Friday, October 31, 2008

Kitchen cupboard handles

I found these cute 1950's cupboard handles at the restoration yard and got a combination of No. 22 and No. 32 for our kitchen. xxxx

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Type Tuesday Studio 't Brant Weer

The above examples are done by Studio 't Brant Weer from the Netherlands. I found out about their work in the book Area 2. xxxx

Also the black and white image on the top is from the Studio 't Brant Weer website.

PS. Blogger has stopped resizing my images, so I'm having to upload them at a smaller size. Has anyone else had this problem?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Old Tiles

The house we just moved into has two fireplaces with the most gorgeous tiles around them. I've decided as a long term project I'm going to collect lots of old miss-matching tiles to put in the bathroom or kitchen when we get around to renovating. Here's a couple I saw on eBay the other night. xxxx

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New Wacom tablet

This week I had my third attempt at using a Wacom tablet. The first two times I used a large and medium size tablet, but found them too awkward and only persisted for a couple of days. This time I had to give it a better shot because I'm starting to get really bad RSI. So I tried the smallest Wacom tablet I could find. Now I'm addicted. So much better than using a mouse. I did the above doodles testing the different pressures of the pen. xxxx

Thursday, October 16, 2008

PLAY Comme des Garçons

I'm usually not one to buy a product based on it's logo, but I did make an exception the other day when I found one of these on sale. The above t-shirt has the logo for PLAY, Comme des Garçons on it. I found out via Sakato that Filippa Gowski, who did the artwork, has also done some textile prints for Comme des Garçons, as well as lots of other logo and print work. You can find the above t-shirts here. xxxx

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tauba Auerbach

Comme de Garsons ran the above advertisment in Vanity Fair last month, done by the artist Tauba Auerbach. I had a look at her website and there's lots of images where she uses text and it's meaning as the basis of her studio work. All the examples below are done by her. I got the images are from the website, and the above advertisment is scanned from Vanity Fair. Click to see details. xxxx

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pretty plates

Found these pretty Austrian hand-painted plates at the auctions last week. xxxx

Friday, October 10, 2008

More album sleves

Here's a couple more 7 inch record sleeves from the 70's found here. xxxx

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cool record sleves

Via Hi & Low I found about this incredible on-line library of record envelopes. I got so excited I did an image search for 'geometric record covers' which brought up the Vivaldi cover (below) which was posted at Grain Edit, a groovy blog that specialises in graphics from the 50's - 70's, and contemporary design that's influenced by that era. It's now on my list of daily reads. xxxx

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

On My Desk

A couple more rough pages for the zine I'm making. It's supposed to be in the mail by now - Monday at the latest!! Also the other thing that's taking up most of my waking hours is that we bought a tiny little unrenovated house, so lot's to organise and a frightening amount of work to do once we get the keys!! More On My Desk players to be found at Kootoyoo.