Movement

29th October 2017

http://www.jbsolis.com/2015/06/50-images-of-different-bahay-kubo-or.html

It was hard to find specific designers for the traditional house 'Bahay Kubo' because they tend to be created by native people. So I went and found a website with designs. some of the pictures below shows some designs that I was interested in, or familiar with from when I lived in Philippines.

Movement

24th October 2017

A few notes of local huts from my home country Philippines, which influenced me to create my design for Movement.

The Nipa hut, or more accurately Kamalig or Bahay Kubo, is a type of stilt house indigenous to the cultures of the Philippines.

  • Characteristics: With few exceptions arising only in modern times, most Bahay Kubo are on stilts: the living area is accessed by ladder. This naturally divides the house into three areas: the living area in the middle, the area beneath it (referred to in Tagalog as the silong), and the roof space (bubungan), which may or may not be separated from the living area by a ceiling (kisame).
  • The walls are always of light material such as wood, bamboo rods, or bamboo mats called "sawali." As such, they tend to let some coolness flow naturally through them during hot times and keep warmth in during the cold wet season.

(website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipa_hut)

Movement

22nd October 2017

PETERSEN ARCHITEKTEN F40 Office Building

With an open plan they will allow a variable use. The front façade to Friedrichstrasse is technically precise, perfectly transparent with vertical glass lamellas to protect against heating and oriels up to two storeys, which link the house to the environment - an urban statement.

(https://architizer.com/projects/f40-office-building/)

 

Movement

22nd October 2017

New Growth/Stratum Model a site-specific installation by Kendall Buster (2009),  Commissioned by SCAD 

This installation reminds me of clouds, and due to the rounded edges there's a sense of movement from this piece.

(https://www.scadmoa.org/art/exhibitions/2011/new-growth-stratum-field)

Movement

22nd October 2017

Darrell Evanes- Man discovers Nature, 2011, Welded steel

I went to a local gallery and saw this sculpture, I love the fluidity of the steel and how the artist has conveyed movement through various linear elements. For my own work I might use line as a way to convey movement.

 

Movement

21rst October 2017

Shiro Kuramata- Chest of Drawers, 1970 (Book: Furniture, Fiona and Keith Baker)

I like how the design is simple, but unique as the designer has strayed away from a conventional straight or ridged box. I feel that movement is conveyed from the curve of it's silhouette.  

Movement

21rst October 2017

Pierre Chareau- 'EF 928' Bed, 1925

He was interested in the idea of incorporating movement into conventionally static pieces of furniture. This is a wrought-iron suspension bed attaches to the wall at the back and is supported at the font on the tubular steel uprights that are fixed to the floor.

(Book: Furniture, Fiona and Keith Baker)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Nanna Ditzel, Egg

This is one of the first designs that changes the idea of a chair having to stand on the floor. I like the play of this concept.

(Book: Chairs 20th-Centry Classics, Fletcher Sibthorp Scala Quin)

 

Movement

21rst October 2017

Benjamine Garcia Saxe- A Forest for a Moon Dazzler, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 This house design conveys movement with the usage of the walls which are able to open up and slide. The designer uses simple and local materials, but each simple aspect builds up to an overall complexity. I agree with the designer who states that one needs to 'investigate new methods and materials as they relate to the time and location'. I think that a buildings needs to fit with the surrounding environment as well as stand out.

What these walls provide for the people living inside is  a mixture of openness and connection with the outside, as well as a play on light and shade. I like the idea that walls are able to be more than a barrier from the outside.   

(Book: Nano House Innovations for Small Dwellings, Phyllis Richardson)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Thomas Heatherwick- Commercial/offices in Littlehamton

Movement: Tumble. The repetitive succession of the panels reminds me of a hill, and the colour reminds me of hard rock. With these two images together, I think of loose rock and avalanches.

(100 Buildings 100 Years, Badford)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Ken Yeang- Tokyo-Nara Tower project, 1997

This tower has a definite rotation movement. This is when with the winding rotation go the structural wire going up. But I also love how there's also a second sense of movement with the vegetation.   

