Monthly Archives: May 2010

out and about :: clerkenwell design week

Heartbreakingly, as you can probably tell from this sad little unused wristband, work commitments kept me from Clerkenwell’s inaugural Design Week, so I’ve trawled the net for the best bits.
Clerkenwell Design Week wristband

Clerkenwell Design Week wristband

Many thanks to the bloggers who did make it for sharing the following:

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here’s one I made earlier :: bathroom mood board

I’m still slowly making my way through project two of my klc course. This is a mood board for the bathroom project; to design a luxury bathroom for a male client’s art deco house for use by him and his girlfriend: 

klc bathroom moodboard

klc bathroom moodboard

 

And I’ve found some gorgeous items to go into the scheme… 

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out and about :: andrew martin

What can I say?! I finally had the good fortune to spend some time wondering around Andrew Martin‘s London Showroom. Whilst the overall effect was a cacophony of craziness, there were some stunning individual pieces there, which I actually think is a great approach – it entertains and amuses you for long enough to spot something you like; cunning! Apart from the sound of falling water, which I can’t recreate here, these are the best bits:

OMG, like the best coffee table ever, dude!

OMG, like the best coffee table ever, dude!

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here’s one I made earlier :: colour matching exercise

I’m currently studying for my Diploma in Interior Design from klc by distance learning. For my second coursework submission, the first project was a colour matching exercise. We had to take a fabric with 3-5 colours in it; and create a whole room scheme by finding other items that matched the colours within that fabric. This is my board:

colour matching board

colour matching board

It’s a great way to develop a cohesive scheme for a room.

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out and about :: pick me up at somerset house

The boy and I went along to Pick Me Up at Somerset House yesterday afternoon; the first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK, and I have to say, it exceeded our expectations. It smelt of paper and ink and making things, which is always a good start(!) and there was some great young talent there, but most exciting of all was Rob Ryan‘s studio, which had decamped there in its entirety…

Paper cutting in Rob Ryan's studio

Paper cutting in Rob Ryan's studio

I had no idea his work on this scale was hand-cut; it was quite incredible to watch.

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