Storytime! I lived in Trinidad & Tobago for 3 years; I moved there right after my 17th birthday in 2006. Before then, I had a pretty clear ideas that I wanted to study architecture whenever I went to university (which I did @csa_archstudents ). It was actually a toss-up between architecture and actuarial science; mathematical challenges stimulated my mind, but I was curious about how I’d balance it with my creative curiosity. In any case, I was pleasantly awe-struck by the intricate lattice work that is so characteristic of wooden homes in Trinidad. Of course, Jamaica has buildings with similar characteristics, but I was most exposed to it while in Trinidad.
My masters journey in designed objects has so far offered satisfying ways to continue to explore my fascination with latticework. In my last project at school ( @saic_design ) I was exploring taking some of the patterns in latticework from OUTSIDE the building and applying it to interior objects which may hold a symbolic value similar to the pragmatic value of the elements (that’s a whole other discussion for another day). If you swipe you’ll see an amazing photograph by @nadia_sanowar_photography that served as the basis of my initial exploration. The geometry that I gleaned from that building served as the starting point for the pattern represented on this book cover. (I’ve also tested it on a chair back that I designed ... I should share photos of that soon). So far with these sketchbooks, I’ve never said “oh I want to design a sketchbook now”. It more been that I’ve been doing my work otherwise and said “oh, I want a new sketchbook now, let me test how this translates”. I really like this one, what do you think?
All sorts of comments are welcomed!
#architecture #pattern #lattice #design #sketchbook #woodbook
P.S. This design is cut out of 1/8” plywood that’s sanded down to a super smooth finish. DM if interested :) - 4 hours ago