1Dec2016 Interior Design

Well , I finished the final design of the logo with my parter Courtney. We designed three different logos and here is a picture which is the best design has been developed .%e8%81%94%e7%b3%bb%e8%a1%a8-001

We chose the first design as our logo from many designs. For myself , I have learnt that development is continually change convertible elements and try to find the best one. For example, in this picture, we changed 4 different greens to look for the best one which is not vulgar as a company logo.

After lunch ,we went outside and looked for some interesting buildings and interiors.

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Honestly, we would like to design a church into a restaurant-cafe before we found we have to pay money to go inside. We found the price list before we walked into the church. About 10 seconds later, we walked to opposite side together with no conversation…It was really sad.

After that ,we went into about 5 shops to research the location and interior shapes.I realised that the height of the room’s slabs and the location of the elevator shaft are the most important elements. Because a high slab makes the room feeling empty and the elevator shaft which locate in the centre of the room makes the room crowd. Based on these two basic principles ,we found some shops as our location research.

We both loved the REISS because of the interior shape and the big windows. The REISS location is also greet because it located on the Cambridge city centre and it beside a big road so there will be many customs to come in. If everything is propitious , we are going to choose REISS as our client’s restaurant-cafe .

Now, I am trying to do some research for those locations which we chose. The pros and cons must be clearly to show to the clients so that they can choose the best one immediately and feel no confused.

28Nov2016 Interior Design

  • SUSTAINABILITY

The project of this interior design class is sustainability .

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.

(https://www.epa.gov/sustainability/learn-about-sustainability#what )

That means the materials of the design must be cycling . For example , The wood products can be repaired easily  when we broke the them. The paper cup can be made into toilet paper.

  • LOGO

I created an imagine company with my partner Courtney . We also created a name for our company–GreenSphere Interior . At first , Cot thought of the circle made by leaves. I realised it really looks like the Chinese National Emblem that is too simple as a logo’s edge so I changed it into a circle which made by branches.qq20161128-0

I also made a minimalist logo by using photoshop. I mix letter G and the letter S together. But when you watch it clearly, you can find a letter I in the centre.

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It based on a Chinese traditional decoration. I think the lines are really cool if I can control it perfectly.

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(http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-122786476/stock-vector-chinese-paper-cutting-motif-chinese-lantern-and-cherry-blossom.html)

 

This is our discussion about the logo design after the class.

1Nov2016 Conceptual Art AND Land Art Contextual Study

Conceptual art, sometimes simply called conceptualism, is art in which the concept(s) or idea(s) involved in the work take precedence over traditional aesthetic and material concerns. Some works of conceptual art, sometimes called installations, may be constructed by anyone simply by following a set of written instructions. Contextual Study is not to be confused with concept art or philosophical conceptualism.

Land artearthworks (coined by Robert Smithson), or Earth art is an art movement in which landscape and the work of art are inextricably linked. It is also an art form that is created in nature, using natural materials such as soil, rock (bed rock, boulders, stones), organic media (logs, branches, leaves), and water with introduced materials such as concrete, metal, asphalt, or mineral pigments. Sculptures are not placed in the landscape, rather, the landscape is the means of their creation. Often earth moving equipment is involved. The works frequently exist in the open, located well away from civilization, left to change and erode under natural conditions. Many of the first works, created in the deserts of Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Arizona were ephemeral in nature and now only exist as video recordings or photographic documents. They also pioneered a category of art called site-specific sculpture, designed for a particular outdoor location.

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On my view, the fine art subject , installation art subject and performance art subject all came from conceptual art . Conceptual art has a very huge system. In another words, the most of arts are conceptual. You can put a chair on the table and tell people that is art. Maybe in the past ,you will find everything is art.

15Nov2016 Contextual Study Fiji Museum

  • SAINSBURY CENTRE FOR VISUAL ARTS

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is an art gallery and museumlocated on the campus of the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. The building, which contains a collection of world art, was one of the first major public buildings to be designed by the architectNorman Foster, completed in 1978. The building became grade II listed in December 2012.The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts building was opened in 1978. It was designed between 1974 and 1976 by the then relatively unknown architect Norman Foster (now Lord Foster).

  • SIX OBJECTS

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TITLE:TWO WOMEN

MAKER:JULES PASCIN (1885-1930)

MATERIALS:CHALK AND WASH ON BOARD

DATE OF THE WORK:1928

ACQUIRED:1956

This is a painting which painted by pencil or carbon tube. These two women are really plump and haven’t wear shirts. We can get some notes from this painting that they feel very comfortable with each other .That is the reason why they sit so free.

When I first saw this drawing, I thought there must have some stories between these two girls. Maybe the right girl is going to have a wedding but the left girl loves her but she cannot tell the wedding girl her feeling. They have good past but it has gone. The lines in the drawing is very gentle and soft. If I want to show some gentle feelings in the future, I can get some ideas from this drawing.

