Thursday, 29 April 2010


As part of the development of my folio hand in for 3rd year, I decided to go back to tidy up the master bedroom suite for the hotel project. I have now added cornices, adjusted lighting and added a headboard and bed quilts for the bed.

I've also taken an image and swapped the layout round, which I am in more in favour of and will probably keep it like this. I will need to change the floorplans and such though, which is a bit of an annoyance:

Getting excited now though. I'm hoping my folio will look pretty meaty after all this tweaking and such.

Sunday, 25 April 2010


I have amended the lounge bar of the hotel project. I have now included the bar stools, altered the materials used for the bar surface and to the right of the visual, you will notice I have now included lounge seating near the large windows.

I'm almost there with this project. I'll admit that the tweaking to perfection is a little arsey and has cost me and arm and a legs worth in time length, but it will be beneficial when I'm arranging my folio together. I'm excited for this hand in!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


So here's another two images of my restaurant taken from the Loch Fyne Hotel Project. Really, I should have made a post including all these images to prevent clogging up the blog, but the images were developed at different periods of time, so I couldn't really wait to string them all together.

This is a view which shows sharing tables to the left (they intersect with a wall feature and continue through to another room) and some tables of two and four to the right. I thought I would show the ceiling cornices to add to the realism of the space. I'm really happy with what I've got from this.

Just now I am trying to figure out what needs to be added in order to complete this images. I'm in two minds about the ceiling, as I think it looks pretty bare. Though it doesn't look like this in the image, the room needs some physical lighting. I'm just concerned that it will ruin it.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


I have finally decided to venture into the studio and upload some of the perspectives taken from inside my Wig Shop design, which was to be completed under a period of two weeks.

A few elements of the shop are missing, such as the pegs to hook up wigs and an actual counter to purchase your items, however these will be included for the finalised project when we have to hand in our folio at the end of May.

Below is the brief from our set-up client:

The site is a small shop/kiosk in Buchanan Street.

Your clients have decided to set up a new business retailing female wigs and hair extensions. They have very minimal capital. One will give up her present job to run the shop, the other will con
tinue to work to subsidise the initial trading period. They hope to test the viability of the venture in this small unit and quickly move to bigger premises if potential is proven.

They anticipate that their clients will be primarily interested in the fashion potential of their products but hope also to sell a significant number of wigs as a cosmetic solution to hair loss. Some of the sales in the latter category will be subsidised by the NHS. Your clients are keen to establish this market as a regular source of custom. They also hope for and expect a few transvestite cust
omers. The products are comparitively expensive, typically between £150 and £200.

They want to display at least ten wigs on "heads" - they can only afford featureless white polystyrene models. They also want to hang at least twenty other wigs on pegs so that they are easily accessible to customers. They would also like to display ten A4 size photographs that can be easily changed. They need storage space for up to fifty wigs each in a cardboard box, 330x210x70mm.

They nee
d a private area in which customers may try on wigs. It should have a chair, a table and a mirror. There should also be a mirror in the display area.

They need a table big enough to take a cash register, a credit card machine and a telephone - and to allow wrapping of items sold.

You need to provide a shop front display system. The clients favour something that will maximise display potential but will also give a degree of privacy to customers.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Le Pain Quotidien - 922 7th Ave, New York City.

It was Thursday morning. Two days in and three of us had a huge hangover. We are indeed embassadors of the art school..

The night prior to this wonderful day of blistering cold wind and rain was spent in SPLASH - A gay club a few blocks down from our Hotel where they premiered Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' video. I have to say, regardless of New Yorkers saying it to be a risque and sleazy joint (kid you not - pole dancers, people stripping down to their boxers to get in for free and people basically dry humping on the dancefloor) there was still more talent in there on one night than what there was to see in Glasgow over a period of years.

Talk about Embarrassing!

So anyway, that morning after sauntering out of a tour round the Hudson Hotel - (Phillipe Starck's 'masterpiece') we beamed towards 'Le Pain Quotidien' - a Belgian bakery which, to no surprise, was expensive but very tasty. It was very cosy to sit in, and it had many traditional elements considering it was a chain bakery. Everything looked very rustic and alot of the furniture had that reclaimed look to it.

(above) A few of the Interiors students caught off guard. Typically, Lorna gets into full 'Paparazzi' mode and whips out her beasting SLR. (below) Smoked salmon on homemade bread and a bed of salad - not really the answer to a hangover cure you'd expect as I was aiming for a fry-up that morning, but it was still pretty darn good. At $10 you'd be forced to enjoy it...

Friday, 2 April 2010


I miss you so much.
I'm not feeling myself recently. I'm finding it really difficult to try and just look straight on and forget certain things that have happened through extreme bad luck in the past few months, and I'm exhausted emotionally and physically.

I've been bed ridden pretty much the latter part of Easter and I've not been working alot to try and keep my mind off things. I'm in this vicious cycle where I'm getting nothing sorted. I have no money so therefore I don't want to leave the house, or my bed for that matter. My sleeping pattern is also already screwed. Usually a holiday is a period that allows my body to get back into its original regime.

And still, I think everything is to do with the reality of being back home and not having my own set of rules. I was completely devastated after those three months of amazing times with Ricky, Sean and Amanda were taken away from me instantly. I can't really think of any other solutions. I was confined to living with three other friends, but I loved it so much that I really need it back. I was doing really well at Uni for the first term, but when we were evicted my marks were evidently affected by it.

Another of my problems was not informing my tutor about this problem, and that the workload at that time was impossible to complete. My mentality was to overlook the problem by trying to get all the work done during time that was previously lost. Time caught up so fast and I failed to deliver.

I guess I'm also an extremely big push over. I don't confront my problems. I just sweep them under the carpet and try to bottle things up. I suppose that's why I feel like this just now, but I really don't know how I can sort myself out. It's easy for people to advise you on how you should live, but unless they know how to live with the problem you're dealing with, then it's extremely hard.