Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Big balls of knitting, Friend & Co, and the Croft

I'm so behind on my blogging, I've decided to blog some easy pix and very recent ones.

Pictures are from the last 'Friend and Co' gallery exhibition last Wednesday, which had some special local guest work, Mr Jago, Inkie (although late with his submission), 45RPM etc. Having been to a few mediocre street art events (which will remain nameless), we think a few choice pieces is better than flooding the venue). It was also good to see Geoff handing out the mince pies and mulled cider (yummm), and we had a lovely chat with Mr Jago, who has a whole lot of stuff going on next year.

I submitted and bought a cute little skull painting from Dave Whittle, who's work seems to appear all over the place in magazines and videos but you wouldn't know it.

Great giant knitting balls of fire! Part of John Lewis' christmas display.

Also, some nice work going on at the Croft. We like a bit of font work.

Monday, 8 December 2008

**As Seen On TV**

Mini Moss and Roy have landed on our screens. This picture is from the first episode, and it's great to see my two Lucky Fighters popping up in the cabinet of the IT Crowd's office (on Channel 4 10.00pm).The IT Crowd is one of our favourite comedy programmes (written by the wonderful Graham Lineham - he of Father Ted), so we are as chuffed as mint balls to have our Lucky Luchies in the third series.

Bag a Bunny

Love, love, love this idea. Carry a bunny in your bag. Need an extra carrier - bunny turns into a bag. Japanese genius! $55 from Greener Grass Design.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

*As Seen on TV*

Mini Moss and Roy have landed on our screens.

I'll be posting a picture here as soon as I get one (probably some sort of screen grab) of my two Lucky Fighters popping up in the cabinet of the IT Crowd's office (in Channel 4 10.00pm).

The IT Crowd is one of our favourite comedy programmes (written by the wonderful Graham Lineham - he of Father Ted), so we are as chuffed as mint balls to have our Lucky Luchies in the third series.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Bust's Craftacular - London

Bust Magazine are hosting their first across the pond 'Craftacular' in London on Dec 6th from midday until 11pm at the St. Aloysius Social Club in Euston. Very exciting!
I was also very excited to see Made by Milla will be hosting a workshop too, to keep the South West massive visible, and I'm hoping to be there in some form too.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween!

I love this time of the year! Skulls, Day of the Dead, blood splattered windows. Or is that just my house fully decorated.Here's some fantastic pictures to celebrate as shown on the wonderful photographique vintage blog Susi a

Ed Wood's leading lady!

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Monday, 22 September 2008

Moss and Roy

These have been made for our new BF's Moss and Roy, so have subsequently been christened with their names. They're just hanging out, waiting to be shipped.

Please love us! We'll fight for you!

Monday, 16 June 2008

Lucha at the Expo

So pleased to see my little Lucky Lucha's arrive safely for the exhibition 'Crammed Organisms'. (He's on the right hand side next to the orange cat geezer.

To see the rest of the exhibition and all the good works they did, check out their FlickR pix.

Friday, 18 April 2008

Massive Attack - Meltdown @ SouthBank Centre

It's getting closer....

We're excited! We love Grant and Delj. Meltdown should be more than a music festival, and hopefully very visual. I can't wait to hear who's playing on Sunday.

If you live in Bristol you'll encounter Massive Attack in one form or another, whether you see Grant driving around in his Westfalia VW or DJing at a venue in the city. If you keep your eyes open, they're very much part of the city I've been part of too, and they're never predictable and corporate.

My first big gig thing with them was I think in '94 at Ashton Court house, where you were greeted by a 5ft model of 'EuroChild' in all it's vinyl glory, and you then had a choice of going to the chill out room, where Grant was DJing or going to another room where there was a buffet (complete with vol-au-vents and things on sticks). It was a pretty strange gig, but at least it was memorable.

Roll on Sunday!

Monday, 7 April 2008

Smorkin' Labbit Stool - Kozik

I sooooo want this. Kozik is still producing fabulous toy-related artifacts even though he's changed direction in his work. The smokin' rabbit still lives on.

Get your smorkin' labbit sit-ey down thing here from KidRobot for £1000.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Loving the Etsy - Ramones Window Shades

I love Etsy, it brings together creative peoples mad ideas and finds homes for them all over the world.

I particularly like this little find. They also do Johnny and June Cash! (cute Boston Terrier too!)

The Seller is Drinkanddream.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

UNKLE – War Paint Exhibition

If you’re in London in the next month, and you like a bit of James Lavelle or his UNKLE project – heads up to the Lazaride Gallery (who I believe is Banksy’s manager). Featuring work by from Robert Del Naja (Mr Massive Attack), Warren du Preez, Nick Thornton Jones, William Bankhead and (our very favourite) Ben Drury.

25 March – 25 April – 8 Greek Street, London. www.lazinc.com/news/

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Wool 100%

"the mind believes; the hands create; the heart feels."

I have just discovered this film, by photo alone, and now feel the need to track it down.

Friday, 7 March 2008


I've become addicted to box sets - curse those HBO people for making damn fine TV. I started watching Six Feet Under before Christmas, and recently finished the final series (six). I felt bereft without the Fisher and Diaz family. So to fill the gap, I heard about 'Carnivale'. It had a fabulous old Americana 'washed out colour' sort of feel to it. And, although it is not the most gripping series, there is a certain charm to it, you care about the characters, and the visual aspect to it is wonderful. I can't wait for series two!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

A Bird House for Your Soul

How fabulous are these bird boxes. Made by the wonderful Tamar Mogendorff at VonBlum. Available to purchase from here...

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Flat Luchie Love

Say Hi!

Here are some flat Luchies waiting to be lovingly plumped up from our beloved Bela designers. Lounging around on gold lame.

Hopefully we will get them in the shop soon, and they will also be appearing in the Bela Etsy shop (http://www.bela.etsy.com/).

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Cupcake by post

Who can resist a gorgeous looking muffin or cake. I found these on Etsy, and I still don't understand how they can post a cake, and it arrive safely, but they do.

They have fabulous names like 'cookoo for coconut, or 'caramel mocho mojo'.

Looky looky...