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 […]
I took a sharp intake of breath, slapped my face a few times, splashed some cold water on my chops, did a few warm-up stretches and then finally typed my first blog post nearly 1 year ago. 84 posts; 11 pages; 223 comments; 107 followers; 21,885 views and Anita Brown [Design Studio] is still going strong. As I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Studying Modernism and the context in which it emerged has a strange effect on the body and mind. I’m starting to curse a lot. And audible sighs can be heard from my direction on the hour, every hour. I’ve decided that I don’t ‘like’ Modernism. That doesn’t mean I don’t like Modern design but it does mean that I’m not a fan […]
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. […]
Are you all about the high-end ‘designer’ look, or do you prefer shopping around on a more modest budget for a similar design? It’s time to put your money where your mouth is; we’re going to play a game called ‘Don’t be ridiculous, of course I know the difference between designer and budget’.
This style of interior design is sleek, polished and showcases glamour, luxury and contemporary design to great effect. But why should it be restricted to Boutique Hotels?! Heck, we all deserve a little luxury! I have provided my take on this style but with a quirky twist: RETRO baby!!
“It’s got great form…”, is something we hear people in the ‘industry’ saying all the time. And it’s said with clarity, conviction and confidence. But I’m going to be honest: I had to Google its definition in design terms because I just couldn’t get my head around it.
Primary research is a requirement of my course – this means I have to provide evidence of research that doesn’t already exist, for example photographs, observations (still not sure how to document that!!) and sketches. I bit the bullet today and attempted an ink sketch of Canterbury Cathedral. I found an image on-line (this would be considered […]