Thursday, 30 September 2010

christina putz

christina putz is an illustrator, fashion and costume designer who specialises in mono watercolours and scratchy sketchbook looks. she studied Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration in Munich and she has recently completed my Masters Degree in Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts. A little touch of the goth and some serious drama we feel.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

wish you were here

wish you were here is a cultural exchange of brands and themed events between nycs lower east side and the London newburgh quarter. although the nyc events have just finished the london series is just gearing up. with a launch weekend on the 3rd & 4th october when the pop up shops open their doors. amongst the pop up brands on offer are hairy mary’s vintage & design, in god we trust, shut skateboards and still life and others. look forward to some bizarre events.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

flour pot bakery

enjoy the naivety of the flour pot identity and packaging.

‘the flour pot bakery strives for a healthy diet with high quality, natural ingredients and environmentally friendly practices. i chose to design a menu that could be carried home without hassle. i placed all menu items on a baguette carry-out bag so that customers could carry the menu home easily while simultaneously being able to enjoy a flour pot baked good. an alternate menu for lunch is available for guests who dine in."

Monday, 27 September 2010

hel yes!

the finnish institute in london is hosting hel yes!, a temporary restaurant and exhibition imagined and realised by a creative team of finnish designers and food visionarie. the pop-up restaurant will be in town for only 14 days with furtinture, tableware and lighting designed specially for the occasion by iittala and artek. creating an indoor forest environment the tables are laid out in a campsite configuration with open tents made of cashmere and lit by candles. sounds like an adventure.

16 september – 3 october 2010

londonewcastle depot, 1-3 wenlock road, london N1

Friday, 24 September 2010

tattoos in the family

the family business is the first exhibition to be held at heartbreak, a new gallery in Marylebone. it coincides with the launch of a new book from pavilion – tattooed by the family business – a coffee table visual feast about the verona-born tattooist Mo Coppoletta, his tattoo parlour in exmouth market, his team of tattoo artists and the people they ink.

tattooed by the family business is out now by pavillion books.

the exhibition the family business by fredi marcarini run from september 16-26 2010

heartbreak,17 bulstrode street, london W1U 2JH

Thursday, 23 September 2010

26 treasures

writers reveal 26 treasures in 62 words as part of london design week. the project sees 26 writers paired with 26 objects in the v&a’s british glleries, with each writer writing exactly 62 words in response. the written pieces will be on display next to the objects during the festival. our own copywriter sylvie saunders was one of the writers to be chosen as well as our team designing the identity.

through personal and poetic responses, the writers aim to encourage visitors to take a different, non-scholarly look at precious objects in the v&a’s collection. as their own contribution to the festival the v&a have designed these amazing leaflets about each designers/artists personal inspiration.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

experimental food society spectacular

the experimental food society was founded in january 2010 to front the uk’s most talented culinary creatives, showcasing a group of ground-breaking gourmet artists that demonstrate there is more to life than just swallowing.

this weekend the gang take over the brickhouse in the east-end promising installations by the ‘jellymongers’, butter sculptors and chocolate landscapers. a £5 day ticket allows you to view the creations but the more costly evening ticket allows you to indulge in tasting the creations and then dance the night away to a food-themed dj set.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

cooked in barcelona

we love this fun packaging for cooked in barcelona, a spanish jeans ocmpany.

‘why cooked?

because we treat pants and accessories just as a creative chef would; investigating with innovating ingredients, creating new versions of grandma’s old recipes and searching for new ways to create aesthetics, flavours, textures and sensations in all of our products.’

Monday, 20 September 2010

innocent pop up cafe

our friends over at innocent have been busy and have set up a pop up cafĂ© in the tramshed in shoreditch. a sit in affair (there is a take away option of a smoothie and a veg pot) with the aim to help you meet your five-a-day in just two courses. choosing from starters, main or puddings – that change everyday) they also have smoothies and have a b.y.o. attitude to alcohol. they also have on offer a special kids menu, a goodie bag and stuff to keep your little ones entertained while they’re here. so get your 5 a day for only £5.

open: october 1st – 3rd and 5th – 8th

lunch: 12:30 – 3pm

dinner: 6:30 – 8:15pm and 8:30 – 10:30pm

Friday, 17 September 2010

studioxag // hands on

we swung by a new opening last night of hands on: design brought to life. london design festival, studioxag and university of the arts london invite you to step in to their new arts gallery, remodelled as a fantastical shoebox house. creating an eccentric doll’s house drawing room scaled up to adult size it showcases a variety of designers re-interpreting common materials. the show is on until the 29th october.

robert dawson, in perspective willow1 - print on bone china

david clarke, more or less collection - pewter and silver plate spoon

sung kug kim, bi king – horns

then follows some other installations from studioxag.