Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Walls Sketchbook

A cute find on the www. A sketchbook with readymade walls for you to practice on.

Mr Jago - Keep from going under

For our monthly visit to the art centre of Bristol (Stokes Croft/Gloucester Road). We took in the Mr Jago exhibition where he painted his piece directly onto the wall. It’s great to see his work move in a slightly different field as the one thing I feel about the Graff/Stencil world is it’s a little stuck in it’s own rut. When we arrived, I did hear someone say “can you tell what it is yet,” in their best Rolf Harris voice.

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Snog, Labbits and Potted Handbags

Here's some photos of a recent trip to London.

Of notable toy/design interest was the pop-up shop of Kidrobot in Selfridges with the wonderfully inflatable Kozik Smorkin' Labbit (want one) and their window displays with lots of mini labbits (want them too).

I also bumped into a heavily Japanese design-influenced frozen yogurt eaterie called Snog - in South Kensington - where I sampled the green tea frozen yogurt (super yumm) and had to negotiate round a giant Kubrick Bear and several American students. I particularly liked their seating stools which were made of plastic but looked like heavy lace.

Last creative mention goes to the amazing vintage dress store in Kingly Court 'Fur Coat, No Knickers', where I was knocked out by the quality of these dresses which would not look out of place on Audrey Hepburn or Miss Dita (but unfortunately had nasty price tags), they are utterly stunning and it's was lovely to see such appreciated dresses in a suitably lovely setting (including their handbag window boxes which were potted up with roses).

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Mr Jago - friend & co exhibition

The wonderful Mr Jago has a home grown exhibition at Friend & Co on Wednesday 11 February; which I'm pleased to here is a little different as the artwork will be attached to the walls he's covering in the gallery. So the only thing you can buy will be a print of the artwork, which will be available by pre-order.

I hope to provide another report at the end of the week!

Tuesday, 3 February 2009