Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fashion Etc.

During the past semester we've been having interesting discussions about decoration, ornament and fashion in our history tutes... revealing many many things about its influence. Stuff about beauty and 'inherent' beauty (its universally accepted as beautiful) or 'positive' beauty (when its up to someone's taste or perception that its beautiful). Apparently this debate has been going on for more than a millennia, and the idea of ornament has governed many different periods of architecture and history.

Well this week's tutorial was the finale! many points came out of our text and discussion like:
  • one who tattoos himself is like a 2 year old
  • one who tattoos himself is a criminal and a degenerate
  • one who ornaments is trapped in the past and is also a 2 year old and a degenerate
  • one who rids himself of ornament has proved mature and above society and its trends of fashion and ornament
  • this is why architects supposedly all wear black so they use their creativity on their projects as opposed to ornamenting themselves

Also some points from other tutes:

  • a demented hand made vase is worth more than the elegant machined vase
  • a machine-made beautiful pearl necklace is nothing more than supporting slave labour
  • imperfect but original is better than perfect and machined
  • women support slave labour when they buy jewellry
  • perfume was originally made so people could substitute it for having showers

Ok back to work =P

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The past month recap

Hello Blog... I've been ignoring you for a month now... so i guess i'll write something up. Its been soooo busy over the past month that I even forgot i had a blog =P Now its pretty much the busy time of the semester with projects and assignments and exam (singular!) coming up... and also things like FiGS camp, meetings, possible holidays etc. etc. to think about. Well... here's a quick point list of what's new in the past month:

  • Its almost exam blocks!!! (again... singular "exam" and 20% only =P)
  • I'm 19 hehe (most people are like... OH NO!!)
  • Birthday party with heaps of fun and surprises (thanks guys!)
  • New computer and big big monitor ^^
  • mayfest and buddha fest
  • figs PARENTS night... lol
  • new badminton racquet ^____^
  • cousin came over from NZ
  • UQ pizza first time this semester =P
  • did my critique/presentation for project 2 and it went pretty well
  • easy 30% exam memorising 60 buildings

Things coming up

  • holidays!
  • figs camp!
  • melb. mayyybeeeee
  • qld and gc open ^___^
  • aus. international!
  • um i dunno what else

As you can see, my blog motivation is going down and downnn....

better get back to work =P