Saturday, 18 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
A great series of articles on fictional designers & their "work" by Matt Brown. I'm particularly fascinated by the attention to detail on the imaginary products & how perfectly styled they are to specific decades & topics. They can be found on Core 77.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Just finished watching the animated film "When The Wind Blows" based on the book by Raymond Biggs. All I can say is watch the film for yourself - it's a bit dated, but you can really relate to the characters "Keep calm & carry on" attitude.
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Child of God - Cormac McCarthy
Crash - J.G. Ballard
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
I've just discovered this Japanese comic by Osamu Tezuka called Black Jack, a rogue, extremely talented unlicensed surgeon. From what I've seen, the mix of accurate medical diagrams & graphic scenes of surgery, I think this would be right down my alley!
A set of very controversial beer bottles by Scottish brewery BrewDog. Personally I like them, just because of the idea behind them & the values of the maverick company (plus one day I hope to afford some beer like this!):
“In true BrewDog fashion we’ve torn up convention, blurred distinctions and pushed brewing and beer packaging to its absolute limits. This is the beer to end all beers. It’s an audacious blend of eccentricity, artistry and rebellion; changing the general perception of beer one stuffed animal at a time.”
The name ‘The End of History’ derives from the famous work of philosopher Francis Fukuyama – implying that this is to beer what democracy is to history. The artisan beer has been crafted at the company’s brewery in Fraserburgh, Scotland and has been infused with juniper berries and nettles from the Scottish highlands.
The striking individual bottles were hand crafted by a taxidermist in Doncaster and each animal died of natural causes before they were used to hold the world’s most expensive beer. The outfits were made-to-measure and each bottle has its own quirky personality.
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Monday, 7 June 2010
After visiting the Tate Modern on Sunday, I bought a very clever glass by Richard Wentworth - it measures liquid not in millilitres, but in time, sips, mouthfuls & gulps. It makes you think about everyday measurements in completely new ways. Reminds me of Anab Jain's work of representing time on different ways.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Monday, 8 March 2010
Monday, 1 March 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Zuzanna found this amazing company on Dezeen & showed me - Sidekick Studios, a mixture of digital & products, all centred around making the internet a better place. They've got internships, but sadly you need to be currently living in London... gutted, it would have been a perfect job for me!
Monday, 15 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
Just found these pieces of fictional furniture & I love them! The Radition Collection by NOCC.
What I really like though, is not the objects themselves, but the development sketches - the array of variations in a grid works really well. I might nick that idea to use it in my project...