Thursday, December 3, 2009

At the art gallery

This is the first time I've seen the airbrushed red, burgundy and blue painting (left) in the flesh rather than in books. It's by my uncle Paul Partos and is called Vesta II, done in 1968. The other paintings (left to right) are by Trevor Vickors (I'll have to double check this) and James Doolin - also done in the late 60's. The picture was taken at the Art Gallery of NSW, Australia.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jazz LP covers

As research for a CD cover I've been looking at old, LP jazz covers - particularly Blue Note records. I found a website called Vintage Vanguard that has a huge resource of artwork. I got these album covers from there. xxxx

Friday, September 11, 2009


Here's a couple of great posters I found looking through both Balladora and manystuff. I'll put more specific details about who did them asap. xxxx

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Recent digital fabrics

Here's some nice digitally printed fabric I've seen around lately (from top to bottom): Basso & Brooke; Australian designers Trust Fun, and a top by Bernhard Willhelm which looks much more vibrant in real life. Images are from their respective websites. xxxx

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Malene Landgreen

I recently saw a painting of Malene Landgreen's on the cover of a Scandanavian design magazine. She's a contemporary Danish painter who also does installed architectural works. You can see her work from a recent exhibition here. xxxx

Friday, June 26, 2009

Nick Knight, John Young

John Young's 2008 paintings (above) look like abstract versions of Nick Knight's earlier photographs (below). You can see more of John Young's work here, and Nick Knight here. xxxx

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blogs > Mad about Design

I just got this book in the post: Blogs Mad about Design, which is a 528 page, hard covered book about design blogs. Mine's included, (I've scanned the pages below) as well as lots of others I'm looking forward to exploring. It was put together by Mao Mao Publications.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ryue Nishizawa

I've been a bit obsessed with looking at home renovations and architecture as our house is in desperate need of a revamp. Ryue Nishizawa is a Japanese architect I'm in love with. He loves to mix up the indoor and outdoor spaces as much as possible. The top image is his office space, and the other two are residential jobs he's done. He and his partner Kazuyo Sejima will be designing the Serpentine Gallery pavillion which will be open from July to October 2009. I got the above images here, here and here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Colourful times in BKK

Lots of fun at Reflections hotel in Bangkok. (see post below). xxxx

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Market Stall, Thai fashion and some zines

Next Saturday I'm gonna do a market stall at Glebe, selling clothes from Hey Pilgrim, a Bangkok streetwear label I found a while back. I'll also sell second-hand clothes, and if I get time to finish them, some zines I've been making. My friend Anna is gonna do the stall with me selling handmade cards.

The clothing images above are from Hey Pilgrim (you can see more on their website). And the images below are the cover of a zine I'm making about plant cuttings and a previous zine that I'll convert to black and white (and perhaps spot red). xxxx

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Eric Nitsche's Flickr Set

Via AceJet 170 I found this beautiful Flickr Set by Eric Nitsche. Above are a couple of my favourite images from there. xxxx

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Plant lampshades and some elegant bags

Here's some cute plant/lampshade things by Helmut Smits via balkon-garten, and some beautiful bags and purses by Vlieger & Vandam, Rotterdam, which I found at my local Gorman store. xxxx

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Groovy Bangkok Hotel

We're off to Thailand in May and I'm just making reservations to stay in this cool hotel called Reflections in Bangkok. Each room is done by local designers and artists. Check out the website to see all the rooms. The images above are from the website. I'm gonna stay in Room 405, which is the one in the top image. xxxx

Friday, March 6, 2009

Petronio Associates

Here's one for the economy. Wall stickers in alphabetial letters by Petronio Associates, formerly known as Work In Progress. Here's a link to thier blog showing off all their current projects. xxxx

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cute dwellings, and cool fonts to download

The top image made me smile because I used to live in a yurt exactly like it, (image via materialicious). And the white cottage/house collaged together by Kilian Schindler is adorable. I found it on a blog called balkon-garten where you can see images of quirky art, craft and plant life.

Also six posts down is a typeface by Jakob Nylund. Now you can download it for free, along with other really nice fonts (above). All you have to do is send him an image of how you used it! So generous. xxxx

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Clever collages

These must be two of the most clever collages I've seen in a long time. Lines on paper was found on Today and Tomorrow by Laser Bread, (lots more cool stuff on the Flickr page). And the collaged Photoshop screen was found via Little Starwonders. I tried to trace back to the original artist but couldn't find it. Would love to know who did it. It's unreal! xxxx

Monday, February 2, 2009

A couple of nice things

Here's a couple of intriguing images I found last week. The first is by set designer Rachel Thomas, found via It's Nice That. The second is called “Leh”, Crude oil, 1 litre, by Gyan Panchal 2003, found via vvork. xxxx

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kitchen with hanging plants and cool shoes

While I'm on the subject of gardens and plants here's a kitchen I love (found via 2 or 3 things). Also some cool shoes that are a collaboration between Vivienne Westwood and Melissa. xxxx

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Garden drawing

Here's a picci of a garden I did inbetween jobs the other day. I've been growing these plants in the backyard. xxxx

Friday, January 16, 2009

Justine Ashbee

I found this amazing drawing by Justine Ashbee via Dear Ada. You can see more on her website. xxxx

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Maria Sibylla Merian

When I was making the kalidescope-butterfly image I was looking at a book of illustrations by Maria Sibylla Merian, who was a botanical artist working in the 1700's. I've posted the front cover of the book along with another illustration of hers which I found here. xxxx

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Yulia Brodskaya

I saw the above Christmas image in the Guardian, which led me to find out who the artist was: Yulia Brodskaya. I found the other great paper illustrations from her website. Lovely and festive for the first post of the year. xxxx