ARCHITECTURE_Video: The Making of a Laser Cut Model

I'm always looking for new ways to share what I'm working on with you guys. Since I usually hold off on showing my architecture work until it is finished, I thought I would create a video that shows more of the process that occurs over a quarter (10 weeks) in my studio. Although this video may seem pretty basic to someone who is familiar with making models and digital fabrication, I thought that for those who aren't it could be pretty exciting to see and informative! I hope you check out the video and enjoy!

P.S. This is a very rough study model. We will be building some intense ones with awesome craft in the next few weeks!

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For more architecture related posts, check out this section of my blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Case of the Neons

IMG_1823 What better way to spice up a gloomy Monday morning than some pops of neon? Lately I have been drawn to neon to brighten up my spring looks. I talked about this beanie in my April Favorites video and I've never found a beanie that fits my head so well! It has the perfect amount of slouch and stays on all day. I thought the beanie was the perfect match for this DIY necklace I whipped up a couple weeks ago. I really like how the orange tones match and then contrast the neutral colors.

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I've washed and altered my thrifted pieces this weekend, so you guys will be seeing some of those tomorrow as promised!

grey hi-lo knit_Cotton On acid wash cutoffs_Levi's from Ebay studded combat boots_Steve Madden neon beanie_Neff, thrifted by friend lasercut threaded pendant_DIY

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow! x

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ARCHITECTURE_Lasercut Chandelier

DSC_0751 I've been dying to share about this project ever since I finished it in the fall, but had to wait until I hung it up and it could be properly displayed. I made this chandelier last quarter for an annual furniture competition at my school that is held for architecture students. I created the fixture out of plumbing pipe, and then laser cut the "crystals" out of plexiglass. I chose to keep these materials in their raw form because I wanted to create something beautiful that had an honest materiality and was made out of unexpected items. The choice to make my own crystals was also due to the fact that chandelier crystals are very expensive, and I wanted to create a dialogue about digital fabrication.

By the way, these crystals may be familiar if you've seen this necklace I made and wore in this outfit post.

Below I've included the poster that was displayed next to my piece at the show, and talks a little more about the concept of the project!

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Next I've included some process photos. I cut and assembled the pipe frame in my school's wood shop, and spent two days in my studio using jewelry jump rings to hook all of the pieces together--there were over 1,000 individual crystals!

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And finally, here are the photos of the finished product hanging up in my home! I'm so excited to have it displayed and want to create a little seating area underneath it.

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Thanks so much for reading! I will be posting another lighting fixture project made out of plumbing pipe that is a little simpler if you want to make one yourself, so stay tuned for that. Until then, keep up with all my projects on Instagram @punkrockparti.

If you're interested in a custom chandelier, please contact me by email at ppoppe@cox.net

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Today I chose an outfit that transitioned from breakfast with my dad, to school, and for a furniture competition I'm headed out to right now that I participated in!

I made this necklace from laser cut plexiglass. I actually made about 105 chains like this for a chandelier that I constructed for the furniture competition I mentioned before. It is completely student work, and I'm so excited to see all of the projects tonight! I'll also post about the chandelier as soon as I get a chance to take some nice photos of it.

I thought that my DIY vinyl and faux leather clutch complemented the necklace well. I'll be posting that tutorial soon!

black blouse with sheer panel_TJ Maxx

blue cropped pants_BDG by Urban Outfitters

black rhinestone loafers_Steve Madden for TJ Maxx

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vinyl and leather envelope clutch_DIY, tutorial coming soon!