Monday, November 26, 2007

thea proctor

Althea Mary (Thea) Proctor- 1879-1966. I love her style; the intensity of colour and strength of the bold line. It's sort of empowering and passionate. Which I suppose is why her works were called, 'dangerously modern' at the time. Maybe due to its feminist nature (i.e. a female artist depicting women- shock!) and, dare I say, hints of same sex romance. I also love George Lambert's (a close friend) portrait of her, middle- it's so elegant.

ginger & smart

Another label, Ginger & Smart. I can't get over the honeycomb pattern, in fact I'm having cravings for it. Largely because I can't afford it.
Hey... I went to school with the girl in the middle of the bottom photo! How funny.

yeojin bae

"Bae's earliest memory is of watching her grandfather create elaborate dresses in her birthplace of Seoul when she was about two. And from that moment on, following in her grandfather's footsteps was all she wanted to do." Migrating to Australia, Bae "enrolled for a full-time fashion degree at Sydney's Whitehouse Institute of Design, despite being officially too young."
Excerpt from Sunday Magazine Sept 07

In my opinion, that passion radiates from her pieces, and they are also very wearable. Yeojin Bae.

Monday, November 12, 2007


NEL has been appearing round design blogs for a while. Therefore they are obviously rather special. Brilliant ideas.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

one teaspoon one piece

I have the biggest summer crush on Aussie clothing and swimwear label One Teaspoon, largely because they satisfy my one piece cossie fantasies. Aaaand I've had the revolutionary realisation that you can wear your onepiece...wait for a top (as in the second image)!! Ok, probably not the most original idea, but one whose band wagon I fully intend to jump on. Then I can learn how to surf in the safety of secure attire.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

ergh- exams

Dreaded HSC exams on at the moment...
So minimal, no, non-existant posting.
But after that.... oh the possibilities!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

computer camp love

Song by Data Rock. Its an addictive twist on the old Greece song. The video is just as quirky.

stuart haygarth

I cannot believe I haven't posted about Stuart Haygarth. So I'm making up for it now. He is the designer that inspired my design&tech major work, and indirectly my art body of work too. Isn't he awesome?! If you haven't seen this stuff, you haven't lived. More on his site.

From top to bottom, the pieces use; unwanted lampshades, party poppers, old glasses...My favourite is the last one- the 'Tide Chandelier' made from bits and pieces washed up on the Kent coastline. I think it adds a whole new facet to design when you create something new out of existing objects; it becomes that little bit more amazing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

dinosaur designs

Mmmm... some wonderful rings for summer from Australian jewellery company Dinosaur Designs; it will be here soon. And exams will soon be over... And I promise I will be living on the beach (schoolies!). Now I just have to wait for then... Still waiting...


I must admit that I'm a big Archie fan. And then there is the post modern interpretation of Archie comics, by aussie artist Ben Frost. The last two are his (the actual Archie one may be found a tad rude, yet truly hilarious, so see it on his site) .

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

joseph cornell

Another 'greatest artist of all time'. I sigh in awe.
I could go on and on about the recontextualisation of nostalgia and deconstruction of societal values in these works, but, you may fall asleep. So just stare in wonder.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Gotta love both these topography works.

First by Naoka Ebihara studying at Billy Blue School of Graphic Arts.

Second has been circulating blogs for a while, but still captivating. 'According to the original post on German typographic blog Slanted , the alphabet was created by Rienermann while studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen.'

Saturday, September 1, 2007

the shins

Another great band. With entertaining music videos. The Shins

Thursday, August 30, 2007


And then following links from Mollie Dash, found this from Sarah Cihat mentioned by DesignSponge. Porcelain with brass and copper chainwork by michael miller. More rather awesome chain.

mollie dash

Had a jewellery rush the other day, and rediscovered Mollie Dash jewellery!! I want all of it. But the bracelets in particular. Where does she find such bloody awesome chain?!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Major works are handed in, nah nah nah nah nah nah...
design tech- a pendant light, with the option of soy sauce container attachments, hehehe


Major works are handed in, nah nah nah nah nah nah....
art body of work

Sunday, August 19, 2007

donna sgro

Though this is a bit too wonderfully crazy for me, I love the pocket detail of the small hand and the print and material of that dress! Donna Sgro, one of the many talented people at the Young Blood Designers Market at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


These are a few photos for my art body of work. The idea is the beauty of the banal, transfiguration of the everyday. Can you tell what it is? I'd love to know what you think.


All this design coming out of Melbourne makes me want to move there! Have you ever seen something that made acrylic look so fluid and elegant? Lightly Living.

Monday, August 13, 2007


I just realised that the shoes below are actually from Anthropology . Sorry bout the stuff up. Both Anthropology and Urban Outfitters are equally awesome and should come to Australia!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

gorgeous shoes

Hmmm. Blogging may quickly become a form of procrastination... All the better!
I've been meaning to post this for a while; do like these textures. And it will be soon be spring! Why is there no Urban Outfitters in Australia?! I do have a list of other things that really should be available down here. I'll post those another time.

Monday, July 23, 2007


Heya. Sorry about really the slow leakage of really awesome stuff. I am in a rather thick period of exams and have both my art and design&technology major works due in on 27 August, so I am crazy at the moment. After that I fully intend to bombard the site with masses and masses of wowness! Well, till then, tata!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

organon 9 worlds

Jewellery with charm, interest and quirkiness. All on a great collage website. Though I don't really go for the pom pom attatchments, I do quite like these designs. Organon 9 Worlds


Mmmm, magazines that actually have good taste. Frankie is a mixture of all the arts; fashion, theatre, literature, music, graphics, design and so on. It is very supportive of up and coming talents, especially young Australian ones. And it has the odd free cards and posters- bonus! It is rather inspiring, has a nice layout and is a good read, so go buy it. Now.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

alan fletcher

I can't help it. I have to post about another of my absolute favourites. After being lucky enough to see the exhibition Alan Fletcher: fifty years of graphic work (and play) at the Design Museum in London, here, I have become a loyal believer in simple, and extremely effective, graphic design.

Friday, June 29, 2007

kanako sasaki

Brilliant. Provides a different view point on life that should be used more often. Kanako Sasaki.