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Downy ball…for laundry or……. February 27, 2010

Posted by Christina Mary Dery in : Check it out, Exer2: Feedback Object, Exercises , 1 comment so far

Have you ever looked at a downy ball and though hmm…what can this be used for other than laundry? probably not, but the downy ball has s much potential for other uses. I came up with various ways to use it in different ways. First my favorite idea was:

1) To create a mini aquarium for mini fish

of course it would have to be for tiny fish and holes would be poked into the top so they could breathe, but its a great way to showcase your fish by hanging it from just about anywhere.

mini aquarium

2) A baby rattle

The ball could be filled with anything to make rattle noises such as filling it with rice. The top would have to be much more secure so that the baby could not open it and eat the tiny pieces. The rattle noises combined with the rolling ball shape creates 2 toys in one for babies.

Baby rattle and ball

3) Kids drinking bottle/ snack container

The top part is changeable with a drinking attachment and a lid attachment. The drink is kept cold with the frozen ice pack in the centre attached  to the lid. The snack container has a screw on lid so that kids cant spill everything but has a small hole on top so that only small amounts come out at once.

Kids bottle

Snack Container

TOILET ART PAPER?! February 26, 2010

Posted by Magdalena Malik in : Check it out, Exer2: Feedback Object , add a comment

Hello everyone!

Have you ever wondered what lies deep beneath the usage of toilet tissue?

Perhaps it may surprise you…

After a long debate, I have chosen toilet tissue as my feedback object.  It is used every single day by millions of people for hygienic purposes. But what most people seem to forget is that this product also has it’s creative side.

Toilet paper can do much more than just maintain good personal hygiene, it can be used in three other artsy ways such as the following…

1)      FASHION

The soft papers of chipped wood and recycled cardboard cylinders may be used as a strong fabric sewn together to create clothes.

2)      SCULPTURE ART

They can also be used to create uniquely shaped artwork that inspires the use of natural products.

3)      PENCIL HOLDER

The cardboard can be used as a cup that holds all pencils and pens together.

Toilet paper can be used for numerous things 😉

-Maggie M

Is that a… suitcase?! February 26, 2010

Posted by Shaili Chibba in : Exer2: Feedback Object, Exercises , add a comment

Suitcases Our parents used them, their parents used them… but are you going to?! They’re old, rusty, cracked, and probably breaking down! They’re no longer performing their intended use, and even if they are, would you want to use them? Return to these suitcases a purpose! A purpose that will make them worthy again. While you’re at it, why not make it fun?

These suitcases can be so much more than just.. suitcases. They don’t just have to hold / carry / store clothes and other objects. Old suitcases have a great design and form, so why let them go to waste? Take advantage of their vintage beauty!

Purpose #1 – Bench!

BenchWant a funky and original seat in your room? Stuff a suitcase with old clothes, or books (or anything you don’t want easy access to), then either wrap it in a fabric or paint it a colour of your choice! For a finishing touch, adding a cushion to the top won’t hurt especially if you want comfy seating.

If you’d like to further the purpose of this suitcase/bench, you can always make it so that the access to the items that the suitcase is stuffed with are easily accessible, therefore providing you with extra storage space.


Purpose #2 – Bookcase!

Bookcase!Get more creative and take that suitcase apart! Once you’re done, clean it up as must as possible and apply an fabrics or paint of choice. Make it personal! Then the two sides of the suitcase can be piled on top of each other and be made into a bookcase!

If you have more than one suitcase, you can also think of pairing the tops and bottoms together separately for a more uniform effect!

Purpose #3 – Table Top!

Tabletop!Using a suitcase this way is so vintage and chic! Easiest to do of all three purposes, all you have to do is take the suitcase, and place it firmly over any desired table. In fact, it is better if the table is quite low, as the suitcase adds height. This can be great in cases as a bedside table where the night-stand is too low, and in need of a personal touch!

Once that is done, adding accessories is up to you!

These are just 3 of the many purposes that suitcase can serve besides from what it was initially intended for. Explore! Have fun! Take that lumpy, good-for-nothing-space-taker and re-format it to something new and worthy.

OooOo Shiny February 25, 2010

Posted by Calvin in : Check it out, Exer2: Feedback Object , add a comment

Shiny things are fascinating, don’t you think?

Like this one.

Aluminum Foil

ooOoOOooo shinyssss


Bedazzling~

Birds, however, don’t like to be bedazzled (they are funny that way). Like those pesty pigeons on your balcony.

Foil on fence

Pigeons away!

Sometimes walls and paintings can use some dazzles.

Foil on ceiling

pretty lights

Sometimes candles can be made more shiny.

Candle in foil

pretty lights!

or like this
Foiled Candle with shredded ends

Interesting

But of course, sometimes, it comes with silliness.

Silly Hat

save us from these silly hats!!

Shoelaces To Go February 25, 2010

Posted by Vaughn Nicolas Angeles in : Exer2: Feedback Object , add a comment

i shose shoelaces because i have alot of spare laces because of the number of shoes that i had and still currently own and i was interesting to find different uses for my spare laces rather than its purpose.

