July 18, 2017

ZISHA-POTTERY TEA-SET

Chinese people have a long history of enjoying tea with Zisha tea-sets.

I designed the tea-set with both traditional tea culture and modern aesthetics.

 

1 Teapot to make tea with boiling water

2 Serving cup to transfer tea into small cups

3 Tea tray to place tea leaves

4 Teaspoon to take out the leaves from the storage can

5 Teacup for each customer

1 The spout bends down slightly to ensure the quick stop when user stops pouring tea;

2 The elegant curve goes along the teapot;

3 The plump belly allows the dry leaves to uncurl in the hot water perfectly, which stimulates the taste and flavor;

4 The triangular shape prevents the lid getting too hot to pick up;

5 The handle has comfortable size, fitting 2-3 fingers.

 

1 The wide opening makes it easy when pouring boiling water from the teapot;

2 The serving pot has the same volume with the teapot; It is used for calming the taste and flavor evenly;

3 The handle has the best size for fitting 2-3 fingers like one of the teapots;

4 Customers can hold the extended handle to smell the tea when the tea is hot;

5 The big opening helps the diffusion of the flavor.

January 31, 2017

ILLUSTRATIONS FOR DAVID`S FINAL YEAR REPORT

Commissioned by David Zheng, master student from Material Science and Engineering, Imperial College,

I draw the illustrations for his final year report. It is interesting to record the scientific experiment process in

an artistic method, hand-drawing.

December 3, 2016

LEAVE LAMP

 When I traveled around North China (Ningxia, Inner Mongolian, and Dongbei), I was totally amazed by the northern landscapes and the freezing weather. Animated by the defoliation and frigid environment, I wanted to design a lamp to record the experience and bring the warmth to people in the north. So I utilized pipal leaves and developed a leaf lamp which transformed the fallen leaves into a warm lamp.
Countless leaves were colored into gold by the afterglow. In such a freezing day, I can still feel the warmth from that. I chose fallen leaves as raw materials and light as the media to show the beauty of nature in northern China.

RAW MATERIAL | Pipal Leaves

Pipal leaves have the plump tissue, regular shape, and clear veins.

The scenery in the north is completely different with those in the south. First time there,

I was immersed in the boundless sky, flying leaves and the magnificent sunset.

 

6 The light transmittance test of the lampshade.

5 The leaves were pasted based on the mold, a balloon;

4 The basic triangle was integrated with each other to form the area of lampshade;

3 Three leaves were connected together with white latex to make the basic triangle;

2 A thin layer of white latex was applied evenly on the veins and dried in the shade to enhance their toughness and strength;

1 The pipal leaves were boiled in 10% sodium hydroxide solution for 15 minutes and washed with water to remove the mesophylls tissue, leaving the veins;

LEAVE LAMP | AFTERGLOW

The laminated leaves generate a gradual change from bright to dark. The warm lighting gently emitted from the lamp is as beautiful as the afterglow.

June 25, 2016

FOOD FILTER

 

In the kitchen, we will always face the problem that solid food needs to be separated from the liquid. (imagine noodle and soup).

Usually, using general funnel will make food remain in the mesh and also it is not convenient to pour out the liquid carefully.

My team aimed at developing a product to make filtering more comfortable with only one hand.

MATERIAL | SILICA GEL

Silica gel is safe, green and easy to clean.

Physically, it is flexible and can stand the temperature from -60 to 300 ℃.

USAGE

1  Bend the food filter to fit on the food container.

(Owing to the elasticity of silica gel, this filter is applicable to different kinds of containers and can be firmly embedded on the edge.)

  

2 Pour out the liquid, then the solid food will be stopped by the meshes.

3 Food filter can be produced with various specifications of the hole size to
fulfill the requirement further.

4 After bending, this part is used to guide the flow.

5 The flexible silica gel can grab the container wall tightly to keep the filter in
position while pouring.