Other people's work
[Mike Guppy] http://anothersight.com/
[Suren Seneviratne] http://www.surenseneviratne.com/
Jenna kindly sent me a hardcopy of the New York Times article I was in. Thanks!
Last month I helped the wicked guys at It's Nice That out on their latest collab/project. Which involved putting fortunes into thousands and thousands of plastic balls for Selfridges's "words words words" show, for a massive fortune-teller-rollercoaster-thing.
It's described way better than I just tried to here ... http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/its-nice-that-words-words-words-at-selfridges .... I think it's a wonderful project.
There are 30,000 different fortunes to be taken home, this is mine ...
Also, if you are at Selfridges Tatty Devine have got an instore workshop in the Wonder Room which is also part of "words words words". So many cool people at Selfrigdges at the moment!
Edmund De Waal's pot book is wicked. You would be potty not to like it (sorry). A page is given for each pot which is just enough text to give you insight. A broad selection of ceramics, well curated. Recommend it, along with a visit to the top floor of the V+A to the ceramics gallery.
Looking at the soles of shoes for one of the many holiday projects. Love the Nike Blazer pattern. The brief is about creating a tag for yourself, but I hate graffiti. So I'm looking at mark making with your sole of your shoe by exploiting the materials around you. Will keep you posted.
Kim Jenkins is pretty cool and she makes really neat work. She shares a studio with my mum and I love her work and peeping at her cool stuff and machines around her desk. Thought I would post a few of the cool things she makes but check out more on her website ...
Dorling Kindersley produce the best books ever. You want to use them when you're a baby, you want to use them when you're a child, you want to use them when you're nineteen and you want to use them when you're older. They're great because, they are not patronising, they are full of so much detail, with brilliant photography and clean, simple layout. Whether it's a book about the human body, my first cook book or an encyclopedia, you know that it will be a book that will stay around forever.
Such brilliant design in my opinion.