Friday, June 21, 2013

This is not a fashion blog.

No clothes. No OOTD's. Weird Title. Why.

Okay, how do I say this without boring you?  :))

This is not a fashion blog. Or atleast not just. When I put up this blog up as a fresh grad I made it clear to myself that I was running a design and fashion blog. It's not just a personal style archive but also a blog about multidisciplinary design, the areas of design that I'm particularly interested in. Infact, some of my earlier posts seriously reflected this. Like this and this. It was almost boring for those who are here for a light read and pretty pictures. I lost track months after graduation. Having broken away from 5years of bitter-sweet architorture and getting to wear something other than a uniform and run Blind Clothing, slowly gaining wonderful like-minded friends and a couple of supportive readers, I found sudden freedom in doing what I've always liked as a kid, and I just ran around the fashion circle like a mad man. In heels.

After having sworn to the architecture profession  last march, the conviction slowly (but harshly) started setting in and I've been feeling a hunger to use my 5-year education to do more. To give more. To be more.

This blog should be, more than anything, a reflection of that. I've been doubtful that I'd lose readers and interaction when I stay true to this blog's nature, especially when the writing gets lengthy like this one. Design is, face it, not as "relatable" as fashion. But then I thought, what good is a blog if I can't speak my own mind through it, right? :) 









 
So this is what I've been up to lately. Being a 3month-old architect, I've trying to set up my own private practice and thinking day and night about-- how to do that exactly; the name of my office, the design principles it should stand by, the things I should advocate for, how to gain momentum, the means to make it work etc.. that alongside listening to audio-books about financial management and e-books about professional practice. It is overwhelming and frightening. but it's also just as exciting. and nerve-racking. Those above are some of my works on product development, furniture contracts for a client.

Some of my favorites from our shipments.
(Not my design)

 Same framing system,  played up with a variety of weaving patterns made to compliment the cafe its intended for :)
(Not my design)

While trying to initiate my private practice and scout out projects I thought it would be wise to accept this gracious offer, this blessing, and do furniture design and product development.. to learn international standard, educate my taste, learn more about materials. After all, I am hoping to specialize in residential and hospitality design someday. By hospitality I mean hotel, resort, spa, retail, restaurants, bars and cafes. :)

So this is me now, what I do, and what my blog is all about. What do you think? Please say I'm not a hopeless case. :)) Do you know of any other design blogs out there? Hook me up! :)


x
Dawn


*** All photos of the pieces in this post are no longger my/our intellectual property but for the client  we work for ***

10 comments:

  1. Nice collection of furniture's. Decorating your house with furniture can make your house looks new and beautiful. There are several store for Contemporary Furniture in Fort Lauderdale who have huge collection of furniture.

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    1. I agree, they're like accessories to an outfit. They can make or break. Thanks for the link! :)

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  2. Kathryn I love your blog!
    Great post, I love the fact that it's not just a fashion blog (I'm a huge fan of architecture and furniture) and great title!!
    Yes, I would definitely like to follow each other!
    I just followed you on GFC and bloglovin, if you like you can follow back La Dolce Moda
    Kindest regards,
    Francesca
    La Dolce Moda

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    1. Thank You, you're so kind, that means so much to me. And I'm always happy to meet bloggers who enjoy architecture as well. Please do keep in touch :)

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  3. Original post Kathryn!!!
    I'm following you on GFC and Bloglovin too!!!!
    Now is your turn....
    kisses

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    1. Thanks, Paola. Happy you think so :)

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