Wireless NPK Soil Probes
The Wel water filter is a refillable and recyclable alternative to the destructive disposable model used by brands such as Brita. The first Wel vessel will focus on a single user and incorporate the recommended intake of 64 ounces into the daily ritual.
A activated carbon and ion exchange resin filter can reduce impurities and adverse health effects of poor tap water. Unfortunately, sealed disposable filters trap the polypropylene housing with the filter materials and most pitchers are monstrous hybrids of plastics and metals.
Wel diverts the waste stream by reusing the polypropylene housing and supplying easy to replace filtration pucks.
Instead of a cheap, plastic body meant to be hidden in the fridge, glass vessel is meant to live on display as a reminder. Ridges provide a grip and indicate a 32 ounce fill line, providing a glanceable understanding of water intake. The borosilicate glass provides durability for continued use.
The customer composts the activated carbon and disposes the ion exchange puck. At its end of life the borosilicate glass and polypropylene housing can be recycled.
Bruet a line of scented oils that compliment and enhance the experience of coffee.
It is for use at home by coffee enthusiasts at the coffee table or private study.
Each scent is specifically selected to compliment a flavor of coffee bean.
Wireless, clamp-on water flow sensors
"RaceYa is a community of curious kids united by play, creativity and discovery. We use fun, fast customizable cars as a vehicle for STEM, teaching kids about science and engineering. Our toys aren’t designed for the kids who know it all, but the kids who are excited to see what they can do."
The concept of “learning by doing” is core to the Raceya! brand. In updating the brand identity we wanted to focus on playfulness, education, and motion. We kept the vibrant colors and wordmark of the original brand. Moving away from the black turnkey, we wanted to focus on a form that children would be more familiar with and would be reinforced by the product. We iterated on an abstracted trefoil form knob found on the racecar; a symbol of its customizability. In our development we tested different ways to communicate complicated systems, moving parts, and scientific elements. We paired down the number of parts and colors in order for the trefoil icon to be used in various contexts and scales. In the end, we went with an icon that utilizes the negative space to capture the movement and number of parts.
Revolutionizing Video Traffic Counting
Your wall is your canvas.
A customizable modular storage device that brings new life to the paint can and color to the home.
Goal: Collect and reuse the paint can to give it a second life before returning it to the recycling stream.
Through an online store the user chooses quantity, color, and cover image. They can choose from patterns or upload their own images to be printed on the wrapper.
Connected Traffic Counting
The original Game Boy is the most iconic piece of portable gaming history. The Game Boy One is a celebration of Nintendo's portable gaming legacy. This device is contains a preinstalled library of Nintendo's greatest hits and access to the Virtual Console store to purchase more. Its anodized aluminum frame and gorilla glass face bring a high-end quality never before seen on a Game Boy. Fitting within the same height and width of the Game Boy Pocket is a larger 3 " LCD display. Game Boy One is an archive with thousands of games waiting to be explored.
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NoMess: A Biodegradable and Recyclable Food Tray
This project was submitted in a bid to NYC as a replacement to the 830,000 plastic foam trays used everyday in the city’s public schools.
The tray features handles on the side which provide a better grip as well as locations for the utensils and condiments. The material is a biodegradable and recyclable paper pulp called GreenCoat created by Phoenix Industries. This material features a non-stick coating that allows the student to easily separate compostable food waste and maintain the material value of the recyclable paper tray. Lastly, the food portions have been altered to match the ChooseYourPlate specifications, with larger divisions for grain and vegetables and smaller divisions for fruit and protein.
NoMess enhances the student lunch experience by highlighting the importance of education, nutrition, creativity, and sustainability. This tray will allow students to develop a healthier relationship with food and will educate them about the composting and recycling system beyond their own cafeteria. The creative form will excite students to engage in healthy lifestyle habits while understanding their role in systems of sustainability including recycling and composting.
This customizable knights playset is the first of a line of story telling platforms aimed at reintroducing imagingation into children's playsets.
The Knights set comes in four variations of differnt kingdoms, each with their own color and symbol.