Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Perfect Quote to Describe Farindons!

"in order to avoid the fussed look of Victorian gardens where 'objects of interest' were introduced like currents in a plum duff."

John Brookes, Room Outside, 1969.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

FRISSON - additional design terminology

a shudder or shiver; thrill.

an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

(lacking at Farindons; but it could be right for the inspirational mix)

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Creativity Test Results

Well I'm above average - doing well on the persistence front!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Spelling Revelation: FARINDONS

Well I wasn't the only one to be putting a 'G' in! Thank you for the spelling lesson Mo much appreciated! I'm sure you have saved me from a major incident involving a tipex mouse!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

As an aside to masterplanning. Just come across a really stunning concept garden from this years Bilbao Garden Festival. Balmori Associates created The Garden That Climbed The Steps, you will find it under the invited section. I can think of a lot of overly hardscaped areas of London which could do with such an installation! Simple but ingenius!

Original sketches scanned and added as a layer over collage. I much prefer the collage effect with the sketch added in over the top - it has much more visual meaning and stops the collage from looking quite so flat. As for the odd colouring of the bottom image no idea what blogger is doing when it is uploading this j-peg but it seems to want to keep messing with the colours! Grrr! Yellow sky it is then! Hey ho! It just isn't having it! Now my collage looks truely pre-school! :(