Gaia’s Ikebana: 3D Project 2

Hello friends! In this new post I will be giving an overview on the 2nd 3D project: Gaia’s Ikebana! Now I wasn’t at the 2nd lesson where most of the guidelines were given but I did know that I had to combine the shapes of a cone, sphere and a cylinder while incorporating the themes of food, a particular season, and ikebana, Japanese traditional flower arrangement. The season I got was spring!


I needed to be able to find food that fit the theme of spring while fulfilling the shapes of a cone, cylinder and a sphere. I thought narrowing down the food to Japanese themed spring food would be more suitable since we were also bringing ikebana into the mix!

Japanese Spring Cabbage

Image taken from The Spruce. Image by Brett Stevens/Getty Images

Japanese Spring Potato

Taken from The Spruce. By Adam Gault/Getty Images

Sakura Mochi

Taken from Japan Info. Source: www.

Japanese seaweed

Picture taken from Hello Glow.

Japanese seaweed seems to be more of a staple food rather than a spring food, but I thought it would tie in nicely with my idea for a cone, as cone shaped food is really hard to find, so I thought of making a cone out of something flat and flexible instead.

Pandora’s Box: 2D Sketch Model of My Fabulous™ Hairdryer

Hello! This is Niki making her first Foundation 3D post about her wonderful hairdryer. Have some pics first:

Philips Hairdryer, Side view
Philips Hairdryer, Front view
Philips Hairdryer, Back view
Philips Hairdryer, Top view

No, they weren’t edited to make it less obvious I took it on my bed in hall lol?? Everything was just that white. Anyway, I took it on a whim the night before the class because it seemed to be the most interestingly-shaped thing in my room which was not a high bar considering how dull my room is :// But the more I examined it after Cheryl mentioned things during class, the more interesting I found it!! By the time my presentation was over my hairdryer was the star of the room for like a few cool seconds. Here’s my 2D sketch analysis of my hairdryer:

2D Sketch Analysis of Philips Hairdryer

Something super cool about the hairdryer is also the fact that it has a foldable body so that it can be compacted for travel and portability! It looks like this after folding it completely:

Philips Hairdryer, Folded, Side view

I don’t think the dominant or the subdominant relationship changes when it’s in this state, but I do feel that since the button that was subordinate is hidden when the body is folded in, more attention is drawn to the bolts at the side, so they replace the button as the subordinate. However, from the opposing side of the hairdryer there aren’t any bolts, so my theory isn’t very strong haha. If it were viewed from the opposing side I think the translucent blue of mouth of the hairdryer becomes the subordinate. Which I think is interesting because even though it takes up more area compared to the blue stripes, the blue stripes still catch your attention more probably because they have brighter colours.

Overall, I think the blue-white scheme of the hairdryer was a good idea! Seems a bit basic but I think this colour scheme is something that resonates a feeling of no-frills reliability and usefulness. There’s also a lot of ‘Rule of Thirds’ going on in the hair dryer which is probably why the overall design of the hairdryer is pleasing to look at.  It makes me want to dry my already dry hair. I also really like the attention to detail, like making the inside of the hairdryer blue too even though no one ever thinks of looking inside a hairdryer, and the small loop at the end of the hairdryer so that I can hang it up if I want to! I always think that all the little things really make or break the big thing.

Next up I’ll need to work on my 3D Sketch Model about the theme ‘Complementary’. I’m still stumped but I guess I gotta think out of the BOX AHAHAH get it GET IT sorry its 1am and I’m tired from a day of work. See y’all (whoever is reading this………..) next post!

– Niki