Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Farewell blogger! hello Wordpress.

I am no longer posting on this blog because of its insane innocence with Google accounts, and lack of a professional look and image posting options. As much as I enjoy seeing that I have had some 4,000 views, they are mostly superficial. So I here by inform you that this blog and all its contents are now available at http://ideasparkdesign.wordpress.com/

Farewell blogger, hello wordpess. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

In my mind a home is a place that you have lived in for a while and you return to at the end of the day to sleep. For me I live in a dorm with 100 other people, I share my room with a room mate, have a shared bathroom, kitchen and living space. Though this is only typical of a hall style dorm. Most people are living in apartments with shops or schools near by but when we think of how we will live in the feature we think of buildings with plants all over them or self supporting buildings where you can go about your whole day with out leaving the building. When I goggled Futuristic living, and Futuristic homes I found all these sleek buildings, some that look to be "green", others that look like Panton, Ero Sarriene, and a bit of Le corbusier all collided. I think as we move forward more people will live in apartments closer to the city for an easier commute, with more public transportation options near by. Or we will adapt the houses we already have in to more sustainable houses.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Susan Szenasy's speach

Last week Susan Szenasy from metropolis magazine spoke here at UNCG. She talked about how research from many different areas of study is beneficial to the design process. Especially when approaching the area of green design. She played a short film of different designers that were exploring more efficient sustainable designs; ranging in subject from light pollution, water insulation and paper folding. She also talked about our reliance on technology, her comment was that technology will not solve the world’s problems, but we will with the help of technology.
This impacted my design philosophy by reminding me that technology is a muli-tool, not a total problem solver.  Also that design is heavily impacted by the research we do and how varied that research is. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Photoshop Rendering

We were assigned a wire frame to render. This is what I came up with, its a business lounge area inside a building outside a city. Yes,  that is a real snapshot from CNN. This is my first attempt at photorealism, I know I need to work on shadow and light source. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ideation Drawings

For the first project we are asked to make three objects a Vessel+Container, Hooks+Racks, Time Piece+ Luminary. All for the contempary young adult. We were allowed to be in groups of three, so I have teamed up with Elizabeth and Teraesa. Out of all the final projects from our class 5 will be chosen to be put on Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a program where ideas are crowed source funded, its all or nothing but its a chance. Above are groups of images for each section, just ideas for each product these are just a few and there are more being made all the time. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Oh the Game of Chairs....

 So I was out and about this summer and while at a friends lake house I found this game sitting on a shelf that my friends said "was so my kind of game." I laughed because it is my kind of game and as I opened the box to inspect the tiny chairs I found that some of them reminded me of real chairs. I began to think that its so odd that kids would be playing with miniature plastic versions of designer chairs. Talk about starting them young.  What kind of Chairs do these remind you of? 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer crafts

When I was thinking about this summer I pulled out the long list of crafts that I have been wanting to do.
This is a  sheet music wreath. I rolled up pages of sheet music and them in place. Then I put them in a circle with a pastic cup in the middle to make sure it was a circle. Then I cut a circle of cardboard out to make the back piece.
I taped the rolls of paper together and placed the cardboard behind it and then hot glued it all together. then I cut a bunch of rolls about half way to make the second layer. Then I glued all those on the base layer. Then I made a second cardboard circle and covered it with a piece I cut out of a shiny gift bag. I glued those pieces together and then attached it to the top layer.

Friday, April 27, 2012