Designer Spotlight – Abigail Ryan Homewares
As a design geek, I’m always on the outlook for new and inspiring designs to feed my unwavering passion for interior design. I’ve sampled the delights of IKEA (read it here) and BHS (check it out) on my blog and now I’m turning my attention to a design duo that are much closer to home.
Industrial Inspired Urban Chic
Industrial inspired design is everywhere you look in the interior design world at the minute. And it’s not a new craze to have stumbled onto the design scene but it has had tremendous staying power.
Back to Basics – The Humble Light Bulb
Sometimes I’m continually amazed at just how much my taste has changed from I started studying interior design. Here I am, researching various types of lighting for a commercial space and what am I drawn to? Light bulbs. Plain, good ‘ol fashioned light bulbs. Doesn’t sound overly astounding, offensive or ground-breaking. But when I say ‘light […]
The Boyzone Effect
I’m still on a high from learning how to create candlelight using Maxwell Render. This can only mean one thing: I’m now increasing the risk of fire hazards left, right and centre in my 3D visuals. There’s only one way to deal with my new found obsession and that’s to overindulge to get it out of system once and for all.
The Perils Of Being A Perfectionist
In my last post I uploaded renders of various rooms for a design concept, but I wasn’t happy with some of them. A couple of those renders were a little noisy and I know exactly why. I needed to shine more light on them…
John Pawson Revisited – A Lesson in Lighting
I’ve engaged in debate with my fellow interior design students regarding the minimalist interiors/style of the acclaimed John Pawson and in particular the bathroom entitled ‘Pawson House 1994’. Opinion was very divided as to the aesthetic appeal of this bathroom and its minimal, very simplified design. I had suggested that part of the reason why […]
A Round of Applause for GIMP
Having sampled the delights of GIMP for over a year now, I’ve decided to dedicate a post to this life-saving, wondrous, user-friendly and FREE (can you believe that?!!) image editing software.