ImPact

You enter a dark room. When you step into the light your shadow appears. It moves like you. It seems to be you. But it‘s not the you of today. It’s an old version of yourself. See what happens when you start to play. And what time changes.

Selfcaress

Selfcaress


— // WORK IN PROGRESS // —

This is a device that is there for you in case you feel isolated, alone and/or sad.
You can mount it wherever you need it (table, chair, tree, etc) and start stroking your back immediately.
Use until you feel happy again.

Once you are done you can put it back on its feet and just let it be a beautiful peace of art.
Waiting to serve you again. No questions asked.

Wristband for Panic Attacks

This design of the bracelet was inspired by the ancient Pranayama breathing technique.

Originally consisting in 4 seconds breathing in, holding the air for 7 seconds and then breathing out for 8 seconds.

In my research I discovered that the time of the breathing intervals is not important but what counts is that you breathe out longer than you breathe in. Like this you make sure that you empty your lungs. Something that is very difficult during a panic attack, because you always think that you can’t get enough air. So to avoid hyperventilating – something that can happen if you don’t control your breath and always try to breathe more air in – you can use this breathing technique.

The wristband is designed so you can use it in every day life without catching any attention. This comes especially handy when you are surrounded by a lot of people and you don’t want them to know what is happening. The first four elevations help you count while you breathe in. The whole in the middle is for holding your breath. During a panic attack it is helpful to be able to adjust the brake as you need. Also you are able to touch yourself for a moment, which can feel soothing and relaxing. Then you can feel six notches that are getting smaller why are you keep on feeling around the wristband. They help you count while you breathe out.

oOo (Ring Me Up)

Create your own little tool that helps you reconnect with yourself. An inconspicuous biodegradable ring that you can always carry with you, that you can touch, turn and play with. In the ritualistic process of self-mixing simple ingredients that everyone has at home, you design a ring that helps you bring yourself back to your needs, thoughts, feelings. 

A ring that you solemnly create to see it die. So you can happily toss it away and enjoy your ritual again.