Audio influence

For my final college project, I was drawn to a certain stream of music, which was not my usual taste. The Tron Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk was on constant loop on my iPod. A friend of 20+ years {the magnificent and creative William Delray} then exposed me to the world of Birdy Nam Nam – ‘Parachute Ending’ to be precise. I’ll let the music do the talking.

As if it was meant to be, one of the follow up videos was this same song paired with the Tron Legacy teaser. It was what I needed for this project. To William, I thank you. 

Inspiration – Studio VI

I am nearing the end of my final project for my BA in Interior Design. T-minus 24 days until my final presentation, and 24 days until the rest of my life. I’ve been studying for four years part time while working full time, and I literally am at a point where having complete control of your own free time is a completely foreign concept to me.
I’m busily working away on my CAD plans and 3D Max, and it’s easy for me to forget my concept and what I’m aiming for. What better way to remind myself what I’m loosing countless hours over, than to share a couple of my favorite concept, typology, and precedent images – to keep me on track.
Raffles City Beijing Office by SMC Aslop | My initial inspiration for my current project was encouraged by the Raffles Beijing Sales Office. A strongly reflective environment, which had a feature wall I so much wanted to achieve. Similar to the 4 minutes video by Madonna and Justin Timberlake {slightly embarrassing to have that as a reference}, I wanted a feature wall that was encroaching on a typically normal or clinical space.
Zaha Hadid | Her Sonnabend instillations really appealed to me. I like the absent environment, mixed with an interactive foreign object intruding on the space. What an overwhelming feel to a room.

Natalia Farnosova and Helena Samarin | I can’t help but cringe when I hear or use the term futuristic, but it is ultimately the vibe I’m trying to achieve for this project. I have found abundant inspiration from this amazing apartment in Kiev designed by Natalia and Helena.

Tron Legacy | My last three college projects have been influenced by movies, to a degree. For the most part the Tron soundtrack has influenced a lot of my creative process, and is just the pick-me-up I need when the going gets tough. It was more so perfect timing, since my project is going down a similar route, even using some similar cold blue highlights and those Barcelona chairs, I want to much. {source}
If any of you are in the same boat and are nearing your finals – I feel your pain. Good luck, and hopefully you can see the finish line!

My favorite picks – getting in the mood

1. Image Interiors – January/February 2011 issue. My perfect bus accompaniment at the moment. 
2. Tron Legacy soundtrack. I’m not a Daft Punk fan, but this album is pretty tight. It is helping me stay in the right mindset for my final college project.
3. Rimmel London 60 Seconds Nail Polish. Perfect for hurried painting – ie. on the bus or at your desk.
4. I love you like blank loves blank. Creative Valentine’s cards by The Hungry Workshop. Let your imagination go wild. Like Mario loves Luigi, like peanut butter loves jelly, even like Steven Seagal loves bad hair plugs. 
5. My new years resolution is to relearn French. My previous knowledge has deteriorated horribly.