Sunday, 11 April 2010
This is really turning into an interiors/ through the keyhole blog! At least I'm blogging, been pretty slack of late.
Anyway, this is my friend and workmate Alex's house. She has just moved in with her boyfriend in Primrose Hill. When she said Primrose Hill, I kind of imagined a side street somewhere, in an average place, where it was really about sacrificing space and standard of housing to be in a great area. Oh no. Not only does she live in prime location, on the main street, in a b e a u t f u l terrace above a restaurant - inside, the place is open and airy with incredible light and space. It's also full of charcter and warmth, reflecting the four characters who share it.
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
Some quick snaps of my favourite bits from the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year; currently on show at the Design Museum.
I particularly love the 100 plastic pandas, which sense movement and rotate in unison to face you. It was designed for WWF to raise awareness of panda endangerment.
Also, much design which highlights the huge inflation problem in Zimbabwe.
Sunday, 21 February 2010
I'm busy taking photos of other people's 'spaces', but it didn't ever occur to me to document my own! I guess it feels a little self-indulgent... but then, isn't that what blogging's all about? So as I've been on a blogging frenzy today (I swear, coffee is like speed for me) I decided to do it. When it's your own stuff though, like with your own photographs, art, cooking, whatever... you just can't see it objectively and it doesn't look special. But here they are anyway - pictures of my room in London.
Ohhh man... found these bad boys today in a brilliant Mexican shop right opposite my friend Alex's house (oh to live opposite a Mexican shop).
They appealed on many levels - first and foremost because they're basically solid peanut butter, extremely sweet and reminiscent of one of my favourite treats from my Buenos Aires days, secondly beccause, well, they're Mexican, and I bloody LOVE foreign shit, and thirdly because how cute is the wrapper?!
I was given a Mini Diana lomo camera for Christmas (great present, hey?!) and here are some of the best images from my first roll. I've wanted to get into lomography for ages, partly because I'm obsessed with old-school, contrasty, grainy pictures and partly because it's an entirely new style of photography for me, one where you don't have to compose, just snap away and hope for the best. Very liberating!
Photos taken in and around East London (as ever).
Monday, 15 February 2010
100 Abandoned Houses is exactly that - a series of photographs of abandoned houses in Detroit. Photographer Kevin Bauman became interested in the depressing and distressed state of his home town and documented 100 of the many derelict buildings in the area.
Bauman captures beauty in destruction and ruin - the colours, form and symmetry provide stark contrast with the loneliness and sadness which surround the empty houses.
Sunday, 14 February 2010
There is a huge cafe culture in Reykjavik, which appealed to me greatly. There is always a seat, it's completely accepted for you to go in alone and take ages over coffee with a book or a laptop. And they all happen to have beautiful (and often very retro) interiors.