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This LED bulb design utilizes 115 solid state diodes in a standard housing shape to create a low energy consumption eco-friendly light source. Because light emitting diodes run on direct current rather than AC power like incandescent bulbs, the circuitry required to power them builds up heat and requires a better heat management system. This bulb utilizes 20 cooling fins around the midsection which help to exchange hot air from inside the bulb housing with cooler air from outside. The bulb’s threading was modeled with a swept helical curve around the outside circumference of the bulb base.
Custom curved glass aquarium installation with matching shelf support unit. The curved front feature of both the shelf and the tank glass provides a modern design signature as seen in higher end aquarium installations. The entire display stands five feet tall and about four feet wide, though it can easily be adapted for larger configurations. The aquarium glass is 1/4″ thick the 1″ center column in the shelving system helps support the weight of this large tank.
Wooden toy train modeled with multiple finishes. The variety of wood is ash, with a lighter stain for the body and dark stain for the roof, smokestack and wheels. These could, of course, be interchanged for different wood varieties as well. All edges are filleted to facilitate smooth and easy handling. Chrome detail surrounds the wheels, smokestack and roof, and the wheels are locked into the bottom frame block with brushed metal pins that serve as solid axles.
I created this "Companion Cube" from scratch without an existing model to work from. This item was used both as a narrative device and a tool to solve puzzles in the game Portal, and gained notoriety and cult status among fans for the clever writing surrounding the background of this cute little object. Whereas the original design from the game is textured to show significant physical wear and tear from being tossed around all over the place, this version has received a significant makeover with a polished chrome mirror finish and is rendered here on a dark granite slab with green accents. Fancy schmancy.
Modeled after the design of the wheels on my own Volkswagen Golf GTI, these are meant to evoke the look of the brand’s signature “Hufeisen” style wheels. German for “horseshoe”, It’s not hard to see how the wheels got their name; when viewed from the front, the oblong spoke design looks rather like five horseshoes. The flush appearance of the wheel face with the tire conveys a distinct and geometric stance when mounted to the car. The sides of each spoke are painted black. The tire was modeled separately, not from a torus, but from a cylinder to resemble the shape of a sport tire with a wide tread. The center tread was achieved by subtracting a thin torus shape centered around the tire’s center axis and then applying a custom red finish. This is primarily for presentation purposes, although some production tires do have tread wear markings that bear some resemblance to this design concept.
Emphasizing a modern aesthetic with one-piece construction and no assembly or other parts required, this space efficient wine rack allows bottles to nest inside of a single curve in either a single tower (left and right) or dual tower (center) design. Each bottle cubby is equidistant from the ones adjacent to it, and each teardrop shape was achieved with a tangentially-aligned loop to create a smooth and effortless transition between each cubby, going from an arc to a straight line and then back into an arc. Both tower designs are presented to show different layout possibilities. The single tower design features a side support pylon to give it solid footing. The construction material is a sturdy 1/2″ thick heavy-duty commercial resin which is not prone to flexing in the same way a cheaper plastics like lexan might under stress or weight. A faux-wood veneer cap is been applied to the front and back facing edges as a final trim piece to give a premium finished appearance. This veneer would ideally be available in a variety of wood finishes, but here it is presented with a medium maple finish.
This pressing kit is a prototype developed for the purpose of assisting in lactofermentation. It is designed to fit into standard mason jars for compressing vegetables with water and a starter culture to produce homemade sauerkraut. The kit comes with three different press lengths that can be snapped together or used individually in accordance with the volume of ingredients inside the jar. The mesh in each disc allows water to be pressed out of the vegetables without significant displacement of the liquid, and the finger holes allow easy retrieval from the jar.
Field measured highrise condominium scale model rendering for a personal client, used for interior planning, built-in carpentry design and furniture layout.
Basic condominium floorplan prepared for a personal client and shown in both plan view and an isometric sketched perspective.