Sunday, 30 December 2012

New Years Eve, Bill Brewster, Designers Block

What are you doing for New Year? I am going to this! The dress theme is London sub-cultures. Eg punk, goth, rave etc etc. I plan to do the goth thing of course! The party is in an old crumbling pub, just outside Hoxton overground. It wont be there for much longer as a venue so it's a great opportunity to give the place a big send off, with Bill Brewster playing till late!

I also designed the flyer. Rushed job but turned out alright.

Tickets available from here.

Read more about the old pub, the Marquis of Lansdowne, and the petition to save it here.

image from Spitalfields Life blog

Friday, 21 December 2012

Floating houses

Perhaps inspired by the Pixar film, Up. Photographs by French photographer Laurent Chehere.

Japanese Love Hotels

I am a big fan of the author Haruki Murakami and have read most of his books. Often strange, and surreal stories set in Japan. Many of the books mention love hotels. In the hope of finding some amazingly kitsch images,  I did a bit of googling and was not let down! There are Hello Kitty themed rooms, doctors surgery style rooms, full on S&M dungeons, rooms with waterfalls, rooms made to look like the stationary cupboards, or perhaps a train carriage is more your thing?! My favourite are the old school 70s ones - lots of images of those on this site.

left source, right source
boat hotel, source, right source
pick your room, source

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A pretty gif

I can't resist turning something into a gif, a bit too pretty for my liking, but I thought worthy of a blog post. Art nouveau styley.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Blog recommendation part III

Fun pyjamas from Avenue 32, wear the top outdoors to get the most of your money! Discovered through a favourite blog of mine: The Terrier and the Lobster. Updated regularly with lots of fashion editorials from magazines around the world. 

The Inspiring Art of Collecting

I really like the way these collections of objects have been shot for Cos Magazine, shot by photographed by Maurice Scheltens & Liesbeth Abbenes. I quite fancy starting a collection of my own. Any suggestions?! I have already done bottles (mostly alcopops - remember them!) and Smash Hits of the 90's...!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Jigsaw Advent Calendar

Have you had a look at the the Jigsaw Advent Calendar yet?

One of my freelance jobs at the moment is working with Jigsaw, and luckily for me it involved creating loads of animated gifs! Go check it out here. It was also turned into wrapping paper which you will find in stores around the country.

Monday, 3 December 2012

DIY Christmas decorations

These look like a great DIY project for decorating the tree this year, if skint after all the Christmas shopping! Although, I'm thinking that perhaps they are much harder than they look. These were created by Jasen Melnick, a graphic designer from the U.S who made these to give as presents last Xmas. Check out his Behance profile here.


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Blog Recommendations Part II

Backyard Bill is a blog, or perhaps more of a gallery, full of lovely photographs of unique people that live in the Brooklyn area. A lot like The Selby, but with more of a focus on the individuals.


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