From Ode to Lumpy, Pout Melody (animation by Lilli Carré, sound by Alexander Stewart). Drawn on 20 pieces of paper. The full film with sound can be viewed here.
So it’s only taken 3 years of studying design but here it is, the worst prototype ever! Actually just a quick experiment mixing oils and water to check they would work well enough to incorporate into my final design. Success, now just to make the thing!
My favourite director David Lynch has a new exhibition in The Photographer’s Gallery in London, and it’s pretty great. Entitled ‘The Factory Photographs’, it’s exactly what it sounds like, with Lynch focusing on the decay and otherworldiness of factories both abandoned and functioning. Reminds me of his early black and white work which is still my favourite era of his, so this is a must see!
Quick experiment with broken and malfunctioning Macbook screens
This foam model was a quick experiment to see how the new mechanisms would work as a part of the table. This proved successful as the issues I’d imagined (tables clashing with one another, arms not being able to reach out far enough) were nonexistent. From here it is now a case of polishing up the aesthetics of the final design and settling on the required measurements and materials.
After researching into moving arms and brackets I settled on a mechanism that fits flush with the central table leg when not in use, but can be easily extended out and positioned into place as required. Now it was a matter of making sure this design could work in the context of the rest of the table.
This concept was a further look at how to make the moving mechanisms more discreet, here by using a sliding drawer mechanism that allows the separate sections to be pulled out into place. While this was successful the problem of sturdiness still stood so further development was still needed.
This is my first concept for my table design for Sue Ryder Care Centre. The idea was for a table that could be separated into sections allowing wheelchair users better access to the table top. While I feel the shape was a success, the arms posed problems in terms of how sturdy they would be and the amount of space they would take up under the table.
Ordered CDG2 without ever encountering it before, thankfully it smells unbelievable. But just as good as the scent is the bottle, which was designed by Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo and the French art director Marc Atlan. The bottle features a sleek chrome finish, with a handwritten 2 scrawled on the front, giving this futuristic object a tribal feel. It makes it seem like some mystic pebble from the future!
"We are currently working on the 11th annual Urban Music Awards,
which takes place on the 22nd of November in London.
Within the Urban Music Awards we are running a competition for best new talent
called Ones to Watch. Each year we scout for new talent that we believe has the