Friday, 27 April 2007

random sketch #1

I found this image in an old sketch book - interesting!

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

How to draw attention.

Such a simple thing, this brings a smile to my soul. Have a look at Janfamily, for more visual treats. Enjoy!

Monday, 23 April 2007

What is the Supermodern?

This may seem like a long post, but i ask you to hang in will all make sense in the end.

As part of my 3rd year fashion design studies I am investigating the "supermodern condition" it is a concept at times even my lecturers have trouble communicating - and to be honest i think i only just comprehend it myself. In essence, the term "supermodern" is linked with the writings of Marc Auge a french anthropologist who comments on the relationship between the excess of "time, space and ego" within the urban environment of "transitional spaces" and "non places".

I hear your brains in anguish....supermodern, transitional, time, space...what the!

Let me share with you this image, picture yourself on a train or at an airport. You travel through this space having no direct "emotional or historical" connection with it. It is a transitory place, where your surroundings are filled with the faces of strangers. You are bombarded with information, "next city train departs platform one", "please mind the gap", " purchase one t-shirt get another free", "donate to charity, help a child in need". Lights flicker and dance on flat screen monitors, people move past you - smears of blending color, no one speaks. Many commuters arm themselves with electronic distractions such as ipods, mobile phones and hand held gadgets.

Welcome to the supermodern.

Sunday, 22 April 2007

And so it begins...

My work room is very clean at the moment. Thanks to my generous neighbor I now have this wonderful filing is the beginning to the end of my disorganization. This is also the beginning of my blog "remember to notice". For those who also like to stop, pause and observe, I hope to share with you a little of my creative world as I stumble through this crazy place called life.....