Monday, December 14, 2009

Yoichi Ohira





I came across this Japanese artist in a magazine.
Working in glass after being inspired by a famous japanese book, Ohira listens to baroque music when he works, and comes up with some beauties

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Present and Correct

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This website has the best stationery and quirky gifts I have ever seen. retro pictures and objects, its really not that expensive either.


Check it out !!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mum's the word


Excuse the slightly dodgy photo but black does not come out very well on screen.
I made this hat recently for my mum. It is a hand blocked fur felt cloche with a hand molded brim to give a more flattering frame to the face than the usual bell shape which is typical on this style.

Come January when I do my BTEC there will be plenty more where this came from. It's her Christmas present so keep schtum !!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The lady bike





This is the bike I recently built for my lady - took about 3 months to gather all the parts and a big thank you to Hannah and Harry who provided the frame, accompanied me to Ripley and gave much sage advice.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cupcakes Galore


As it is birthday season ( my birthday season), my very close friend, Steph organised to cupcakes to be sent to me... and they are so cool!!



Cupcakes Galore a.k.a Jackie based in Purley does a range of cupcakes and cakes.

Check out her website!

www.cakesandcupcakesgalores.co.uk

Monday, October 12, 2009

PAPERCRAFT!!!


So I recently invested in a beautiful book called 'Paper Craft', an amazing source of paper related art and graphic design...here are some of my favourites:

Brian Dettmer

I watched an interview about his work, and he is so intelligent. He uses books and glues them together, painstakingly cutting away old pages of history and science, re-looking at how we disregard books for the internet and reinventing our idea of them. I've just found out he has an exhibition in NY, so I'm definitely going to have a look.


Bovey Lee

Everything I inspire to be. Intricate, delicate and beautiful.

Julien Vallee

A young graphic designer who is going against the grain of computer aided design methods of usual graphic design and mixing in contemporary colorful cut out sculpted paper to create really interesting typography and images.

www.jvallee.com


Traena Festival


What a place to get inspired...Traena Festival north of Norway. Yes Please.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Bauhaus- art forms and dance





During a trip to Berlin, i went to a exhibition on Bauhaus which showcase different disciplines of art and design that they were not know for. The school encouraged its students to experiment with photography alongside their own specialism,to be involved with dance installations and costumes. All the work was still new and fresh - still relevant today as it was went they produced their work.

Brian Wildsmith - Children s Illustrator






I came across Wildsmith work at the tate shop as i was look at childrens books. I was completely inspired by his sense of colour.
Not a single spot of black. Gorgeous.

Friday, October 2, 2009

John Piper prints









An exhibition of John Piper prints in a tiny gallery in Uppingham made me want to buy them all. Amazing colours and layered textures; exactly the effects I want to use in my MA work this year. So beautiful......

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

RCA Show





Went to the RCA show to see Harky and on our way out half exhausted by the sheer volume of work i saw. I came across the textiles division.

Wendy Marchbanks- wendymarchbanks.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

New Work

Norfolk




We went to Norfolk for the weekend, very English country garden.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Henry Moore textiles at Perry Green




My friend and i have decided that this summer this is the thing to see. A true vision of textile art and her MA.