Design Stories

One of the aims of Oddsockloc is to explore the themes around Identity (starting with Oddsockloc’s design themes). We want you to submit your thoughts, or “design stories” using the form below, which will then be published on the website.

What is a ‘Design Story’?

Starting with one of our design themes write about what they mean to you and your identity.  This could be in the form of a short story, a poem, or a statement. First or third person, it really is up to you.

Taking the theme of ‘City’ for example… You could write a poem about a city you have visited and how it affected the person you are.  Or the theme of ‘Journey’… You could tell a story of an incident in your life that you journeyed through and the outcome. Maybe the theme of ‘Nature’ inspires you to tell us about your experiences out in the wild and how they shaped your identity.

Some themes are more open to interpretation than others. ‘Out of line’… have you felt at any time that you did not fit in with others?  How did you feel? There is no right and wrong answers. There are certain rules though, such as no language that could cause offence. The Stories submitted will be checked before being published.  And please keep the submissions to 200 words or less.

What are the themes? 

To start with, we are after ‘Design Stories’ based on the Identity sock / band range.  Please select one of the following themes;

Joy – Music & Art
Joy – Dreams & Wishes
Joy – Love
World – Journey
World – Nature
World – City
Unique – Ace
Unique – Out of Line
Unique – Queen

We hope that by sharing our thoughts, ideas and experiences we can make a difference.  We are all unique, and can all learn from each other.

Any questions let us know. Hopefully together we can make a difference.

Your Design Stories

My Lockdown

Once, I read a poem about coronavirus, It sucked so I’m writing my own. I have nothing better to do Now that I’m stuck at home. I hate this lockdown. I want to feel the breeze, But at least I don’t have to Sit my GCSE’S. My dad likes to watch football But now he […]...

Dream job

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a nurse. I would say I like to help people but it’s more than that, it’s almost a need and I can’t explain it. The thought of some one in distress causes me distress and it can be exhausting. I wanted to go to […]...

Apathy – Gracie Hemphill

I want love. I yearn for unstable. I need to be up at three in the morning. I hunger to be able to need someone. I love objects and materials. Because that's easy. But I want someone to make me feel sick with love. Nauseous of the thought of losing them. I desire a purpose. I don't want to be able to walk away from the situation. With barely a tear on my face. I need to feel. How can I expect anyone to love me? If I can't love them? I want to be completely on top of the world. As well as being so close to hell. I want to get so fixated with another individual. That I remember the exact shape of their eyes. And the colour they glow. I want to feel butterflies. I want to get anxious. I want to have a reason to impress someone. I want pain. A fire burning throughout my heart and veins. Rather than being stone cold constantly. Candles rather than ice cubes. I want to feel alive.   I want a reason to feel happiness. I want dopamine. Instead of a zombified soul....

World – Journey

Everyone will embark on a journey at some point in their life, some will even have multiple, whether that be completely by choice or by circumstance. A journey doesn't necessarily mean having to go anywhere, you can stay in one place your whole life and still experience many obstacles and trials on your path, it can be taken in a very metaphorical sense and it doesn't matter how big or how small that journey is, what matters is that you never lose sight of what you're trying to reach or where you're trying to get to. Not only can a journey be a path to a destination... it can be a path to yourself and your personal goals. The road may be long and treacherous at times but no great adventure ever started with everything being as it should be. It takes courage and hope to step out of the comforts of your front door into the unknown wild. On every journey, we meet fellow weary travellers that we share the road with for a short time before parting at the crossroads. But on these roads, we also meet loyal companions who will stay until the end and thereafter... Unfortunately, we also meet a few monsters. Such is the way of life. So to anyone on their own journey right now... keep going, stay safe; dare to be adventurous but never lose sight of your destination and If you ever find yourself lost in the dark, look to the stars..........  Instagram: @crimsonoctober_poetry...

Joy – Dreams & Wishes

For the longest time I have been wanting to be a magician like David Copperfield. This started because one day my mum bought me a pack of cards. I didn't really know what they were for but I enjoyed the patterns on them. I later on discovered it was possible to play games and perform tricks. I want to be able to travel around to different places and events performing entertaining magic for all to see....

Journey Design Story

It's probably impossible to get to know yourself without exploring both yourself and the things that surround you. Each time you see something new it becomes a part of you - be it a place, a person or just a little spark that catches your eye. That’s why your life is actually a journey of collecting tiny pieces of the world you’re exploring that will decide on who you are today. Every time you look into yourself you’ll be something new and you’ll be able to see parts of every place you’ve been to and every single person you have encountered fitted into one beautiful YOU....

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