Carolina Kim

Domestic Intelligence: Objects for Thoughtful Living

Historically, we have developed new technology for the purpose of “faster results” and “greater efficiency” however these time saving innovations have resulted in more of us spending our waking hours working and commuting and less time at home with family and friends. Using ecological systems as a reference point and analogy for the home, my goal with this thesis has been to create a seamless network between users and ordinary household objects to encourage us to move more thoughtfully through our everyday acts and refocus on the importance of home.


With prior degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (philosophy) and Parsons School of Design (fashion design), Carolina is ready to hang up her collegiate stripes. She has plans to stay in this weekend with her boyfriend, a book and a big glass of wine.