(Book: Architectural Book, James Steele)

 

Movement

21rst October 2017

Eva Jiricna- Joseph Shop, London 1989

Twist and sharp turns. This staircase gives an atmosphere that's light and airy due to the materials: metal and glass. And with these types of materials, the movement of the staircase is very ridged due to all the linear lines. I like how there is sense of hovering on air, I think this because of the lightness of the materials together.  

(Book: Architecture Today, James Steele)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Lious I kahn- Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas 1966-72

Movement: rolling

The repetition of the domes remind me of a rolling motion. There's also some motion from the dip for the waterfall. I liked this picture because of the repetition, with my own work I could use repetition of shapes to indicate the idea of movement.  

(Book: Architecture Today, James Steele)

Movement: twirl

Movement: snapshot

Movement: light wobble

Movement: droop

Movement: drop and twist

Movement: Rotate

Movement: twist

Site Specific Type

12th October 2017

Saul Steinberg

 

I like how the artist has played with the everyday objects and made them more interesting. The drawings themselves aren't artistically realistic, but the activity e.g. the cat dozing off, are realistic activities. He just made the boring, more interesting.  For my own work, I want to do something similar and made something more interesting to look at.  

Site Specific Type

Site Specific Type

12th October 2017

Throughout the whole PowerPoint, this was the image which struck me the most. I like how the artist has given the static object a voice or feelings, which is outside the norm. And the words themselves makes me think of the process of replacing items in the modern day. This can raise issues on recycling, and raise awareness to a buy more and replace society who doesn't think of the consequences. This piece I feel carries a message to the audience. For my own work, I want to try and raise awareness of an issue, but maybe using a comical and light-hearted way such as this.

Site Specific Type

Lost Letters

10th October 2017

I used this owl as my template for my final design. I liked how the owl was shaped, and I though it work well with the curve of my letter C. I used the owls feet to perch on the letter.  

(website: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/398427898275219981/ )

Poetic Cardboard

9th October 2017

During our research we looked up sea level predictions in the future. We used previous knowledge on the geology of the countries to determine how high of a risk the country face. We tries to find statistics of specific countries, and how sea level rising will affect them. But we couldn't find anything definite.

(website: https://www.skepticalscience.com/sea-level-rise-predictions.htm)  

Poetic Cardboard

Poetic Cardboard

9th October 2017

Noémie Goudal, Iceberg

The iceberg is made out of manmade polystyrene, which creates a juxtaposition with it's natural surrounding environment. I like the idea of a juxtaposition, this could become a theme within my work. I like the idea that this image also carries a message to the viewer, to me the idea of icebergs reminds me of global warming. The idea of a manmade iceberg reminds me that humans are responsible for global warming. What the viewer may do with this knowledge will depend on them, but the artist has successfully raised awareness with the image.  

 

Poetic Cardboard

Collection

4th October 2017

I like how this piece is presented. By putting each picture together you can see the subtle differences between the gas towers, which have the same purpose. It makes the viewer think about the design of the piece. From this I was inspired to do something similar: by putting sequenced pictures of people putting on their glasses (one picture before, one during the action and lastly a picture with the glasses on.) By doing this you can see the different ways people put on their glasses. Each habit giving off a different type of vibe and presentation of the person's personality. I like the idea that even though glasses have a common job, they have a different connotation for each wearer. For example, for some people they are for practicality while others they're purely a fashion statement.  

Collection

2nd October 2017

Dieter Roth - Flat Waste  

I liked the idea of using a library setting to collect the pieces of work. It made me wonder about the different ways people collect. Some people collect for daily necessities such as clothing's, but other collections are more personal, such as books. For my own work I could think out side the usual way of presenting the collection, and maybe use daily objects to present them e.g. a clothing rail.   

Your Interpretation

28th September 2017

I love the contrast of using black as the background, and then white for the illustration. I find it presents a 'glamourous night out' atmosphere. He has used chalk for his dry medium, I feel that this worked to give a looser touch, thus keeping to the theme of subtle silhouettes in the night. His strokes are deliberate and there's no indecisive line. There is a senses of effortless perfection from. For my own work I will try and be as deliberate as this artist, and use each line as an expression to the beauty of the figure, not just it's outline.  

