Wednesday, September 26, 2007
There's a bunch of different ones, some that include stones, some metal, etc. I saw it at 2modern.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I think I want to make three buttons and really use the techniques we've been learning.
The scan isn't too good, but the top one would be lamination inlay of a bullseye shape and kind of seeing how it would come out. The bottom left is a twisty scroll design I thought I could etch. The bottom right is solder inlay.
In fibers on Monday, we did a very public display of knitting. It's pretty awesome. I don't have a picture, but I will?Once I get in the habit of carrying my camera around.
I'm getting really excited about my Droog idea, but I don't really have any feedback on it...Also, I think the pictures will make the idea clearer. But if anyone has any thoughts on it, that would be really helpful. Thanks in advance!
Monday, September 17, 2007
I wanted to start posting things that I like, but it's so hard becasue I like so many things! I've been looking at desingsponge.blogspot.com ever sense Megan assigned it to the fibers class and I love it. I love everything on there. Here are some favorites: These come in other bright colors and different styles! They're so bright! They're by http://www.christinemisiak.co.uk/
These are laser cut paper panels by Emily Morris, who is a recent graduate. I think it's really interting becasue it's all lattice work of insects.
This is a rug by indib. There's no link to a website, so I'm assuming they don't have one yet. But they're beautiful.
This is by dunford wood. They have a lot of really pretty maemade wallpaper, all avaible in different color schemes. I love having color options. Designsponge has a lot fo cool wallpaper on their blog.
AlsoI've been checking out the alumni stuff and I really really like http://imogene.org/shop/index.php
I think this is my favorite of her peices, but really they're all pretty tight. And the other designers in the shop are great too. But that's my favorite.
That probably didn't make tons of sense, but later tonight, when I'm not at work, I'm going to scan in some drawings to make it clearer. It's kind of weird, but that's not really a measurement of good or bad. So basically, if anyone reading this have any opinions or ideas, those would be very much appreciated.
I get the idea of keeping up with information in the craft world. I feel like over the past semester or so, I've come to understand the importance of doing these things and also just the importance of keeping a blog of your work. It seems like everyone has one. I think it's a great way to get your stuff out there and also adds more interest to an audience or buyer to be able to go back and read about the life of the piece that you made.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
This is from the whole "Do" challenge. I like that it's so interactive and you can just put it up anywhere.
Once again, all I can say is clever.
This is handy. It sticks. To I guess anything? So you can have light anywhere. I'm not sure how bright it'd be, but I guess then that's all the more reason to buy several.
Obviously the thing that seems to compel me the most about these objects is the cleverness. I'm still trying to sift through and see specifically what compels me and I guess go from there?
Target has many designers. Isaac Mizrahi is a fashion designer who's won awards for his work. He does clothing and home furnishing at Target. Thomas O'Brien designs pieces for home decor. He's a designer from SoHo. Rachel Ashwell creates a lot of bedding. She designs things to be cozy and lived in. Sean Conway designs for outside decor. He is really inspired by nature. Micheal Graves is an architect who designs for the kitchen, cleaning, and home decor departments. Victoria Hagan is an interior designer "blending classic and modern". Liz Lange is a deisgner who really started the idea of "maternity chic". She has an exclusive line at Target. These are only some of the designers. Others include Amy Coe, designer for baby things, and Sonia Kashuk, mek-up artist and designer.
As an art student, or a designer-in-training, studying design is obviously important. The designers featured at Target are made so accessible to us. It's something to take advantage of. Besides that, it's about being aware of design around us and noticing where is comes from and why. All these designers have done amazing things and who knows what kinds of opportunities will be available in the future. Pay attention!
Monday, September 3, 2007
I thought the Droog website was really interesting. It's a design company from Amsterdam. I thought this line from their homepage really encapsulated them well: "Creating innovative concepts that change perspective".
The glasses are advertised to create cool shadows once water is poured in. The tablecloth has silhouettes of dinnerware to look like a dinner party was just there. What I think is most interesting is that the silhouettes are set up to tell a story, not just to look like a regular place setting.