Monday, November 17, 2008

In the 'burg

off Bedford Ave, Williamsburg

Monday, October 20, 2008

Learn your ABC's (in pop up!)

Abc3D - video powered by Metacafe

Even though I'm pretty sure I've got them down, I want this book!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Coffee: A serious matter...

My top places for coffee...

A bit London-centric, but then, I live in London, I haven't been to NZ yet, and the coffee in Buenos Aires is terrible...

1. Abraco Coffee, New York WEBSITE
Go in to this tiny pit stop for a cawfee made lovingly by Jamie the LA hippie/coffeemeister who knows his beans and his jazzzz...
Felt instantly part of the village with the welcome received and the pastries and snacks are tastily moorish. Jamie, we miss you lots!

2. Monmouth Coffee, London WEBSITE
This is the original Monmouth Coffee on Monmouth St in Covent Garden. A little shop, now it's bigger than Jamie's place but the service is excellent, look for the bearded guy with specs (sorry don't know your name) or one of the girls working at the back. Another warm welcome and a mobile free zone : )
I prefer this one to the Borough Market version, both have awkward seating but Borough Market can just be too full on with people, tourists and pigeons plopping in your cappuccino.

3. TomTom, London WEBSITE
Another friendly welcome from the lads in TomTom, a newly opened coffee version, sister to the cigar store. Haven't tried the pastries because quite frankly £2.20 for a croissant is painful. The coffee is lovely and there's a big communal table. Note, I prefer the sugar in this place to Monmouth's unrefined cane sugar which is a bit sickly.

4. Flat White, London WEBSITE
I never believed that Antipodeans had the low down on good coffee until a Kiwi put me in my place with a visit to Flat White. If you can put up with the Soho crowd, it's a bit of a hustle and bustle buzzing (not with caffeine but work energy) place. Sister branch Milk Bar (on nearby Bateman Street) has opened recently, nice but the smell of pee from the alley across the road is not the most ideal environment for sipping your piccolo "al fresco"

Friday, October 17, 2008

Pecha Kucha: Betcha Wouldya?

Found out about this and it looks interesting, a sort of platform to like minded people, a bit like here.

Mobilis Milonga: Tango at Shunt Lounge

Have just finished my first choreography a 5 minute piece as part of the installation this week at Shunt. Link is to the blog.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Its been a long time- SS09 Jonathan Saunders

Hi all,

I know its been a while, however i intend to Our sketchbook inspiring. SS09, Johnathan Saunders. I know people think he s sold out, but this collection reminded that either way he has one of the most beautiful eye for colour.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Westeren Spaghetti

You may recognise this guys work from the More than ad he made a while ago.
Amazing stop-motion animation.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Refreshing Print- We are family

I love these prints- from a Range by We are Family. It quirky and interesting and made me get exciting about repeats-again!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Viktor & Rolf Retrospective

I think you re right Mr D, a seriously lack of creativity. Anyhow, Viktor and Rolf.

Even though a fantastic exhibition- not as dazzlingly surreal as you might expect.
As their collections are so heavily based around their conceptual fashion shows. The majority of the exhibition displayed key pieces from their strongest, most unusual collection with a video for the show played behind them.

The best bits?- The giant dollhouse displaying mini versions of their garments worn by hand-crafted dolls that looked like the original model who wore it. Tori Amos composing and singing at their bedtime collection. As with Rufus Wainwright singing a ballroom dance based collection for the 40s.

I did love it though

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

where has everyone gone?

What happened to the lovely blog? You all lost your creativity and that?

Anyway - this is Andrew Rae, his work is awesome. I love this.. I'm going to dedicate this post to Kieran.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


First in a series. You've all seen me draw these guys. I decided to start keeping them.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

what dan said....

Nice Danton, check out Amy Stein too :

This is her 'Domesticated' series, but also check out 'Halloween in Harlem'

Monday, April 7, 2008

More Photography (click to see 'em big!)

Jessica Roberts - this is such a beautiful photograph

Val&Musso.. Love it. I'm so down with this funny still life stuff (see next image!)

Tim Gutt (art directed by Shona Heath) - this is awesome. You all know I love his work.

Thomas Mailaender

Payam Sharifi

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

behold! My work

Ok, so it's not actually my work.. but I did spend about a week and a half re-touching it and getting it looking lovely. It looked absolutely terrible before.. All green and weird.

for those of you who are yet to buy Grafik 162 (in shops now) this is the cover, run donw to borders or wherever and have a look at my photoshop skillz (innit). Of course the rest of the magazine is fabulous too (fashion special report).

The artist who made this is Daren Lago and it's a giant gucci loafer! There is also another image in the magazine of a similarly huge stilletto (spl?!). Nice

just for reference, this is how it arrived on my desk. ugh!

(click on both images for bigger versions)

Friday, March 21, 2008

"China Design Now" at Liberty of London

Liberty is hosting an exibition in co-operation with the V&A on China design. It's really worth a visit, there is something for everyone - disciplines include fashion, photography, ceramics and art installation.

I personally adored the photography by Michael Wolf. It's hard not to notice the giant toy and portrait installation, however personally I found his smaller snapshots, dotted around the 4th floor space extremely beautiful and haunting. His combinatiion of colour and imagery is truly fascinating.

