This summer, I am getting MARRIED. I am so thrilled to really begin to finalize design elements of the event (and of course thrilled to be marrying my Christopher). My dress (shown above) that I might wear for the rehearsal dinner arrived yesterday! It is a sample dress from Kitsch Bitsch in Australia and is made from vintage French lace. Isn't it gorgeous?? I personally dig anything that resembles a table cloth, so I am pumped to wear this, whether it is for the rehearsal or something else. I've had the same sort of indecision about narrowing down my choices for the wedding as I do for home decor in our house...I have no trouble telling others what to pick but flip it on myself and I end up just buying everything I like rather than editing before hand. This is most definitely a first world problem. For a peak into my indecision take a look at our wedding board on Pinterest here: C + T.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I had a good talk with my professor about the construction of my "Gram Bench." I had a lot of feedback as well from other students about the fabric I used for my model....everyone LOVED the colors so much that I have decided to move forward with the same choices. Almost ready to get into the wood shop and get my hands dirty!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
My current project in studio is to create a bench that will go somewhere in our department's building. I want it to stand out from what is currently in the building...a lot of hard edges and "cold" materials. There are student-made benches that are pretty cool, but not especially comfortable. I also want my bench to be interactive - to evoke a sense of 'play' with the user(s). Modular forms have been heavy on my mind this semester, probably the result of lots of paper-folding early on in the Fall. I especially love tangram puzzles now, and enjoy the possibilities that come out of different transformations using simple geometric forms.
My first models were very crude...I used tape and cardboard. I then thought about several factors that might impact the final design: materiality and the weight thereof (would they be too heavy to move around?) Would the edges be too sharp? Would the size be large enough to sit on even when parts are taken away? What if there was a cut-out pattern? What if there was upholstery?
And I obviously ended up with upholstery. I will further explore the details that go into constructing a plywood, upholstered frame and a slipcover for each part. I am very happy with the direction of this project and can't wait to get started on the real ones!