product design prototype. leather tote bag

lately i’ve been working on leather bag design. here’s the first prototype, it’s about 16 inches high and 15 inches wide. this bag is made of soft oil treated leather with vegetable tanned leather straps and inside pockets. this prototype is hand made in boston, and is currently available for sale $1651245687 11109


here’s an image i was asked to design for an article called Parler Avec La Méduse.

About the project:
Drawn from a panel organized at the 2012 Women in French international conference in Tempe, AZ, and co-edited by Katerine Gagnon and Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand, this issue of Textimage focuses on works by contemporary women francophone artists in which text-image dialogue is directly or indirectly involved. The contributors discuss the performativity of this relationship of image and text in regard to gender, identity, and history. Entitled “Parler avec la Méduse” (Talk with Medusa), the issue is dedicated to French philosopher and writer Hélène Cixous who, in her landmark text “Le Rire de la Méduse” (The Laugh of Medusa) as well as in her later essays about visual art and cinema, has laid out a way of thinking about the image that is inherently a way of thinking about the feminine outside of phallogocentrism. In their presentation paper, K. Gagnon and E. Ledoux-Beaugrand demonstrate how Cixous’ critical reappropriation of the myth of Medusa leads to a redefinition of mediums and senses and new possibilities of expression of desire and subjectivity.

image for Méduse

excellent branding identity by hightone publication

couple of my projects have made it into excellent branding identity book by hightone publication. i am pretty excited to have my work featured alongside works of such well-known designers such as Stefan Sagmeister and Emanuele Cecini and such.

just got my hard copy of the book in the mail, and gotta say – there’s lots of great material in this book. excellent branding id23

3D advertisement for KNIGHT MOVES

i am constantly looking for ways to build a better ‘mouse trap’. luckily KNIGHT MOVES cafe has a busy train stop directly across the street from it. from 7 to 9 am crowds of under-caffienated people continuously board downtown-bound trains one after another just steps from KNIGHT MOVES. to raise awareness of a ‘cool’ coffee house i’ve decided to bridge the 2D advertisement with a third dimension – scent. a simple humidifier-like devise would be connected to a ventilation port located below the vibrant ad poster.

train shelter

a conversation could go something like this: