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I like it on top.

I’ve spent the last 3 weeks immersed in the world of google sketch up. I’ve cried. I’ve smiled. I’ve wanted to punch my screen. It has been an emotional journey.

I’ve been completing the module – ‘Apply Residential Processes’ – essentially I have had to fulfil a brief for an open plan residential living/dining room;  source furniture, space planning and creating a 3D render in sketchup.

A key part of the assessment was to draw spacial & movement plans from a birds eye view. I love seeing things from this angle. The view from the top is like no other. It somehow puts things in perspective, yet creates a sense of being removed.

Here are my very first google sketchups….lots of ‘room to improve’ (excuse the pun!).




Menno Aden is a very talented artist who has creates a series of artworks, based on birds eye perspective of interiors. He installs a  camera on the ceiling of various rooms and takes pictures downwards of the interiors. The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages stripped off any kind of objectivity.

Behind his work is the  notion of surveillance which is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.



All image above via Menno Aden)

Looking at things from a different perspective – can be inspirational. can create art. can lead to clarity.

Give it a go.

Happy Sunday Night.

N x


Couch Potato Inspiration.

It’s where I zone out from the rest of the world. It’s where I rip open a bag of chilli chips and watch the crumbs fall into my lap. It’s where I secretly dribble during a weekend power nap.Its the place where I can relax in my maroon snuggy – without being judged. Its my couch.
I’ve cried. I’ve laughed. I’ve sung. I’ve done it all (ok…not all..). On my couch.
The couch, the sofa, the recliner – whatever you may call it – is synonmous with the home and more specifically the living space.
It can be used in so many ways – Sitting up right, sharing a cup of tea with the BF’s parents. In the fetal position nursing a bad flu. Sprawled out recovering from one too many tequila chips.
One of my assignments for Applying Soft Furnishing module was to research various fabrics to upholster a couch in a child’s playroom – where adults also sit. SUbsequently, it needed to be colourful yet maintain an element of maturity. It’s not the greatest (first time using copic markers)…but it passed! (see below).
 Bathtub turned couch…such an innovative idea!
(Image via Handmade Spark)
 There is something so inviting and warm about this space. The couch fits in so perfectly with its environment. Bold print teamed with a bright tribal rug and mod-century table – so eclectic…it just works!
(Image via  Design Sponge)
Climbing up the wall!
(Image via Mad Flash)
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 I love the old, worn out look of this couch. The deeply etched wrinkles upon the mustard yellow fabric just makes you want to sink into it (preferably with a hot milo!). If this couch were a person, I can imagine it being an old, chubby italian grandfather…cuddly, wise and slightly humorous.
(Image via Tumblr)
 Who says couches are only for living rooms? Love the juxtaposition – gorgeous.
(Image via Dogwood Party)
(Image via Style Design)
White + worn out leather couch…with a lamp, couch combo like that – you just cant help wanting to  curl up with a good book.
Ok, couldn’t resist to include this….- Acute little couch cake…how divine! I would love this for my birthday!
(Image via weheartit.com)
 Ok, over and out –  not going to lie – I kind of feel like a nap now…on my couch ofcourse!