Tuesday, 24 June 2008
This colouring book looks amaaaazing :D i NEED it.
"Kozyndan are Los Angeles based mad scientists/artists/ illustrators/lovers/ dorks who appreciate and revel in the absurdity of the contemporary world. Their digitally painted pencil drawings reflect the dichotomy of being at once in love with and repulsed by the rampant urban sprawl, technology and the disconnection with the natural world so many people are faced with today."
Ah that is so true...<3
Earlierb in the week I was walking down Shaftesbury Ave when these caught my eye. The shop is called Freud and they have this stylish tableware. (mmmtableware) Stu would love that cafetiere (but probably not with a blue handle, he'd like wood...ooh i'd like one with a yellow handle i wish they did yellow)
Monday, 23 June 2008
Saturday, Stephanie and I had Wellcome Collection fun :) It was their first birthday so there was music and origami glee and mini cakes and lovely goody bags :D Plus the talk we went for in the first place. Twas about science inspiring design starting with Da Vinci, William Morris to Modernism to Timorous Beasties who did a window for Wellcome a while back. It was good hearing about how they designed the window and stories behind some of the prints...with mosquitos and veins etc. Oooh and Christopher Dresser got a mention cuz he started as a botanist. I love him...I don't know why exactly. But I went to the Christopher Dresser exhibition a few years ago at the V&A about 3 times.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Jo Angell's Solar Sanctuary. Shades to encourage people out of the sun with layers that shine through in the light.
Amelie Labarthe's Home Creature Comfort, interior pieces that encourage warmth and affection. Very cute :)
Sunday, 8 June 2008
A couple weeks ago we did a week group project combining science and design following an intense day of talks about epigenetics and model organisms - Fabrics of life, marrying design to discovery. It was so interesting! My group were focusing on my favourite talk as well which was by Jim Smith ( Molecular basis of mesoderm formation, Gurdon Institute, Cambridge) about frogs and how cells cleave and organise themselves into what they need to be. We made a concept animation thing about self repairing plates much like how newts can regrow lost limbs :)
My favourite part was thinking about mutations and playing with all the crockery. I made a cake stand out of plates and a wineglass. And of course I needed to bake cupcakes to go on it...any excuse to bake cake :D I've always wanted a cake stand and now I can create a makeshift one whenever I may need then take it apart again for easy storage. Eggggs.
You can see our work here and what all the other groups did over here.
Thursday, 5 June 2008
MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.
I'm on the innocent smoothies mailing list cuz their smoothies are best and they send out good links...the latest had this link....it's amazing! So much time and effort!