SHEEP

We had a shepherdess visit us today to talk to us about her sheep and the different properties each breed’s wool has. It was a really amazing Monday morning, I got to go to university and see sheep, I love animal and the opportunity to see some is always interesting, and also to found out in depth about the different types of wool was very informative. The dyed wool was very beautiful and I think it would produce some amazing pieces with the embellisher.

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Posters for our future homes

As a group we all came up with our own idea of how different homes would look like in different situations in the future, for example how would a pod home look like if it was apartments or for farmers. Therefore we done one each and then came back together and placed all of these images into two collective poster to show as a group how we envision our future homes to look like in the future.


 


 

Here is the two posters we came up with from all of our future home designs

Silk Painting Workshop

I really enjoyed this silk painting workshop, I’ve never done this technique before and it is defiantly something I would like to explore more. It creates this stain glass like effect which is truly stunning. Also there are different colours that you can draw the lines with, there was one transparent and white one to try with this time but next time I could like to try the black.

Future Homes Manifesto

This is my groups manifesto on our homes for the future.

The Exterior:

When thinking about the idea of a future house two things come to mind how it will look and how it will affect the environment. Aesthetics have always been important to design but as the world ages environmental factors are becoming more of a priority. When we first thought about our future home, as a group we decided that it should float. It should be separate from the Earth allowing the world to grow free without technology interfering. This would be through a series of magnets or possibly some sense of pulley system. When researching more into this idea we decided our design would be round, almost like a pod. When looking at various visions by others, a pod like design with many circular spaces would be ideal, to fill these with herb gardens and vegetables where possible. This would make for a partially self-sustainable living situation. As well as this as much of the exterior as possible would be made from recycled plastic, some still in bottle form. This would make the building of our ideal future home eco-friendly and by using the bottles it could give a variation of colour. This would give each future home its own individuality, with its own pattern of bottles.

Future Cars:

In addition to our eco-friendly future homes we had to think about how we can travel around, at the moment as humans we are polluting our world just by travelling to places everyday. Therefore, our future transport has to be environmentally friendly so we can up with the idea that every future home would come with its own floating pod like car. This floating pod car would run on electricity and therefore be non-harming to our environment. This new car would also be self-driving, all we would have to do is say is where we would like to go and it could drive us there. By having the new car like this we would never get lost and never have any more car accidents because the car is always on auto pilot it would stop two cars ever crashing into each other. Therefore, these new cars would be safe for everyone and safe for our environment too.

Future Toilets:

In addition to the other things we have changed in homes to make them eco-friendly to the environment, we thought about the things that also go to waste in places where it shouldn’t. With toilets, every time we flush the toilet chemicals and other things eventually end up in the ocean which is a problem. We have come up with a toilet that dissolves the waste, so that it is no longer there or needs to be placed anywhere as well. This means that no pollution from toilet waste is being put in the ocean. It also means that we aren’t wasting water constantly and such huge amounts.

Questions:

Some of the questions about our ideals may include cost and space. These ideas all include, alongside economically friendly living, a relatively high tech lifestyle. This may seem to be a problem as it would be targeted at the majority but we designed this for the countries that aren’t economically friendly, that are wealthier and able to change their current lifestyle to this one for the same value. Another question about the space for these ideals. With the transport, we will no longer need roads for traffic which gives us more land space. With the houses being above ground, there would be more land space for agriculture and wildlife.

Future of Trash Disposal:

Just over a quarter of the world’s garbage is recycled. Roughly 43 percent is turned into electricity through incineration. The remainder — roughly 23.1 million tons, or 30 percent of the total waste stream — is hauled off out to landfills and waste facilities. I took a proper hard look at these statistics and thought to myself what could we do or what will be doing with all our waste in the future?
In the beginning I thought to myself how about we turn trash into fuel however in the future the need for diesel/fuel will be a thing of the past with everyone having electric or hover cars etc, so the idea of turning garbage into fuel would be obsolete.
I thought to myself what could we do or what would we do with all the garbage that is just left to waste in landfills? Furthermore, thinking into the idea it occurred to me that if television can transmit a picture in millions of tiny pieces and send it whizzing through the air, why couldn’t we do the same thing to our rubbish?
In the future we would turn our trash into millions of tiny atoms and transmit the atoms into an energy equaliser and convert the atoms into energy efficient electrons all at the click of a button. We will have a remote control that will appear to disintegrate our garbage but in fact it’s turning it into these millions of tiny atoms and transmitting it to the energy equaliser. All Eco friendly, and there will be nothing left to waste and landfills are a thing of the past.

Sustainability in Environment:

When all faced with the challenge of designing our future home we all agreed that the environment must come first and that nature should be restored to its former glory, we did this by factoring in thing that can help the earth to do this and be eco-friendly. One thing that was important for us was to be self-sufficient and do this in a sustainable way. Such as producing our own food and working with nature to do so and ensuring wild life’s home are kept intact and preserved as much as possible. Also including alternative ways to produce energy using solar and wind to run the home and even to power the mobile pods this would reduce costs for families and be much kinder on the environment allowing it to thrive.

Interactive Interior:

The human need to express itself creatively is well documented. Colour theory and feng shui use our need to position ourselves in our environment in the best possible way, and our need to control our space. The use of electronics to create a system of environmental controls, such as temperature, humidity and decorative spaces could enhance human wellbeing and enable society to achieve a level of peace and equilibrium that is lacking in today’s society.  Having walls and windows that can be controlled by ourselves, whether to create a static, stable environment or a fluctuating one. Being able to change the wall colour or pattern of a home with an electronic or plug in device will appeal to many as it entails minimum mess and upheaval to install, unlike traditional techniques.

Future generations collaboration project – Future homes

For my field collaboration work, we were put into small group where we had to think about what our homes would look like in the future. Initially as a group we did a mind map to have a quick brain storm on what we thought and we can up with the idea that our homes would be floating in the sky, with the use of magnet. By having our homes this way it would allow our environment to grow and live and be sustainable. therefore we were thinking and looking at different way we could make our homes be sustainable and non harming to our environment.

initial future homes ideas
initial future homes ideas

So after we done the mind map, we went and researched different images for how it could look and what materials we could use. We found some interesting things that have been used already like old glass bottles for glass windows and more.

research image mind map
research image mind map

After looking at this research we went away can came up with some initial design ideas of how these future homes could look.

initial future homes designs
initial future homes designs

up-cycling a pair of denim jeans

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For this brief I took an old unused pair of jeans and up-cycled them. however I wanted to do something a bit different with mine, I was quite interested by the pockets on the jeans and wanted to create something with them. The pockets reminded me of storage and that made me think I could create some kind of storage  wall hanging with these jeans, like to ones you can buy to go on the back of doors. My inspiration for the brief with the living sea conference, I thought this door hanging could be used for the bathroom to store kids bath toy, or products you use in the bathroom. All the fabric I used in this piece was found and reused, I wanted it to be focused on using what we already have as we a putting too much used things in to our seas and damaging the sea life.