Spring is a ring that encourages the wearer to pick wild flowers and weave them into the ring’s structure. The beauty of Spring comes out of the flower that is added to it, not the ring itself. The ring comes in two different styles in polished gold steel and sterling silver. There are three adjustable sizes available for children, women, and men.
Equal Parts is a website and community of artists and activists committed to actuating social change through public art activism. The project stems from goals to build a community for female graffiti artists and to increase awareness of the additional challenges female graffiti artists face. My team - Andrea Cameron, Cody Pfleging, Karen Vellensky, and Gahee Kang - and I created the website through an intersectional feminist lens. Thus, the website features artwork, information, and ways to take action in your own community, within the feminist movement as well as many other progressive social causes. Equal Parts embraces the interdependent nature and need for solidarity in all social justice efforts.
Many artists are already using graffiti as a medium to share their messages broadly. We aimed to embrace this trend and amplify it on the website. Equal Parts has two main features. There is a page for each of several major social justice movements including a featured artist and street art gallery. Here you can learn about the movement and what types of work are currently being created to support it. The second main part of the website is the call for action. Visitors are prompted to go to a page of downloadable content, including stickers, stencils, and posters that they can use in their own communities. This page functions to encourage more people to start using graffiti and street art as a tool for social change.
About Page to address the project stems: from goals to build a community for female graffiti artists and to increase awareness of the additional challenges female graffiti artists face.
Featured artist page
The second part of the website is the call for action. Visitors are prompted to go to a page of downloadable content—including stickers, stencils, and posters that they can use in their own communities.
As the finale for this design research course and project, we held a student run gallery event at the SVA Gramercy Gallery to share our work with the community.
Good Night Lamp
Gratitude is the key to happiness. Though this may be age-old wisdom, it has lately been in the news everywhere from Brainpickings to The New York Times. But incorporating a gratitude practice part of your daily routine is easier said than done. A firm believer in cultivating gratitude, designer Gahee Kang has created a smart lamp to support this habit. “Good Night Lamp” will only turn off once you’ve completed an entry in your gratitude journal, thereby encouraging you to end your day by reflecting and writing a note of appreciation before going to sleep.
A motion sensor activates the Good Night lamp as the user gets ready for bed, and the light remains on until a journal entry is submitted via smartphone. Once submitted, the lamp turns off, and the user can place the phone on the base of the lamp where it will wirelessly charge overnight.
An effective way to establish a new habit is to build it in to an existing routine. “Nearly three-quarters of Americans finish their day using a smartphone in bed,” says Kang, “and the last thing they do before closing their eyes is plug it in to charge overnight.” Acknowledging this close connection with our phones, Kang saw an opportunity to use a little code to enforce a daily practice of gratitude.
The nighttime routine begins as a user approaches the lamp. Programmed with Arduino, a motion sensor activates the light as the user gets ready for bed. The light remains on until a journal entry is submitted via smartphone. Once submitted, the lamp turns off and the user can place the phone on the base of the lamp where it will wirelessly charge overnight.
Good Night Lamp Designed by Gahee Kang
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These days, there’s a new kind of family: the long distance family. Today's families are on a fast track with urbanization and globalization. It is now common for family members not to live close to each other. To keep a relationship strong while family members are apart we try to keep in touch in many different ways: phone call, text message, and video calls. but it is still difficult and families still feel lonely. FamilyFrame helps long distanced families to stay connected easier and better. FamilyFrame is an app and a digital frame paired and synced up together. It encourages users to share one photo a day with their family members to be more present with them.