The design blog is an essential part of this course. Your blog will be used to keep track of stylistic characteristics of designs that are covered in this class and that you observe, either in person or from images.
For each style covered in the unit, find at least one example of an interior component used in a modern way. Selections may include entire rooms or specific items within an interior (furniture, fabric, use of space, etc.…). In this entry, please include styles from ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Chinese cultures.This will be 4 seperate pages, 1 for each style listed.
Good sources for this material include: Interior Design Magazine, Metropolis, Houzz.com, Elle Decor and professional associations’ publications. Do not use images from books or magazines that are specifically about the assigned style (i.e., do not Google “Egyptian furniture” and cut and paste an image).
An example of a Design Blog (PDF, 6.70 KB) is provided as a guide on what is expected. Note: this is one of many ways to create a blog. Do not let this example limit your creativity; the only take away from this example is the combination of text and images. Be sure to provide sufficient text and images within your blogs each week.
In Blackboard, click on Discussions and Blog 1. Be sure to name the blog Unit 1: Design Blog Entry 1 and (your name) – Unit 1 Design Blog (Dunham).
Include a brief description (100 – 200 words) of the item/interior, where you observed it, and why you place it in the particular design style. Also include any personal thoughts; please remember to include links and images.