Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Fig 35 H&M Home

Over the Xmas period my marigolds have seemed to be firmly fixed to my hands, now I can't wait to wash up in style, with this wonderful array of graphic printed tea towels from H&M home. Ohh which one to choose? - sod it, I think I will have them all.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Fig 34 Mauro Perucchetti`s Jelly Babie's

The Westminster City Council granted approval for Italian artist Mauro Perucchetti`s "Jelly Baby Family" to be placed at Marble Arch.
Contemporary art has a lot of art objects that seems more toys, just to remember Jeff Koons`s baloons or Takashi Murakami `s manga figures, but these are something new and not usual to Mauro Perucchetti`s works before. The sculpture depicts giant resin jelly babies who together make a family – the father the largest of the colourful jelly baby figures will stand at 3.2 m (10.5ft) high, while the smallest of the jelly babies, the child of the family will be 2.3 m (7.5 ft) tall. The statues are part of the council's City of Sculpture Festival - with installations donated for free by some of the world's leading galleries and artists.
I think this installation is truly scrumptious, just imagine if they were made of that squidgey stuff and molded into the shape of your hug.

Fig 33 Lacoste & Musee de I'Elysee

Di Liu is the winner for Lacoste Photography competition with Musee de I'Elysee, His / Her work is about the conflicting relationships between nature and human society, which is created by the phenomenal rate of Chinese urban development.
I was struck firstly by the size of the animals and secondly by the sadness which elevated from these beautiful creatures, their postures, their softness & genteel qualities. These images pulled me in, and made me realize we are pushing such beauty and nature out of our urban spaces and city's for what? For more high rise buildings, flat's... more greed... more anger... What a shame I would way prefer to live in a world of beauty and gentle giants then greedy money thirsty people.

To read more about the competition take a look at the link below

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Fig 32 S'more's

I found these fantastically fun foodie creations while looking at many recipe sites for our annual boxing day feast with the whole family which is growing fast, With 7 kids all under the age of 6, I thought these would be fantastic - It will sure make the kids go wild with delight. While my cousins (there parents) will squirm with the thought of there little Rugrats consuming something with that amount of colour and sugar so close to bedtime. But it's Xmas so I can get away with it.
S'more is a traditional nighttime campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada, consisting of a roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker. Although it is unknown when the name was shortened, recipes for "Some Mores" are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1971. The one's shown above have been slightly adapted from the original recipe - I absolutely love the colours of the marshmallow'S chosen and the way they sparkle like xmas tree lights, Merry Xmas everyone have a very indulging one x

Friday, 10 December 2010

Fig 31 Baby Boom

This year so many of my friends have given birth or have told me they are pregnant,I wanted to give them something to put in there nursery which would be personalized to them and there new born baby. I looked at my old carr's biscuit tin and thought what a lovely print that would look so good in a nursery - so here it is.
If you are interested in buying a personalized print, email me.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Fig 30 My Favorite Birthday Book

For my Birthday I asked / hinted to my folks that I would love Orla Kiely's book Pattern, and here I have the very heavy book in hand, I have always loved her work, the bold use of colour and shape - it has nostalgia without being stuffy and overly fussy (Kath Kidson). It's modern but with a 1950's twist its girly and feminine with a sophisticated edge. I love the look books they are always so clean and graphic with hints of colour and detail echoing the colour palette within the textiles.
" The World of Orla Kiely is one where pattern reigns. Immediately recognisable, her unique design language and sure sense of graphic control has seen her label become a hugely successful brand in the decade since its launch. From her early signature bags, the collection has grown to include a complete womenswear line, accessories, travel and homeware, sold in shops and outlets worldwide."

Pattern Orla Kiely Published in 2010 by Conran Octopus Ltd