(David Downton, Couture Drawings; website:http://www.fashionillustrationgallery.com/david-downton-exhibition-2016/ )

Your Interpretation

Your Data

26th September 2017

How me and my partner have incorporated string to connect our objects, was to connect the string from the ceiling to a chair on the bottom. We decided to connect the string straight up and down, for practical reasons. Then we started hanging our smaller items on the string. If we had more durable string, we could have hung the items in a more deliberate way. But I liked how our overall piece turned out. I liked how u could see the items suspended into air. And the whole piece makes one wonder about the reasons those items where suspended.   

Your Data

26th September 2017

“My installations with clothes always refer to the clothes as a second skin, which carry the memories of the people who wore these clothes”.

This installation presents string as a way of connecting inanimate objects to their owners. I like how the strings are intertwined and how they surround the dresses completely. There's something ethereal about this piece which I love. I think it maybe how the clothing looks like it's shinning within a mass of darkness. I like the simplicity of the installation, which is devoid of colour, I think that by doing this, the viewer is focused on the string an how it enraptures the clothing.  

(Chiharu Shiota; website: http://lostinlace.org.uk/artists/chiharu-shiota)

Your Surroundings

25th September 2017

Using pictures and the drawings I created during the day, I designed some designs. I focused mostly on the 3 dimensional shapes we created out of paper, then using those to incorporate them onto the human body. This was translated well on the top left and middle piece. I think it helped that they were already in 3D, as I could see how they would wrap around the body. On the other hand I struggled designing the flatter shapes.   

Your Surroundings

Your Surroundings

25th September 2017

During the day we were experimenting with pieces of paper, and trying to make interesting shapes and patterns. This can be seen by the bottom two pictures. I tried to twist long pieces of paper, as well as folding to create a definite 3 dimensional shape. Then we used the shapes we created on a bigger level and incorporated them on the body. I tried crumbing the piece of paper and putting it on the shoulder. This reminded me of Yohji Yamamoto piece. And I also used folded paper, and tried to create structural ruffles. This resembles Pierre Cardin's In Pink 1966 editorial picture.

Your Surroundings

Your Surroundings

15th September 2017

This dress has 3 tiers of ruffles, and I love how they're oversized. The overall effect of this dress reminds me of a skirt, but the bow on top of the bodice I think wraps up the whole look. It's very much a 60's styled look. But I like the sense of movement of the dress and it's simplicity. For my own work, which will be inspired by architectural buildings, I could use this idea of 3 tiers and create more rigid lines. I want to somehow convey movement the same way this picture suggests. It will be interesting to try and work with the idea of movement and rigid structural features.     

(In Pink 1966, Pierre Cardin; website: http://pierrecardin.com/%22In+Pink%22-cl17-en)

Your Surroundings

Build It

21rst September 2017

After experimenting with the design we made during we class, I came up with this illustration. I wanted to try and make a hat out of the structure.

Build It

21rst September 2017

I love the atmosphere this piece creates. From the rigid lines, and how this plays with the light and shadow. Thus creating a sheltered ambiance, where you can step in areas of shadows then light. From this picture I was inspired to create interesting interior inside my piece.  

Build It

21rst October 2017

Ora Ito- French designer Ora Ïto has cut and pieced together over 400 wooden slats to create this staircase, which twists up the Paris offices for one of the world's largest luxury companies.

The overall design of this staircase is simple, the designer has used wooden slates and stacked them next together. But she used a simple beginning to develop her idea further by firstly twisting the staircase. Then she cut each slab a certain way to create the sense of movement. The way I see she cut the slab is very structural, a bit like cutting through clay with a knife. The overall effect reminds me of a snake going up the staircase, there is a sense of fluidity to this structure which I like.   

(Ora Ïto; website: https://www.dezeen.com/2017/10/15/lvmh-media-division-offices-staircase-ora-ito-paris-france/)

Build It

21rst September 2017

Mae Tao Dormitories by Agora Architects

These are examples of sustainable buildings, which were designed to house 800 immigrants. The area is set at 75 square metres, allowing enough space for up to 25 people in each one. And the materials are all sustainable, and found within the local area. For future work, it would be good to think about what can be locally sourced.

