May 7, 2010

Career Coffee Break - Jamie Hankin


CAREER COFFEE BREAK: Jamie Hankin from Peer to Peer on Vimeo.

Pratt Institute Alumnus, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, 1981.
www.jamiehankin.net

We met with Jamie Hankin and chatted about his past experiences as a photographer and his current job with Saks Fifth Avenue.


Interviewed by Micah Bozeman and Raymond Miller
Edited by L.J. McNerney
Posted by Angeline Ucci

May 3, 2010

Pratt Show 2010: Jewelry

We have another Pratt Show preview for you, this time from the jewelry seniors. And can we just say, wow, we've never seen jewelry this cool! The
concept behind this complicated, unique, and perfectly constructed piece by Danielle Hills is very impressive!




"The Executioner" is a representation of the way in which we fundamentally uphold societal structure. Even in the smallest groups, people quickly establish social norms and subsequently a means of enforcing those guidelines. I choose to represent the character as an extreme, but it symbolizes a variety of severe human behavior that can include not only judicial execution, but defamation as a means of social and professional execution as well." 

The Executioner is made from copper, palladium, paint, brass, bronze, and human hair. We thought the piece covering the face (Executioner's Mask) looked like dreads! 



Another beautiful piece comes from Ah-Young Oh, who credits her inspiration for this ring to portraits of Renaissance nobles, especially the powered wigs and braided hairstyles of women from the time. 

















Materials include plated sterling silver, gypsy set cubic zirconia, and silk. Gorgeous! We want one of our own! 


See more cutting-edge work from Pratt's 2010 graduating seniors in all areas of design at this years Pratt Show. VIP champagne reception for Industry Professionals: May 11, 6 to 9 pm. For tickets and more information visit www.pratt.edu/show

The Pratt Show
May 11 - May 14
311 West 34 Street 
New York, New York

Public Show Hours:
Tuesday, May 11- 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, May 12- 9 am to 9 pm
Thursday, May 13- 9 am to 9 pm
Friday, May 14- 9 am to 1 pm 

Post: Angeline Ucci 

Pratt Show 2010: Max Diamond


Moving Coffee Table. from Max Diamond on Vimeo.


How can a table be fun and interactive, yet still purposeful?  Pratt Institute senior Max Diamond has ventured beyond the hard confines of the traditional coffee table to create a playful, moving tabletop.

Inspired to experiment with balloons, water and fans, Max has captured a wave-like sensation by breaking the surface of the table into smaller squares, which tilt just enough so as not to knock over anything sitting on the table.  The result is as mesmerizing as waterbeds were in the 1970s, and it's fascinating to see the same kind of fluid movement brought to a hard, wooden coffee table.  

Take a look at the video and see just how this amusing piece of prototypical furniture works!

Check out more cutting-edge work from Pratt’s 2010 graduating seniors in all areas of design at this year’s Pratt Show. VIP champagne Reception for Industry Professionals: May 11, 6 to 9 pm. For tickets and more information visit www.pratt.edu/show.

The Pratt Show
May 11 – May 14
311 West 34 Street
New York, New York

Public Show Hours:
Tuesday, May 11- 9 am to 5 pm
Wednesday, May 12- 9 am to 9 pm
Thursday, May 13- 9 am to 9 pm
Friday, May 14- 9 am to 1 pm

Posted by: Annie Ericsson