Abstract Painting commission

Abstract Painting commission
Abstract Painting Commission

Friday, 17 September 2010

Have you aianas?





















I'm quite a lot into design furniture - or furniture design if you like. I spotted something on twitter that I just had to investigate - a chair commissioned by Havaianas (my most commonly worn footwear between April and September - longer if I can) and designed by Carlos Motta and so this is something that combines two of my favourite things.
Have a look - not only is is in the most tasty teal colour but it's also sustainably sourced. I feel a teal-coloured painting coming on.
I wonder if they will produce these or if they will stay an art piece? It's a shame we can't all drop along to New York and pick one up for £50 or so!

Monday, 13 September 2010

More Tea? Katy's Cake Stands

I am delighted to have completed a job for the fabulous Katy's Cake Stands (facebook group - Katy's Cake Stands) Katy makes unique cake stands from individually-collected period plates and glasses and these have a vintage/shabby chic feel so the hand printed labels perfectly complement the stands. Every cake stand is different and so as I can print each item individually it's allowed for a range of individual tags to go with the plates. We think the eyeletted tag is particularly 40's against the pretty patterned porcelain!






Tuesday, 7 September 2010

My new Letterpress obsession

























I've been wanting to produce some print for a while now and so after having done a one-to-one tutorial at the Leicester Print Workshop I caved in and spent some money on an Adana 8 x 5 letterpress. My first trials haven't been bad for a beginner and already I'm trying to combine print with design elements, the results of which I will post up shortly. Not having a workshop, however means that all of the paraphernalia, type trays, inks and papers are taking over the house and so as this grows I'm going to need more space - maybe a shed to help me to freeze my fingers off in the winter?! Well at least the press looks pretty in red and goes with my Scandi-chic decor!