They’re Brill And They Know It

They’re Brill And They Know It

I delve into the world of Brill, a talented team of Interior Designers based in Belfast.

Photoshop is King

Photoshop is King

There’s no denying it. Photoshop is probably my most favourite acquisition at the minute. I, like a lot of people used to fear the word ‘Photoshop’. I blame Microsoft – we’re so used to the MS interface that when we’re shown something different we’re instantly intimidated by it. And when I heard about the term ‘layers’?  What??  You […]

Sunsets are Good but What About Moody Ones?

Sunsets are Good but What About Moody Ones?

I’m always captivated by an inspirational sunset.  Heck, most of us are but what about moody, broody and ever so slightly ‘dark’ ones?  The ones that are less whimsical and more visually striking because of their slightly threatening appearance? I was sitting in my apartment (in Belfast city centre) minding my own business (for a change) when I […]

Technical Drawing or Work of Art?

Technical Drawing or Work of Art?

Unfortunately I’m very aware of the skill, patience and precision that is required to produce accurate technical drawings by hand.  Whilst completing my Diploma in Interior Design I was required to learn the ‘art’ of technical drawing and I quickly learned that I wasn’t a fan of technical drawing the ‘old fashioned’ way. It was […]

Belfast Harbour Office – A Potted History

Belfast Harbour Office – A Potted History

I’ve been working like a maniac on my current module and finally submitted it at 7am this morning, having worked all through the night to get it finished.  I officially detest my degree studies. On a lighter note, I decided to upload one of the reports that I’m particularly proud of.  It’s the result of many hours […]

Titanic – Retracing History

Titanic – Retracing History

These are a few photos that I took today to support my research of the Belfast Harbour Office (and in particular its ties to the Titanic). The interior of the original Drawing Offices at Harland & Wolff, where Titanic was designed (as they look today). And how they looked when in use by Harland & Wolff […]

Photoshop – The Only Limitation is your Imagination

Photoshop – The Only Limitation is your Imagination

I’ve been using a multitude of effects via Photoshop and GIMP recently for my degree studies.  I usually find that all of the tools to create whatever effect you want are all readily available in the maze of menus and sub-menus in both Photoshop and GIMP; it’s knowing which ones to use is the problem.  […]

Belfast – Small Town, Huge History

Belfast – Small Town, Huge History

Ok, I don’t want to turn this post into a history lesson but following on from my disastrous visit to Custom House; I’ve since had to choose a different period property in which to study.  I’m required to research the property’s historical significance and also its architectural and design attributes. Although because of my acute interest in the […]

Custom House and My Shattered Dreams

Custom House and My Shattered Dreams

I chose Custom House, Belfast as the (period) property with historical significance to research for the current module of my Degree course. One of the requirements of this module is to photograph the architectural/design elements of said period property and discuss its political/social context. On the outside this property is quite a distinguishable and commanding structure in the City […]

The Flat Roofed House

The Flat Roofed House

I knocked on a strange door today knowing that I hadn’t a clue who was going to greet me.  I also knew that my request was going to be perceived as quite a peculiar one. But I did it anyway. To cut a long story short, I’m currently researching the design ethos that governed Modernism.  […]

Belfast

Belfast

In my quest to celebrate what’s good and positive and constructive about Belfast I’ve decided to share a few well chosen photographs that I hope will illustrate that Belfast is much more than many believe it to be.