Tuesday, 20 March 2012

howling hands

we're all starting to get excited about easter so when we spotted these guys we were very happy. incidentally, oliver hipwell, who designed and made this collection of work is a talented prop maker who works from a studio in hackney wick. take a look at his work.

Friday, 9 March 2012

central saint martins//kings cross

we had an exclusive tour of the new central saint martins site at kings cross by head of college, prof. jane rapley obe last week. build on to and part of the old granary building the architects have managed to maintain the old and compliment it with the new.

it is an astonishingly different style of building compared to the previous buildings that were steeped in history but unfortunately rather tatty round the edges due to the massive maintenance required (to those of us who studied there the drafty and broken windows while doing life drawing in january only added to the charm!).

however, the new building marks a new beginning and a clean slate for the new students to use as an incredible spring board. we particularly like the drama centre london vintage audition sign next to the hall of fame. it proved a most enlightening trip and made us all wish we were back at art school.

unfortunately if your a 'civilian' you can only go into the central atrium below the granary building but it's still worth a look.

photography by bella towse

Thursday, 8 March 2012

invisible children

invisible children
is a movement seeking to end the conflict in uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers. if you have time watch the video to realise the full effect of the overwhelming cause and register your support (no money requested) on the website.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

the red list

'designed as a trend book' this incredible visual resource is vast and worth exploring. it has a very refined feel about it as you would only expect from the french. we just wish the image sizes were a bit bigger!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

karen to

a vivid and multi-medium creator who studied at the california institute of the arts.