Hand made from sycamore wood, this triangular tablet stand is a simple, natural and sturdy way to keep your tablet device upright for easier viewing, video chatting, or storage when not in use.
A light-weight hanging file product made from birch plywood and organic cotton that is designed to use the least amount of material in order to reduce carbon footprint in both manufacturing and shipping.
Birch veneer plywood is laser-cut to create both the pattern and the structure: pieces cut out of the side panels are used to hold the panels in place as well as to hang the fabric pockets where files are stored.
A flat-pack, low-impact alternative to traditional filing cabinets.
This redesigned clothespin uses a rubber band instead of a spring. The embedded rare earth magnet lets you clip pictures or notes to the fridge, or stick a thumbtack in any wall and you can use it to hang papers and pictures wherever you like.
In walnut and sycamore in 5 color bands. Made in the USA.
Handmade, this 100% wool felt and Velcro case for organizing, storing or traveling with electronics cords makes it easy to keep track of what you need for connecting your devices in a clean and compact way.
8 loose velcro wraps are included for tieing up each cord; the "hook" side of each wrap sticks to the soft "loop" side of three Velcro strips sewn into the felt case. Cords are secure and easy to tuck away out of sight or carry with you when traveling.
In gray wool with orange Velcro.
Created in collaboration with Sarah Sandman for the Levi's Care to Air contest, LET’S HANG is a product and a campaign that aim to change attitudes about air drying and provide a simple method for hang drying clothes in or outside the home.
A removable, reflective and waterproof cover for protecting clothing and bicyclists wearing chain locks. This concept won GOOD Magazine's Design an Everyday Solution to an Extraordinary Problem contest. With bright colors and reflectivity, this cover is meant to protect the rider who wears their chain through increased visibility. The waterproof cover protects the chain and the rider's clothes as well.
The new chain lock cover, based on the design that won the GOOD Magazine contest, incorporates less, but strategically placed, reflective material in a tube shape with elastic ends.
Handmade and available in electric blue, neon watermelon, super black, and hot teal. Made from rip-stop nylon, reflective fabric and elastic.
BIKE TAG is a mobile technology approach to the problems facing cyclists - inadequate infrastructure and unsafe conditions - using social networking in conjunction with product design to visualize and understand the life of cyclists. A neon/reflective bike lock, worn across the shoulder while riding, protects the rider through increased visibility. Embedded Bluetooth within the lock transmits signals to a GPS-enabled mobile phone, connecting the rider to a network of cyclists, where they can contribute to and get information from a shared database and map. Using mobile technologies as a tool for community empowerment, this project aims to communicate the life of bicyclists to individuals, communities and society.
This year-long project was the thesis work for my masters degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Thesis book created about my year long study of BIKE LIFE and how bicycling can be better incorporated into public life. Cover made of laser cut neon plexiglass, bound with bungee cord. Inside cover made of reflective corrugated cardboard with five printed booklets.
Triangular stand handmade from sycamore wood for displaying business cards.
A pocket-sized tool kit designed in conjunction with the Design Studio for Social Intervention for use by urban planners and community organizers who are charged with making spaces more "green." This tool provides questions about Ecology, Fracture, Physical Assets and Social Assets that planners can ask themselves and others when examining urban spaces for redesign.
The Design Studio for Social Intervention asked me to design a mobile brainstorming unit and branding for their project Public Kitchen. With the goal of creating ways to make preparation and enjoyment of food a more public and shared experience, the Studio wanted to take this idea to different communities and lead brainstorming sessions.
With portable magnetic chalkboards and a collapsible easel, my concept was to make a very portable station for exploring the many ideas the studio had come up with and solicit more. I designed 30 magnets, using some Noun Project icons as well as my own designs, in 5 categories: SHARE, SOCIALIZE, GET OUTSIDE, LEARN and EARN & SAVE.
Participants could pick and choose their favorites to add to a smaller board representing thier "dream kitchen." Blank magnets were included so that new ideas could be added to the mix. People were then photographed with their board to record a visual survey. Scroll down to see a video of one of the first Public Kitchen brainstorming events in Roxbury, MA from 2011.