Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
i went to see this film today and it was absolutely beautiful i loved the way it was shot but i found it very sad. i miss having such an imagination i wish i could dissapear and be happy to be on my own.
i am also absolutely obssessed with max's (the little boy in the film) outfit. i really want to make one. it just looked like the cosiest thing ever.
it may sound like a weird thing to say but i was also intrgiued by all the textures in this film and it made me really interested in wood. i loved the little wood mountains he made which were like twigs stacked up. also the feathers on the chicken/bird-like thing which is shown below are brilliant.
Sunday, 27 December 2009
i got the most amazing jacket/top for christmas and it is officially the best christmas present i have ever got but i also got a tamagotchi which comes quite high in the ranks. it is by Jaeger but my mum got it off ebay so i bet it was a bargain (well i hope so) but it is black with beautiful clear sequins and beads that shine it has a zip down the back of the top but i like to turn it around to make it a jacket as well. it also has really big shoulder pads which make it so structured and beautiful.
Monday, 21 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
This is by Christopher Raeburn for spring 2010 and i love it i really like the imagery for one but the design is brilliant i think it is really beautiful i really like the line going from the hood down which looks liek it is streamlined. it is also more elegant than a normal raincoat and is just what i need for living in Leeds.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Friday, 11 December 2009
this is my list for chirstmas i have decided as i have been treated a lot this year i have just popped a few essentials down.
- designer gouache paints
- Rolling pin
- the lovely bones book
- iKlear screen cleaner for macbooks
- i heart new york book
oh and for my brother elliott i had a brilliant idea that he may not have thought of asking you for...The Boat That Rocked.
thank you and merry christmas.
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
On Sunday my flatmates and me decided to have a cultural day and go to some galleries. the one problem with this was that is was raining. so we only got as far Leeds Art Gallery so we saw the Northern Prize which was interesting but i didn't find particularly interesting apart from Rachel Goodyear who i have looked at before but had never seen her work at a gallery and i loved it. Her work is so different and almost creepy. I like her subject matter as i have never seen anything so odd. she uses pencil and watercolour. I think they would make amazing t-shirt prints and i might make one for my brother for xmas. i like this one especially.
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Monday, 30 November 2009
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Friday, 27 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
We were set a project and we had to choose a word or a phrase and an artist/designer. I chose tape and misshape and Alexandra Verschueren. When researching Alexandra Verschueren is a designer and a illustrator/graphic designer, I started exploring with origami as it is a type of paper folding which is what inspired Verschueren.
I particularly liked the cranes I made in graph paper. We then experimented with material on a stand which helped me consider scale as before I had just though about how it looked small and it helped me think about whether if I used origami they would all be the same size.
We then experimented with using images and placing them on a illustration of a person. These helped me consider shape and i continued to use this process throughout my project as it helped me process me ideas further. these are some examples below.
I found that the above image from isolated images looked particularly like Rob Resch’s work which then reminded me of triangles so i made mini paper triangles and put them on a drawing of a body and i really liked this so i decided to experiment with fabric triangles too.
For Tape and Misshape i started by looking at deformity as i wanted to explore natural misshapes and explore stranger shapes. i then looked at Bless which is a London based design studio formed in 2002 by Mary Lam and Dan Broad, who used different parts of clothing to make scarves. this is some of their work.
I then responded to it with this.
i decided to bring all my ideas together from both sides of research and came together with my final design which integrated the misshapeness off the shirt and the shoulders being exaggerated with the triangles running down the front of the dress.