May Round Up

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Month in the life of Sooz Gordon Designs:

  • Article in the Sunday Herald Magazine – “Gallery of Modern Life” – Project I worked on with VandADundee, as part of the first community engagement project “Living Room for the City” which showcased 5 living rooms in Dundee that give you an insight into our everyday life and how we use our living rooms.
  • Launch of my home ware designs. I  saw a gap in the ‘home ware’ market to produce designs that celebrated the rich history and accomplishments of my home city – Dundee. I wanted to produce designs that are timeless and embrace the fabric of a city, but have a modern vernacular. It is important to me to design a product that is functional but doesn’t take itself too seriously. I was conscious that my designs were not just adding to the fodder but creating a range that has an interesting and new narrative.
  • I have wanted a piece of jewellery from local designer Jane Gowans for sometime and I also love the work of Johanna Basford. So was excited to learn of their collaboration on a limited edition JG mini. So I was one of the lucky people to receive the beautifully packaged pieces.
  • Shed Shades, a great campaign by Spex Pistols (Dundee optical boutique) to support the local football team Dundee United who were in the Scottish cup final. The tangerine sunglasses were a hit with both the team and supporters.  The advertising by Spex Pistols is worth a look if visit their Facebook page.
  • Peony roses, one of my favourites picked one from my garden last weekend and put in my new purchase a vintage milk bottle from Errol car boot.  First time I have been to Errol, and it was an interesting experience. A lot of the stalls, if you could call stuff emptied on the ground a stall display? However, if can be bothered to have a rake we found some great finds.
  • One of my cats Johnny Cash, basking in the sun. a lovely sunny sunday pottering in the flat. catching up with my blog, watching old movies and preparing a sunday feast. Love a sunday.
  • Pop up Prosseco bar with Aitken Wines. I was invited to come up with the styling of this event. It was great project and everyone enjoyed the event as it was something different. It was a great challenge to create something special for just one night, as always budget was limited and it needed to be installed and dismantled easily.
  • Annual Degree show at Duncan of Jordanstone, I really enjoyed my experience exhibiting the year I graduated (back in 2009.) I have been going since I was at high school so it is always a highlight for me to go along and see the fantastic work produced by this years graduates. I am always inspired and impressed by the level of work.

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