Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer on the Chesapeake

My family and I went for a short visit last weekend to my Aunt Jan's house in Gloucester, Virginia. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love this house. I posted about this house a couple years ago when I went up for Thanksgiving here. Last time I didn't take any photos of the living room, but this time around I was sure to. We spent the majority of the visit outdoors, however, so I took a lot of pictures in the backyard and along the inlet.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beth Hoeckel: Inspiration

While perusing The Jealous Curator the other day, I stumbled upon the work of artist Beth Hoeckel. She works with paint, collage, and mixed media to create these wonderfully playful, retro works of art. Each piece evokes in me a sense of fantasy and wonder but at the same time a bit of nostalgia.  In these next few weeks of summer, I'm hoping to jump back into the art world and have some fun for a small break from design.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Store Room Details

Lisa Sherry's store room is piled high with design products, all of which I wanted to take home for myself.  Here are a few snapshots I took on my last day in this treasure trove.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Starting in March, I began interning at a small residential design firm in Highpoint, NC called Lisa Sherry Interieurs. These are a few pictures of their office space there. The open area is also staged to represent their unique design style and to create an inspiring environment for the employees.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Final Studio Project

***perspective renders still to come

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jerry Blow: Architectural Photographer

For class last Thursday, we had an architectural photographer, named Jerry Blow, come speak to us. He talked about how to get started as a photographer, how to prepare and plan economically, as well as the importance of maintaining client relationships. Then he showed us examples of his work and explained how he sets up the "money shot". Jerry reminded us to be aware of the composition, color, and vantage points and to convey a message with the photo. Depending on the client's needs and the project itself, the photographer can make decisions to edit the scene by adding elements or taking things away that detract in order to convey the message clearly to the viewer.

For one particular project, Jerry photographed a proposed patient's room for a children's cancer hospital and chose to add a pillow on the bed in the form of Flounder from the Little Mermaid.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Assignment 4.0 - Networking

As I near the end of my design education, I see the importance of being able to network successfully in the design world and maintain those connections. This year I went to several events for networking opportunities. One memorable event was an IIDA chapter meeting at the Momentum Textiles Facilities in Highpoint, NC. It was wonderful to meet some local IIDA members that are active in the design field and gain connections with professionals. The location of the meeting itself was inspiring as well. The Momentum Group is a company that designs and manufactures beautiful, durable, sustainable fabrics. Below are a couple examples of their work.