(https://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/01/mae-tao-dormitories-thailand-agora-architects-temporary-accommodation-burmese-refugees-bamboo/)

Use It

19th September 2017

While thinking about the different way a person sat during the lesson, my mind then though about how people sat differently in different situations and locations. That morning I remember wanting to sit down while waiting for the tube, But I couldn't because there was limited seating. Then my mind tried to create efficient solutions.

One of them is shown in the picture below. This seating area is designed as part of the overall tube layout, as the wall provides as seating area. When designing new tube layout this can limit the type of extra materials e.g. plastic or metal, and mean there's less obstruction on the walkway. Furthermore, this design can seat more people. I wanted to design it as a temporary seating for busy people, which is why the seat was designed to people can perch for a short period of time.

Of course there's limitations for this design, in terms of money and the original designs of present tube stations. However, it was a passing idea that could be helpful for future designs.

Use It

19th September 2017

This is the chair that we used as a primary example to create our final designs. I distinctly remember seeing this char in an exhibition when I was young, not completely understanding the significance of it. Now I have a better appreciation for it's simplicity and manufactural design. 

Wear It

18th September 2017

Found from the presentation online.

I like how restricting the pieces are, this inspired me to create pieces based on the comfort of the neck. I also contemplated the idea of the senses, for example sight and how it may affect the wearer.  

Humanism

13/09/2017 ideas factory

This model is called Thando Hopa. The reason why I researched for an African model was because I wanted to raise awareness of the ethical issues of the cotton industry (Fairtrade works with farmers in Mali, Africa). I looked for an albino model for two reasons: firstly aesthetics linked with raw cotton and also to promote embracing the unique people around the world.

(link to photo and information about the model: https://thisisafrica.me/albus-albinisim-idealised-beauty/)

Cover

13/09/2017 ideas factory

This website opens up more on the meanings of why people cover themselves in tattoos. I found it interesting how different cultures have a different symbolism of tattoos. This particular photo stood out to me, because her body is covered and the only flesh that can be seen is covered in tattoos. She gives me the overall impression of being enigmatic.  

(Photo and website link: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/looking-at-the-worlds-tattoos-60545660/)

Cover

13/09/2017 ideas factory

The word 'savage' aggravated me. I hate how social prejudices can belittle a person for self expression. However, it's understandable that in the past tattoos were not always for expression, but to signify facts. This I believe is how stereotypes are formed.  

(The Tattooed Lady, by Amelia Klem Osterud)

Cotton

12/09/2017 ideas factory

The picture below depicts a machine used in the Industrial Revolution. I like the structural design of the machine, and how each part links to one another. Moreover, the shape which the strings makes intrigues me.    

(Bottom picture: A Compendious History of the Cotton Manufacture, by Richard Guest)

Cotton

12/09/2017 ideas factory

I started researching the history of cotton. From the rise of the cotton industry and the influx of revenues, to post industrial revolution and the development of industries abroad which affected Britain's GDP. From this information I've gathered, I become interested on the economic and ethical sides of cotton industry.

From research and prior knowledge, I drew conclusions on the unfair treatment on the domestic labour force during the Industrial Revolution. With this I wondered if there were still similar cases within the modern world. I will research more about this in the future, primarily focusing on developing countries and their farmers. With this I come up with the idea on creating a storyboard of a TV advertisement on raising awareness if there is an issue. I will need more information about this in the future. Or also a short sequence of a documentary about the modern cotton industry.     

(Bottom Picture- Organic Cotton from Field to Final Product, edited by Dorothy Myers and Sue Stolton)

Cotton

12/09/2017 ideas factory

http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Farmers-and-Workers/Cotton

I found that Fairtrade did work with farmers within the cotton industry. I could use them as them as my guidelines on my advertisement for social awareness. This helps me come up with appropriate type of images and concepts I can put into the video sequence.  

(Bottom Picture from website shown above)

Movement

2nd November 2017

This is a picture I took from Philippines. This plot of land belongs to my family and it shows the native vegetation of the area. There's a high density of green plants, quite a few canopy plants consisting of coconut trees but also in clearings there's a lot of shrub plants. There is high precipitation all year round, as Philippines is a tropical region. The house need to meet the requirements to live within this area.

