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RESEARCH FILE   Gintare Sakeviciute SAK 0721 6002 FDR 3rd year






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FAUX UNIFORMITY While surface appearance may be singular or repetitive, underlying make-up remains texturally and culturally diverse.

Monochrome Meal by Marije Vogelzang, 2009

Mitose series by Amba Molly, 2010

Serene palettes

Evolution of the generic

Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang creates eating concepts as part of an increasing investigation into food by artists and designers. She looks at food with an artist’s eye and encourages a contemplative eating process. A repeating theme in her work is achromatic meals, for which she collects only white foods. The food is arranged on a white tablecloth and cooked simply to "yield a serene palette".

Ceramics designer Amba Molly showed her Mitose collection at the 2010 Dutch Design Week. Starting with four generic products - a plastic bottle, an oil pitcher, a Tupperware can and an earthenware vessel – she creates a collection of hybrids made from slices of each. The result is a product made up of opposing forms but, through multiplicity, the collection takes on a uniform appearance. l:*61

INFLUENCES QUIET PROTEST This is a new form of intelligent activism that operates non-violently and under the banner of neutrality.

Young protesters working the land at Choi Yuen Chuen

CV Dazzle by Adam Harvey, 2010

Peaceful revolt

Silent action

The Express rail link planned between Hong Kong city and Shenzhen in China has met with deep resistance. The clearance of a village for an emergency station has villagers and activist groups putting up banners and chanting "no removal". However, a group of young student have joined the protest using unexpected methods: each weekend, they relocate to the village and quietly work the land as a statement on preserving its lifestyle.

Adam Harvey’s CV Dazzle™ project is a series of camouflage options using hair and make-up styling techniques that prevent detection by face-recognition systems such as Facebook, Google's Picasa and Flickr. He is currently working on a how-to manual that promotes some highly unexpected styling options where hair is cut or moulded to disguise and disorientate the facial features – a silent, visually expressive combat.



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â&#x20AC;&#x153;WHITE COLLARâ&#x20AC;? * Etymology The term refers to the white dress shirts of male office workers common through most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Western countries as opposed to the blue shirts, uniforms or cover-alls of manual or service workers. The term "white collar" is credited to Upton Sinclair, an American writer, in relation to modern clerical, administrative and management workers during the 1930s, though references to "easy work and a white collar" appear as early as 1911.

TREND SELECTION Innovative basic

Multi-function/ simple amalgamation / clever use

Innovative Basics

Multi-functionality/ Simple Amalgamation/ Clever Use Pure Elegant/ appealingly simple/ unobtrusive

TREND SELECTION Subtle movement

Kinetic/ repeat feature/ visual play

Subtle Movement

Kinetic/ Repeat Feature/ Visual Play/ Pleating/ Layering/

Highly strung Tension loaded/ clever detail/ innovative fastening


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Anonymity Anon tonal

the palette has been reduced to three essential neutrals: off-white, midopacities and transparencies through fabric combinations, thus generating


THREE ELEMENTS: LEATHER What is Recycled Leather? The process of recycling leather involves treating and recycling leather residues that are discarded by tanneries and other leather product industries and using it in the production of composite materials. To recycle leather, first the leather residues and scraps must be shredded. Next, the resulting blend of shredded leather material is glued together with resin and catalyzers. This product is then pressed between metallic molds of various shapes and sizes, or directly on sublayers to form plywood's, and then structured into the desired item. The final product has a very polished appearance and there is no need for any additional finishing. Recycled leather products are esthetically pleasing, soundproof and even have heat insulation properties. Leather recycling companies are also beginning to take it one step further and are becoming very conscious of the impact their recycling processes have on the environment. They utilize procedures that minimize harmful emissions and save energy. These companies use natural rubber to bond the leather scrap, reducing the need for any harmful chemicals or harsh glues in their recycling process. They use natural tanning oils and vegetable tannins to color the recycled leather products and are able achieve the desirable appearance of full grain leather, all while avoiding the use of any toxic metals. This process results in a highly flexible and breathable recycled leather product that can be used for the most delicate of leather items, including upholstery and clothing.

