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Thursday 27 August 2009

Randon Doodles: I'm full of Tweets

Moleskine Doodle I drew a few days back.

Wednesday 26 August 2009


How cute are these handmade biscuits from biscuiteers. Available in loads of themes including London, Hot Pants, Cooks, Safari etc the list is endless.

Cuppa Tea anyone?

So last week after the fire alarms went off and we had to cut short our class for the day I decided to take a walk around Holborn/Strand area. And each time I am around, one of my favourite places to end up at, is the Twinning Store at the Strand. Btw this is no ordinary tea shop, it's been around since 1717 and is one of the oldest surviving tea shops in London and also has a mini museum inside. It is one of those off the beaten track places in London that most people don't usually end up at, but if you are a tea lover like I am it's worth a visit.

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Simpson Stamps

Yey! My friend Nina from L.A sent these funnnnnnnnnn Simpson stamps for me!!!!! My collection is slowly but steadily growing! You can check out her blog here. It's all about her 'doing' the movies!

Sunday 23 August 2009

Deptford Project - The Train cafe

A while ago I'd visited the Graffiti painted Train cafe in Deptford. The cafe itself was formerly a 1960's South East Trains carriage which has now been converted to create a fun space to relax. Part of the regeneration project for the area the train was designed by studio Morag Myerscough and the bespoke furniture is by artist Luke Morgan. What is amazing about the cafe is not just the train carriage conversion but how it takes you completely by surprise as it sits bang in the middle of the high street!

More Printing

I can't believe the week just wizzed past so quickly. The course amazingggggg and was taught by print maker and ceramist Steve Brown. I have learnt a lot of reallly interesting techniques of printing on ceramics now and hope I can find some where to rent/share a kiln & ceramic studio in London so that I can continue exploring this fascinating medium.
Here are a few pictures from the rest of the week... some successful end products and others disastrous results. But then we forget we are playing with fire here and there are a million things that can go wrong and they did.

View from the classroom.

My new P plate! I am really happy with this. I think it was my best work all week!

Octopus milk bowl for cereal every morning.

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Back to school - Under glaze

So today's class (at the Central St. martins summer school) was all about having fun with under glazing colour pigments on tiles. Unfortunately our day was cut shot with a couple of fire alarms ending up with them closing the building off! What a bummer.. anyway I took this opportunity to take a walk around Holborn, Chancery Lane, Strand & Fleet street instead and took loads of pictures. I used to work in the area a few years back so it was fun to walk down all the familiar lanes.

Monday 17 August 2009

Back to School

So this week I've taken time off my day job to go back to Summer School at the Central St. Martin's college. The course is called image and print on ceramics. Today was the first day and we were already creating our first set of plates and bowls. This year has been all about new learnings. With the fun jewellery course last week and now this. Will post pictures each day and hopefully the end products as well.

Thursday 13 August 2009

Make: A cocktail ring

Last evening I went for a fun, fun, creative jewellery making class called Cocktail ring at the make lounge in Islington. Make as they are fondly called offer amazing craft workshops like Survival sewing, Festive fascinator hat & Knockout knickers!
I've never made any jewellery before so, kinda started out quite clumsy and rubbish but with a bit of help from Merle O’Grady, our teacher, I managed to get on with the evening. Btw Merle is an amazing jewellery designer and has her own online store where she sells her own collections and she is also showing in next month's London Fashion Week.

I'm reallly pleased with the end result and have my very own purple bling to show off to the world! Oh! since we all finished early she also showed us, how to create cute button rings! Had a wicked time and will definitely do some more workshops at Make again.

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Revenge of the Burnt Toast - Part 1

New Illustration... Dedicated to all full english breakfast lovers.

I showed it to my friend Ross and he gave me some really interesting pointers to enhance my composition and show it from a different camera angle. So consider it a work in progress. But I thought I'll share this anyway.

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Martin Wilson photography

Most of us take photographs keeping in mind composition, colour, subject for each frame. But not Martin Wilson. He is an amazing film photographer who painstakingly takes each picture as part of a series so that he can display all of them together. The result:

His work is currently showing as part of the Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition.

Monday 10 August 2009

Afternoon at the V&A

Had a fun afternoon at theV&A, visiting the brilliant exhibition 'Telling Tales' that's on until the 18th of Oct. A definite recommendation. As usual did a bit of shopping at the museum shop.

Fun 3D doodle kit & wooden S&P alphabets.

Twisted Twee

At the Gbbf I came across the most unique tee, pillows, tea towels & PANTS that I've seen for a long time. These are all created by Twisted twee. There is something for both kids and grown-ups.

I absolutely adored the dad & kids - Pint - Half Pint tees. Will definitely buy some soon as gifts. All the stuff on the website is 'exculsively cobbled together' by Suzi Warren.

Sunday 9 August 2009

Great British Beer Festival 2009

The Gbbf is a week long festival and we went on Friday evening this year. Was even better than last year and to say the least was a loooooooooot of fun! With more than 450 different types of Ales, Ciders & Lagers to choose from, one is spoilt for choice. Since both Mr. S & I love Ales, Here are a few of the Ales that we tried and loved...

Lia Fail
Old Slug Porter
Otter Amber
Alton's Pride
Brains SA Dark
Bright Blade
Scullions Irish
Theakstons XB
And the best bit is that most of these can be bought online.

Whenever we have kids... I'm sure Mr. S would definitely teach our kids alphabets this way! These t-shirts are designed by Twisted twee

So next year if anyone is around London, don't give this a miss.

Friday 7 August 2009

Amélie Revisited

SO I was watching Amélie again last night (I bought the DVD a while back) and each time I watch the film, I have a different experience. It is one of my favourite films now and this time I found a lil gem that ofcourse I hadn't spotted earlier. In the beginning of the film when the young Amelie takes up photography she uses an Instamatic 56x camera and suprise suprise I bought the same camera on one of my car-boot shopping sprees a while back. I got reallly excited and wish they would still make film for the camera!! The camera that I bought actually has film inside it and still has about 20 shots left. I need to find some where to develop it.
Goes to show how you can discover new things when you revisit some thing you love.

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Simon's Cat

I'm a complete cat person.. anyone who knows me can vouch for that... but now I've found a new level of obsession for 'cats' in the name of Simon's Cat. I can't believe I haven't seen this series of animations before. If like me you've been living in your own world these past few years and don't know what I'm talking about, check them out here. This animation is the brain child of award winning illustrator Simon Tofield.
Btw Simon's Cat is twittering too. Can't wait to buy the book. Yup a new book is out soon & it's going to be available soon on amazon & everywhere else.


I've started a new series on photographs called DUETS. As the name suggests I'll be clubbing two pictures that sing to me.. they could have the same mood, colour, theme, texture, pattern, typography, sound etc. The first batch of pictures were taken during one of my favourite walks around Notting Hill & Portobello Road, in London last sunday.

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