Friday, 30 September 2011

I love this site. It has a great way of picking up on awesome things.
Such as a lovely idea from designer Sarah Canner, who has designed a way for reflective clothing to be feminine, and actually desirable rather than a frumpy necessity. As it says on her websiteBeing seen is the best way to stay safe on the road. But most of us wouldn’t be caught dead in the typical crossing-guard vest.  
I couldn't agree more! Now, if there was a nice helmet that doesn't make me look and feel stupid, then we could be sorted on bikes!
Image of GOGO DIRNDLE    White Flash

More internet finds

My housemate (after discussing the lego house of yesterday) has just introduced me to an amazing concept; filing in cracks with lego. The artist, Jan Vormann, has inspired me with his "dispatchwork" project; its juxtaposition and mix of the seriousness of structure and the childlike colours of the bricks is something I have never seen done in such a way.

Personally, I will be finding out where these still exist and going to see them. Failing that, i'm sure plymouth has some holes I could fill.


This 'fill in the gaps' is from Tel Aviv

Thursday, 29 September 2011

This find was better than an early night....

I have just stumbled upon as a result of, and it is so so amazing!!!!!
Dear Photograph,
At the time it was not common for a man to walk behind a pram.I’m still proud of my father.Eva Willemier Westra 

I will endeavor to do this when I next see the opportunity! 


Tonight's PADS Lecture

Ok, so there are probably a lot of things I would have to write about to inform of the coure so far. What I shall say is this: I love it. Today's workshops pushed me to create quick (mostly stupid) ideas, and work in ways that I would have never thought of before. I love Bob Brown's passion that he just lets flow into the studio. It is truly infectious.
Tonight we had our first PADS (Plymouth Architecture and Design Society) lecture, our speaker being the amazing Anthony Hoete of

"Hoete's  past projects, from a rooftop nursery in Hackney, to the architectural ‘hijacking’ of a suburban detached house, take problematic briefs and stringent red-tape requirements as an opportunity for innovation. His next project is a west London school with a Lego facade. The idea was a response to the Government’s Every Child Matters programme, and managed to include the pupils, as well as parents and local officials, in the design process."

Taken from Blueprint Magazine. ( I have included links to the work he went through with us)
Trust me, there is much more this guy has done. His talk has really pushed me to work harder and see the potential for creating something better, and not just going for the norm. As he said about the Lego school; just because the budget is small doesn't mean that you have to settle for a 'concrete box'. 

Check out his bloggy thing, which he intended to make architecture more accessible ( I believe?)

The mayor and a religious man with a great taste in colour  filling in some of the bricks.


This is more  a diary updating and collection of thoughts and ideas than a real blog. I'm hoping that this becomes a  real architecture blog, however I imagine it shall descend into a mis-match of design, structure and ideas. I also currently have very little knowledge of the architectural world so forgive me if I get it a little wrong at times!