Thursday, November 15, 2012

Early Christmas

Indulge Magazine was at my house this week shooting for a Christmas decoration feature.  Can't wait to see how the professional photographer's photos look, but here are a couple of snapshos that I took.  The theme was White Christmas.  We took it in a contemporary direction and supplied accents of lime green and chartreuse.  Some of the items we borrowed from Neimans, some we purchased from Garden Ridge, and others from Pottery Barn and West Elm.  All the goodies came from Kroger and Central Market plus chocolates from our own home town chocolate shop The Sweet Shop.  Yum!  Makes me anticipate the season, but I already have a huge mess in the kitchen to clean.  Worth it all!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Abstraction and Pattern

TCU interior design at the sophomore level just keeps getting better.  My students are designing a light filtering screen through the development of a repetitive pattern derived from design precedents and abstraction from the natural world.  The above drawings illustrate the study of a natural object to search for structure and repetitive elements.  The second drawing illustrates another students interpretation of abstraction in a manner similar to a designer practicing about 100 years ago.  I'm looking forward to the outcomes!