THREE ELEMENTS: LEATHER Leather is made from animal skins or hides and come in irregular sizes dependent on the the animal they come from. The procedure used to treat the raw animal hides is tanning. There are two options: §  Vegetable tanning. End product: furniture, luggage, harnesses etc. §  Mineral tanning. End product: small leather goods (fashion) and footwear. Each hide has to be inspected for holes and imperfections and therefore extra percentage in size has to be added to every calculation for each product.


Metal Ring (655)

50mm D-Ring (600/50)

Metal Ring 40mm (8954/40)

Width 57mm. each: £2.55 (ex. VAT) Colour Name: Old Gold Old Silver

Width 50mm. each: £1.30 (ex. VAT) Colour Name: Antique Gold Nickel Old Silver Gold

Size 40mm. each: £2.45 (ex. VAT) Colour Name: Brushed Cooper Brushed Gold

10 pieces: £15.20 (ex. VAT)

10 rings: £9.75 (ex. VAT) 100 rings: £78.00 (ex. VAT) All supplies from MacCulloch & Wallis, London

10 rings: £18.35 (ex. VAT) 100 rings: £146.80 (ex. VAT)


Belt Screws 8mm (988)

Screw-In Sam Browns 12mm (989)

Screw-In Belt Screws (8953)

Size 8mm. each: £1.10 (ex. VAT) Colour Name: Nickel Gold Antique Gold

Size 12mm. each: £1.10 (ex. VAT) Colour Name: Nickel Gold Antique Gold

Size 8mm. each: £1.45 (ex. VAT) Colour Name: Matt Gold Matt Silver Shiny Gold Shiny Nickel

10 screws: £9.00 (ex. VAT) 100 screws: £54.00 (ex. VAT)

10 Sam Browns: £9.00 (ex. VAT) 100 Sam Browns: £54.00 (ex. VAT)

All supplies from MacCulloch & Wallis, London

10 pieces: £10.40 (ex. VAT) 100 pieces: £80.00 (ex. VAT)

MATERIALS RESEARCH Metal Ring (653) Width 30mm. each: £1.00 (ex. VAT) Colour Name: Gold Nickel 10 pieces: £7.40 (ex. VAT) 100 pieces: £58.00 (ex. VAT) Metal Ring (654) Width 36mm. each: £1.85 (ex. VAT) Colour Name: Matt Gold Matt Silver 10 pieces: £13.75 (ex. VAT) 100 pieces: £100.00 (ex. VAT) All supplies from MacCulloch & Wallis, London

Metallic borders and paisley motifs were key


Casadei spring/summer 2012 catwalk invite

Clean and considered design Colour-blocking Minimal sans-serif typography

Lemon & lime

C'N'C Costume National spring/summer 2012 catwalk invite

Margaret Howell spring/summer 2012 catwalk invite






Spikes and studs in jewellery design referencing fences, barriers and feeling of sharpness


•  Texture combination: soft/ flaky (feathers, fabric) versus hard (metal, wire) •  Feeling of movement and suspension at the same time


•  Niger Delta •  Damage to nature and impact on the local living environment •  Burning Oil •  Waste






Y-3 autumn/winter 2011/ 12 catwalk invite

VĂŠronique Leroy autumn/winter 2011/ Paco Rabanne autumn/winter 2011/ 12 12 catwalk invite catwalk invite

Bold typography Black on white Clean and informative with simple graphic design

Iridescent metallics


Versace autumn/winter 2011/ 12 catwalk invite

Tess Giberson autumn/winter 2011/ 12 Jean-Charles de Castelbajac catwalk invite autumn/winter 2011/ 12 catwalk invite

