clever chalk board calendar is one of the amazing uses for a chalk board wall that i would love. as featured in the film 500 (days of summer). found on this website: http://www.housetohome.co.uk/galleries/home_office/Chalkboard_wall_calendar_14119.html
indiska is my new love, the first indiska was opening in 1901 in stockholm! by a lady called mathilda hamilton. since then the company has strived and brought to us not only a beautiful range of clothes featuring bright colours, embroidery, eco cottons, and more, but also a lovely home range with great patterns and funky designs. their shops are currently only based in scandinavia ( ) : ) but they also have an online store with some of their collection available to buy. their website is: http://www.indiska.com
my final designs for my final 2nd year project which i entitled wycinanki wonderland.
this was based on one of the key trends i identified, at the Indigo trade fair in Paris, entitled ‘natural/artificial’, which focused a lot on nature. in developing my theme i drew upon imagery and themes including nature, mini frogs, grasshoppers, dragonflies, butterflies and water lilies & incorporated into this was the idea of wonderland and enchantment. i went about realising my concept by, firstly, exploring trends. i also wanted to link my heritage of polish paper cuts to the project.. i used a combination of methods to come to these final outcomes; i began by drawing by hand and on illustrator. after developing these drawings into designs i then used the laser cutter to produce my very own up to date wycinanki. next i also decided to develop my designs further by adding fills of colour and detail. the colours i have chosen as are selected colours chosen from my photographs i had used for my research and from my drawings.
these designs then proceeded to print onto fabric using the digital printer. by maintaining the original element of the paper cuts throughout my designs i believe the integrity of the tradition was still there, only updated with new technologies and printing processes.