Movement

28th October 2017

Website: http://www.buensalidoarchitects.com/2015/04/bahay-kubo-%E2%80%98kahit-munti%E2%80%99/

This website explains the characteristic of the Bayhay Kubo. I like how it explained each characteristic and reasons for them. For example, the stilts where created for better air ventilation in a hot, humid country and also reduce damage during a flood. What I also liked about this type of house is the culture: its usually one big space because of the idea of one family and the close relation to each other. To me architecture can affect people socially, and it should be considered when designing.   

Movement

22nd October 2017

Nicolas Weinstien- installations

He uses new technology and glass as a medium to create his installations. The fluidity of the installations reminds me of cloth and how it drapes. I like how he works with the space and create an ethereal atmosphere with the semi transparent glass.

(http://www.nikolas.net/)

Movement

22nd October 2017

Sliding and spinning walls animate facade of house by Matharoo Associates

I like how the walls move, they are designed in a way that enables flexibility. People are therefore able to adjust the walls to suit their lifestyle and the weather outside. For my own design I will try and design in a way that enables the person using it to have their own influence. A space I believe is for living, not just to see. There needs to be a practical reason for it.

 

Movement

21rst October 2017

Ron Arad- One Way or Another Bookcase, 1993

Again this is a piece of furniture which is both practical and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It stands out as a furniture as it strays from the traditional box shape.

(Book: Furniture, Fiona and Keith Baker)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Frank O Gehry- Cross Check Armchair, 1989-91

I view this design as a show piece, the complexity of the wood swirling and overlaying I don't think has much practical use. But  love the swirls and twist and turns of the wood, it gives the chair a sense of presence that it usually devoid of.   

(Book: Furniture, Fiona and Keith Baker)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Verner Panton- Sitting Wheel, 1974

I see this as a very playful piece, the design itself is very simple but what makes it stand out to me is how people can interact with it. Many chairs or furniture is made as a static object, however this piece is not only practical but enables the user to play around with it's use. And by breaking the 'use' of the chair, it has also become a toy or floor mat. I like the flexibility of this piece and how people are able to interact with it.

 (Book: Furniture, Fiona and Keith Baker)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Wiggle Side Chair, Frank Gehry, Easy Edges

This design is made out of only a long sheet of wood, but this design is flexible in a way that I can see any materials working with it. I feel that the simplicity of the design is attractive and it also has economic values in terms of manufacturing.  

(Book: Chairs 20th-Centry Classics, Fletcher Sibthorp Scala Quin)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Gerald Summers 1933-4

This chair was made out of  maneable bentwood. I like how the whole design was made with only one material, and with the innovative use of the material it has been shaped and curved into an interesting shape different from it's conventional predecessor chairs. The sign itself is simple, and I can see this chair being easily mass produced.

(Book: Chairs 20th-Centry Classics, Fletcher Sibthorp Scala Quin)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Dekleva Gregoric Architeki- XXS House, Ljubljana, Slovenia

I like the design of the staircase in this photo. The shape and dimension of the staircase, makes it look like it's twisting. The design itself is simple, and most of the focus is on the shape.   

(Book: Nano House Innovations for Small Dwellings, Phyllis Richardson)

Movement

21rst October 2017

Niaill McLaughlin, Place of Worship in Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire

Movement: wind and cut across. The vertical panels move up and cut across each other at the ceiling. When looking at different perspective there's a different movement and pattern , e.g. when looking across you can see a repetition of the columns.   

(100 Buildings 100 Years, Badford)

 

Movement

21rst October 2017

Daniel Libeskind- Boilerhouse Extension to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1990

I love this model, it gives a sense of movement of quick turns and rotation.

(Book: Architecture Today, James Steele)

 

Movement

21rst October 2017

Rob Krier- White House, Ritterstrause, Berlin 1977-80

The motion which I interpreted from this picture was the twisting and winding of the plants on the wall of the building. I like the  juxtaposition of natural and man made. Maybe for my own work I could try and infuse the two together, and use the more fluid movement of nature to inspire the shapes of inanimate objects/buildings.  

(Book: Architecture Today, James Steele)

 

Movement

21rst October 2017

Hans Scharoun- Berlin Philharmonie, Concert Hall 1956-63

The ceiling of this building has hanging pieces, which I speculate are microphones and well as lights, which reminds me of water droplets. The movement this structure reminds me of is: drop. I like the idea of using the ceiling and hanging something in mid air, I think its gives the big space something extra. I like the idea of the viewer having a full 360 degrees experience of the space, so they have to look up.

