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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Man Vs Wild As Seen From Above

Alex MacLean takes beautiful photos whilst hanging out the window of small aeroplanes... as he pilots them!!  The results are breathtaking and, better yet... are available to view on his site.

My first experience of photographs like this was at an open air exhibition of 'The World From Above' on the lawns of the Eiffel Tower in about 2002 (oh yes... I've travelled, don't you know), and I was particularly fascinated with the images of the irrigation circles that marked Texas farmland.  Alex MacLean provides me with the same wonder but at the same time seems to have a different approach to composition which takes the images beyond documentary/landscape shots into the world of abstract... and shit.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Knitted Ephemera

They're not the most useful things on earth, but if street signs can get a knitted makeover, why can't strollers get a little more personal?  Buggy Socks as seen on Swiss Miss.

Eep... I think my bump is going to my head!  I promise I won't make a habit of this cootchee cootchee coo stuff... but I cannot make the same promise about knitted uselessness.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's a Jug, It's a Cup...

Moringa by Jodja... a beautiful way to keep oneself hydrated.

Not much more to say on that right now because I am tired and have balloon feet.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Interested in Pinterest

E-Stairs via Notcot

Just a post by way of apology for not a lot of blog action lately, but I've discovered Pinterest which is SUCH an easy way to 'bookmark' things I like... and you can find it/me here.  I'll be back to my ol' blogging self shortly (I hope), but take a squizz at the lovely things I like and other people like over at Pinterest.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm Going To Need More Lego

Realistically, I'm a few years off a new kitchen... and perhaps that means with some eBay dedication I just might be able to collect enough lego to create a kitchen bench like this.  Or a splashback!  How awesome would a lego splashback be?

Found on my new favourite blog: here

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Having A Yarn

Might need to get my personal knitting fairy to make me something like these bangles from Elinor Voytal... or I could just buy them here.  But jaysus... they certainly are pricey at 85 quid per bangle.

Via Trend Hunter (I think)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I sometimes pretend to myself that I can understand German.  I cannot say the same for French.

I THINK these are matchbox-sized books created by artists.  I don't think there are any real matches involved.  I think they are nice.  I think a French-speaker would know more.

Via Notcot, but here is the 'Site Officiel' of the Matchboox.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

High On A (Cork) Hill Was a Lonely Goatherd

I wish memos to myself were as grand and noble as 'Save the Forest'.  Then again, if you find yourself forgetting your once held resolve for conservation, methinks environmentalism is not for you.

This Mountain Bulletin Board came via Holy Cool via Design 3000 (bookmarked, added to favourites) and I like it.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wind Tunnel

There's something bewitching about this video from Dyson.  However, i'm pretty sure that the ownership of one of these fans really is the very definition of 'disposable income'.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Enigma Wrapped In a Mystery Interlocking With A Book

THIS is why hardcover books aren't redundant.  Sure, they make my arm ache to hold 'em up at night, but would a paperback make such a striking sculpture?  There's something a little big 'everlasting gobstopper' about this fella (that's one for Willy Wonka fans).

Via Notcot and the Triangulation Blog, sculpture by Gareth Spor.

Verdict: Book Art or Book Butchery?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Butterfly Painting Sans Butterfly

I want to do this.  Clearly on a much smaller scale and with many fewer litres of paint... but I want to do it.

Found on [BB-Blog]