Friday, 30 April 2010

Reflective Journal

I believe that by doing my primary research as in going to New York and finding my own building this has helped my projects become more personal, as I have found through out the year when it comes to my design work I am generally more visually inspired, especially when in a new environment especially when researching.

When I first started my drawing I was more eager to sit down and draw as delicately which within the first project, and by visiting exhibitions I felt more inspired as opposed to researching and finding new things on paper. I was please with the final outcomes for this project, I feel I have achieved the point I wanted with my lighting prints making them layered to illustrate my building yet been quite open, air and girly to illustrate the building at its present point which is a make up shop.

Here's some unedited photos of what my lampshades look like before I had chance edit them with CAD:

By creating visual mock ups in person I found that this gave me a better idea of where my products could be used, to give my final pieces a more product effective market ideas within my cad file, after struggling to find a suitable way to stiffen my fabric this was much easier, I found my most successful method of stiffen fabric was to laminate them after I didn't want to starch my print fabrics with devore on as I was worried it may mark the fabrics.

Completion- Brick by Brick Reflective Journal.

We have just completed our final Design project for our second year. The project titled brick by brick, This was based on a building I choose when visiting New York for inspiration, my project concept was based on how my building the Charles Scribner building was unlike any of the surrounding buildings on 5th avenue and how it had been layered up and changed so the interior fits the area it is established in yet the exterior was the same as it was when it housed the books of Mr Scribner.

My building is really light, open so the main focus of my collection was to create lighting fixtures, aswell as chair covers and wallpapers were also from my collection.