You can always pop in for a cup of their fantastic selection of Chinese teas, conveniently located in the exibition space - a sure way to give tired feet a rest from all that shopping! Try the hot chocolate green tea for something more unusual.

Prada Short Film

I found this prada film quite eery, the music is by CocoRosie and its not what really expected by a brand like Prada, but it is beautifully surreal.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Fascination with nature

Kieran and i went to the British Museum a few weekends ago, for some free exploration. We came across this small exhibition called the fascination with nature. Based on Chinese art and interpretation, it wasincredible to see the amount of skilled craftsmenship that went into the small pieces of work. Its free to see.

On our way to the nature exhibition, i went through a printmaking gallery which contain both classic and contemporary works. I found it just as good as the nature exhibition.

Chamilla i thought of you! x

In the link it does nt look like much, but if you have a few free sunday hours. It recommend the British museum.

Sebastien Tellier- Sexuality

Sebastien Tellier's new album simply screams sex in the way only the french do. It 's smooth,chic chilled electro goodness that im sure will be featured on a hotel costes album. I thought the album cover was brilliant! See what you think!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Blue Note- Droppin' Science

Blue Note Records release of some of their artists that have been sampled in many a great Hip Hop track..

Check it nice..

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Play 8 bit NES games in your browser..

I'm not sure if this is a good thing to post such a good time waster on a blog that is supposed to be a source of inspiration, as I'm sure this will take precious creative moments away from what ever we are doing but hey, all work and no play make Homer some something..


Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA, almost always exceptionally beautiful images..

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Art's a friend of mine, Mexican guy....

One more thing...

Films we should all be watching:

Be Kind Rewind- Michel Gondry
There Will Be Blood- Paul Thomas Anderson
Juno- Jason Reitman
No Country for Old Men- Coen Brothers

I love Efterklang, I also like the little animation that went with the video. The song is called Mirador and it's so innocent and twinkly it helps me ignore the thugs on the train into work. 

I still look at Inuit Art and get re-inspired.

- Steph

Monday, February 11, 2008

Matthew Williamson Show AW08

I was doing some research on fashion collections, and came across Matthew Williamson's collection. Im not usually a big fan with his fuchsia pink and gold but i fell in love with most of collection. Mixing furs with hi-tech sports fabrics, slight sheens and subtle glitter. Beautiful colour palette and wonderful prints, reminding me of Steph 's landscape prints! gorgeous

Monday, February 4, 2008


dunno what these are yet.. it'll be in the magazine somewhere next month though. Too cool not to share.
The table thing is by French designers Antoine & Manuel.. they are very cool and do lots of stuff for the fashion industry.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Johannes Schwartz and Tim Gutt

Bit of an opinion divider here. Love or hate situation.
Two brilliant photographers - one of whom I'm lucky enough to have met.

Johannes Schwartz

I absolutely LOVE this guys work.. I don't even know how to describe it really, it's more of a feeling thing. His work always has such incredible tone and composition.
If I was a photographer, I would kill to work for him.

Tim Gutt

I love this shot - the colours are unbelievable

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

3D cross stitch

I was trying to clear all these old things we had in our loft and i came across ann unfinish cross stitch pattern my sister did. It's so amazing, i love the way she's used colour. Way ahead of her time that one.

Dorian Gray

I added some better images from our shoot.

Ok, so this is my first post!

For those among you who don't buy Grafik magazine (shame on you - it's a fine publication... with very handsome and talented design assistants!), this is something we featured in our special report this month.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only novel, and is quite simply superb. If you haven't read it then this is an excellent opportunity to do so in a unusual way. This particular version is published by Four Corners Books and is designed by John Morgan, it's unusual in that it takes the typographic and layout formats of a magazine rather than a traditional "novel" - this being a direct reference to the fact that the book (as with most books of the period) was originally published (serialized) by installment in a magazine.
It also takes reference (and images) from mens life/style magazines of the 60's & 70's, which is an entirely appropriate and in keeping with the books themes of personal beauty/vanity.

They're cheap-as-chips too at about £12 - you can get them from the Design Museum and Amazon. These are beautiful objects and produced in limited numbers so run to your wallets and get one before they run out!


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Lee Miller

I went to see the Lee Miller exhibition at the V&A and it was incredible, especially her war photos. I thoroughly recommend it to everyone.

I forgot to add, we saw some really nice street art, this was randomly on a side of a wall.

Hi tintin and everyone! I'm doing a lot a the moment will try and keep you updated.  Me and my sister have set up our own womenswear label called Elton & Jacobsen.  We are going to Paris next week for Who's next, check it out:
Also check out our new website, its not much on it yet though..:

Friday, January 18, 2008


It was beautiful, the water was so milky and the volcano rock! I was in heaven, it was SO warm. An expensive place but recommended, everyone is very cool and really nice.x

The beginning

Hello Ladies and gents. The point of our sketchbook is to display anything you find inspiring, amazing or just pure crazy. I thought this could be an interesting way to still share our creativity with each other and see what we re all up to, so please feel welcome to post ANYTHING you like and want to share. Lots of love tin x