These millinery pieces by Maiko Takeda from her collection Atmospheric Reentry blow my mind. Such beautiful use of space, colour, texture and material. Great art direction and photography also.Read More
It’s official, I love where I live. East London makes being a creative so very easy, as inspiration is literally at your door step. Every time I go ‘walk-about’, I seem to stumble upon a new gallery, collective or shop that inspires me to push out of the pixel boundaries of my day job.
I recommend a visit to the Metric Summer Shop on Columbia road, which is open until the 1st September. The group includes thinkers, doers, designers and makers from interdisciplinary backgrounds across fashion, craft, illustration and installation. I especially enjoyed jewellery designers, Myia Bonner and Shimell & Madden work.
Also worth visiting is the Espacio Gallery on Bethnal Green Road, they are currently exhibiting the works of Sarah Knight and Caro Millington until the 23rd July. Sarah’s fragmentation series on differing landscapes across London, Detroit and Venice will make the visit worth while.
The Avant Garde Diaries is a site that dedicates its time to the curation of weekly interviews with extraordinary people and is now proving to be one of life’s little distractions. Standouts include but are not limited to; product designer Ana Kraš, dancer Michaela Deprince and rock duo ‘Unlocking The Truth’.Read More
I recently had the pleasure of working with and visiting Kin, a research and design company based in Farringdon, London. Their lovely studio reminded me of a previous job I had at Involved in Melbourne, Australia; old floor boards, creaky steps, roughly painted white walls and great coffee just a stones throw away. The team at Kin worked with us to produce a set of hand crafted, stop motion fit finder animations, of which I’ve shown one above. The love, attention-to-detail and time spent on each one was something I rarely see these days.Read More
I’ve decided to pick up some old friends; scissors, paint brush and pencil and have begun to create these little fashion collages. There’s no specific reason for them, except that I find the process therapeutic and enjoy the rawness of the end piece.Read More
During one of my second year Art History lectures, my teacher handed me a folded piece of paper with an artist name written inside. My task was to research this artist and write my mid-year paper on their life and work. By chance, I received the name of Pop Art legend, Roy Lichtenstein and although unfamiliar with him at the time, he was to become a favourite of mine.
An exhibition of his work is currently on show at the Tate Modern, titled ‘Lichtenstein: A Retrospective‘ and runs until the 27 May. The video also shown above demonstrates more of Lichtenstein’s working method, his life and influences, which includes an appearance from fellow Pop Artist, Andy Warhol.Read More
I am a nosy house guest. If I ever visit your home, you can be guaranteed that I will ask too many questions like ‘how did you get this?’, ‘who is that in the picture?’, ‘why is this here?’. etc.
What can I say, I’m intrigued by how other people live; other families, especially when brought up with different cultural, economic or religious influences.
From a NY times article:
Mr. Wolf’s project, “Architecture of Density,” focused on Hong Kong’s exteriors, but when people began to ask him what the insides of the buildings he photographed look like, he decided to bring his camera indoors. Through a friend, he met a social worker who took him around Shek Kip Mei, which was scheduled to be demolished because of its age.
Here’s what I’m listening to at the moment.
‘During the Red Sparowes EU tour last fall (2010) I spent a lot of time in the back seat of the van looking out the window and playing a little travel sized electric guitar. I recorded several meditative ambient improvisations which became one continuous piece of music about 30 min long.’
I like it Emma, I like it a lot.Read More
Earlier in the year I started producing a little 2013 calendar for my colleagues, something I try to do for them each year. I thought I’d share this year’s – a little gift from me to you.
Download it. Print it. Trim it. Clip it.
Little apology though – I never got around to producing new artwork for November or December, so I had to recycle from the cover and January (which is long gone now anyway), not a big deal.Read More