Thursday, 27 August 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
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
Sunday, 23 August 2009
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
Monday, 17 August 2009
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
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
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
His work is currently showing as part of the Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Fun 3D doodle kit & wooden S&P alphabets.
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
Old Slug Porter
Brains SA Dark
And the best bit is that most of these can be bought online.
So next year if anyone is around London, don't give this a miss.
Friday, 7 August 2009
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
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.