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Addressing the issue of local food access, especially in low-income communities within Philadelphia, Growlots seeks to re-define the system in which we get our food.
Growlots, with the pooled information from UNI (Urban Nutrition Initiative) and PHS (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society), introduced the concept of Green Resource Centers that would supply outlying community gardens with supplies and services in exchange for a portion of the satellite gardens’ crop output.
Growlots is the name of a project begun in September 2009. The group included Victoria Perez, Megan Braley, John “Woody” Woodburn, Kim Forsythe, Elissa Meyer, Adam Rusiski, Jared Delorenzo, John Pender, and myself.
As this process builds and strengthens gardens, it also has the capability to strengthen communities, while simultaneously providing them with fresh food and vitality.
Megan Braley and Victoria Perez have continued to develop this project
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Early acrylic fork prototype featuring Philadelphia’s skyline
Line of custom flatware representing cities around the world. A great way to celebrate hometown pride in style! Line features fork, spoon, and knife
Stainless steel prototypes (SLS’d)
Urethane foam molds were created to form the laser cut acrylic blanks.
Acrylic. Laser cut and formed in custom molds. January – February 2009
Stainless Steel. Selective Laser Sintered Bronze-infused Stainless prototypes. May – June 2012
The ubiquitous honor box is in need of some creative rethinking, especially in an uncertain age for the printed newspaper.
// this solution collects rain, lightly filters it, and dispenses it into a bowl for dogs to drink from as their owner browses the newspaper selections.
As part of Design Philadelphia, Citypaper hosted a contest to redesign the honor box.
The Honor Bowl was selected as one of three winning contest entries. I did this project in collaboration with Adam Rusiski at The University of the Arts.
// The Honor Bowl in print
Work done October – November 2008.