Sunday, 26 December 2010

I am proud to say that me and my mother now know every symbol of the Ocado table off by heart. We clearly need to get out more...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works

I went to see my first Louise Bourgeois exhibition today at Hauser & Wirth. She is one of my favourite artists and I love her sculptures, but this exhibition, 'The Fabric Works' featured graphic, geometric shapes stitched into supple fabrics creating a pleasing contrast, along with four large scale sculptures. It was also her most recent work, dating from 2006 to this year when she died. To be honest I was slightly disappointed with the exhibition considering how much I love Bourgeois' work but it's worth a look if you get a chance, and on until Saturday 18th.

"I always had the fear of being separated and abandoned. The sewing is my attempt to keep things together and make things whole."

Louise Bourgeois

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The Trip

This is a brilliant series just finished on BBC in which Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon trip around North England reviewing restaurants. It's really well shot and is a great example of truly epic comedy. This final episode, The Angel at Hetton has to be the best.

Lost Things

Short stop-motion film by Angela Kohler and Ithyle Griffiths. Very cute and Alice in Wonderland-ish.

Monday, 6 December 2010

You Blow Me Away

I'm kind of gutted my skylight's been fixed now, so tempted to create something extraordinary with it...

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Smashed Skylight

At 8 o'clock this morning I was woken up by a very loud smash, only to find my skylight shattered to pieces and glass all over my bedroom floor. It must have expanded slightly as the temperature was getting warmer after the freezing temperatures last night, but had nowhere to go so just cracked. It looked quite beautiful with the drops of condensation on the outside layer and the pieces of glass left in the frame were so delicate they only just held themselves together like a jigsaw puzzle. The light coming from my skylight is always so photogenic because the window is placed in just the right spot to let the maximum amount of light shine through, just adding to its natural beauty.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Friday, 13 August 2010

Maarten baas

The Dutch designer Maarten Baas currently has his 'Real Time' work on show at the Design Museum and is absolutely fascinating, each of the three works was shot over a continuous twelve hour period and are completely mesmerizing.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Adam Hinton

Adam Hinton photographed this stunning scene for a British Airways ad.

I found this deserted football pitch in Tavares Bastos, Brazil he'd shot.

As well as this powerful image showing a coffin carried through Gaza.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

I love this latest campaign by VCCP Berlin for O2 in Germany. The tagline 'Creating new paths, so that you have it easier', is represented in the ads really effectively by the far-away destinations with a path of objects running through the scene that look like an artist's installation that the photographer, Michael Schnabel, just happened to walk past. Ordered clutter.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

E-mail from Grandma

Just picked up this e-mail from my amazing Grandma, very big dilemma on her hands...

Darlingest Lol,

Help, I have a dilemma.
For some reason this morning your Grandfather has decided to go around with his shirt outside of his trousers. At first I just thought he had not got dressed properly, and so I laughed heartily, then I realised he had done it purposely and was trying a new look, which quite frankly I do not think is very flattering. He thought he looked like the rapper Dizzie Rascal - I thought he looked like Winnie The Pooh. So the dilemma is , do I tell him, or do I just let him go around thinking he looks all cool and young. Hopefully no one will come round, and I will have to try and make excuses to stay in until this phase passes, but suppose it doesn't and he spends the rest of the time going around like this!! WHAT SHALL I DO, just smile and
explain to everyone that he has lost his belt - or just smile and say Yes he is 23, or just smile - or just run away. Is the spare bed still made up in your back bedroom?

He is determined to stay that way at the moment, and he is sporting beige light summer trousers, with a dark check shirt hanging over the top of them - I AM SO EMBARRASSED! Also the colour combination is terrible.

Well am off now, have to try and stop him going into the garden in case any of the neighbours are looking out the windows.

All my love,
Your Grandmother

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Post number one

I've been wanting to make a blog for some time now, but told myself I would start when my exams were over to avoid distractions. However, the amount of time I spent reading through other blogs probably became more distracting but here I am, exams finished yesterday and I'm starting my very first blog. Rather exciting.

I think it is important that you know where I am blogging from, so you are able to get a better picture. At the moment I am in my bedroom and I'm guessing that is where much of my blogging will be taking place so I have included this photograph of my door which I am looking at now.

The aim of my blog is to create a space in which I can share thoughts and discuss topics of interest to me, and I hope you will find some things of interest too. It will be largely based on art, as that is my favourite thing but I will also share a part of my life with you.