NDA Blog

Wood Cabins – Sustainable Living for the Future?
Ruth, one of our brilliant tutors at the National Design Academy, spent a short time in a wooden “pod” in the Peak District, during Winter last year. She has kindly detailed her experience for us. Enjoy!   Written by NDA tutor Ruth Skrytek With environmentalism being a hot topic issue as of the last decade…
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Wabi-Sabi From A Design Perspective
Written by NDA student, Anabia Hassan   The basic essence of ‘Wabi-Sabi’ as an ideal/philosophy is; the beauty in the imperfect, incomplete and impermanent. As Andrew Juniper very rightly pointed out that “all beauty lies in the sphere of perception”. This, of course, serves as the perfect antithesis of our classical Western notion of beauty as something perfect, enduring,…
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Student Spotlight: Anabia Hassan
“They say you’re incredibly lucky if you get to pursue all your passions in a single lifetime; I for one, have been fortunate in that regard.” – Anabia Hassan Here at the National Design Academy, we are so proud of our global community. The beauty of offering online courses is the accessibility; anyone, around the…
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Exhibition Design
Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter Pentagram Pentagram is a multi-disciplinary partnership, which encompasses graphic design, architecture, interior design, exhibition design and installations. What sets Pentagram apart from others in the field is it that they has 23 partners, all of which work directly with the clients. Synth Play at the We Are Robots Festival,…
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The Art of Colour Theory – Vol. 4
Written by NDA senior tutor, Vicky McClymont In this series of blogs, we will be taking a closer look at one of the most important topics in interior design; colour theory. In the fourth volume of this series, we take a look at one of the most popular and versatile colours to use in interiors; blue.…
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