Uni Blog 2018

Hello, so this is a little glimpse into the thoughts and things around my final major project from university (over a year ago). The aim of the blog was explore the topic of atmosphere and how objects within the home can influence it. Feels like a million years ago I started this but anyway, hope you enjoy 

Identifying Where | Starting with the ‘base’

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Where the ‘base’ is situated is a crucial factor and will affect how people approach and interact with the design. So understanding how and where people collect these artefacts is essential. 

there were three places which I had identified as areas which could be interesting: the wall (acting as a shelving unit and an alternative switch, a centrepiece (glorifying the artefacts) and then a mantlepiece (residing in the background).

“Well I don’t like having them as a centrepiece because they’re personal... to be honest, they tend to stay on the shelves or the periphery of the room” ~ Lynne Buchanan

With this key insight, my opinion is leaning towards a ‘base’ which is integrated into shelves/ mantlepiece, however other designs need to be explored and trialled before a decision can be made.

Blair McIntosh