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!

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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IMG_0012 I'm still in the mood to wear festive colors although the holiday is over, so I pulled out my red tops today and paired them together for a day of hanging out with my parents. I don't think I've ever worn this top on the blog, but it's one of my favorite pieces in my closet. Arkaik Clothing is a local Arizona brand that represents the music scene and they turn out some cool stuff. I love this detailed sugar skull design for casual wear. I threw on my staple black jeggings and combat boots and headed out!

To go along with the whole local theme, today's outfit track is "Bottomfeeder" by blessthefall

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graphic tank_Arkaik Clothing

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black jeggings_HUE for Dillard's

studded combat boots_Steve Madden, available here

skull studded crossbody_Windsor Store

plexiglass Arizona necklace_laser cut necklace

silver armor ring_Dillard's

plexiglass ring_DIY laser cut by my friend Ariana

skull cuff bracelet_eBay

white watch_Casio, gift

Thanks for reading! Follow me on Instagram @punkrockparti, I got a new phone today so my pictures should be awesome quality!

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DSC_1416 I was out Christmas shopping and as hard as I try to not buy anything for myself before the holidays, when I saw this knit camo cardigan, I had to get it. I love that this on-trend print is done in a new way with a knit, and I had seen sweaters like these for much higher prices on Asos and one from LF stores. So since I had been scouting out a sweater like this and PacSun was having a sale, I decided it was worth the buy. I styled the outfit quite casually for a day of hanging out doing DIY projects and watching movies with my friend, but I'm excited to style it with a skirt in the future!

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I'm also back to including a music track with my outfit post and while we were working on said projects, A Day to Remember was the soundtrack of choice. Enjoy!

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knit camo cardigan_PacSun

white tee_TJ Maxx

black corduroy jeggings_Forever 21

velcro skate shoes_Vans Canvas Prison Issue

plexiglass Arizona necklace_DIY

plexiglass rings_DIY made by my friend Ariana

Thanks for reading!

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