Thursday, 17 March 2011

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Back to the future

I came across this lovely project today by photographer Irina Werning. She says of it:
"I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today... A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future."

I just think it's such a good idea, and the photos look amazing.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Daisy Gam

The very talented Daisy Gam is having a little show of her work in Hoxton Square. She does insane pencil drawings that take days and days. At our degree show I spent ages staring at them and noticed that there was always a little gaggle of people oogling them as well. The show is on at Sh! 57 Hoxton Square, London N1 6HD from the 3rd of March until the 31st March.

Harvey Nichols

I have got a job making the shop windows for Harvey Nichols! It's so much fun and a lot more creative and relaxed than some other jobs I could mention. We're working on the spring windows at the moment. I can't post any photos just yet but needless to say there's a lot of flowers being cast in resin and plaster, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I'm also helping to make the head pieces for the mannequins which is a little daunting but exciting. I will post some images when I can.

Type on the street

Some lovely type I spied on the side of a Soho pub. Tried to drunkenly photograph it. Failed.

Carnaby Street decorations

The place next to where I'm working at the moment makes Christmas decorations for all the big shopping centres and high streets around the country. That's what they do all year and nothing else. I keep trying to peek in and see if they're all wearing little elf hats. It would be pretty ironic seeing as the grimy warehouse in South Bermondsey in which they work couldn't be any less Christmassy (although they have put tinsel on the barbed wire around the site). Anyway, the other night I saw all the Carnaby Street decorations from this Christmas just gone spilling out of a skip. I asked if I could have one of the reindeer wearing a space suit. I wasn't allowed.

French Connection Ads

Is anyone else loving these french connection ads doing the rounds at the moment? Kittens, inflatables, mustaches and sexually suggestive cats cradles. Genius.

Paper flowers

I've just finished working at Millington on a job for John Lewis. It was mental. I spent half my time upholstering chairs and sofa with astro turf (bonkers, I know. And not easy on the hands). The other half of my time was taken up with making these mad balls of flowers. I think in total we had something like 500,000 paper flowers (that had to be made out of 3 pieces of paper) and we made a couple of hundred plastic balls covered in them. Each one of the large ones was taking about four hours to cover. We had a proper little factory going. I put a photo in with the lovely Amy in it for scale, so you can see how massive they are. So, coming to a John Lewis near you is 3 weeks of our blood sweat and tears. Enjoy.