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Han Li Li, Lilly

Class of 2018

Final Year Project(s)


Pickle /noun/

1. a liquid usually prepared with salt or vinegar for preserving or flavoring fish, meat, vegetables, etc.
2. (informal) a troublesome or awkward situation; predicament


What a pickle is a project on food waste and what a pickle it is. The project aims to create a space for consumers to wonder about food and discover their own meaning and stories to not waste the food they love; in hopes of discovering nostalgic memories and insights to why they eat what they eat, and preserve what they have found out and remember to make better choices to reduce food waste.

Selected Coursework(s)

The Art of Gifting at NTU ADM Portfolio

The Art of Gifting (2016)

The Art of Gifting celebrates Christmas in a whole new way.

As the year will soon come to a close and usher in the brand new year, merry children would be getting ready for a new start to the school year. For the families and friends we know, your gift could go a long way in support of a child’s educational welfare.

This year we would like to invite you to get in on being a part of our first Christmas campaign — The Art of Gifting. Hoisting several Christmas trees where you can find in the city, we put together the needs and wishes of our local communities and invite you to be creative in your giving. The Christmas tree will be ornamented with the needs and wishes written on individual tags and here is where it all starts! Handpick the need or wish you would like to gift.

Tatami Stool at NTU ADM Portfolio

Tatami Stool (2018)

Inspiration — Why is a portable seat needed? And what is a low-raised seat for? These are the questions for consideration when wondering about the project. Life started on the floor, and for the Japanese, sitting down on tatami is a culture and the inspiration behind designing this portable low-raised seat.

Aesthetics — The main design element used in the product is following the ratio of 1:2. The mortise and tenon joints in the product are used in effect with consistency the whole structural appearance. The use of pinewood is to reflect the softness in colour of tatami straw textures.

Utility — The use of this product is to reflect the similarity to a tatami seating, and that is, being as close to the ground as possible. The seat also functions to being able to pile or stack on top of one another. It encourages cross-legged sitting and when stacked could give rise to a higher seat.

Originality — The uniqueness of the product stems from the idea that it is not only made as a singular piece but also used collectively. It could be arranged next to each other to form a larger sitting platform or it could be stacked to form steps or simple shelving.