Julie Holgate

Sitting Comfortably 

To encourage prolonged engagement with my Space In A Case gaming unit, I decided to convert one of the cases into seating.   By splitting a case between the lid and main body, with each section adding a small upholstered... Continue Reading →


Open Sesame

Gamification plays an important part in experiential engagement, creating interest, fun and aiding memory retention.  As I've previously talked about that can work expetionally well in a museum environment (Magical Museum), but how can this be translated a social space?... Continue Reading →

Sober Social Butterflies 

A recent BBC survey reported that the number of people consuming alcohol each week was at an all time low.   Possibly more surprising was that the largest number of non-drinkers fell in the 16-24 age group, with over half... Continue Reading →

The Sewing Shack 

I recently entered a competition run by Grand Designs Live, to style a a standard garden shed.  My design was inspired by my love of sewing and all things creative.  I chose a colour palette, based on British meadow flowers... Continue Reading →

Cutting Craft 

I'm currently working on the Grand Shed Project and one of the key items in the scheme is the pattern cutting table.  I've always wanted a cutting table, but never had the room/excuse to invest in one before. Cutting tables... Continue Reading →

Practice Makes Perfect 

  After sketching, re-sketching and even more sketching, I've finally started to translate some of my ideas from the 2D drawing board into the 3D world. As previously discussed the Space In A Case design will consist of a series... Continue Reading →

Piecing It Together

This week I have been investigating construction techniques for the interior compartments and storage unit, for my Space In A Case project. My intention is to create a product and space which actively engages participants, therefore, construction methods will need... Continue Reading →

The Event Production Show 

To gain some inspiration and to talk to industry experts I headed to  Event Production Show at Olympia, London. The show featured a multitude of styles, schemes and products for the live event industry.   Of particular interest were the... Continue Reading →

Magical Museum

Whilst in Berlin I decided to visit the DDR Museum.  Billed as 'one of the most interactive museums in the world!' ( I was expecting an engaging experience but was concerned that it might possibly be a little tacky. Designed... Continue Reading →

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