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Planting the Flag: British Design Rules

London’s Designers offer their works at the London Design Festival, a 10-day program of some 200 events. The 10th annual show morphed from a once small satellite show to a blossoming international event. This show will surely be very influential in the design world and will only continue to grow.
Lasky, Julie, New York Times, September 27, 2012, pp D-1

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in New York Times Articles summary

 

Boundary Project Critique

It was a crunch at the end for time and I will definitely plan my next build out more in the beginning and not totally switch gears and redesign close to the end. Consulting my professors and sharing my ideas early on would have allowed me to get it all together more smoothly. Using the wood-shop was wonderful! Our designs were critiqued by the Second Year Design students on Friday. We were each visited by students and professors and asked about our designs and our inspiration and process. It was great to hear their suggestions and to see that they liked my ideas with this project. I see where it can be improved and will continue to work on it a bit at a time. My space-mates made very nice designs that tied our area together.

The designs that I found inspirational were multiple. The pinwheels, the fishscales, the open diamonds, the weaving…I will use these at some time I am sure. My favorites were the carefully made boxes that Morgan made, Matt & Dustin’s Triangular Light Panel, and the lovely weaving of Drea. I really liked a lot of elements of a few of the designs, but a few left me wanting to see more expansion of the idea. Some show best at night as they are light based. All things to consider when we use the space, at least for classwork and lecture. This was a challenge for everyone and I believe we all tried our best to show what we can consider the limitations of a build but still show our creativity.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Architectural Systems of Scale: Ceilings

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=architectural+systems+of+scale&view=detail&id=AB63A99090AAAF150DC202FAF7226C9DFE3F9C41&first=73

http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/GRADUATE/emtech.php

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Boundary Update

First day in the wood shop was interesting. After the scary talk about losing a finger or two I actually had the band saw blade break! Mostly noise, but it scared me enough to fall on my butt. All is well that ends well! Follow the rules in the wood shop and no problems… Matt is great and so helpful. Love all the tools in there too! My build is coming together much more successfully with access to the woodshop. Thanks!

I have tried a few models of how I am going to hang my panels and I have settled on the best combination. My mind could still be changed, but this is probably going to be the one that sticks. It pulls together all the pieces and looks like it belongs the way it is coming together. The calming, elegant Japanese influence will hopefully bring my mind back to order over the course of the year and help me to think of how to bring my ideas to life. Today I cut out bases for the structures and learned a lot about how to look at and trust that I either like my design or not.

The studio was humming this evening with lots of us figuring out this project. I tried wood filler today on my oops areas, and will sand tomorrow. Can you believe I need to go to Lowe’s AGAIN? Can you ever have enough dowels? I should buy ten and just store them. It could save me gas!

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Boundary Deadline: Process Checklist

During our meeting in West Studio this morning it occurred to me that I should do something different with my panels of plywood paper and decided to cut them into 3×5 rectangles to suspend from a skewer. I am wrestling with how to put the thoughts I see into structural reality. Time is ticking by and this is due by Friday. I need to get through orientation to use the wood shop at UNCG and that will happen tomorrow. At home I have used our band-saw and drill producing at least a rough idea of the pieces I am attempting. So, what I can do today is dry my paper I made this weekend and decide how to place this into my design and to do all of the folding of the translucent paper. I am going to use fishing line to suspend the newspaper panels and the translucent paper panels. Also need to pick up more dowels at Lowe’s.
Probably will have re-cut my brackets so that they actually have straight lines. I made my bases stand up, but are they pretty, no. Glue and shims… I still love the idea of the Shoji screens, even if the paper I am using is not completely legal for the build. It is crucial to the overall boundary/light/not blocking out my people/effect. So, I have some work to do and still have to figure out how to brace for the shelving, though it will be very light. Maybe my paper or some panels of Mod Podge with newspaper and trash paper. Woven? Maybe just trash paper woven? I like that. Newspaper is just so dark. It does make nice panels in a pinch.

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Felicia Dean!

http://www.dwell.com/articles/felicia-f-dean.html

I am newly inspired! Thanks!

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on September 21, 2012 in Uncategorized