Sunday, 8 April 2012


 I am starting to have an unhealthy obsession with electrical products from the late 80s/90s. I have been looking at the technical elements of my design and trying to solve the steam feature. To help this I have been looking at Braun hair styling products that have a steam feature. I purchased this straightener yesterday, and I am currently watching hair tongs that have a cylindrical steam feature.  For some reason I like the really shape driven design and obvious colour schemes. 

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Models so far

From looking at scenarios of use and storage, I have been trying to solve problems such as how the appliance safely cools down and how it turns on in an intuitive way, whilst maintaining a sense of honesty.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

habits and behavioural change

From looking at the act of ironing, I have been creating prototypes based on behavioural habits and familiar methods of interaction. A common method of ironing is using hair straighteners I adopted this trait into to an alternative ironing form. I also have been experimenting with using the iron in a more casual way, such as how we use a computer mouse, encouraging a more informal attitude as opposed to having to stand up.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Handheld Habits

I am currently looking at at how our behaviour impacts the products we use, along with how our habits can either enhance or damage hand held appliances.  A common trait in hand held appliances is wrapping the cord around the unit, resulting in damage.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Chair Bodging

In September, myself and three of my friends went chair bodging in Gloucestershire for six days. It was good fun, and involved the use of a pole lathe, shaving horse and various niche hand tools. The wood used for the legs and bracing is ash, and the seat is poplar. I decided to make a variation of an armchair, and with some resistance came to terms with the fact it was never going to be perfect.

Paul Hayden greenwood courses

Friday, 30 September 2011

its been a while...

During summer I spent 5 weeks travelling around Thailand and Vietnam. Heres some things that caught my eye.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Metal Spinning in Milan

I reckon the best thing I saw at Milan was this man metal spinning. We stumbled across this man in in a workshop in Zona Tortona, the process was really mesmerising. He kindly spun a small brass vessel and gave it to me, the vast amount of tools he had to achieve different effects was really impressive. He produced quite intricate decorative pieces in this workshop, for example pieces for churches.