Friday, 22 May 2009

La Blogotheque

Now, because my French is confined to 'shettemm', 'shomapell sofie' and 'shesui un fromage' (excuse the phonetics, I simply cannot attempt to spell any of that properly), I am not able to tell you a great deal about the contents of La Blogotheque. I can only merely point you in the direction of the Concerts a Emporter (Concerts on the move?). This website is just wonderful and here in Studio 15 Napiershall, we are hooked, and repeatedly turn to La Blogotheque to get us through the day. Our favourite is Elvis Perkins, walking around in Paris singing 'While you were sleeping' - especially when he walks into the Place Vendome, just as the song reaches its climax.

Just wonderful.


Thursday, 7 May 2009

The Inner Workings of an Architecture Studio, or, F**K, Only 3 weeks left!

Oh dear. I thought I knew what hard work was, sitting in the MPH studying for my IB exams.

I didn't.

Now, knee deep in things to be done, me and Naomi decided we had to make the best out of the situation. What better to do than set up a studio in my unused livingroom and invite all my best architecture mates for a three week long party?
Liam has announced his arrival, bearing computer, mattress and espresso maker, and me and Names (yeah, I like to call her Names) are already hard at work.

Here are a few glimpses:

My favourite little setup, with the Ant shelf and all our architecture books close at hand. Note the Lidl bags used to transport all our model making scraps from the Real Studio.

The wall is our friend! It contains all our ideas and scrappy sketches.

The wall is not our BEST friend though, that would be UHU glue (the solvent free kind. We don't want to go completely loopy after all.)

When we get bored, we put the TV on. Watching the news for example. We need to know a little bit about what goes on outside these walls! Note also the stock of emergency food (sugar puffs, jaffa cakes, tortilla chips, granola bars and bourbon creams).

But, the most important feature of our studio is this wonderful view, reminding us what NOT TO DESIGN (Notably the gorgeous St Georges Road tower blocks):

Who knew stress could be so much fun!