Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Proenza Schouler SS13

As you may know, I have a love of pattern, and love the idea of doing my own digital prints. I found Proenza Schouler's collection for next summer very inspiring. I loved the abstract mash up up pattern and textures. View the whole lot on Style.com.

Melting Pot Fashion

Remember these Perler bead things as a child? I remember, me and my sister used to make things but never did the heat set thing, not sure why! Anyhooo, Shanghai based Sabine Ducasse has created these incredible clothing accessories using those very beads.

Read more on Design Milk.

Monday, 24 September 2012

A new fashion? humans in boxes

Men in boxes? hmmm no thanks. (something to do with a French dating website) Sophia Webster's debut presentation at London Fashion Week is much more like it - models in boxes displaying her fabulous shoes and bags. These images and loads more from Style Bubble's site here.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Odette Triangles

A favourite of mine, Odette Jewellery from New York. Or should I type Jewelry as the Americans do.
Would love a handful of triangles.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Print Club Blisters The Directors Cut

Went to this last week at the Print Club in Dalston. I must go there soon and do a workshop, in fact I think they have some sort of deal at the moment with their workshops, so I have no excuse really.

Anyway, they had this really nice open night and exhibition which was on in the MC Motors building next door, also a prop hire place hence some of the cool bits of furniture and signs lying around. The posters were from local artists/illustrators/graphic designers who use the studios and the theme was film or movies or whatever you like to call them.

The posters were all available to buy, it was a difficult choice but we settled on this one by Laurie Hastings and the film was Virgin Suicides. It was a toss up between this one and the Princess Mononoke one by Joe Wilson.
of course I had to check out Lauries other work, see below. Check out her portfolio here.


Monday, 10 September 2012

Mara Hoffman SS13

I wrote about Mara's prints earlier on in the year here, lots more to follow with her SS13 show in New York. See more on Style.com

Thursday, 6 September 2012

You deserve a hand

Interesting top, black version available from Modcloth, designed by the Italian company Vivetta.

Painting the favelas red...

and green, blue, yellow...

This is a project 'Favela Painting' that Dutch artist duo Haas&Hahn began to create back in 2006. Finding parts of Rio that locals found scary and intimidating and filling them with bold and bright colour. Alongside Haas&Hahn, local youth were employed to paint, and learned the craft at the same time.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Magic Tea

Designing a menu for a tea shop, but got carried away making this instead...

Inifinity mirrors again!

This time in Berlin in the hallway of our art nouveux style apartments. (Steve pulling a strange face as usual)

Relates to this post here. More to follow no doubt!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Cold Picnic Jewellery

Cold Picnic. The name, reminds me of family picnics in Norfolk as a child!

I particularly like the rope bracelets and rings from this American duo who find inspiration from 1970s arts & crafts, ancient cave paintings, African textiles, and Native American history.

The Doorman of Berghain

I forgot to mention in my below post about the infamous doorman of Berghain. you have to get past this slightly intimidating guy to get in the place! As well as being the doorman for most of the weekend at the famous club, he is also a photographer. Read this interesting article about him on The New York Times site here.

St Paul's Studios, Talgarth Road

I remember seeing these years ago, stuck in traffic on the Mega Bus! on a long and painful journey to I can't remember where. Blocked it out of my mind. But these buildings stayed. Not knowing that part of London however, I didn't really have any info or the whereabouts to go back and have another look.

I spied these on good old Tumblr though and it all came back to me. I think what made the buildings stick in my mind so much are the huge windows dotted along the front of the building.

Some more investigation shows that the building was designed by Frederick Wheeler (1853–1931) and was financed by James Gunter (an English confectioner, market gardener and property developer) who wanted `specially designed to suit the requirements of bachelor artists and with accommodation for a housekeeper on the lower floor' (info stolen from Wiki)

The buildings are situated close to Baron's Court station, should you want to go have a look for yourself.

image from here


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