Tuesday, February 15, 2011

design diary

i love the dark bold silhouttes of the flowers.The thin white lines of the flowers repetition further accentuates the wall.I not quite satisfied with the background colour. The bage works but the grey dulls it too much.

The first thing that catches my attention is the beautiful flying eagle across the front of the dress.the decoration below creates a more feminine look to the dress.i like simple cut of the dress,it balances the elaborate pattern and the gathered tulle adds that extra glamour


I love the simplicity of this design. The simple cut outs serve as a 'setting' for the glass blue bead .The colour of the bead is reminiscent of water or the bright blue sky which greatly contrasts the gold of the necklace. In the rings above the same stones or glass is used with gold again in a simple yet effective way.

 I was attracted to this neckpiece for its bold beauty- by Nick Bladen.I liked that he did not add anything fancy .All but a simple wire attaching the orchids gradually in size and a simple clasp to create a necklace.
These earings are another casting project of Nick Bladen.I admire the real life detail captured in the casting process.This gives me a great idea for my ten piece project which also happens to be fynbos! I would cast restios(fynbos reeds with fine bud detailing) and  create various pieces of jewelllery.



These ceramics are hand-made  in Cape Town by Kate Carlyle by MUSTARD AND MOONSHINE
and is inspired nature. The crockery is functional and is safe for use in an oven, microwave and dishwasher. I love that the designs have a fun/fantasy aspect-they remind me of fairies. I like that the catalogue show the flower image they got their inspiration from. One can easily identify what they selected from the source of reference such as the pastel colours or the fine detail of the flower that contrasts as well as enhances the designs. I myself would not mind to receive a gift as precious as these tea sets, including the egg cups! 

Graphic Design
This photograph was cleverly edited with mechanisms. It looks as though the tortoise was modified to increase its speed somehow. Hence the title "Need for Speed (Undercover)". I love how they used part of the tortoise shell as an opening or lid.The proportions of the shell encased in the lid with hinges and the three- dimensional mechanisms are really accurate and realistic. The illusion makes you look closer and makes you wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you.

This photograph has a wonderful contrast between the old dull, dead wood and the new, bright green sprouting leaf.

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