was delighted to see such an explosion of material explorations across the schools from product design to design interactions.

One project that I really thought pushed the boundaries of electronics was Jeong Won Ji with her Chitin polymers. Not a mind blowing idea, but what I liked was the fact that she used it to act as housing for electronics.

Similarly to many of today's electronics, the crab known as the Mitten Crab also comes from Asia and is an unwanted pest that she has rede fined as a local resource. By extracting the chitin polymers from the crushed crab shells she has developed a chemical free bio plastic that can be used to house electronic products.

Aiming to introduce a more tactile experience and materials to electronics processes she feels her project explores a more expressive and tactile experience.


Tumblrtastic

14th June 2013

I love super collider and love their tumblr for some science learning fun. Enjoy!

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