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Maybe the best thing I've made
(fancy dress wise)

Daniel Eatock's pairings just work. Every Wednesday he is at the Stanley Piker Gallery (in Kingston) exploring new pairings of objects and documenting the works and you can pop in and say hello, a bit like Pick Me Up but far more nice and cosy.

Some ace pairings so far ...


David H

Amelia and I went to see Hockney last week at the Royal Academy. Was mental and mentally busy. Think I'm going to have revisit it a few times till I can say something actually coherent about it. The room with his sketchbooks was so ace. But for now I will leave you with some sly phone photos.

And how charming is Hockney's framing. Forget mounting, he's just gone for masking tape. Brilliant.



My super cool and super talented housemate, Marie, showed her and Anthony's gorgeous "fashion freak" at Somerset house at LFW along with some other Kingston and CSM students. So beautiful.


My new favourite blog is A Year in Charlie's Pocket by Cynthia. It is a beautiful collection of things she finds from the super cool Charlie (who is an awesome drawer too) and a great insight into his mind. Seriously lovely stuff.

David S

Yesterday afternoon, I went to a laugh out loud exhibition. Obviously, it was David Shrigley at the Hayward Gallery. It was such a nice change to see people walking round a gallery chuckling and smiling, made me think loads about the kind of work I want to be making. Work that anyone can get whether they're into art or not, work that you don't have to stand next to explaining your concept to for five minutes.

Shrigley put on a great show. Photography, sculpture, animation, painting, taxidermy, iron casting, biscuits, drawings - I don't think Shrigley has a preference, he just uses the materials and processes he thinks will do the job. So cool! As it's so easy to get stuck in a rut. Such an inspiring and feel good show. Can't wait to sit down and read through the book.

The show runs till 13th May 2012

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Viktor + Rolf couture 2000/2001

Sadly I couldn't find the video I've been thinking about all day, it is seriously amazing. But the photo above will have to suffice. It is from Viktor and Rolf's collection "Bells". The catwalk show was silent however the overarching soundtrack was the beautiful noise of the bells shaking as the models walked circuits of the catwalks in the adorned garments. Such a beautiful use of sound.