Monday, 28 October 2013

NEW WEBSITE & BLOG

We're excited to announce we've got a new look website and blog. For more insight into our inspirations see Play or see our Work here.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

SATE: PANTRY PASSIONS

Tales from the Pantry: Tom Harris on Nowness.com

We're no strangers to Nowness, and with their new series Tales from the Pantry we've got another reason to go back for seconds. First to open his cupboards is London chef Tom Harris, whose insightful responses to food highlights a simplicity to his approach to food and the use of seasonal British produce. The accompanying photos have an understated beauty and humbleness about them, which we find very appealing. It's all rather clever, and our tummies are rumbling.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Thursday, 5 September 2013

DAILY DISH


Klari Reis serves up a new Petri Dish painting on her blog The Daily Dish everyday throughout 2013. We're enthralled not just by their viscous quality and captivating colour, but also by their imaginative names. All images courtesy Klari Reis.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

COCKATOO CAPERS

Following on from our Bird Watching and In Cahoots posts, birds continue to provide inspiration for the fashion world. This time George the Sulphur Crested cockatoo (above) has modeled for After the Apple photographed by Ben Storrier.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

THIS IS: BRICKWORK

Lego goes white with Architecture Studio, a new product line aimed at aspiring architects. The set is almost all white, has few instructions but comes with a weighty tome of architectural designs and exercises. No wonder budding builders across the globe are in delight.

Closer to home Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Paddington is hosting Olafur Eliasson's audience participatory The Cubic Structural Evolution Project. Pop past to see creative constructions and daily demolitions in progress. Image: Olivia Gubala, 2012.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Friday, 30 August 2013

IN CAHOOTS

While birds are aflutter we think that owls are popping up as a trend across the spectrum, from fashion to art and beyond. So overwhelmed were we by the breadth of owl renderings we stumbled on while compiling Bird Watching, we decided to split owls into their own little feature to highlight this wondrous creature's influence. We're taking off with Andy Harman's incredulous The Owl spotted on Amanda Talbot's Instagram. With the largest stretching to 35 feet tall, it's macrame taken to the extreme.


We reckon Mulbery's 2013 Winter campaign is one of the coolest we've seen.

Nocturnal by nature, owls have powerful vision. House of Holland have tapped in with their range of big dark glasses, perfect for night owls wandering home as the sun rises.

No need for the boys to miss out, Agi & Sam's Topman collaboration is inspired by owls and 1990s football shirts all expertly photographed by bird fancier Luke Stephenson.

We simply love Anna-Wili Highfield's paper sculptures, particularly her winged wonders like this Long Eared Owl. We're saving our pennies for future possession. And we're rather fond of Gary Heery's Owl #13

With some 200 species of owl scattered around the globe, Antarctica and parts of Greenland excluded, it's little wonder that owls symbolise different things across the globe. While wisdom is generally accepted in the west, owls are associated with sorcery in parts of South America. Regardless, we think owls are inspirational and look forward to seeing their influence in the future. We'll end with Goya's The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, with the owls here representing folly.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

CLUB TO CATWALK

We'll jump at any chance to visit London, and we think the Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s exhibition at the V&A is a perfect excuse. The show relives the bold 1980s through experimental fashion courtesy Vivienne Westwood, Anita Cobin, John Galliano, Betty Jackson and Katharine Hamnett to name but a few. Wild and vibrant outfits were worn by up-and-coming stars of the time, think Adam Ant, Boy George or Leigh Bowery who all helped put London on the map as a risque fashion hotspot. It was a time when culture bibles i-D, Blitz and The Face ruled showcasing the extraordinary fashions seen in London's outrageous club scene. Step back in time with these images of key looks of the time. Image top: Installation view © V&A.
 
'Blitz' denim jacket by Levi Strauss & Co. customised by Vivienne Westwood, 1986.
Jonathan Batcave, 1983 © Derek Ridgers.
  
The Cloth, Summer Summit 1985, Anita Cobin.

Monday, 26 August 2013