Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I want to dress lou like a peacock! I want a cool head piece made out of wire and plenty of colour to take the shape of the peacocks feathers. I want eligant face make up, deep blues black and white around the eyes. big black eye lashes and orange lips as the beack. I want something simple for the necklace like blue rope.


I want my night club to have the surreal feeling you've been shrunk. I think it would be a cool and unusual feeling. I want the space to be filled with objects that are usually ergonomically made for us to be 20 times the size. I want the atmosphere to be fun and playful. I want the fit out not to be cramped as the more space you have the more people you can get into the club, so from a financial point of view…MORE MONEY!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

MIRANDA: Electrical Forest

Electrical Forest

For my surreal night club I had several ideas for themes like an enchanted forest, secret garden, a dreamland, a circus freak theme as well as a few others. I decided on an enchanted forest, but I had to think how to make that surreal.
I decided to put old electrical appliances among the forest, pink and blue trees, a 'unicow' instead of a unicorn, cactus' and other bit and pieces that don't quite belong in an enchanted forest.

One of my orriginal ideas was to do different themed rooms but I decided not to do that as it would be hard to tie it all together into one theme. I still half achieved the different themes idea by having the dance area of the club all to do with music by having a boombox for the DJ booth and giant cassettes for the bar. My outdoor/smoking area is a computer theme with the computers for a bench, a floppy disc sticking out of a floppy disc drive as another and giant computer keyboard keys as tables. The keys can also spell out the name of the club as an added interest. The upstairs bands/alternate music area and bar was based on a television theme with the TV as a frame for the stage so it looks like the bands are on the TV, a remote control for a bench and a VCR player for the small bar.
I used clouds on the door to the club aswell as the elevators to represent a dreamlike feel when you are entering the club or the different levels. Also I noticed clouds are a repeating theme in alot of surreal works.

I chose a frame for the elevator as I wanted the elevators to look almost like windows or pictures on the wall.
I wanted the floor to almost feel and look like grass to help with the forest theme so I chose a grass green carpet which is also very hardy and easy to clean, perfect for a nightclub.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

MIRANDA: Surreal Seamstress

Surreal Seamstress

For my headdress I came up with a few items I wanted to use, some of these first thoughts were of umbrellas and gas masks. I then thought about the fact I have to collect these things and the little money I had to do so. I had a look around the house and remembered I had a lot of sewing stuff, so that became the base of my final idea.

Then I had a look at what sewing things I had and found a lot of zippers, buttons, cotton reels, some knitting needles, material,

The idea of a seamstress sewing together the rips and tears in clothing and arms back onto teddy bears being like a doctor sewing peoples rips and tears and limbs back together gave me my surgical mask of zippers and safety pins. I have a lot of surgical masks around the house.

Next I wanted to make a wig and had bought a lot of ribbons and had some fluffy feather wool so that became my seamstress' hair.

My headdress needed more so I decided on making a crown out of the knitting needles, a 'pin cushion', buttons, material and some more of the feather wool.

For the jewelry I made a necklace out of safety pins clipped together.

For my make-up I have decided on painting patches of fabric on the face and possibly neck of my model so the surreal seamstress herself almost looks sewn together.