Friday, December 30, 2011

Neat to Rock Bourbon Glass Project progress

The Neat to Rocks concept Glass that I came up with a couple of weeks ago has been moving long well. I took the next steps to refine the concept.

I tested the theory in some glasses I had at home to make sure the glass would not crack and that the ice would not float right away. The ice does not expand enough to crack the and the surface tension on the ice keeps the ice from floating when Bourbon is added. Then I tested different amount of water to get the perfect amount that does not stay neat too long before rising too the top to become rocks.

Then I started printing models of glasses to make sure my scale and shape was good. The first model was super sized but I caught it before the whole printed and then I printed 4 more before getting to the final shape. The final shape is designed with a opening at the bottom for the perfect amount of water.

I then designed the caddy to hold the glasses so they would not fall over in the freezer. The first design came out looking like soap dish and I wanted to maintain a elegant appearance, so in version 2 I decided I would incorporate coasters into the design as well. The the Caddy is molded plastic with a rubber ring around the handle hole. The coasters are Bamboo due to the fact that Bamboo have very little hygroscopic properties so it will not expand or shrink much from the moisture in the freezer. The coasters fit into the caddy and the glasses fit into the indent in the coasters.

See all project process images below.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I am taking the 2012 design challenge not to design a single chair in 2012

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shape Rollerz Version 2 #PTRdesign Toyz

So after several comments I went to a uniform eye design, the square and triangle eyes were criticized and a little freaky. Also the hand hole on the triangle roller dropped past the wheels which would create a pinching hazard. So these are the updated design.

Models coming

Moto-Mucci: SHORT FILM: Tim Harney Bio

One of my best friends doing his thing and explaining it very well:

Moto-Mucci: SHORT FILM: Tim Harney Bio: A short bio on Tim Harney, and his custom motorcycle background. Tim is a graduate of Pratt Institutte, an art and design based college, ...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

v4-9 Bentwood Modern Drink Cart

This was a design that I developed when I was designing a product a day for a few months. I had really wanted to get it into Solidworks and refine it and get a presentation page made. I finally had the time.

The concept was to create a rolling bar drink cart with a modern design and bentwood. The Ice Bucket and Chilling Buckets can be removed for cleaning.

Original sketch

Friday, December 16, 2011

Neat to Rocks Bourbon Glass

The flavor of bourbon changes with the addition of water. Some experts say that even if you intend to drink bourbon neat you should a few drips of water. Some say it must be served on ice. This glass allows the whole experince to happen.

This glass is designed to have a small amount of water added to the bottom of the glass. Then to be placed in the freezer until the water freezes in the small area at the bottom. Remove the glass from the freezer and add bourbon. The bourbon will start out neat and as the solid ice begins to melt the flavor of the bourbon will change. I have tested this it works very well.

I am now working on caddy design for 2 and 4 glasses so storing them in the freezer is easier.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

#PTRdesign Toyz Shape Rolls

This is a first draft of some children's toys I have been thinking about for awhile. I am still tweaking the design for aesthetic reasons and safety reasons. I am also not sure about the material yet, I have considered both CNC painted wood toys with plastic wheels and rubber Tires. I am also considering molded plastic with flocking for the bodies and plastic wheel with rubber tires.

Models and next drafts coming.