Thursday, December 3, 2009
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
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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
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
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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
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
Thursday, April 9, 2009
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
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
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
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
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
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
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
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