Monday, November 26, 2007
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.
"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
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
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 it...as 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
Thursday, October 11, 2007
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
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...
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
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
Monday, August 13, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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
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
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.