Desk is Plant.

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– The final outcome for my project ‘Between Space’.

‘Desk is Plant’, i wanted to create the idea that instead of having a plant on your desk, instead your desk is immersed in nature, it is the plant. The desk, in its current state, is not the final piece; when the plants begin to grow fuller, the concept will flourish and the visuals will richen. I like the idea of creating something which can continue to adapt after i have finished making it.

Clarence.

Desk with Built in Flower Pot.

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After thinking about work spaces in relation to growth i decided to experiment slightly differently.I decided to incorporate furniture design. Here is a small experiment, thinking about adapting the space/object to make room for growth, rather than adding it on top.

Clarence.

Suppose Design Offices.

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Really lovely designed offices -combining the workspace with growth, nature, the outdoors etc. I really like this idea of immersing the workspace with nature, rather than simply bringing it into the work place (ie a plant pot on a desk) incorporating it into the design, adapting the space to work alongside the growth. Something to start thinking about in the context of my project perhaps.

Clarence.

Hanging Bag Plant.

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The other day i was at work when i was asked to go pick up 20 or so limes from the shop. I really liked how they fell into the bag and the bag took to their shape, I thought this might be nice to re-enact with a plant. I was slightly disappointed with this outcome, the bag was a bit too big, so the soil didn’t stay compact. Still the vibrant colours work nicely.

Clarence.

Flowers in a Box.

Vans Flower Bed Box.

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Flower Box.

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Following on from confined spaces, i wanted to see if plants/flowers can be grown in a small space, this is kind of an ongoing documentation so i will record the plants each day and see how it goes. I wanted the latter experiment to act as a mini greenhouse with a glass/plastic top, however the plants were too tall for the little structure I made, so it kind of just acts as a miniature flower bed. I have now placed the two boxes on my kitchen window still, my flat mates say they feel happier already.. (growth = happiness etc etc)

Clarence.

Watermelon as Tree.

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Experiment four. So far my experiments have been quite small, here i was wanting to create something big growing from something much smaller, i want to continue collaborating together space and nature.

Clarence.

Community of Practice.

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For this project we were told to find a ‘community’ in which our work, or, ourselves, could be a part of. I’ve been looking into Critical Design and Speculative Design. I quite liked this definition, i like the idea of my work provoking questions.

Clarence.

Orange Peel Plant.

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Experiment three. This is my least favourite piece yet. I think there is something in this idea though, attempting to repair something of nature and giving it a new purpose. However aesthetically i don’t really like the execution, i think simply the combination of dark thread and cross stitch seems kind of ugly. But i guess sometimes ugly can be good, pretty things could get boring…?

Clarence.

Pineapple Plant Pot.

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– Continue making while thinking.

Experiment two. I just wanted to play around really, see what works, what doesn’t etc. I thought perhaps to try and make plant pots that could be practical, for example the peppers will begin to decompose, i wondered if i could use other fruit/vegetables that could with stand long enough to allow the plants to grow. Pineapple Plant Pot is a result of this thought. I also began to think of the object as a composition piece after making it, i think having the pineapple stalk along side the pot adds something quite nice, not sure what yet though…

Clarence.

Pepper Plants.

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I started to over think everything too much. How could i combine space and growth and nature and apply this in a design related way, how would i engage my audience, what community of practice would i try and engage etc etc. I forgot for a moment that i was meant to be making while thinking, so thats what i did, i made while i thought, and this was the first result. I was really pleased with the aesthetic results, i didn’t have a clue what would come from planting flowers into vegetables, but i knew i enjoyed making them and at this point that was enough.

Clarence.