A conceptual clothing line derived from a material study of bougainvillea flowers. Bougainvillea is an abundant, sustainable material that is locally sourced. The aim of this project was to experiment with the flowers and create a textile that would be easily manufactured and practical enough for everyday use. The product line, Baré, is named after botanist Jeanne Baré, who risked her life in pursuit of knowledge and adventure.
Reimagining a Playground
This project, designed in conjunction with IED Barcelona, transformed the blank slate of a concrete playground into a multipurpose game space.
The Kale Cup was inspired by the herb garden at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA. The cup was carved out of foam before a plaster, three-part mold was made and slip casted. The sleeve is a braided leather and backed with a thick felt, perfect for hot drinks!
A Shoe made from eggplants
Walk the Walk was a conceptual project based on imagining the life of a complete stranger on the street and designing a shoe for them. The woman is shoe is based on is an avid gardener living in Southern California whose favorite thing to grow is eggplant. The shoe is made entirely from peeled, dried eggplant skins.
Anthropologie Visual Display
During my internship at Anthropologie, I assisted in conceptualizing, building and executing the Fall window display. The window was inspired by the pattern work of William Morris. Each piece of the display was cut out of cardboard, coated in a glue-sand mixture and painted. The top pieces of the display are coated in copper foil.
Bug Buddies is a toy designed for Chronicle Books. The idea behind the toy is to help children (and parents) learn more about the little six-legged friends that we share the earth with. Bug Buddies include a Ladybug, Harlequin Beetle, Cockroach and Stag beetle. Each bug consists of three parts that are magnetic, stackable wood blocks.
Linelight is pendant light that can be shipped and displayed in it's packaging. The light is made from walnut, copper and shipped in a recycled cardboard tube.
Upholstery + Interiors
Upholstery and design for a private home in Los Angeles in conjunction with Bash Please.