Everyday Objects with a Twist – Inhibition Project


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    a feeling that makes one self-conscious and unable to act in a relaxed and natural way.

Everyday objects that look ordinary but possesses inhibiting factors.
The idea behind this project is to prove the point that psychological and visual elements play  large part in causing one to become inhibited against an object.

For instance, upon closer inspection, the grass jellies are actually not what they seem to be. Instead they are actually “Pubic Hair”. Due to the order in which the objects are viewed, the last bottle titled “Natural Honey Lemon” implies something more unpleasant due to the visual elements from the other objects which in fact, it is just ordinary Honey Lemon.


(Grass-Jelly with Pubic Hair)

(Mcdonalds Burger with real leaves)

(Thread made from human hair)

(Fries with red slime as chilli)

(Tampons as Cigarettes)

(Natural Honey Lemon or Pee)

This was a really tough project in terms of idea generation as the topic itself is out of the norm. I came up with a variety of ideas such as putting red slime into a soft toy and slime babies but to no avail, the ideas didn’t work out. I chose to implement this project as i thought it would give the strongest impression but i felt like i could have done better.

3D Project – Gift


Project Brief

To give and to receive




Glass Bottle
Glitter Stars
Ed Sheeran

First Designs (Study Model)

Construction Paper
Glass Bottle


Secondary Design

Construction Paper
Glass Bottle


Finalized Design

Birch Plywood
Metal foil
Glass bottle
Construction Paper




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Ideas & Concept

The glass bottle has the ability to store objects but at the same time, it is fragile. I gave the glitter stars a twist – Fortune cookies with fortune readings written on it. This is similar to a person’s inner personality. In this project,  i used only positive personality traits and excluded the negatives. 

The corkscrew came from the idea of a a candy dispenser. When you turn it, candy will be dispensed. In this product, it is meant to dispense the fortune cookies in the bottle. However, it is designed not to do so. 

As such…

You cannot choose the easy way out (turning the corkscrew to dispense the fortune cookies) but the hard way (breaking the glued bottle) to achieve the good things in life (fortune cookies). 

The End