Struggling to find original art to adorn your walls? Head to Print Club London.
Not only do they showcase the leaders in graphic and illustrative art from Anthony Burrill - The Don of statement typography to Hattie Stewart - The Queen of the doodle-bomb (who I've had the pleasure of collaborating with), they also promote up and coming artists.
If you fancy getting your hands dirty they offer studio membership where you can create and print to your hearts content. I also love the workshops where you can channel your inner Warhol and learn hands on how to screen and fabric print.
Their online store is simple and slick to navigate and you can filter by category, colour and collection if you have a particular style in mind. The other big bonus is they offer a framing service, or you can always opt for the classic Ikea Ribba!
Inspired by the Indian festival Holi - the festival of colours. Pigment paints were thrown at the models to create a colour explosion adding a fun twist to the vibrant capsule collection.
We had a lot of fun and as you can see got completely covered!
Late last year I met the wonderful Nelly Hipkin - founder of Dancys.
I was wearing a floral necktie at the time, which caught her eye and she sent me these beauties.
Bring in the spring, add a splash of sophistication to a dull jacket and shirt and invest in some dapper Dancy style.
Shop / dancys.co.uk
Follow / @dancyslondon
I know it's been a while since my last post, lots of inspiring new projects and travelling a lot to India with an exciting new client (more to come on that one).
Anyway, I finally managed to get the The Design Museum yesterday in search for some inspiration from one of my favourite fashion designers.
HELLO, MY NAME IS PAUL SMITH is quite a compact exhibition, but perfectly curated.
It takes you on a complete journey from his first (3m x 3m) store in Nottingham to the global brand presence of today.
Having my own 'mini' gallery walls both at home and the studio, I especially loved the main space with eclectic prints, photographs and inspired quotes - 'Every Day Is A New Beginning' being a personal favourite and now a new mantra of mine.
Both his personal studio in Covent Garden and main studios having been recreated to the last detail, giving you a real insight into the workings and creativity of the iconic British designer.
I also forgot about the many collaborations the brand has created over the years, from the classic Paul Smith Stripe Mini, to the limited edition HP sauce bottle (adding ultimate style to any bacon butty).
Capturing the spirit, energy and soul of New York's Harlem and all shot on the Nokia Lumia 1020.
“I was born in East London so it is great that this exhibition
will be given its global debut a stone’s throw away from where I first started
making pictures. The exhibition shows how you can blow up the images we have
made on the Nokia Lumia 1020 as big as a professional digital camera.” - David Bailey
I had the pleasure of meeting the icon myself and and will never forget these words...
"I thought a 'selfie' was having a w*nk!" Priceless Mr Bailey, priceless!
Back in 2008 Florian Kaps, Co-founder of Impossible created and tested the Instant Lab Camera for iPhone. With more than 2,500 backers and doubling their funding goal of $250,000, this genius piece of kit is now going into production so we can all get our hands on one.
Simply take a snap with the Impossible app on your iPhone, load it into the wonderfully retro device, press develop and voilà out pops a 'real' analog instant photo. Could this be the death of Instagram? Highly unlikely, but super fun none the less and I will most certainly be getting one.
Rankin said at the screening: “Collabor8te creates opportunities for new talent to be discovered ... the standard of films that emerged from year one shows how schemes like these help promising grassroots.”
The Regent Street Cinema, the birthplace of British cinema, where, in 1896, the Lumiere brothers' new Cinematographe was used to show moving pictures to a British paying audience for the very first time.
On discovering the scheme Nokia decided to fund and celebrate it's second year. Guests could also view the six films on their latest Lumia smartphone.
Guests included Pixie Lott, Matt Johnson, Ashley Roberts, Ralf Little and guest speaker Vicky McClure.
Not just another pin board site - Designspiration let's you search, share and discover design for every creative inspiration.
Saving your own collections and searching by type comes as standard. But for a total visual feast, select up to 5 swatches from the picker and watch the results filter by colour.
On set at Location05 in NYC. Spots and colour pop props for Boden SS13.
We all know how useful the web is for searching fantastic imagery, but for the ultimate in design reference, invest in The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. Showcasing 500 designs including magazines, posters, ads, typefaces and logos.
The 'book in a box' come with dividers to easily categorise alphabetically, chronologically, by designer or by subject.
Not only does it enable you to create the ultimate mood board, individually framed they would make amazing gifts.
Self taught Italian painter and illustrator Silvia Pelissero a.k.a agnes-cecile creates fantastical imagery - working with water, oil, acrylic, ink and varnish.
Love her unique style of beauty with a dark edge.