Designing Design : Re-Design

This post is about the first topic of the book “Designing Design”, by Kenya Hara. Titled Re-Design, it seeks to examine what design is, and why it has become boring so as to offer a solution  to how we can “Re-Design”. Slowly, but surely through the chapter, Hara exposes our fixations on “should-bes”, and even the …

Modernism,Post Modernism, Ultraviolence.

After today’s class (301014). I could not help but notice the similarities between the decline of modernist architecture in Britain, and the residential environment depicted in Stanley Kubrick’s movie, “A Clockwork Orange”. Based on a book of the same title written by Anthony Burgess in 1962, one could probably say that the parallels drawn were …

Modernism, discussions of Utopia

Modernism, a Utopian dream or a mechanical nightmare? These were basically the main discussion points for and against modernism. On one hand, it was a great ideal, a designed world, perfect in form and function where one did not have to be rich to live in decent comfort. On the other hand It was a …

Blue Screen of Death, Yellow Screen of Potential

Ah, screen printing., one of my favourite ways to produce images. It is the ever-so-slight- mistakes and blemishes in each piece that gives it character, the effort taken to create a colour that aptly articulates the story of your image, the image being torn asunder into it’s colour layers and the time and effort required to …

Space in a Plane.

Today’s skills class was conducted at the V&A museum, and in all honesty, I wasn’t too thrilled by it. Partly because it was a drawing class, one of my weakest skills, and partly because of the daunting tasks which seemed(and was actually) impossible to complete. I do like the V&A very much though, and that …