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As a freelancer design draughtsperson, I have received widespread experience for my contributions in both mechanical and electrical engineering draughting being involved in product development, presentation, and design reviews. My work involves a combination of technical expertise and creativity. I also brings together technologies from different environments and works inventively. In so doing I am able to translate ideas into working products that meet the needs. As a blogger, I strive to inspire my readers by bringing you content through this value added service. I endeavour to help designers and other professionals improve their creativity and productivity. My primary function is to identify the specific needs of professionals sector within the desgn industry and then to meet these requirements in a professional, time sensitive and cost-effective manner. I also offer services as complex as Concept Design, Project Planning and Compiling Design Applications or Presentations. My team of skilled and experienced freelance professionals of professionals are dedicated to providing reliable and professional service that is on time every time.In my Design and Drawing office, I use the latest Synchronous 3D modelling software. On site, I use laser and infrared reflector-less surveying equipment. I also provide layout drawing, design, shop detailing and mechanical surveying depending on the clients requirements. This is my design journey.....

Sunday, June 12, 2016

VIntage Reusable Designs | Deco

Flowers have always been a part of our live, whether we just like to receive them or having them in our homes. What do you do when your plant need more space to grow or simply what do you do when normal planters aren’t enough for your specific needs? My suggestion would be to make your own planters or why not recycle some other planter you may have and use them. If you think that making your own planter is rocket science you can’t be more wrong. The vintage/retro trend has been going strong for quite a few years now. But whether it's vintage second-hand clothing, retro photo filters, nostalgic gifts, 1920's themed weddings or shabby chic furniture, the trend doesn't seem to be disappearing in a hurry. So why do we love vintage so much? Is it just the cycle of fashion or is there an underlining reason we are drawn to vintage/retro design? After doing some exploring, we found some of the reasons vintage has been so successful.

Quality and Craftsmanship

We live in a world where everything from clothes to electronics are made to be easily accessible and disposable. With high street brands churning out every product we could ever want at low enough prices, there is no room for real lasting quality and real design is often replaced with short-lived and lifeless, mainstream trends. Let's face it, in the good ol' days, things were made to last. Before mass production, our possessions had higher value and longer shelf life. The vintage trend has proved quite a response by a new appreciation for lasting, unique designs. Although brands are not reverting to the old way of manufacturing, they are refocussing the aesthetic design to appear as if they had. Vintage design gives consumers the feeling of a robust, high quality product with attention to decorative detail. Perhaps the vintage fascination is a little like the Arts and Craft movement, rebelling against the mind-dulling "mass produced" look. People are opting for the hand-made and hand-me-down look - whether it's true vintage or vintage inspired.

Expression and Uniqueness

Everyone wants to be unique and expressive. Vintage has opened the door to decades of bespoke pieces and broken down the barriers of what is "in". The vast variety allows us to experiment, express ourselves and stand out. Vintage and retro inspiration has created an almost "anything goes" trend where fashion from the 1920's - 1980's is acceptable and interchangeable. I sometimes wonder how we will be remembered? Every decade has it's own design movement, but will our decade be remembered as the big mix? It's true that fashion has always taken inspiration from the best bits of the past, but perhaps todays trend has gone a step further with so many designs and products completely replicating vintage designs.

Penny pinching & Going Green

The vintage phase is in tune to the economy and the rise in people opting for cheaper, greener and more sustainable lifestyles. Small groups of people are going as far as leaving the 21st century completely and basing their lives in the 30's, 40's and 50's. Once upon a time it was not cool to buy clothes from charity shops - now charity shops are no longer for charity - there is simply too much money to be made! Vintage / Retro can be a pretty cheap option in a time when people have less to spend.

Celebration of the Past

Overall, making things look dated makes you feel like you are being transported into a happy memory of past. Vintage celebrates history, great designs of the past and the early days of new technology such as photography. What do you think? when will vintage start looking shabby and out-dated? Or will that rustic, authentic look stand the test of time?



Making a planter from a wooden crate is both simple and very good looking and of course original. Due to their generous size these planters can manage a lot more than a simple plant. You can use them to transform your patio in a salad garden or to plant some fresh herbs or spices for your cooking. Nature takes care of most of the hard work so the only things you’ll need to do is to fill the planters with some fertile soil, make sure that the water can drain and then when the plants will grow you can be proud if your work as well as having a fresh spot of vegetation on your balcony or patio.

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