PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER INITIALLY STARTED AS A COCOON called You Need a Hug. This concept gained no traction once I realized its limitations. Looking at the existing family of objects, I was missing a piece which reflected personal space and potential for empowerment. Drawing inspiration from straight jackets (feeling “crazy” or perceived to be so), this piece needed to address possibilities of control. Once I did my second Series of Screen for Interaction, everything fell into place. The brilliant thing about a voluminous scarf is that it can be worn so many different ways; this adaptability perfectly reflects the elusive states of depression, to feel withdrawn one moment and brave in another.

UPDATE: Click here to see Part 2 of the process