Ok, when I say ‘apartment’, I mean apartment reception area. And when I say ‘portholes’, I mean mirrors. But you know, same thing. Let me give you a little background. I live in an apartment building situated in Belfast city centre. At 279 ft it is Ireland’s tallest building and as such is the closest […]
When I come across homegrown talent (Designers from Northern Ireland), I like to spread the word and showcase their work on my blog. I believe, as a Designer, that it’s very important to show support to fellow creatives. This time, I’m focusing on the work of Belfast based Artist, Patrick Colhoun.
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.
Becoming newly acquainted with Photoshop can usually be broken down into 3 separate stages of development. The first stage requires effective utilisation of deep breathing techniques, regular comfort breaks, and determining that your general state of anxiety is the result of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Naturally, all of the above will have occurred before you’ve even determined how to […]
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 recently acquired a new desk. This was an important purchase for a few reasons: I was starting to suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury, yes, yes very funny but seriously it ain’t a pleasant feeling. One afternoon, after having spent all day on my laptop (from the comfort of my sofa) the index finger of my […]
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 […]
My day started at 04:45 on Saturday morning; I dragged my sorry a$$ out of bed repeating to myself that the early start was worth it. Because on Saturday I ventured to London to meet a dozen individuals that I had only ever corresponded with via an online forum. Just to clarify: an online student forum. […]
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 […]
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 […]