Monday: Modern in Nature
Sleeping Cabin by Tim Prentice
Mr. Prentice is known for making kinetic sculptures (that are absolutely incredible BTW) and architecture (Prentice & Chan - 1965). This is the only digital image I can find online of a cabin he created, with no additional information. I find this structure to be magical in a lot of different ways, but mostly because it reminds me of the many childhood summers I spent in Minnesota and it’s amazing pine forests. This automatically gets filed into my long list of things to build one day.
gorgeous and magical retreat…
Someone requested a post of all of the current Strong Female Characters, so here you go.
rejected love/break ups and art school have so many things in common: lack of sleep, no appetite, and depression.
school has been in session now for about 6-7 months. a lot has happened. grad life is busy, busy, busy (and also because it’s art school, you’re never truly away from assignments or projects). my work, to me, felt that it has improved; it’s become more formally grounded, there’s more logic and rationale behind the design, and there’s more conceptual connections.
however, school and all it brings (professional critique & stunningly talented and skilled undergrads) also has really fostered an insecurity and doubt that was present before but more subdued. now, it’s rampant! i recently had a talk with one of my instructors and he conveyed his concern about my ability to visually express all the critical thinking and conceptual thought i’m capable of (needed for my thesis development next semester); in comparison to my peers, i do lack the formal training and thus my foundations of design aesthetic is very simple and straightforward (which never used to be a bad thing). since this conversation, the doubt has tripled when i’m trying to produce work. it’s both worrisome because i feel like nothing is good enough or pushed far enough and slightly amazing because i am seeing myself push my own limits and thoughts (visually it’s a small push, mentally i feel like i’m tackling concrete blocks).
in any case, i just wanted to share this experience and feeling. to other designers/artists: does the doubt ever go away? how can we lessen that insecurity? what roadblocks have you faced and how have you overcome them?
diggit, the friendly open house finder, is a smart app that simplifies your housing search for a more pleasurable and efficient experience.
diggit is an imaginary startup app/business created for the business of design class at california college of the arts (#ccamfadesign). if you like the idea, check out our indiegogo campaign (http://igg.me/at/diggit) and donate ($1 is perfect!). our goal is $500, each donation matters more than the amount of the donation :) all donations will be going to architecture for humanity, a nonprofit that explores design solutions for global social and humanitarian crises.
cargo collective portfolio templates: counterform (rectangles) vs. hegel (squares). census? (i’m leaning towards hegel)
an ekg using a cellphone platform invented by a 17 year-old. a good idea tends to be thought up by several people at different times and different places :) (thought to do something similar—idea-wise, for my timepiece project for class)
joined vine! a little snip of the city when i was leaving a work meeting…
I get really excited every time there’s a female character who is really strong because a lot of females in film are really soft.” - Anna Kendrick
loving this actress. she & emma stone are awesome (new-ish) young actresses who have come out in the last few years that i enjoy :)