I equipped six tables with sensors to detect engagement and move when they were “bored.” They were treated a lot like pets. The feedback showed how people responded when the table buzzed around; they parted their circle, and the table was welcomed like a puppy.
Holda is a canteen for drinking at non-table occasions. Made of stoneware, it is designed with a wide mouth that makes adult beverages more pleasing to drink. The Holda comes with a cork top and leather strap that can be removed when cleaning.
The Holda is perfect for festivals, picnics, farm parties, art shows, first fridays, food trucks, food tours... the possibilities are plentiful!
Liquid capacity is 375 ml. Completely reusable, refillable and light.
If interested in a Holda contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Camino Farm Tour
Holda's first day out with Camino at Namu Farm. The party was BYO containers.
Allison looks pretty cool wearing it ;)
Cider in the Holda
Brought some homemade cider down to Lake Merritt on a hot day. **Stayed cool with my Holda**
How Holda got its name. As a new kind of vessel I initially described it as a "holder" for drinks.
A somewhat fortunate coincidence is the history behind the name Holda. In germanic legends Frau Holda was the protectress of agriculture and women's crafts.
Drift Skincare packaging developed in Fall 2016. The concept : fresh on land, fresh at sea. It was inspired by travel and compact spaces where one would want smaller containers that serve multipurpose, multi-gender skincare needs.
I wanted a stackable small cup for drinking juice (or wine) out of. My favorite disney movie, Robin Hood, features a scene when Maid Marian plays badminton with Lady Cluck... I guess that somehow inspired the look and shape of the birdie cup.
Made of porcelain, 5oz
Birdie cups stack
tableware designed for awkward eating scenarios
*being caught with food in your teeth. *a "secret" stash for food remnants, such as tails, skin, pits, or bones. *h'ordeuvres gives you pungent breath. *notetaking, especially names of other party guests.
How can mobile eating be better?
Ceramic-wares for eating in plein air.
Pleinware promotes eating as a mobile experience using the body as the mealspace, freeing the user from the table. The form language was gathered from flexible vessels, pouches and pockets, in hopes of inserting the properties afforded by wearable things into ceramic material. In mobile eating scenarios the user can move freely with pleinware, while also calling upon the experience of a plated course in a ceramic dish. The design questions material and form choices in tableware, asking the user to participate in a new mealspace between temporary and permanent. Pleinware - a bow to street food and a nod to fine dining.
What do people need to eat?
I wanted to find out how people would eat if I could erase as much expectations as I could from conventional dining. I served a dinner family style without eating utensils or tableware. To record this behavior, I made the tabletop of clay so that I could get the diners’ physical impressions. It was set for 12 people, randomly selected from the student body at Rhode Island School of Design and it was called the Analog Dinner. I found that people were more interested in eating next to strangers than eating on clay. This idea of mixing strangers in a room fed my next project, the pet tables.
30 second meal
mise en place
lunch design for kids' : Small metal containers that stack with easy open silicone lids.
Booklet of experiments
This is a booklet of my research experiments. Some have already taken place and some are hypothetical scenarios. I welcome your feedback. Please treat this booklet causally, write, draw, tear, chew on it if you like. It is not a precious object but I will ask for it back later on. What is my topic? Experience eating. A famous psychologist says what we remember about a meal is less the food but the experience. Interactions with people while eating being the most memorable. You may have noticed that modern time gives priority to the workplace schedule. In turn our mealtimes have become individualized and mobilized. I’d like to highlight these “new” routines and suggest ways they could be more playful, more interactive - ideally more memorable.
Welding for furniture. Summer 2013.
Ring around the rosies
(steel rod, twisted paper cord, round the corners weave. 18x18x18")
Partly Sunny light fixture
(steel rod, antique bulb, 12x10x14")
Four-leaf Clover companion
(steel rod, 15x15x32")
Bench & a half
(steel rod, borrowed plank, 60x14x20")
ordinary side table
(steel rod, walnut, 16x12x20")
Bookshelf for a foodie... or wine nerd
(steel rod, wooden wine box, 12x7x26")
Tasting-ware for a menu like the former El Bulli's, in Spain. Designed for 'molecular' gastronomic creations; a cocktail cradling an encapsulated garnish, a plate with reserved space for seasoned foam or melting spheres... The small sized ceramics are meant to highlight the purity of flavor, offering a tasting experience in and out of the kitchen.