Friday, 31 August 2012

Fig.59 Crazy For Campbells Tomato Soup

Oh my goodness me - I'm all over these cans like a fat boy with a jam doughnut. If I got my hands on these beauty's I wouldn't be getting my tin opener out even on the coldest of day's, They would take pride of place on my kitchen shelf's - will be there until I'm six feet under. If anyone could grab me some from Target I will pay you back with endless rounds of tomato soup (not the limited kind) and cheese on toast for the rest of your life. I really hope they sell them in the uk, But im not holding my breath - these are going to sell like rocket fire. I would have to sell my parents house to afford the frightful prices that there going to be sold on Ebay in the next few days. " Campbell's Soup has released a series of limited-edition, Andy Warhol-inspired soup cans, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first time the artist used one of the cans in his art. Warhol famously featured Campbell's' red and white soup cans in a number of his paintings and screenprints from 1962 onwards, and he apparently was a regular consumer of the condensed soup inside the cans too, once commenting that he had eaten it for lunch every day for 20 years. The cans also represented his interest in the imagery that he saw every day, which also led him to reproduce Coca-Cola bottles and Brillo boxes in his work. The special edition Campbell's cans aren't exact replicas of Warhol's work, though reference the bright colours he introduced in his 1965 series featuring the cans. The series will be on sale at Target in the US, with 1.2 million cans released, at 75 cents each (unsurprisingly though, cans have already begun springing up on eBay for considerably more)." "Quoted From Creative Review

Friday, 15 June 2012

Fig.58 Moonrise Kingdom

I finally went to see Wes Andersons incredible Moonrise Kingdom with my bestie Charlotte. My word what a feast for the eye's, I don't think I blinked all the way through it. The pace was just right, styling and art direction was just overwhelmingly perfect - loved it. The tent, the towel the yellow formica table with the yellow dial phone, the clothes, the font & graphics. Absolutely amazing I could carry on but it would sound like one of those memory games you played as a kid. I thought Rushmore was my favorite but Anderson has set the bar high, This would be hard to beat. Get yourself to the cinema.

Thursday, 24 May 2012


The other weekend when I was last home visiting the folks, my Mum finally got the huge box of family photo's down from the attic, for me to look through. These were just a few of my favorites. These photo's are filled with such joy and charisma. The photo of all the children on the bench eating ice cream, is of my Nanny and my Mum and her three brothers, I love the sandals the boys are wearing and the concentration on each of there face's. My Nanny was always so serene she had such an air of beauty and softness, I remember her smelling of almonds. The one with all the men lined up on the beach (Fresh Water East Pembrokeshire) makes me laugh so much the man on the right, was my beloved great Uncle Chum. The photo of the couple on the horse's is my Nanny & Grandad - How amazing do they look? and so romantic, they had recently just met when the photo was taken. All these photo's were taken by my grandad he was a remarkable man. A man of many talents and Im so glad one of them was photography, so I have all the past to look through and admire and love.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Fig.56 Lucas Grogan


"Lucas Grogan is a Melbourne based artist who uses needlepoint, installation, painting and drawing to explore themes of isolation, inclusion and cultural collisions, through an autobiographical lens. Having studied at the University of Newcastle, Grogan has exhibited throughout Australia, USA and Hong Kong. His work has been collected by Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Artbank, Duetsche Bank and private collections."
(Quoted From his website).

I stumbled across Lucas Grogan on Design Files, And im so glad I did. Lucas's designs and intricate patterns are so free and contagious and playful. At the same time beautifully refined and crafted. I can see his work spreading across interiors and fashion house's like wild fire. I love his collection for Rittenhouse, I can't wait to see more of his work in the near future, Im obsessed with blue and denim, so I think that has something to do with it. Getting the bag on pay day, Go Lucas Go

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Fig. 55 Splitscreen: A Love Story

Shot entirely on the Nokia N8 mobile phone. Winner of the Nokia Shorts competition 2011.
How cute and clever is this little short, So many of us live such parallel lives simultaneously, This movie illustrates this in such a simple yet sensitive way - very sweet.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Fig 54, Super Market Sweet!

Im all over this vintage packaging like a fat boy with a jam doughnut, Just look at the shapes and the beautifully bold graphics's not unlike the master of Graphic Design Saul Bass. I say Sainsbury's should bring it back, This sort of packaging would fly off the shelf's. Who need's expensive photography and finishes, when you can have these in your larder showcased like an exhibition in the Tate Modern. I wonder if my great great aunt still has these festering in the back of her cupboards?

Monday, 31 October 2011

Fig 53. Selfridges White Christmas

Selfridges Christmas windows are those that women dream of, there brightness and beauty draw you in, and take your breath away. It's a truly magical experience looking through the shiny thick glass, These windows are not only a feast for the eye's but a feast for the ears to. Each window has a built-in interactive musical box which passer's by can turn and change the song to the next jingle.
Get down to Selfridges to be immersed in your favourite festive tunes and guarantee yourself a White Christmas.