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TITLE:HEAD OF A “STAFF GOD”

MAKER:COOK ISLANDS, RAROTONGA

MATERIAL:WOOD

DATE OF THE WORK:LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

ACQUIRED:1953

This is a long sculpture made by wood. There are 6 water lity which 3 of them have blooedm but other 3 didn’t. The six water lilies are staying under the long face . The introduction said this a “staff god”. God’s face has no expression. Just like the most gods in the world , gods have no emotion. They are spectators and just see the world in no words . Some of the gods even cannot be felt they are alive.

Because my specialist project is interior design , these water lilies can be decorated on the furnitures or wall. Of course , the room’s style must be mysterious and retro.

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TITLE:CEREMONIAL SHIELD

MAKER:CENTRAL REGION, SOLOMON ISLANDS

MATERIAL:CANE, WOOD, GUM, SHELL

DATE OF THE WORK:EARLY/MID 19TH CENTURY

ACQUIRED:1975

This is long sculpture also made by wood and other materials. It looks like a section of surfboard. But I think the person on the board is there gold,too. About 5 people’s faces covered his. By the way, I found solomon island’s person advocate long bodies. In other words,global  aboriginal people advocate long bodies.

If we print this pattern into floor in cycle, that will be fancy. The room’s style must be mysterious and retro,too.

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TITLE:STANDING WOMAN

MAKER:ALBERTO GIACOMETTI(1901-1966)

MATERIAL:BRONZE, EDITION OF 2

DATE OF WORK:1959

ACQUIRED:1959

This sculpture is in the same reason why the body and legs are so long. But it came from France. The surface of the sculpture is rugged and lumpy. Just like the surface of a 3D oil painting.

When I first saw this sculpture, I thought about our contemporary girls. The most girls think be pretty equals to be thin .So they stop eating and try to eat medicines to lose their weight. That is unhealthy . But in this sculpture, you can not only feel a kind of morbid beauty but also a feeling of power. The standing woman mixed the thin feeling and healthy feeling together in a very balance way.

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TITLE:FACE WITH HANDS CROSSED

MAKER:ZORAN MUSIC(1909-2005)

MATERIAL:PASTEL ON PAPER

DATE OF WORK:1973

This pencil painting gave me a strong impression. Not only the person’s face but also the hands gesture. It makes me remember one of the Michelangelo’s painting. God’s hand would like to touch human’s hand ,but he didn’t touch human’s hand. This painting’s hands touched together but the face behind the hands looks really painful and been torment.

People live peaceful under the sunlight .But under the shadow ,everything has been hidden .People feel painful by others .They wouldn’t show that to other people because they have to put on a mask ,handshake and put up a kind of friendly to others. That feeling   is based on the real life. We do the same thing with the painting everyday. We are not happy but we cannot talk to others. At the same time, I realised why Chinese people always say that shadow must behind the light .

  • FIJI

Fiji , officially the Republic of Fiji,is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand’s North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France’s Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north.

We saw many of the Fiji’s products. I found the most of the products are made by colonises. And there are many triangles images on their products. Their wedding dresses are made by a special kind of material which is touched like paper and cotton.

 

14Nov2016 Photography

Today we have talked about everyone’s final piece idea. Some ideas are really interesting. Most of my classmates chose “lonely “as the final piece’s subject .And the locations which has been most chosen is London. The most impressive ideas which has been thought by my classmates are strangers’ shoes ,busy figures ,crowed underground and just one person.

I didn’t mean their ideas are boring ,but they are quite similar. Why people think of “lonely” when people heard London ? I think London is crowed but also has a little warm. The reason of the people looks busy is that London has global people. Honestly, I like London’s style and feeling. If I choose London to be my research location ,I will choose “global” and “freedom”.

My second final piece idea is a person who with a mirror on his one eye. And he looks at a big mirror.

11Nov2016 Photography

Well , I was thinking about my final piece these days and I wanted to start do it today.

My idea is based on one of my dreams. That was a fancy and dramatic dream. I am not sure others have dream the same dream.The dream is about a dream .In another word, I dreamed I was making a dream. Just like a surreal story. That is the reason my first idea is to make a flip book about the surreal story .

I tried many ways to show a moving dream but they all couldn’t show it well. Finally, I found a video is the best to show the moving dream.

I asked my friend Gabriel who is learning moving image to teach me how to use iMovie to make videos. And precise many times to make the video to be the best.

9Nov2016 Photography

  • Aperture

 

  • ISO

The more light we need , the higher ISO we need.

But if the number of the ISO is very high, There will appear some noisy points . Sometimes we need the pictures look like old pictures , we can turn up IOS level.

 

  • Contact sheet

When we took too much pictures and we wanted to stick all of them to our sketchbooks, we can make a contact sheet by using photoshop . We can change the pictures shapes by changing COLUMN and ROW for the autokinetic option.