NOONANSTUDIO

Designed for General Glass International, this collection takes inspiration from the book Alone Together, written by Sherry Turkle. Turkle is an Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT. Her writings focus on the ethnographic study of our relationships to each other through the computer interface.

This collection brings together 3 small groupings of pattern designs suited for digital printing on architectural glass. Each grouping is a reaction to the following key concepts: Interference, Fragments, and Escapism. The goal of this assortment is to cast an image onto the backdrop of our daily lives that is inspired by the spirit of the time.

Interference references traditional Japanese resist dyeing techniques. Batik (wax resist), Shibori (binding, tying, and clamping), and Katazome (stencil).


Fragments take inspiration from composited surfaces such as mosaic, inlay, and quilting. "The whole is greater than the sum of the parts" ― Aristotle.

Escapism is addressed through patterns that act to visually stimulate our landscape. Depth of field, movement, and transitions shift our attention from routine.