Mnemosyne’s Scent: Scent Model and Fashion Piece


Some Behind-The-Scenes pictures:

 In attempt to texturise and give my bottle a gritty feeling

Had to carefully pick and carry a huge branch from Canteen 2 to ADM
Then have to modify the branch by cutting it down and also heat gunning it to twist and intertwine with our pole

Spray painted our SD and SO foil metal for a more clean, exquisite, androgynous vibe

Spray painted our pole with a stone texturising spray in make the pole in line with my bad scent of air freshener because this would replicate the road

Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed our piece.

Mnemosyne’s Scent: Research and Process Documentation


According to, Mnemosyne was the goddess of memory and the mother of artistic inspiration. For the ancient Greeks, memory was a fundamental gift. It was what differentiated man from animals. That’s why Mnemosyne was a very important goddess. She was so important to the Greeks that there were rivers and fountains with her name. However, despite her great importance, Mnemosyne does not have her own symbol, that is, she is not represented in a specific way like other goddesses are. This may be because she represents a very abstract concept that is very difficult to represent with concrete objects.

Examples of symbols of Greek Gods and Goddess


Mnemonic Devices are techniques or “tricks” for aiding memory by associating less meaningful material with more meaningful or memorable images, words or saying.

2 example methods:

  • First Letter Method also known as Acronym
    An acronym is a word formed from the first letters or groups of letters in a name or phrase.

Order of Planets:
My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies
(Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto)
Or without Pluto: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles

  • Peg Method
    Useful way to remember numbered items in a listExample:
    So maybe let’s say you have a shopping list, and the second ingredient is lemon juice, you could  imagine a yellow dress shoe full of lemons, and you squishing your foot into the lemons to get the shoe on, turning the lemons into lemon juice.


Pleasant Scent
Abercrombie & Fitch Luxe Retreat Santiago Shores Mist Body Spray

  • Gift from my parents
  • The first scent I ever owned
  • Made me feel like an adult
  • Always went back to repurchase this particular scent
  • But recently found out A&F stopped producing this scent anymore

So, this last bottle just became even more precious

How I would describe this scent:
Musky, Slightly Floral- tinge of lavender

Nick Young

Unpleasant Scent
Febreze Car Freshener 

  • When I was younger, I had motion sickness
  • So, every time my parents drove, I would vomit
  • Hence, I have soon associated the smell of car freshener with the smell of vomit

Gabriella Montez

Regina George


Recycled plastic art -the use of recycled plastic to form crafted art works

Example of Artists:

1. Aurora Robson

Robson collects her own PET bottles or creates job opportunities for street people who collect bottles in shopping carts. She uses vibrant colours to give these materials new life.



2. Veronika Richterova

Czech artist Veronika Richterová created a series of sculptures made out of used water bottles. They often resemble real living plants/ animals. In my opinion, fantastic play on irony.


Morpho Butterflies


Model 1

Front View

Top View

Side View

2D Sketch Analysis

What to rectify:
-Redo the tapering of paper strips
-To move SO away to avoid the half-half Void being disturbed
– Preferably at the end of the D


Front View

Side View

Top View

2D Sketch Analysis

Model 2

Front View

Top View

Side View

2D Sketch Analysis

What to rectify:
-Redo the tapering of paper strips
-Make the model bigger to make the base more efficient


Top View

Front View

Side View

2D Sketch Analysis

Model 3

Side View

Front View

Top View

2D Sketch Analysis

What could be rectified:
-Redo the tapering of paper strips
-Ensure SO is either wedged/pierced/cuddled instead of overlapping

A2 Planar Model


Blue: D void
Pink: SD void
Green: SO void


Gaia Ikebana – Autumn ( Part 2)

It is getting colder and darker; leaves are falling from the trees. There is a chill in the air overnight, frost on the ground in the morning, mist and fog in the air. Dry, dead leaves crunch beneath your feet and clouds appear when you breathe out. There is still a lingering warmth but always a constant reminder of the cold to come.

