Designs in stone

I have often wondered what I would have chosen to study after school, had I not picked design. My answer is one that is common to most people who end up in design schools, one that is often called the greatest or oldest of all art forms. Architecture.

So much is common between being a designer and an architect. Being passionate about form, structure , balance and proportions; or integrating spaces, contexts and people to create and build the perfect experience. Utility, Durability and Beauty; the three principles of good architecture that have been outlined by Roman architect Vitruvius in the 1st century CE, are ones that can be as relevant for good designs as well.

It is no wonder then, that names of modern architects like Buckminster Fuller, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn and Frank O.Gehry become part of a designer’s vocabulary. Continue reading “Designs in stone”

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A wishing list

I love birthdays. I love that my Facebook wall gets flooded with birthday wishes, my phone doesn’t stop ringing and of course cake. It’s also an excuse to ask for whatever I want. My birthday is on the 19th of May, 6 days away. So here’s what will make me fly high in the sky. (In no particular order)

1. The new Harry Potter covers are drool-worthy, and since my current copies look like they’re on their deathbeds, these ones would be greatly appreciated.

Books I-VII

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Part 2- The Van Baarle method

In this next (and very late) part of my post I would like to present the works of the wonderful Lois Van Baarle, an artist whose name is as interesting as the art she creates. I was introduced to her illustrations when I joined DeviantArt and I’ve been hooked since painting one. I think it was the one below that first brought her to my attention.

It is her completely unique style that sets her apart from the million artists out there. You can honestly look at any art piece she’s made and know immediately that it’s simply…Loish. Continue reading “Part 2- The Van Baarle method”