SketchUp Workshop in Belfast!

SketchUp Workshop in Belfast!

We’re having our first SketchUp Workshop and YOU’RE invited!

Just Me

Just Me

Isolation is real! I delve into one of the downsides of working from home.

My First Ever Vlog!

My First Ever Vlog!

Watch me, as I get lost in Belfast and take you on a tour of Interiors shop, Maven.

My first Week at ESpark

My first Week at ESpark

I give you the lowdown on my first week as an Entrepreneurial Spark Chiclet!

I have a new website!

I have a new website!

Since starting my new 3D Visualisation business on 1 December 2015, my website has undergone a MASSIVE transformation, we’re talking Caitlyn Jenner style. I give you the lowdown on what’s new and share my new branding too!

Studio Souk – A hidden Gem in Belfast

Studio Souk – A hidden Gem in Belfast

Today I called into Studio Souk (located in Belfast city centre). I was on my lunch break and decided to have a quick browse in this Aladdin’s cave of all things artsy, crafty and downright awesomey.

My Apartment Has Portholes!

My Apartment Has Portholes!

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 […]

3D Visualisation V Northern Ireland

3D Visualisation V Northern Ireland

As a 3D Visualiser from Northern Ireland, I clearly want Interior Designers from Northern Ireland to embrace this continually evolving visual tool and its numerous benefits, not only for my own growing business but also for their growing business . And to my disappointment, my client base in Northern Ireland continues to be non-existent.

Designer Spotlight – Artist Patrick Colhoun

Designer Spotlight – Artist Patrick Colhoun

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

1 Year Anniversary – It’s Top 5 Time

1 Year Anniversary – It’s Top 5 Time

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 […]

For The Modernist Lovers

For The Modernist Lovers

I’ve previously alluded to my dislike of the Modernist era where architecture and interior design is concerned. I think the main reason why I’m not a fan is because of its quite stark and bleak presence. But I AM a fan of modern design.

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 […]