Progress – Karina, Jennifer, Chen

Production timeline: 

1. Preparation : Collect vinyl record + magazines (11″ x 8.5″)

2. Construction Steps (labor: minimum of three people):

First: use nail gun to connect three magazines together as one block (1 min)

Second: cut the magazines into half (1 min)

Third: stack the magazine blocks into one 36″ in width x 72″ in height wall panel (30 mins)

Fourth: insert the vinyl records to the wall panel based on the template that already been designed, and can be rearranged based on need (30 mins)

Fifth: put display products on the vinyl records

 

Budget:

1.Labor: $13/hour, per person

2. Wood Nail Gun, $100

3. 5000 1/2″ nails, $80  (one block – half of the magazines, two blocks need 8 nails)

 

 

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Recent real scale prototypes and weight measurement 

 

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Before: Front Logo display wall of Goodwill Boutique Store – concrete blocks 

 

 

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After: Front Logo display wall of Goodwill Boutique Store – stacking magazines system with inserted vinyl record display shelves

Material Experiments

First material explorations of different techniques. I tried cutting and weaving, brushing and layering, ans embroidery. I tested three kinds of fabrics, soft yarn that took out from scarfs, textile samples and synthetic leather.

 

 

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Second material explorations. I tested the plastic record disc as a underlay structure that can support  yarn, combining different fabric scraps with embroidery and unwoven fabric scarfs.

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small material test of cut out plastic record disc with film on top

 

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