Sunday, 28 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
I am continuously fascinated with overlapping different disciplines of design. Particularly fashion, textiles and architecture. After looking at the work of Sandra Backlund and her architectural knitwear, I have been drawn to another Swedish designer, Helena Horstedt.
Her structural garments use abstruse pleating and folding to create voluminous items with a luxurious edge. I love the crisp lines and perfectly planned framework, which give a very modern and technically clean effect.
My current knit project is looking at how I can bring the influence of architecture into textiles. I am currently experimenting with how I can use different stitches, needle selection and stitch transfer to create three dimensional fabrics that bring life to cloth, just as Horstedt manages to do time after time with her collections.
Watch this space for more on my project later...
Sunday, 14 February 2010
I have spotted Alexay Titarenko's work a few times whilst browsing the internet, and each time it never fails to grab my attention, really quite forcefully. I seem to be drawn to design, art and particularly photography that creates ghostly, eerie scenes where the viewer is left questioning what is actually going on. What has happened?
Does Titarenko see dead people? It certainly looks like it, as the subjects of his photographs resemble spirits that have been sucked out of a parallel dimension, but walk among us in an everyday urban landscape.
As a photographer he experienced oppression for years under a communist government, and it wasn't until 1989, eleven years since he started taking photographs professionally, was he allowed to call himself an artist.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Something that all designers and artists moving within the creative industry should be aiming to do is shake the minds and bones of the monochrome population that move within our urban environments. Our modern lives can too easily become monotonous and merge into one repetitive day to drift through with shutters closed. Unaware of potential.
This is a perfect example of how to brighten up life with a bit of creative thought.
I love it.
I hope you love it too.
Lets work toward a world where everyday is like this.
Featuring: Bradley Sheppard, Alien, Nate Lacoste, Chris Connolly, Nate Roline, Stacy Gabriel, Mike Klinkhamer, and Rob Rickaby
Directed By Liam Mitchell
Shot By Nathan Drillot and Liam Mitchell
SO excited about this new song from Laura Marling.
It's like Alison Krauss meets Seasick Steve.
I feel like I should be dreamily spinning and prancing around a wooded forest with the foxes and the rabbits in a flowing white dress, whilst the wind is whipped into a frenzy around my bare ankles and my head cranes towards the sky.
Wouldn't that be nice.
Beautiful lyrics, melody and rhythm. What more could you ask for? Or expect for that matter. Her last album was one that echoed around the walls of my room for months on end and her next promises not to disappoint...
March 22nd: 'I Speak Because I Can'... Can't wait.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Just heard the truly devestating and tragic news about the premature death of Alexander McQueen.
He was one of Britains pioneering fashion designer's, the bad boy, whose work I have loved long time. His theatrical designs will forvever live on through the inspiration he has given to a new generation of designers worldwide.
Bravo Mr McQueen, Bravo.
We will all miss you.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
I am mesmerised by the photography of Charlie Engman and his ability to capture images that express the awkwardness of the human body. His humorous yet uncomfortable self portraits are amazing.
His Flickr site has some beautiful close-ups of various matter. LOVE IT.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
I have just stumbled upon this wonderful photographer, Alison Scarpulla.
If there was an award for a psychedelic, eerie, surrealist photographer she would defiantly be my winner. It seems that her photos have been taken in some sort of pagan community where death and curses run parallel to living and breathing. She has a natural flair for capturing a moment just as something truly awful seems to have happened in a bleak and negative way, but weirdly I find myself engaged an wanting more with each image.
My mind in confused but my eyes are wanting and searching for more...