Bold 90s graphic design-inspired posters Mix image and type in bright colours on white A3 folded format

Fancy folding

Versace autumn/winter 2011/ 12 catwalk invite

Tess Giberson autumn/winter 2011/ 12 Jean-Charles de Castelbajac catwalk invite autumn/winter 2011/ 12 catwalk invite

Bold 90s graphic design-inspired posters Mix image and type in bright colours on white A3 folded format

Fancy folding

Issey Miyake autumn/winter 2011/ 12 Versus autumn/winter 2011/ 12 catwalk invite catwalk invite

Origami-inspired triangular folds Playful invites you want to keep Metallic printing adds luxury

Printed textures

Mulberry autumn/winter 2011/ 12 catwalk invite


PRIM COLOURS Prim palette

Kinder Aggugini spring/summer 2012 catwalk invite

Classic navy and white for a clean look Polka dots and half-tone patterns Handwritten type creates a personal feel

All-over florals

Tess Giberson spring/summer 2012 catwalk invite

Osman spring/summer 2012 catwalk invite


3D fancies

Giles spring/summer 2012 catwalk invite

John Rocha spring/summer 2012 catwalk invite

Playful 3D designs with an artisanal, crafted appeal Metallic paper and plastic ruffles are engaging and playful Practical and beautiful fan design

JPEG gen splicing

Moschino spring/summer 2012 catwalk invite


WHOLESALE PRICES Name: Penelope Style#: SJ0011

Colour: yellow (tweed), green Unit Price: £115/ €155 Sizes Available: xs, s, m, l, xl Fabric Content: yellow - 66% viscose, 28 % silk, 6% wool (shell), 100% viscose (lining); green - 60% cotton, 40% polyamide (shell),100% cotton (lining) unit 19, london fruit and wool exchange, brushfield street, london e1 6hb, uk t/f: +44 (0) 02073753252 e:

Design Research Facebook Note 07.11.2011 Found this designer from Israel making rings with used bullets - that look really awesome. viewer? a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVzaWduZ3JvdXAuY 28uaWx8YWRpLXphZmZyYW58Z3g6N2EzY mNlYWI3NDFjYzZjNQ I have later looked him up on other blog and comments ppl are leaving are quite mixed up due to the sensitivity of the issue. Have a look here: rings-by-adi-zaffran-weisler/ Also, I will have a look online today if it would be at all possible to use material as such - due to guns being illegal in UK.

Design Research Facebook Note 07.11.2011 Just found that AMO name for a jewellery brand already exists - it's Tom Binns lowerprice range... ** AMO was one of the brand names suggested by other team members for our brand name.


TELUM -i n. [a missile; a dart , javelin, spear; any weapon; a beam of light].


ANIMULA- a little soul; a little life


ORIGO - origin; source; beginning


OPACUS -a -um [shaded , shady; dark, shadowy, obscure].


LUX LUCIS - f. [light]; [esp. daylight , day; a day; the light of life or of day; the eye, eyesight; illustration, elucidation; hope, encouragement; ornament].


LUMEN -I nis n. [light; a light , lamp; the light of day, day; the light of life; the light of the eye, the eye; an opening, a light in a building]; fig., [clearness, insight; a shining light, glory, ornament].


ALUCINOR - ari dep. [to wander in mind , dream, talk idly].


MORPHEUS - eos m. [god of dreams].


INSOMNIUM - i n. [a bad dream]


ACONITUM -i n. [monk's hood , aconite; strong poison].

BRAND NAME FINAL FOUR OPTIONS FOR THE BRAND NAME: •  Axilium - help/ assistance/ support/ aid •  Lumen - light/ bright (lumerie in french) •  Telum - a missile/ a dart/ javelin, spear, any weapon; a beam of light •  Vigaro - a female warrior/ heroine


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Bibliography •  Reis, A. and Trout, J. Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition, John Wiley and Sons, 1992


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