(Book: Architecture Today, James Steele) 

Movement: light wobble

Movement: twist

Movement: crumple

Movement: droop

Movement: flicker

Movement: slide

Site Specific Type

12th October 2017

I saw this poster on the train on my way back home, and I found myself doing the actions. This type of typography I find successful because it engages the audience. I like the simplicity of the command, but it gave the audience the nostalgia of being unable to breath when ill. This link with the audience's physical movement, is linked to the person's emotions. Then when they are ill, they will remember that moment when they copied this action on the train and remember the brand. This is a very successful way of promoting and using a person's emotions to make them remember a moment or the item. For my own work, I want to use words to generate certain emotions from my audience.

(website: https://adpharm.net/thumbnails.php?album=search&keywords=on&search=Bach)

Site Specific Type

Lost Letters

10th October 2017

When looking at the shapes of the letters, I was reminded of art nouveau fairies. Specifically, The Seasons by Mucha (series) (1900), an artist who've I've referenced during A Level Art. What reminded me of this was specifically the letter 'I' as many illustrations of fairies were done within a thick rectangular shape. So I went on Pinterest and browsed similar pictures and found some illustrations with animals and flowers. I did try to incorporate the fairy into the letter C, however the letter was too awkward a shape to incorporate with a human silhouette. Furthermore, I think that printing wouldn't have emphasised the human body well enough. Which is why I used animals instead.

(The Seasons by Mucha, website: http://www.muchafoundation.org/gallery/browse-works/object/244)

Poetic Cardboard

9th October 2017

This article was what inspired our work. We talked about a 'body' of water and I related it to Politics by an event that has recently occurred. This incident occurred at my home country, and I heard about from my mum. My immediate reaction was comical, as I found it strange that people are obsessing over a body of water. Although, I do understand that there was economical values. But I think that its amusing that countries are self preoccupied with personal gain, that they can't see the comical side of the situation: they are arguing over a body of water.

(Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/duterte-china-benham-rise-sea-territory-170313144424024.html)

Poetic Cardboard

Poetic Cardboard

9th October 2017

Seven Lobsters, Thomas Brown

I found this piece on Brown's instagram and the series stood out to me. One has to look carefully to distinguish the differences between the pictures. Each photo has a lobsters claw, but each has a different environment. Each photo has an element which contrasts to the lobster's real environment. Each element we humans know would be harmful to the lobster, e.g. the plastic and soap. Overall, the series raises awareness of human intervention to the natural world, and how it might be affecting other animals. What I like about this series is that a person has to look carefully to see the difference between the photos, but each photo sends a direct message. For my own work I may work using a series to convey our message.   

(https://www.instagram.com/thomasbrown/)

Poetic Cardboard

Collection

2nd October 2017

Today we were told to put the contents of our bag into a collection on the table.

Collection

2nd October 2017

Nicholas Nixon– The Brown Sisters

I like this collection, I find it fascinating how he wanted to create a piece about time. It makes me question each photo: about where they are, their ages and what has happened to those people within that year. It also raises the question of the future, about who will die first or if the artist will he before he completes the collection. The collection also gives a the audience a sense of getting to know the characters within the photo, as we see them grow up. I like this sense of knowing but not completely knowing what happening. For my own collection, I want to collect something that can be considered personal to the viewer.

Your Interpretation

28th September 2017

This piece I came across while researching other artist suggested for research. There was something that captivated me to this piece. I think I liked how the colours where overlapping each other, each line being crisp but their own original waves and curves. Also I like how he has layered the pieces together. For my own work ill try layering colours together.  

(Jacob Hashimoto:The Dark Isn’t The Thing To Worry About 10/27/2017 - 12/9/2017; website: http://www.rhoffmangallery.com/)

Your Interpretation

Your Interpretation

28th September 2017

During lunch I had a mini photo-shoot with some friends. I styled my female friend with the oversized jacket, and told her to put her hands on her hips to maximize the effect of the jacket and her figure. I had fun styling and directing them with this photo-shoot. It could have been improved with a better location.     

