Finally, my design professor sent his orders via Multiply regarding our current plate. The class is supposed to be designing an artists’ village/community in Baler, Quezon. I’ll post my work as the design progresses.
It’s funny, but I’m drawing inspiration for an ARCHITECTURAL plate from all the wrong muses. Also, the new constructions, however aesthetically pleasing they are, simply would not suit the Philippine context. In the end, it just frustrates me and my design is just blah.
I get the feeling that since it is an artists’ community I’m designing, it should be decorative, ornate, fantastical. Yes, even if it is meant to be a hideaway in the forest. Ten to fifteen cottages will be designed by famous artists. But the main element of this design plate (what my class is’ working on) is the common area.
Papillion Rose charm bracelet by Sophie Harley.
Love Knot charm bracelet, again, by Sophie Harley.
Love letter charm necklace.
I guess you can see where this is going… The common area should be neutral enough to unite all the designs of the artists’ cottages. But I do not want to relegate the common area to something like a blank slate, or a base architectural layer on which the artists can build on.
Okay, great. Now I’m excited to for the real dirty work.
P.S. Couldn’t resist posting before I sign of for tonight. These are the pieces that I really, really, REALLY wish I could own.
The Algerian love knot necklace (Sophie Harley) worn by Eva Green in Casino Royale,
one of the many Chanel pieces featured in The Devil Wears Prada,
Lastly, an ornate semi-precious stone necklace like this. (I don’t remember the name of the designer.)
Alright, that’s just about it. Good night!