1. A makeshift belt too keep pants up

2. a lock to keep overly stuffed closets

3. a lanyard to keep your keys from getting lost

Bra-Bonanza February 24, 2010

Posted by Ricardo Iglesias in : Check it out, Exer2: Feedback Object, Exercises , add a comment

The feedback object that I chose for this exercise is a bra. Why you may ask?  Well, I thought it would be interesting  and different. Bra’s are usually used for support, but what happens when they are outgrown or the straps are ripped and/or they start getting uncomfortable? Don’t throw them away. Here are some interesting alternatives!

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1. Cat Bowl

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Gato eating his meal

Gato finished his meal

Both cups of the bra can be used to feed your cat his/her essential daily needs. One cup  can hold the cat food and the other can hold the water. Now my cat is always looking to a bra so that he can eat.

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2. Sleeping Mask

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Snoozing with the mask!

Since bra’s are used for female purposes, why not make it a multipurpose female product and use it as a beauty sleeping mask?! This sleeping mask is a comfortable mask to help you sleep with enough space for your beautiful eyes.

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3. Gadget Holder

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Good place to store an ipod or a video camera!

This gadget holder is a new innovative way to store and hang your gadgets in easily accessible places. You can hang it on your ceiling, door and wall. This is perfect for cell phones, cameras and ipods.

February 24, 2010

Posted by Vanna Carmina Caralipio in : Check it out, Exer2: Feedback Object , add a comment
the object I’ve chose for this exercise was a glass jar. Not only this can be a closed off container it can have many other uses such as a candle chandelier, a bowl for food as the lid can be used as a glass for drink from and lastly a musical instrument as a maracas.
1. it can be used as a candle chandelier, adding  wire so it can hang and two small candles, To have some soft lighting in the room.
2. it can be used as a bowl and cup when you get hungry.
3. Finally adding some beads and closing it off can be a maracas, fun to shake and make some music.

“Doesn’t it smell like feet?” February 24, 2010

Posted by Lucey En Chung Kim in : Exer2: Feedback Object, Exercises , add a comment

Like how in the summer time, sandals are my feet’s best friends, so are socks during the winter time.  Usually when associating a sock for “other purposes”, people tend to think of a sock puppet.  Sure there was a time in our childhood when we used to play with sock puppets, but I found other entertaining and useful ways to “repurpose” socks that could be of possible use for us today.  Plus, it’s a great way to reuse mismatched or missing socks (how do they always disappear in the laundry!!).

1. a hacky sack

a sewing needle and thread, some rice/sand, and a half-cut sock.  A good way to make something cheap to entertain yourself or with a group of friends.  If you don’t want to spend $5 on a good hacky sack and want something to practice with, this is a great alternative.

2. fingerless gloves

Toe socks were all the rage back when most of us were in middle school.  They were definately…something.  A good alternative to using them is turning them into fingerless gloves with a bit of adjusting with scissors and sewing.

3. Ipod/mp3/cell phone/camera case

Depending on the thickness of the material, it could provide the small electronic device with some protection, but having a small sock case can make the device just as cozy-looking as your feet.

It can be as simple as this video below without the use of sewing.

*while watching the video, I scrolled down to the comments and got my title from one of them asking the silly question*

People can be as creative and go more complex with the help of sewing, like the two examples below.

Thinking of a fork as..? February 24, 2010

Posted by Alice Chen in : Exer2: Feedback Object , add a comment

The feedback object I chose to use is a fork. When thinking of a simple object I can use and find different uses for, I decided that a fork can be an interesting choice. It’s an eating utensil most people have and can be modified to have a variety of different uses.

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A comb made from fork heads.


By taking several forks and breaking off/getting rid of the handles and attaching the heads, a comb can be made.

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Fork heads made into a variety of shapes.


Another interesting use can be to cut off the fork with a bit of the handle attached to the head area and by twisting each fork into different shapes, it can be made into pendants for necklaces.

-Three-

A miniature rake for gardening.


If there are a lot of plants or flowers in a garden and you want to dig out just one without damaging the roots of the ones around it, using a fork like this can be a better choice than a gardening shovel or larger rakes.

Reading week beer bottle! February 24, 2010

Posted by Jacob Alexander Prapavessis in : Exer2: Feedback Object, Exercises , 1 comment so far

Hello everyone,

Being on holiday I have been limited by my hotel to the amount of objects to choose from for this exercise. Since it is reading week however I am surrounded by empty beer bottles….so here goes

I have come up with three uses for the common glass beer bottle

Lethal Weapon

The beer bottle can be used as a weapon if you are put in the unfortunate  position where you have to defend yourself.

Spin the Bottle!

The beer bottle can also be used as a spinning top, useful for playing teenage games such as spin the bottle!

A Vase

Finally the beer bottle can be used as a decorative ornament such as a vase for flowers.

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