28 June 2012
You weren't kidding when you were telling me that pop-up stores/events/restaurants/even hairdressers are all the rage in London these days! Saw this blog write-up via Facebook – some pop-up antics by our very own client, Complicité. As described in the post: "the renowned theatre company staged a pop-up afternoon tea event with dream-like qualities, transforming a communal lounge in over-55′s centre Dora House (St. John’s Wood, London), into a spotless, 1940′s-esque tea-room. Flanked by paisley wallpaper, sweeping net curtains and live classical music, an impeccably styled cast of waiting staff and actors played out themes of love, regret and distant memories as customers looked on in disbelief over a pot of Earl Grey." Apparently the stories were based on the memories of the Dora House residents, and what afternoon tea meant to them. With video projections onto menus, plates of sugar dissolving to reveal secret maps, tiny eclairs – and of course, crustless sandwiches – sounds like Complicité was in their usual fine form. Still so happy that we got a chance to work with such a brilliant group!
You can check out more photos and details on the event here.
24 June 2012
So I'm sure you're bored and tired of all the jubilee business that's been going on in London lately, but I couldn't resist this one: a limited edition Diamond Jubilee Color Wheel which maps 6 decades of the Queen's fashion – a collaboration between Pantone and Leo Burnett London. I mostly love how it's shaped in her rather square silhouette – that, and the fact that apparently she's been really into the pastel colours over the years, which might be why this caught my eye... I'm really into pastel palettes these days. Mixed with neon of course! Anyway, if you're lacking colour inspiration for your next scarf, I reckon the Queen here can give you some good ideas...
19 June 2012
I've always liked pictures within pictures like this. Which reminds me of the song, "a sea within a sea" by the Horrors I was just listening to and love.
Credit goes to this dude: www.anouk-rehorek.ch
That is all.
Suzan xxPosted in: photography
5 June 2012
Hey the MLE!
So, my great design hero "Sagmeister" is now "Sagmeister and Walsh." Walsh's work is fine, but not as original, interesting, or conceptually-based as the man himself. For example, stuff like the image above has been done by Serial Cut in Spain for over 13 years now, (www.serialcut.com). But hey, it's not easy to be as good as Sagmeister is it? Anyway, I wonder what the future of the studio will be. Suppose only time will tell...
Suzan xxPosted in: design
4 June 2012
Hey the MLE!
Happy Jubilee! Tried to go to a street party yesterday - rained out. Ah well, was still fun.
Wanted to introduce you to this woman: Catherine Burgess. She has been working as a sculptor in Edmonton, Canada for over 30 years and is a good friend of my aunt. My aunt sent me the link to her site, and I love her work. I tried to purchase a piece, but was short a few thousand dollars. It would look so great in my flat, what a shame!
In her own words: The Placemarker wall sculptures emphasize an awareness of time and space by enacting frozen moments. Their singular elements relate to one another without any visible means of support. They float on the wall or barely touch one another in fixed, but physically unsupported stances. They are motionless, yet our sensibilities tell us that their positioning cannot be maintained. Their balance and harmony is at odds with their precarious, house-of-cards-like placement in space.
See more of her work here:
www.catherineburgess.caPosted in: art