Sunday, 19 December 2010

letterpress loving

Stumbled upon Letterpress Delicacies on, they also have a wonderful range on their flickr.

Oh yeah and when next I have a spare £75.00 free... I could buy everything to make one of these kitsch cushions, courtesy of Emily Peacock.

Friday, 17 December 2010


Rooting through some old photographs, I took this a good few years back looking down on Tate Modern's turbine hall. I'll always love it, so it deserves a showing.

Friday, 3 December 2010

lost and found

Righty then, I've stuck with cacoon-ing those little mass produced objects we're ever loosing, and always taking for granted. The sort of things my mother would say disappeared to the Narnia style world of the "Woodnits and Didnits" at the back of the kitchen's odds 'n' sods draw. (The creatures there steal singular socks, paper clips, pennies, pin tacks and the like).

Going round corners is tricky.

Even harder on shofter objects.

Got a bit of hair court in one, which adds further connotations to the possible narrative behind each object, which brings me back to viewing Colombian artist Doris Salcedo's elongated table at Tate Modern a few years back, the colouring is similar to Salcedo's select palette, and fusion of materials/objects, often rendering them useless.

Next up coloured thread, on coloured/patterned fabric, and framing some samples.

cross stitch Bambi

I started copying this design from a cross stitch I stumbled upon googling around this summer, but it's upsetting me to use up my favourite colour threads (very sad I know). Hence Bambi two's lack of body... I shall start searching for some replacement pink shrimp fluorescent yarn asap, frame this bugger and get it up on my wall.

look at the birdies..

I spotted this tin whilst walking back along Muswell Hill Broadway, on the way home from the gym with a family friend. He's quite a flamboyant, gregarious type originally from glasgow, our families met as neighbours, I'm now godmother to two of this lovely children. Him and his wife have a wonderful eye for the kitsch, cosy and eclectic. I'm really looking forward to spending Christmas round there's again this year.