This is a quote I found describing Autumn and I believe it’s a good overview description of my final food model.


For my final food model, I chose to work with the theme of thanksgiving because I felt like with this theme I could bring in the taste aspects of savoury and sweet. This contrast in taste would be able to enhance the different properties between the D, SD and SO.


Thanksgiving began as a day to give thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

According to, some of the few traditional dishes for thanksgiving:

  1. Squash soup
  2. Turkey w stuffing
  3. Pumpkin pie

I decided to incorporate Pumpkin Pie (Traditional thanksgiving dessert), Chocolate Fire replica (‘lingering warmth’ from the Quote, BUT this failed and hence I changed out for Turkey from the concept of Traditional thanksgiving dishes *will be explained further), Pomegranates (Seasonal Fruit produce) and Sternbergia (Seasonal Flower) into my food composition.


Making the pumpkin pie:
1. Make the hemisphere mould using a hemisphere Tupperware and aluminium foil

  1. Make the actual pie

How it turned out!

Made another half of just the filling without the crust to make a sphere pie

Next, make the chocolate fire by following this youtube video (

It was supposed to look like: expect that it’s red.

But, everything that could go wrong at this step went wrong.

  1. I could never get the red I intended.

On first try,

It came out a shade too light. So, I tried again with another food colouring.

Now, it’s a darker shade of pink but still not the pink I wanted.

2. I could not get the chocolate thin enough to form the fire shape.

On the first try, it was too bulky, back-firing on what I intended.

On the second try, the chocolate foil couldn’t even be rolled up.

At this point, I gave up and evaluated what I could do so I decided to replace the initial chocolate fire idea with turkey sausages instead.

It was held together with toothpicks.

I made the cone out of honey comb chocolate to signify honey-glaze turkey.

Food composition:

However, after consulting with Cheryl, she made a valid point that the sausages is stealing the show from the pumpkin pie because of its bulkiness. and how similar they were in length. So I made a reduction to the number of sausages and also the cone.

I am happy I made the change to this composition because

  1. The ambiguous D, SD, SO is now resolved. THIS even included the taste aspect whereby now the D is sweet, the SD is savoury but not overshadowing the D because it is just 1 and the light fruity taste from the pomegranate makes whole taste composition interesting.
  2. The red pomegranate didn’t get lost in composition even though it was small due to its colour.
  3. In general, it looks more cleaner and general more aesthetically pleasing.


This was the twig I used. It was a relatively long twig placed in the ratio of 1:2 in relation to the dish.

This was because


I wanted to bring out the rather horizontal layout of my composition but tweak it to make it more interesting by putting it at an angle to the dish. Not going to lie, I am also very inspired by Cheryl’s long twig example haha. I also referenced a few other arrangements.


With reference back to the quote, we decided to present ours with an orange warmth light as well as a light hearted background music to bring out the Autumn atmosphere as described. As for plating we also have crumbs to represent dried fallen leaves and honey to represent the warmth autumn twinkle.

Here’s a photo representation of Autumn babies:

Here’s a video of Autumn babies: 

Hope you enjoy this documentation! Thank you for reading 🙂

Gaia Ikebana – Autumn (Part 1)

The word I chosen is Autumn.

Here are my primary 3D sketch models.

Cylinder: D

Cone: SD

Sphere: SO

  • The sphere is standing independent.
  • The cone is dependent on the sphere.
  • The cylinder is precarious to the cone.


  1. Overall, balanced


  1. Too symmetrical for a Ikebana composition
  2. The use of both methods: piercing and wedging may eventually fail when moving onto the food portion
  3. Sphere is already an SO yet it is still overshadowed by the Cylinder

Cone: D

Cylinder: SD

Sphere: SO

  • The cone is precarious in relation to the base
  • The cylinder is also precarious in relation to the cone
  • The sphere is dependent on the cylinder


  1.  Relatively interesting composition
  2.  All components can be seen at all angles


  1.  Overall, imbalanced
  2.  May become a problem when dealing with food
  3.  Lack of an independent element

Sphere: D

Cylinder: SD

Cone: SO

  • The Sphere is independent to the base
  • The Cylinder is precarious in relation to the Sphere
  • The Cone is dependent on the Cylinder (since wedged)


  1. Overall, balanced
  2. All elements can be seen at all angles


  1. Too symmetrical for a Ikebana composition
  2. Long structure may become a problem when dealing with food

I personally wished to revise Model 3 because out of all 3, I felt that it had the most potential to be changed considering it’s cons can be rectified without the compromise of the pros.

