Thursday, 22 July 2010

Tate Modern '10

I ventured into the Tate and have taken pictures of some of things I really liked and found inspiring.

My main inspiration and admiration came from these tree's carved out from a rectangular bit of wood. It is one piece, where the artist carved the branches from the knots showing on the surface with a chisel.

And this is other work that caught my eye:

Nice wee find

I think these are fabby! It was a nice wee find when I was wondering the streets of London. I am eager to make my own one now...

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Good Milk

I think this is fab package design.

What a transformation from those naff and icky milk cartons! The aim here is to encourage the consumption of milk not just inside your house. So to do this, they have designed milk to look like, yet stand out from every other type of drink you consume whilst out and about.

The proposal is to keep milk in an aluminium can or revamped carton where it preserves the milk perfectly and is easier to recycle than plastic, for those annoying political reasons surrounding weight. Each colour also symbolises a different fat content.

I just find this design nice and refreshing. It is nothing too fancy, simply plain and honest much like it's contents.

Designed by: StudioIN

Thursday, 15 July 2010

365 clock

It appears that I have fallen in love with clocks! I like this one as their is an end product to keeping the time; a knitted scarf! Every 24 hours, the clock knits a loop of your scarf, taking a year to complete. I'm not entirly sure how you read the time but most certainly enjoy this concept.

designed by: Siren Elise Wilhelmsen

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

New Designers- A review

New Designers, what an experience! Met lots and lots of people from industry, a few alarming clock fans and many students from around the country.

The University of Dundee, my stand, was well received and displayed. Many individuals praised our work due to the depth and quality of our ideas. All our work was child friendly and we welcomed interaction with out products;

Most stands had "do not touch" signs everywhere. This was ok when I could see how delicate some work was but for a table or chair? I missed the point.

Some stands looked outstanding; wooden decking, a half pipe however, looks can be deceiving. Most work had tried to solve a 'problem' which did not exist or even matter. No wonder our environment is in such a mess. The majority of projects lacked imagination, uniqueness, purpose and depth.

However, I felt Buck stand was the best. It was a nice and simple stand where the content made the stand brilliant. I lost a good couple of hours looking through all their projects.

The New Designer Winner is actually from this uni. I was happy for this girl to win. I think she did a brilliant job and deserved the title.

This is my hand favourite love to hate invention; an umbrella dryer. It is a hair-dryer for your umbrella...w.o.w !

AND strangely there was plenty of mop buckets, dustpans and even toilet brushes. 100% design winner actually made a dustpan and brush...

I am not all bad I promise! I did enjoy looking around other universities discovering their own unique processes and facilities. There was some really well made models on display, yes they didn't work but the standard they were finished to was admiral. Sadly not all of the designers have websites; in fact the majority of the designs I like don't have a web presence...strange so I cannot even copy in a picture. Thats rather annoying!

Bi King

ND pictures are coming soon and I'm going to kee an eye out for some of the designs I really liked!