Your Interpretation

Your Interpretation

28th September 2017

There's a dominance of primary colours within this piece, and also the artists has used simple shapes within the piece. She has also incorporated different types of markings, for example spraying ink on a stencil to create the heart shape. I like that she hasn't stayed with block colours. For my own illustrations I may do the same. She has also emphasised items of clothing by block colours, in a darker colour which contrasts with everything else. I think this is effective on highlighting a certain item. For my own piece I will try doing the same, and use right colours to emphasised the item.    

(Cecilia Carlstedt x Anya Hindmarch website: http://www.fashionillustrationgallery.com/cecilia-carlstedt-x-anya-hindmarch/)

Your Interpretation

Your Data

26th September 2017

“Like lace, the work is about the spaces between”.

This piece works from the ceiling to the floor, but it also incorporates light. From the light from behind the lace, there's a shadow which shows patterns on the floor. I like how the artists has though about using the idea of light and shadow, or as she says 'the spaces in between.' With my own work, I could use the idea of connecting sting rom ceiling to the ground. I could also play wit light and shadow.  

(Naomi Kobayashi, website:http://lostinlace.org.uk/artists/naomi-kobayashi )

Your Surroundings

25th September 2017

This evening gown employs an embroidery of individual graduated lengths of silk thread passed and looped through the fabric, with each thread forming two drops of fringe. The scallop arcs constitute the sole decoration of the dress. I like how there's a continuity of the shapes throughout the dress, from the arch of the back to the dress to each individual embroidered fringe. I also like how the length of the arch of the embroidery lengthens, thus elongating the height of the wearer. For my own work, I could use the idea of continuity.     

(Spring/summer 1938, Madeleine Vionnet; website: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/83259)

Your Surroundings

Your Surroundings

25th September 2017

This Collection was designed by Yohji Yamamoto. The first design struck me, due to the shapes and pieces of the clothing. The piece gives me the impression of origami, and I like how the designer has incorporated the shapes within the design. He also gave us a sense of the female form by differentiating the size of the length of the triangular shape, so that the longer ones fall on top of the waist. I like this, and I for my own piece I will try and use ways to emphasise the female form by finding a way to cinch in the waist. Also I like how he's designed the sleeve of the piece,  this may be because I like the 3 dimensional shapes and how they fall on top of each other. For my own piece I want to experiment with sleeves and how I can create interesting shapes with the material I have.     

(Yohji Yamamoto; website: https://www.wgsn.com/blogs/yohji-yamamoto-14/#)

Your Surroundings

Build It

21rst September 2017

Sagrada Familia, Gaudi, Barcelona Spain 

This is a study I took when I went on an Art Trip to Barcelona on the February 2017. The ceiling left a lasting impression on me, it was inspired by nature and trees within the local area. I liked the idea of this, and inside the structure of the final piece I imagined something similar, but just on pillar going up and twisting up and out. I also loved the stain glass windows, and how during dawn the whole cathedral is lit with warm yellows and reds. In contrast, during sunset there's a cooler atmosphere with different shades of blue. For my own piece, I wanted to create something similar but more subtle but recreating the atmosphere of sitting under a tree. I could use different shapes of stain glass with varying colours of green/clear. Thus recreating the shapes of leaves into the ground of the piece.       

Build It

21rst September 2017

Yasuhiro Yamashita, Tokyo

I like the innovation of this design, from the gap for the car to how the shape maximises the space inside. I also like how the shape is not conventional to normal stereotypes of houses, which makes it interesting to look at. And also I believe that innovation and going outside the norm can help develop designs in the future. For my own work I will try and not to think outside of the norm, and develop my ideas from there.   

Use It

19th September 2017

London architecture firm Studio Ben Allen has built a plywood structure inside a flat in London's brutalist Barbican Estate to create a bedroom for two children, featuring archways, steps and a fold-down desk.

What I like about this bedroom is that each space is used for more than one purpose there is a need to be innovative with space especially in London where it's limited. How I feel the designers have found space was minimalizing the design, cutting out anything fancy or unnecessary. I love the little panel which they've created that can be used as a table as well as window. What I've learnt from this is that minimal design can have maximum potential.

