We’ve been working our little butts off promoting our Kickstarter Campaign to get to New Designers and have made significant progress raising £1,770 so far however with only 5 days left time is running out and if we do not … Continue reading

“Your mood doesn’t really matter. Some of the best creative work gets done on the days when you feel that everything you’re doing is just plain junk” Julia Cameron

I’ve been pretty bad at keeping this updated with what I’ve actually been doing and just been keeping people interested with little things I like…… SO (without giving too much away) this is what I’ve been up to the past few weeks:

Change of materials. From wood to paper to metal to acrylic to silver to paper to a combination of everything……to paper and silver……and now wood and silver. As well as some printing and etching and framing and making.

Hopefully gonna have a little collection of neck pieces and brooches.

(Maybe a lil something on the side if I’m feeling ambitious and have time)

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Unrelated (although it is totally keeping me going) song of the moment:

‘Our House’ Olafur Eliasson

I need this book in my life (if only it wasn’t limited edition and extremely expensive)

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Our house is a limited-edition artist’s book by Olafur Elaisson which was comissioned by the Library Council of MOMA in New York.  The visually appealing book consists of lasercut pages; negative impressions of the artists house allowing readers to make their way through the rooms of the house as they flick through.

AMAZING.

Not.Enough.Time.

Making. Experimenting. Sketching. Designing. Degree Show. Concept. Context.  Fundraising. Pricing. Selling. Promoting. Galleries. Exhibitions. Press Packs. Business Cards. Postcards. Graduation. Grad Ball. New Designers. Travelling. Career. Future Plans.

“It’s a busy time of year, that’s for sure–the fun sort of busy, usually. But with that fun frenzy comes a pile of to-do’s, a mountain of stress, all the daily pressures that build up, little by little, until one day you realize there’s a pit of worry in your stomach. There’s a knot tangled with all the things that unsettle you. And you see that somewhere, in the midst of it all, you forgot to breathe.

 You think: No wonder they tell us to stop and smell the roses.” 

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“A barrier is a limitation only when you perceive it as one.” ― Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

Amongst all of the making and writing and making and sketch-booking and making we have also been doing some Fundraising to help send some of us  to New Designers. New Designers is an exhibition for graduates and is a fantastic opportunity for young designers to showcase their talent, kickstart their career and get themselves and their work out into the “real world”

It’s pretty much the place to be!

Only 1  problem: FUNDS.  We gotta get a stand for New designers, get ourselves and our work to and from London and accommodate ourselves for 1 week. As full-time students we just don’t have enough £££ to do this by ourselves. That’s where YOU come in.

You can help a diverse group of talented, hardworking designers take an invaluable opportunity to launch their careers and show off their talent.  Have a look at our KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN to learn more about us, see some of us in action and see what YOU can do to be a part of it all. And remember in the words of TESCO “every little helps”…we might even give you a little something, just to say thanks. 

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“Aeon Profit – Piano Forte”

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A5 is the collaboration of artists Annika Pettersson, Romina Fuentes, and Adam Grinovich, 3 contemprary jewellers from Sweden. Sinc 2008 “A5 has served as a forum for creative discussion and international cross-disciplinary collaboration.”

Aeon Profit – Piano Forte” (2010) is a project by the contemporary jewellery collective A5 which explores the function and value of objects,

“In Stockholm one can find a piano at any time via internet forums. The value of these once precious tools for making music has dropped to absolute zero. A5 took this phenomenon as a starting point in questioning the value of objects, and re-purposed the entire piano into individual pieces of jewelry”

They have a variety of interesting projects on their website: www.afive.se

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