Model 3 Revised


Sphere: D

Cylinder: SD

Cone: SO

  • The Sphere is independent to the base
  • The Cylinder is precarious in relation to the Sphere
  • The Cone is dependent on the Cylinder (since wedged)

This is my final composition which I hoped to adopt to my food model.

Look out for Part 2 to see what happened!



Pandora Box- Complementary (Part 2)




The final materials were chosen because I wanted to bring out the different textures and elements there were in different kinds of fabric. The way they were pieced together would complement one another to fix one cohesive piece.

The faux leather used on D would bring out it tough-ness and how bulky it is.

The denim used on SD would give it enough characteristic to bring out its existence but not enough to steal the show.

The sequins used on SO is to grab attention so that it would not be lost in the bulky D. It’s almost illustrates the ‘bling’ ‘the finishing touch’  that Cheryl describes of a SO.


Front View

Billboard (L Application)

Side View

Guitar paddle board (S Application)

Top View

Surfboard holder (M Application)


The project has taught me to the concept of distinguishing D,SD and SO. Even though I still don’t have the sharpest eye for it, I am still going to hone the skill of integrating it into my future designs because I do see how it acts as the fundamental breakdown of an object.

Pandora box- Complementary (Part 1)


According to, it is to combine in such a way as to enhance or emphasise the qualities of each other or another.


At first, there were 3 3D Sketch models.

Model 1 was created down the line of symmetry into to act as the base of comparison between 3 boxes. This helped to bring out the differences in the width of the boxes. However, Model 1 had too many similar lengths.

Hence, SO had to be scaled down and SD had to be shortened.

In order to make it interesting, I have attempted to pierce the SO through the D (still at the line of symmetry).

Model 2 was created with the intention to play with moments. To do so, I had 2/3 of the SD hanging out and having the SO act as an anchor that the 1/3 mark. One concern was that L could have been to similar to H.

Hence, I decided to double the length of H in order to greatly distinct it apart form the rest and also to give it its own characteristics of ‘Bulky-ness’.

I also decide to wedge SO and then move SD in front in order to move away from the boxes being flushed to 1 side.

Model 3 was built around the idea of having the length 2 boxes(SD and SO) to match and line up the length of 1 box(D). However, even though it might have brought out the characteristic that D was large however, SD and SO lost its touch and was outshined. It was also noted that the boxes tend to flush to one face.

Hence, since this concept is not the best to bring out the word ‘Complementary’, this model was eliminated at this stage.


Revisited model 1 and made the changes. However I decided to drop this model at this stage because SO and SD still stands at an ambiguous stage whereby both of which still looks pretty similar. Piercing SO into the box also played a factor in the ambiguity. Hence, despite the rectification, I believe that model 2 would have more potential than model 1.

Personally believe that Model 2 had a more distinct difference in SO,SD and D. I decided that the orientation on SD could have been changed in order to help with its distinction in the front view. I have also decided to move SO to the left slightly to give it a more interesting structure where SO is jutting out. Some adjustments still needs to be done such as shaving SD by half and adding more foam to the SO in order to make sure that the lengths don’t match.

Keep a look out for the next post on how the final model 2 will look like as well as its applications!

2D Sketch Analysis of Interesting Object

Meet Charlie. Clearly he loves purple (dominant). As for grey- not so much (dominant). He’s been labelled TOYO (sub-ordinate) but its 2018, he isn’t just going to accept it. On first look, you will notice he’s really curvy. He is really great. A really great Sharpener.