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Time goes fast

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Today I realised I’ve been back at AR for two months now, but perhaps what is more unbelievable is the fact I have only got 4 weeks left. I’m not sure how working seems to create what I can only define as a time warp. I’ve really enjoyed getting back into working life and have learnt significant amounts not only just about design but more specifically time management and the design process. Unfortunately I’m not in a position to share some of the work Ive been producing but of course feel free to check out their website here. The weekends of…

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What’s going on?

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Wow, its been a while! For the past few months I’ve been living in Bath and working freelance which is rather exciting. I’ve produced extension drawings, done CAD layouts, made models and even made some of my own clothes. I’ve also attempted to Sketch a lot more to try and remember how to draw without some form of computer aid. In all honesty, it’s been great having the opportunity to really enjoy Bath as a city and not be living my life somewhere in between studio, a bus and my uni room! However, i’ve still tried to make  it my mission…

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AR Design Studio

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So after an amazing 6 Months, I’ve finally finished my placement at AR Design Studio! I honestly can’t believe how much i’ve learnt throughout the placement experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Working for a relatively small practice also had great advantages and I was able to participate in multiple design stages, was exposed to the architectural world through lectures, competitions and trips and I was even made to build a sculpture.  Massive thanks to the whole team, I had a brill time.    

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The Tin.

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Exciting news!? I have a placement, woooo! I'm now working at an architecture practice called 'AR Design Studio' in Winchester and you can check them out here. What I have been dying to blog about though is a mini project of mine that  i've been working on since moving out of bath in late January. I say mini project, its more a mini portfolio. I wanted to create a CV that would grab people's attention, that was fun, and that I felt was a true reflection of me and thus, the tin was born! Using a circle cutter I found online...
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Me and Japanese architecture. Part 1

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What architecture am I into? I got asked this question recently and although completely reasonable, I was in a way kind of surprised by it and felt very put on the spot. I mentioned contemporary architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright. Perhaps that seems a little predictable, I don't know. But on the other hand, I do like both of those things. Truly, I like most architecture, and as a person I never really have had a true favourite. For me Japanese architecture was always an interest, but it grew to my attention when I actually visited the place. In 2012, at...
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Digital Illustration

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Semester 1 is over! It’s gone so fast I’m amazed. It was exceptionally busy but also pretty fun at the same time. Work wise, I’ve recently been working on improving photoshop skills and am set to also learn rendering software. e.g 3Ds Max. This is my most recent work on photoshop:     I don’t think the building blends quite as seamlessly as it could, but i’m pleased with my improvements on the photoshop front; I used youtube tutorials for tips! We’ll see what happens next! Happy Monday Cora xx

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Village Hall

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External Perspective My first Architecture related post! I’ve just had my first crit of the semester, and it was stressful as always, but I’m pretty pleased with how everything went. The brief of this project was to design a ‘community hub’, effectively a village hall, that had to contain plenty of storage, a hall, a meeting room, a kitchen and WC’s. Although I had some major time issues and i’m not completely satisfied with the presentation of my project, I’m really proud that I used the computer for the entirety of my project considering hand drawing is my thing. I’ve…

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The ‘Plus’ size

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The origins of plus size began in America with Lane Bryant starting a range of clothing for ‘the stout woman’ in the 1920s. Plus size modelling was kept out of the public eye until the 1970s and since then it has come under continual criticism. Plus size models, appeared on the catwalk in 2006 when both John Galliano and JeanPaul Gautier used them and have since been seen in other designers’ shows including Mark Fast. Considering the controversy surrounding size zero models, the fashion industry seems to have come a long way. But what makes size zeros controversial? Why should…

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The Mobius shoe.

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Being back at uni has already lead to late night blog posts, but i’m still here. So today, I wanted to do a feature post on United Nude, a shoe company founded in 2003. Having read Tamara Mellon’s memoir, ‘In her shoes’, this summer, my love for shoes has grown even stronger. Whether they’re flats, heels or somewhere in between, I appreciate them. But why United Nude you ask!? For the Mobius Shoe, almost a heel without a heel. A sculptural piece of shoe design that has since become a classic. It is thought to have been inspired by Mies…

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Jeans up-cycle part 2.

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So. I've just moved back to uni, which is great. The lack of wifi however has led to a stall in posts but i'm excited to find out my first architecture project for this semester. I'll keep you all updated.. In terms of fashion I love to develop a project and see where it can go. In this case, i've been thinking that the waistcoat could be turned into a dress!? Although it'd look great over a dress undone, I love the fitted nature of the design and think it would make a great dress bodice. See the sketch for...
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Jeans up-cycle.

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My first real post! eek! So I've been working on this for the last few days now, as I was inspired by this amazing tutorial by Chinelo Bally! I used an old pair of (crazy) jeans and changed them into this funky waist coat. If you were to try this tutorial make sure that you use BIG jeans. I've decided to split this project over two posts, so stay tuned. Happy Sewing!
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Welcome

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Why hello!  I thought it was about time to revive this site. I have changed a few things around and I’m really excited to have a new platform to show my work. I love design, colours and all things a little bit quirky. I’m hoping through this blog I can show you some of my work, tips and a few DIY experiments! I will post as often when possible and update my portfolio as and when my projects are complete.  

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