Quote of the day

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.

Farrah Gray

Todays quote

When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!

– Unknown

A quote a day

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.”

Albert Einstein

A quote today…

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.   
―     Leonardo da Vinci

Design: It starts with an idea

We all know that a good idea needs to be nurtured to make it a great idea. It takes time, frustration, time, research, time, start again, time, research, time, frustration, time! And then you have it. A great design. And it works!

Great design can stem from the craziest idea. A flower, a shell, a can, a tent, a piece of wood, rust, a screwed up piece of paper… Then it takes time turning that into a workable, functional design. See https://globaldinteriors.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/cheeky-fact-burj-khalifa-dubai/

For example, I read yesterday an article about car design, below is a snippet:

Of course, the automotive world has moved on a bit in five decades. The present design director, Ian Callum, went through quite a few pencils to create the F-Type’s basic shape. Then he and his 40-strong team took four years and half a million computer drawings to bring the E-Type’s spiritual successor to production.

The result is a car made using Jaguar’s class-leading “architecture” that eschews heavy, rust-prone steel in favour of glued and riveted aluminium – 50 per cent of which is said to be recycled – to create a body that is the stiffest convertible in the Jaguar line-up, yet which weighs just 260kg.

I have always said, sketch 50 ideas, screw them up and sketch 50 more. The last 50 will always be much better !

Thanks

Kelly

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