about the project
To create fashion accessories using planes, and express scents that evoke good and bad memories.
Final collection: Head piece + Necklace + Bracelet Group members: Niki Koh + Ho Si Hui
We designed this jewelry collection to an alternative space princess theme. We used blue and gold colours to symbolise royalty and formed the shapes of planes in this way to resemble cosmic activity.
The tessellation on the crown of the head piece comes in three detachable parts that can be adjustable to turn into a necklace or bracelet.
|Expressing scents that evoked good memories:|
|Rosemary||A sharp, piercing fresh smell represented through the jagged folds of the dominant crown plane.|
|Niki’s jacket||A comforting smell represented through the sub-dominant sphere that encapsulates and protects the curving planes inside it.|
|Expressing scents that evoked bad memories:|
|Coriandar||A sharp, piercing grassy smell represented through the jagged folds of the dominant crown plane.|
|Soba Sauce||A heavy overwhelming smell represented by the sub-dominant sphere that entangles and balls up the curving planes inside it.|
The dual colours of our jewelry collection also represent how good and bad memories can coexist together and be represented on the same dominant / sub-dominant pieces.
process + research
Good memory - Rosemary
During one public holiday, I gave up dim sum with my extended family to spend time with the elderly living in the one room flats in Chinatown. My friend Claire had been visiting them regularly and she invited me to join her on one of her visits that day. We cooked lunch for them and one of the main dishes she taught me to cook was rosemary chicken. It was a very heart-warming experience eating and talking with them, and the rosemary chicken was so yummy I cook it for myself every now and then.
|Middle note / sharp / woody / herbal / minty / spicy / fresh / grassy|
Bad memory - Soba sauce
While I was staying up late to finish assignments one night, I made myself some terrible soba by boiling the sauce in the pot like a broth. The noodles turned out so salty and smelled so pungent that it continue to linger in my throat even after I tried to wash it down by eating an apple and brushing my teeth ):
|Base note / heavy / pungent / sour / balsamic / gourmand|
Research: fragrance notes
|Top||The scent you smell first, usually light and made of small molecules, evaporates within the first half and hour.|
|Middle||Also known as the heart of the fragrance, the molecules are bigger than the top notes, not too light and not too heavy, the main smell of the scent of the body, the scent is prominent but it doesn’t linger in the nose.|
|Base||The largest molecules compared to top and middle notes, heavy smells that linger for a long time.|
sketch model #1
The thickest curving plane represents the soba sauce scent that is heavy and overwhelming. The thinnest plane and the triangular jagged folds represent the rosemary scent, a light scent that is piercing and does not linger in the air for long.
2d sketch analysis
sketch model #2
The thickest curving plane represents the soba sauce scent. I made it curve and encapsulate the other elements more than the previous sketch model to emphasise more on how the soba sauce overwhelms and enshrouds the senses with its smell. The tiny spiral sub-ordinate represents the light rosemary scent that seems to dissipate into the air.
Sketch model #3
The thickest plane again represents the soba sauce scent. To represent the rosemary scent better, I made the triangular folds spiral upwards and reduce to a staircase-shaped SO that seem to continue reducing into thin air.
The translucent cloud that enshrouds the bottom expresses the heavy and overwhelming aspect of the soba sauce scent. The transparent part that branches out in strips express the light, piercing nature of the rosemary scent and how it dissipates into the air.
process: plastic sculpture
The sculpture was made using 2 x PET mineral water bottles and an egg carton. They were welded into shape using a heat gun and soldering iron.
research: melting plastics
Step 1: Cut the plastic bottle into strips
Step 2: Apply nail polish onto the strips for decoration
Step 3: Roll them up and use a tweezer to hold them in its desired shape
Step 4: Grill them over a candle to solidify the shape
A tutorial on how to melt a pet plastic bottle, without consideration for form, just melting it into something solid. Using a burner.
Using an iron to solidify plastic bags.
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