(website: https://www.dezeen.com/2017/10/08/a-room-for-studio-ben-allen-london-barbican-estate-flat/)

Use It

19th September 2017

Pentatonic turns smartphones, cans and cigarette butts into flat-pack furniture

While searching up sustainable furniture I came across this article about turning rubbish into furniture. I liked the idea of using rubbish, even the smallest size e.g. cigarette butts (which in a huge accumulation can be huge amount) can be reused and turned into something useful. There's also a poetic ideal of reusing something that can kill, cigarettes, into something that be used for the wellbeing of society. I also like how this company is trying to work against the consumption culture, which I believe is an issue which needs to be addressed as much of the resources can be used for other means, e.g. helping LEDCs develop.

Furthermore, I like the design of their chairs. The material which that came out of the rubbish, I find are very sleek and modern. They also use unconventional materials such as mushrooms and red algae powder. I like how they're thinking outside the box, and trying to use more sustainable materials. For my own work I want to think about the type of material's I am using, and design with a more sustainable approach.

(Website: https://www.dezeen.com/2017/09/04/pentatonic-transforms-smartphones-cans-and-cigarette-butts-into-flatpack-furniture/)

Use It

19th September 2017

Here we were taking photos of different way on sitting on a chair. At first we stared with typical poses. This helped to see a person posture when doing different poses, mostly a person working. This helped me to determine what type of chair I wanted to create later. Because I noticed that when people are doing work they bend their backs, and only use the front area of the chair. For my design got rid of the back rest, which would help conserve materials and enable more people to sit down.

After a few typical poses we started to use more imaginative ways of sitting on a chair, and the poses started to get more conceptual. These poses were fun to take pictures of, and I liked how we stretched the meaning of a 'chair'. For example, if anything can be considered a 'chair' if a person can sit down on it. We took pics of me sitting on a trolley in different positions. And also if the also considered if a 'chair' is only used fir sitting down on. We took pictured of me standing on a chair.

Use It

19th September 2017

Tom Price, Meltdown Chair

I like the way this chair was made. It's an interesting way of creating something from a material that isn't usually associated with chairs. For my own work, I will think of the materials and how they can be manipulated.  

Wear It

18th September 2017

I looked online for anti-theft bags, all I found were basic bags with hidden pockets and straps to prevent theft. I didn't like any of the designs and found them too manufactural. If given he chance, I would like to create a practical bag that's also ascetically pleasing.

(Website: https://www.amazon.co.uk/DOLIROX-Anti-theft-Backpack-Lightweighted-Students/dp/B074ZJT5YH/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506861805&sr=8-2&keywords=theft+proof+backpack)

Wear It

18th September 2017

Constricting the neck was a concept I got interested in.

Wear It

18th September 2017

The image has inspired me to create my bag, I liked the idea of making a body piece which could shape the lines of the female body. But I also liked the idea that it was restricting. which is why I made the bag long to restrict the neck from moving down. 

Humanism

13/09/2017 ideas factory

The underlined words and sentences are points which I agree with.

(The Philosophy of Humanism, by Corliss Lamont)

Cover

13/09/2017 ideas factory

In many cultures, women have to cover themselves up from head to toe. I never thought too much of it's significance until I flipped the pages of this book, and found that even on their wedding day women were expected to present themselves as pure.

I like the veil in this picture, and also the embroidery on the ends.

(The Wedding Dress 300 Years of Bridal Fashions, by Edwina Ehrman)  

Cover

13/09/2017 ideas factory

The relationship between what's covered and uncovered in this pictures presents the issue of objectification.  

(Seeing Ourselves Women's Self-Portraits, by Frances Borzello)

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Cotton

12/09/2017 ideas factory

Fluffy clouds reminds me cotton.

(Picture taken in London, while I was on the train.)

Cotton

12/09/2017 ideas factory

I like the idea of rhythmic pattern with the cotton treads.

My ideas range from fine art and architecture. Within fine art, I thought of creating room installations using different types of cotton strings which varied in thickness. Using cotton strings as the medium, I could then easily implement humanism and cover as the main concepts within the piece. For architecture, I could use the twisting motions of the treads shown in this picture to create interesting building shapes.    

(Bottom picture: A Compendious History of the Cotton Manufacture, by Richard Guest)

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