RePrint Sandal - The RePrint Sandal is constructed entirely of re-used materials, allowing the wearer to feel good about his or her fashion choices. The straps incorporate elastic to provide a comfortable fit without being too restricting. The sole is thick enough to provide protection, but thin enough for the wearer to feel the walking surface, which provides a massaging effect during the act of walking.
RePrint Sandal - Prototype of the sandal
The Crate Lounge - The Crate Lounge is constructed from repurposed discarded hardwood from the Berkeley Mills, and put together using slatted construction and long-shank and brad nails. The Lounge can be folded into three seating positions - lounging, lying flat, and slightly arching the back - as well as folding compact for storage. In the arched back position, the sitter’s back can be stretched, similar to the effect of lying backwards over a yoga ball.
The Crate Lounge - The Crate Lounge was designed to function mainly in the lounge position, where it provides an open angle between the thighs and spine, ensuring that the tendency toward a C-slump of the spine is prevented. All surfaces are planar, allowing the body to be able to support itself, and not collapse inward as it would if the chair had curved surfaces that mould to the bodyâ€™s shape.
Concrete Flatbread Oven - A collaborative project. As chapati flatbread is traditionally cooked on the walls of a heated oven, this design seeks to emulate traditional methods while remaining portable. An open face and slanted walls allow for easy access and stability while channeling heat, and concrete's natural properties include excellent heat retention. The concrete mixture includes perlite, micro-spheres, and fly-ash, and the reinforcing consists of layered chicken wire, ensuring that the oven weighs only 20.8 lbs.
Steel Portable Perch - A collaborative project. The portable perch is a self-supporting segmented steel double arch, designed to support a 180 pound person at 5 feet above the ground. It takes advantage of the natural properties of steel by incorporating both welded and mechanical joints as well as cross-bracing and tension wire, allowing it to stand stably as well as fold up compactly for storage and portability. The weight of the sitter is mainly supported at the joints, while the struts conduct the tension.
Wooden Water Carrier - A collaborative project. The water carrier was designed to transport 5 gallons of water, is minimal in design, and is constructed completely of layered and bent cherrywood veneer. It is ergonomic, conforming along the spinal curve, thus provides lumbar support when worn, as well as being adjustable due to the notched belt. The joint at the top takes advantage of the natural properties of wood veneer, and is thinner there, allowing it to be flexible enough to fit over the wearer's head.
Sauci - In order to combat sauce spillage between the sauce dish and plate or mouth, the Sauci is cantilevered over the plate. It also combines the sauce dish with a chopstick rest, and is constructed of porcelain.