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Maria Gaston

Stress and Relaxation

I apologize for the lack of post's from my part, I've been quite busy for the past month. The stress is there but I am very glad with the work I've been producing these past few weeks. The end of the semester is approaching, the weather is getting warmer and summer is near!

Apr 18, 2013 | Comments (0)
Maria Gaston

Busy week!

This past week or so have been one of the busiest for me, and perhaps the strangest. Putting some of the work aside, there is one specific project I am currently working on with a partner for my studio class and well...let's just say it's quite unique. For our Liminal project we are focusing on absence, in this case the absence of a parent in the household due to a job that requires him/her to travel often. It's still in it's prototype stage. The following are two prototypes which are based on the relationship between a child and the traveling parent.

Feb 24, 2013 | Comments (0)
Maria Gaston

Waterjet Trip


Feb 7, 2013 | Comments (0)
Maria Gaston

Thoughtless Acts

This past weekend, I documented thoughtless acts for my Studio: Behavior & Research class. As a designer, it's essential to be able to collect information about the people whom we will eventually be designing for. We were required to obtain ten images that concentrate on a specific act, all which are depicted in the book "Thoughtless Acts: Observations on Intuitive Design". I focused on two acts, "Responding" and "Exploiting", both which can be viewed within this link.

Jan 31, 2013 | Comments (0)
Maria Gaston

Back on Campus

Hope everyone had a wonderful Winter break, this break was everything but cold to me, considering I spent most of it in Florida. I took this vacation very seriously, which is why I spent most of it sleeping. Of course, there was a great amount of time spent with the family whom I desperately had been wanting to see ever since I moved to Philly, as well as close friends. The drastic change of climates got me sick so I spent a good portion of the break in bed, but at least I had the new family puppy to keep me company.


Jan 22, 2013 | Comments (0)
Maria Gaston

It Has Been Rather Hectic

Nov 26, 2012 | Comments (0)
Maria Gaston

It's Been Chill

I knew moving to Philadelphia would be a big change. I've lived the last twenty years of my life in very hot and mostly warm environments. I'm used to wearing sandals (or not wearing shoes at all for that matter), but the truth is...I haven't worn sandals since I set foot on Philly.  I'm looking forward to the climate change though, Florida winter..well, let's just say it's not exactly a real winter to begin with. 

Nov 6, 2012 | Comments (0)
Maria Gaston
Industrial Design '15
Miramar, Florida

I am a transfer student, currently in my sophomore year. Originally from the heart of South America, Asuncion, Paraguay. My family now resides in sunny Florida.

I am an aspiring Toy Designer. During my spare time I cosplay, make costumes, hang out with friends, eat..spend some quality time with Netflix. I am also a food entuthiast and I am an addicted online shooper.