Designer paper shoes

These torn paper shoe collages by Nancy Standlee are funky and creative aren’t they? Collaging might look pretty simple but from experience it takes up so much of your time. It’s almost like a chaotic jigsaw puzzle; you have to use your own imagination to manually adjust the cutouts according to how you want it to look on the surface of the page. I came across Nancy’s works in search of some collaging inspiration for my packaging and editorial classes. That’s right, Uni just started and it’s officially the last semester of my Bachelor’s degree and I still haven’t come to terms with that yet (I think I’m enjoying uni too much). This week we had to make moodboards as a tool to give us a sense of inspiration and direction with our upcoming magazine and packaging projects. I haven’t done any collaging work since 1st year so I was a little slow to begin with. Mine definitely didn’t turn out as complex as Nancy’s…





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This was one of my moodboards. A completely different one compared to my other chaotic ones but with lesser content. Now I understand why moodboards should be in the form of a really messy collage – inspiration is limitless.

The current state of my desk


Nearly done with Taeyang’s portrait. Stay tuned!

From a boot to a…bag?


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Goodbye Zara boots, it’s time to morph you into a Zara bag. Here’s another post from my Jewellery design / Ideation for the Object class. It’s the only class I like blogging about this semester because we’re given weekly projects that are done in our 3 hour studios and in contrast to that, there isn’t a whole lot happening in my other subjects (only research and folio prep which I’ll post about later). For this shoe project we pretty much had to be surgeon-like and completely disassemble any shoe we had or buy one from a shop. This project came at the perfect time as I was about to throw away these 5 year old pair of Zara boots – the soles were already falling apart and so was the material! Deconstructing this thing was a pain in the butt! That means unpicking all seams, pulling apart metals and anything glued to each other. We then had to create a new object using every part from the shoe. Some people made jewellery out of their shoe but I chose to go with a bag. Using as little resources as possible I only used PVA glue and a stapler to form the construction. It’s not the most picturesque thing, fashion designers would probably be shaking their heads at the transformation but hey, for the sake of this project I tried!

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A right-brainer by day and occasional blogger by night, you've landed on a place where I live and breathe all things art, design, culture and fashion. You'll find me documenting my life in the creative field, endless travels with friends and family and a bit of food.

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