ART_Skull Coffin Deck

IMG_1075 I finally have finished my baby! I call it that because I have put so much time and thought into this board. This is the first (and only) deck I have made by hand; I learned in a skate deck shaping class at my school last year, and this was the result! It then took me a while, but many sketches later I came up with a design. I talk about the design process a bit in the video below, that also gives you some good shots of the art and details. Please check it out, it's a more personal discussion about the art, which I am excited to continue doing in the future!

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Thanks so much for checking out my work! Custom boards are available on my Etsy shop, and to see any of my past art, check out this page.

"And Justice For All"

IMG_0729 If you watched the haul video I posted yesterday, you'll recognize this pretty dress from H&M that I picked up in Chicago over the weekend. I couldn't wait to style it so I decided to go for a dressy look at school today and wear it right away. As I mentioned in the video, my friend bought the same dress because we both loved it so much, and since great minds think alike, we coincidentally both wore it today to class! We were the butt of our friends jokes for the day, but it was pretty funny so we didn't mind haha.

Anyway, I styled this to edge up the very girly dress with some camo and my creepers. I chose this cardigan over a camo jacket, because I felt that this camoflauge pattern is a little toned down and set off the dress better than a brighter green pattern would.

The track for today's outfit post is "And Justice for All" by Metallica just because I had been listening to it while editing a video and got it stuck in my head. Listen along below while you view!

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I hope you enjoyed this outfit post--especially since it's my first one in about a week! Also, sorry about the low quality of the photos. I was silly today and accidentally had my camera on the wrong setting. Better quality for tomorrow's outfit, promise!

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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

ARCHITECTURE_Make Peace with Fidgeting

Now that I'm back at school and working in my studio (alot...frequently...always...forever...) I want to share my architectural progress on a more regular basis. In the first week and a half of school, I already have two projects to share that have been completed. If you mainly read my blog for the fashion, I hope you still find this somewhat interesting, and if not, no worries because I'll be posting about what I wore on a regular basis! This quarter in my studio we will each be designing a sixty to eighty-thousand square foot middle school for an urban site in downtown Chicago (site visit pending in April...yee!) To introduce us to the realm of school design, my teacher referred to the "practical design ideas" from the book entitled The Third Teacher. In this book, there are "79 ways you can use design to transform teaching and learning." For our project, we paired up with another student and randomly selected one of the numbers. We then designed quickly using sketches and study models, focusing on concrete solutions and stayed away from formal moves at this point in the quarter.

My partner, Ariana Martin, and I chose number 22, "Make Peace with Fidgeting." The book described it as "brain development" and to treat it as so.

Finally, I would like to reiterate that this was a group project that Ariana and I collaborated on through all stages of the development--aka even though I'm the one posting about it, she deserves just as much credit as I do!

The full presentation board can be best viewed here: Fidgeting Presentation, but I have included the individual drawings below as well for better image quality.

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this type of post. If so, I will be sharing another assignment I worked on in the next few days. If you're interested in this project, you can learn more about The Third Teacher or check out our class blog, Learning Ecologies, where we will post all of our progress and inspiration.

If you'd like to see my past architectural portfolios, they can be viewed here.