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
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 […]
Yes, He Captured That Cog Beautifully
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 […]
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. […]
A Door is Just a Door, Right?
Like a lot of people I walk to work everyday. And everyday as I engage ‘auto-pilot’ I don’t really absorb the sights around me. I’m too busy thinking about what I’m going to have for dinner later that evening…or cursing the fact that I had to leave my beloved bed and how I’d love to dive right back […]
Andy Warhol: Weird or Wonderful?
My knowledge of the late Andy Warhol; the internationally acclaimed Artist is very limited. So in an attempt to widen my understanding of Andy Warhol I attended an exhibition in The MAC, Belfast.