Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Super Dollfies

I just finished reading an article in Miss Behave mag about Super Dollfies, the amazingly crafted, resin dolls made in Kyoto, that are rising to cult-like status amongst collectors in Japan, Korea and the US. They're about $1000 a pop, so not for children, which is probably a good thing considering most of them look so wistful they need antidepressants. Anyway, I want one! The left and right images in the middle row are from the Volks website where you can buy them. The rest are scanned from Miss Behave magazine (excuse the bad quality scans!). xxxx

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New Jacket

Here's Lukas in his new birthday jacket, made by the Japanese label Boo Foo Woo. The site is a bit difficult to navigate, but the clothes are worth it! xxxx

Monday, November 26, 2007

Type Tuesday, 27th November

Non-Format are a design-duo based in London who do some really slick looking design and art direction. Most of their standout work is typography based. The above images aren't detailed enough to do them justice (click to enlarge), so it's worth going to the website to see images of their best jobs. Be sure to look at the archive section too. xxxx

Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Lukas!

It was Lukas's 1st birthday yesterday, and this is the cake I cooked him. I lovingly baked it with all organic ingredients and spelt flour, but then ruined the healthy mix with bright yellow food colouring! Oh well .... xxxx

David Met Nicole

Two posts down I mention the beautiful shop David Met Nicole. It's where I got those cute 50's cars and trucks. Here's a couple of pictures of other stuff you can get at the store. There's a funny mix of really cheap and expensive stuff. The cars are $4.50, the watch faces are less than $10 and there's a sale bin with cute things for as low as a dollar. Perfect for work Xmas presents. All the images are from their website. For Sydney readers, it's on Cleveland Street Redfern. xxxx

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Type Tuesday, 20th November

Jody Barton is a designer from the UK who does some cool hand-drawn graphics. He's got a great website that shows his work including type, illustration, and pages from his notebook (below). You can read more about him at Digital Thread. Click to see more detail. All images from his website. xxxx

Friday, November 16, 2007

More Op Shopping

Also I got these really cute 50's toy cars from the gorgeous shop
When David Met Nicole. I'll post some images from the shop's
website later. xxxx

Op Shopping

A couple of 70's dresses I got from my favourite Op Shop Grandma Takes a Trip, at Bondi Beach. xxxx

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Type Tuesday on Thursday 15th Nov

Jean Tinguely is best known for his kinetic sculptures and paintings. He was married to Niki de Saint Phalle who I posted on last week. The above images came from the same book: Niki & Jean Posters. Jean Tinguely did some really nice, hand collaged posters that used lots of found objects and images (pre-Photoshop), so they look quite grungy. It's kind of Da Da inspired, which I love. xxxx

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Badge Mania

I've been doing this children's jacket as a display for a friends shop. The shop's called Peace Street, which explains all the peace paraphernalia. I'll post some close ups of individual badges later. Click images to see more detail. xxxx

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Punk Jacket & too busy for Type Tuesday

Type Tuesday will have to be postponed to either Type Wednesday or Type Thursday. Too busy finishing a fun little project that I'll post about when it's finished. I got my hands on a badge machine, and I'm covering a cute kids 80's or 90's faded, blue Levis jacket in badges and buttons. I started looking at punk jackets last night. Got this image from where there's lots of images of punk clothes. xxxx

Saturday, November 10, 2007


I got this via one of my new favourtie blogs Reference Library. It's called A Second Nature and designed by Christopher Brach. There's more information about it this Fllickr. address. xxxx

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Conny Kuilboer

Some cool work by Conny Kulboer who I found via Bezembinder Illustrated Links . xxxx

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Niki de Saint Phalle

A couple more images by Niki de Saint Phalle. Images are all from random places on Google (to many to list all sources - but have the the links on my computer if anyone wants them). Like Louise Bourgeois, I like her drawings as much as her more well known sculptures. xxxx

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Type Tuesday, 7th November

This weeks examples have been scanned from my new book Niki De Saint Phalle And Jean Tinguely Posters. They are both well known artists, however their poster work hasn't been compiled and presented as a body of work until now. I've only shown images from Niki de Saint Phalle (I may show Jean Tinguely's posters next week). She does really playful illustration and hand drawn type in her poster work. The scans don't show much detail, so I've enlarged one of the posters below. If anyone isn't familiar with her sculptures they're well worth looking at too. I'll post some images of them tomorrow. xxxx

Friday, November 2, 2007

Partridges and Pears

This doesn't look the slightest bit like a Christmas card - but I was drawing partridges today, and put them in a tree with pears. xxxx

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lego stuff

I was just reading an article in Wonderland magazine about Lego, because it turns 75 this year. Anyway, that prompted me to look on the net to see what kind of fun stuff people have done with Lego. Here's a couple of favourites (left to right): a Lego lie-detector from; a Lego pin-hole camera by Adrian Hanft from Bea Design Group's blog; Lego ice cubes, complete with DIY instructions from Make Zine's blog; a Lego USB flash drive, also via makezine and a Lego hacker found at Click the image to enlarge. xxxx