Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Information ate my table


Quality bit of work coming from my old school friend Mr. Zachary Eastwood-Bloom.
He's just come to the end of his Masters at the RCA in London and the end of year show opens the 28th May and runs through til 6th June, where you'll be able to see all his best works.
A seriously good show and I emplore anyone who hasn't been to an RCA final show to check this one out, if only for Zac's work.

Check out the Echo Drift work too.


Thursday, 20 May 2010

Thinking is Fun!

Had a brain storming session today after our presentation to the client for our sneaker store project, problem was we couldn't nail down one fundamental detail of our concept.

If only we'd had a vodka martini in stead of a couple of cold beers, maybe we woulda got it....

Sunday, 16 May 2010


It's Portfolio week at SPD so thought I'd drop this link to a book i received on friday which has some really good tips and images from some great portfolios created by Graphic designers and Illustrators...

Although there's no mention of the Interiors/Architecture game, there are some real good ideas which I will incorporate into my own portfolio.

Available as a PDF download or a soft cover book.

From Underconsideration/Flaunt

Complex lines...

Have come across a number of great artist this week, and thought i'd pop them all into one concise post, hopefully to let you know what I'm vibing off and also for you to discover more of on your own...

Jose Leon Cerrillo

John McLaughlin
Robert Mangold

Gregor Hylla

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Social Suicide

Just found an old video (well from 2008, so not really old in the grand scheme of things) of menswear label, Social Suicide, highlighting the collection that got me really excited about their designs. Its all changed now though on their site, but the new collection is dropping very soon, and what they have left of the Winter season is still rather nice...

Friday, 7 May 2010

The worst of Saloni

There were lots of great things to look at during the week of Saloni this year, but before I start putting some of it on here I thought this little slide show might be of interest.

The very worst the show had to offer.



Interesting little video of Jean-Michel Basquiat. I only wish it was longer...

Sunday, 25 April 2010


Branislav Kropilak's portfolio is full of interesting photography, in particular these time lapse scenes of aircraft landings at night which create some beautiful streaks of colour across the dusk & night skies.

Black Noise

I love the sounds of Pantha Du Prince and his latest album Black Noise is no exception.

Beautifully mystical bell sounds incorporated into floating club beats is one way of describing his style but probably best you make your own mind up whilst relaxing to any of his wonderful tunes. And if you haven't heard of him before I suggest you look up his previous albums, Diamond Daze & This Bliss on the ephemeral Dial Records out of Hamburg.

Vintage Printable

For all your vintage graphic needs, printable right from your computer, head over to Vintage Printable...


In an age where digital production is the most favoured for its ease of modification and speed of realisation we forget how it was produced back in the old days. We also lose out on the amazing textures created by the old methods of printing in particular wood prints and letterpress technology. If you've never explored or even owned anything letter pressed then I can whole heartedly recommend you go source some and just feel the workmanship that goes into producing such work. In the meantime check out this trailer for Typeface a film all about the age old process and the struggle to keep a production facility-cum-museum alive before the knowledge is lost to the digital age.

Vanishing Point


Typifies the statement 'brawsome'

Vanishing Point from Bonsajo on Vimeo.

Beautiful work from Takya Hosogane

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Connected OV43

'Set in the distant future, Connected is a story about survival and greed with a post apocalyptic wasteland as its backdrop. Survivors of an unknown disaster shuffle through a desolate landscape, as it quickly becomes clear that not everybody has the strength to survive.'

Amazing short film shot in Denmark which is really quite chilling in its relative shortness. Really like these chilling stories that leaves so much open to the imagination. What has lead them to this situation, why are they here, whats with the suits etc... Excellent.

Head over to the website to check the film

Digital Blackbook

Graffiti Analysis is an extensive ongoing study in the motion of graffiti. Custom software designed for graffiti writers creates visualizations of the often unseen motion involved in the creation of a tag. Motion data is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database, where writers can share analytical representations of their hand styles.

See some tasty digitized tags from SEEN, TWIST, AMAZE, KETONE, JON ONE and KATSU.

Graffiti Analysis 2.0: Digital Blackbook from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

Pothole Garden

An ongoing series of public installations highlighting the problem of surface imperfections on Britain's roads by Pete Dungey

Fly Advertising

Just found this amazing concept for advertising, by the publishers Eichborn as seen during the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Friday, 23 April 2010

The Third & The Seventh

Stunning video of existing architecture from a photographic perspective. The most amazing thing is that the video is full CG. yep. 3D. must've been a real ballache. Hats off to Alex Roman for this one...

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.


My friend is a hipster. She has a plastic camera. Her flatmate just bought one too.

You can be nearly as cool as them if you have an iPhone and download this App.

Forever's Not So Long

Another great short story, this time by serial blogger and computer whizz Garret Murray & his pal Shawn Morrison

Forever's Not So Long from garrettmurray on Vimeo.


Beautiful, though somewhat unnerving, short story by Rodrigo Blaas.

Alma from Rodrigo Blaas on Vimeo.

Modern Dystopia

I was in the photographic gallery just next to my house today looking for a book about abandoned architecture, something that's fascinated me for a while now, and after a good half hour came away unfruitful, probably the flu making me feel slightly queasy wasn't helping, despite finding a good book by Edward Burtynsky.

So I returned home to turn on the 'puter and find out about this guy, Brian Ulrich.

I can recommend looking at all his portfolio but the set that did it for me was Dark Stores.

Run go see.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Cuben - Colour Shambles v3 - by Simon C Page

Absolutely loving these simple graphics by Simon C Page.

Time to get the plastic out and get these in my collection...

The Sandpit

Amazing tilt shift video of a typical day in NYC by Sam O'Hare

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

Christoph Niemann

Here's a guy whose artwork and social commentary you should really check out.
Mixing a great sense of wit with some very abstract concepts its no real wonder he writes a blog for the New York Times.


Visvim “A Cycle of Craftsmanship” film by Young Kim

Its only so long I can go without mentioning Visvim. And seen as I haven't posted on hear in a while its only fair that I get stuck in with some news form the F.I.L. camp.

In the search for a new shop in Kyoto, Hiroki Nakamura, head honcho of Visvim, came across a doll shop which had closed down after seeing generations of family ownership. Whilst not his usual style of shop there was some very tangible history to the store and a story that rang very true with the ethics of his own brand which helped in the decision to go with the store.

Rather than gut the store and strip it back to its basic elements, Hiroki decided to keep all fixtures and fittings, and even some of the old stock as a reminder of the history of the place.
To celebrate the opening of the store Young Kim has created a video for Visvim called 'The Cycle of Craftsmanship' which can be found at all F.I.L locations and a handful of select Visvim accounts...

Hopefully my copy should be here any time now...

via Hypebeast


Beautiful video created by Renaud Hallée

Sonar from Renaud Hallée on Vimeo.

Well its been quiet round here for a while...

Hmm, how things change...

So after a year where I lost my job, had to live with my gran for a while back in deepest darkest yorkshire, then decided I needed to get back into education to increase my design knowledge base, I find myself out in Milan doing a Masters in Interior Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design.

After a heavy week at Saloni where I was exhibiting hand woven carpets with some colleagues, then a horrible flu which has kept me in bed for a day I find myself back on the blogs and thinking about our next project, a retail design for a major trainer brand...

So I happened upon this little gem from Coolhunting.com...

My favourite architect, Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall fame and his latest store in Harajuku, the new Nike Flagship...