I started a weekly footwear sketch challenge last semester at my school, and this semester decided to jump product categories each week. The objective is to get students interested in other things (I've noticed a lot of one-dimensional students the past two years) and to take an hour or two break from current projects to refresh themselves. Students vote on the wall for the top 3 and the rest get removed from the wall.
First week was Eames shoe because I found the stuff being posted around fascinating.
Saw this image of Charles and wondered what he would do in a dress shoe with modern materials.
Second week was Micro-apartment furniture (200-300 sq feet)
I was researching current micro apartments in SF and saw that lack of storage was a big issue. While looking at images I noticed that there was this huge space above the sofas that was only being used for wall decoration where everything else was being cleverly used for storage. So I thought this would be a great place to integrate a wall mounted armoire.