Monday, 30 January 2012

see: words words words



it's nice that has taken over london's selfridges orchard street windows to celebrate the wonders of the english language. the main installation features the 'word-a-coatser' with 30,000 colourful balls containing unique 'forunes' which roll around a hand-made track. why not pop inside and pick out your own one for free? at the same time venture inside to the concept store exploring all things wordy. keira rathbone has created a wall of typewriter art work and tatty devine diy jewelery stand plus piles of books and accessories in between.

meanwhile the ultralounge has been converted in to a packed library. a series of events are planned for the 1st march including hand writing analysis session or specialist story telling workshops so have a look at the schedule at the link.

do: a room for london



one of the most unusual hotel rooms to grace london is currently balancing above the southbank as part of alain de botton's on-going living architecture project, a room for london. The structure has been built to look like that of a tug boat and has been built by architects david kohn and fiona banner. five hundred architects and artists from around the world submitted entries for this olympics inspired project. by day the space will be used for podcasted interviews which are available on the website. this one room hotel could be booked by the public for a single night throughout 2012 and offers panoramic views of the thames. on the other hand, after booking opened for the july-dec period on the 19th every date was sold out in seconds. there are however other buildings as part of the project which can be booked online by visiting the site below.

'with an en-suite double bedroom, kitchenette, library and viewing deck, guests are invited to rest and reflect upon what they see and hear during their one night stay; logging their thoughts, observing cloud patterns, the character of the river and deeper undercurrents.'

Friday, 27 January 2012

joshua davis

artist joshua davis has created an app with brushmarks replaced by icons (heraldry, flowers, butterflies etc) then save off your creation to share with others or to revel in your creative talents as your screen saver. though if you don't have an iphone your stuffed!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

pegleg nyc

let's pretend summer is nearly here and revel in the joy that is pegleg nyc. a collaborative effort of american hipsters producing a range of bright, clashy and bold clothing. shame their website doesn't seem to be working properly at the moment but you can find them on facebook.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

inspiration pad

see things a different way, so write things a different way........

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

little sapling toys

with a spate of babies popping up at pf h.q. we have become very kiddie focused. but having looked recently at the toy market we were disappointed to find how it's dominated by plastic and screaming clashing colours. they holler for attention rather than leaving something to the children's imagination. here is a company who produce beautifully crafted toys in a traditional style. we salute you.