In an interior world which seems to be awash with varying shades of grey, Leeds College of Art graduate, Anisha Chauhan has off-set this with a colourful array of prints translating from wrapping paper to wallpaper. There were so many gorgeous prints it was difficult to give you a snapshot without showcasing her entire portfolio. We are now re-thinking our own home decor, a different print in each room perhaps?!
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
Monday, 30 May 2011
We've been checking in with one of our original postings, graphic illustrator graduate CM Carter. She's been busy creating a bi-weekly comic book called Cybear. This is a collaborative piece with film-maker Oli Jacobs who works on the scripts for the comic. We've included a couple of illustrations from the to-date publication, which is getting quite a following already. You can check in with updates every Monday and Saturday for the next instalment...if you dare!
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Alexander McQueen-Savage Beauty...
Currently on at The Metropolitan Museum, this is a definite must-see. Up close, these pieces were simply breath-taking. What stuck us the most was the all-round appreciation for McQueen's work, young & old, from all walks of life, it was just as interesting listening to people's responses as to seeing the work itself.
Firm fans of his work, this piece currently on display at MoMA was a real treat to see up close, instead of from the pages of a book.
Just off Time Square this diner is THE place for a slice of their famous New York cheesecake and a great American breakfast, whether it's pancakes with sugar-cured bacon and maple syrup, or Eggs Benedict...mmm!
Serving modern Asian cuisine in the heart of the Meatpacking District, the food is stunning and the crowd cooler than cool!
Tucked away in Chinatown was the perfect hidden gem. A former Opium den, owners Christopher & Heather Tierney have transformed this into the ultimate NY cocktail bar.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
We're just back from NYC and are speedily putting together a few highlights which we'll post over the next few days, but in the meantime, another amazing jewellery designer to whet your appetite with.
A selection from the graduate Emily L. J.Boyd. These simple, yet striking pieces put her on the list as one to watch. We are definitely all about the silver and gold combination, mix this with an angular take on a classic bangle and we are sold!
Saturday, 14 May 2011
Lots of ceramic graduates have been catching our eye this week, there is a vast array of amazing work and talented designers out there, that it was hard to pick, but these pieces by graduate Katy Goldswain caught our eye in particular. We love the fragility and purity of the vessels balanced with, what looks like on first appearance, found objects. The amazing thing is, Katy produces these from ceramic also! We can't wait to see what she does next!
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
That aside, we wanted to highlight this amazing furniture store recommended to us by a friend, who returned from NYC only a week ago herself...
The furniture store is called, BDDW and has a beautiful collection of hand-made American pieces by painter and sculptor, Tyler Hays. Inspiration in its purest form, we can't wait to see it in the flesh. Enjoy!
Sunday, 8 May 2011
We love the structured form, balanced with the fluidity of the oxidised zinc from this table by Gwen Gawthrop, a graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, making it a true natural beauty! See more of her products here; http://www.gwengawthrop.co.uk/index.html
Saturday, 7 May 2011
Lisa J. Murphy has already brightened our day. We particularly like the mix of gold with silver, and the unique graphic intepretation of the pieces...
Thursday, 5 May 2011
We are very excited to introduce the fashion designer, Feben Vemmenby as our latest graduate collaborator. We had a meeting with her yesterday where we were able to see samples from her latest collection...we already want to buy every piece ourselves...But we will resist, for now, and look forward to showcasing the full collection over the next couple of months when the on-line store is up and running...in the meantime, a sneak preview!
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Monday, 2 May 2011
Kimberley Naylor works with free-hand techniques to create one-off and limited edition silks and prints. Her work has already featured in the fashion styling rooms at Selfridges in London, and we are exciting to be working with her on a collection over the coming months....watch this space!
Sunday, 1 May 2011
It's not often you find a designer who can successfully cross over from one field to another, but we think we may have found one. Neil Conley, a graduate in 2010 from Northumbria University School of Design, uses sustainable materials to create these striking pieces, as well as these simple hand illustrations that we'd love to frame and hang on our wall too. There's more to see right here; http://www.neilconley.co.uk/home.html