Design

Mythical Beasts

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I received this gorgeous print of Mythical Beasts from my brother and sister in law this Christmas by Vancouver- based artists Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence from their studio Banquet Atelier & Workshop and thought it was too good not to share.

“Banquet Atelier & Workshop is a Vancouver-based studio engaged in creating quality goods celebrating the natural world and the animals that inhabit it: water birds, northern wildlife, forest creatures and under the sea. Partners Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence share an eye for bold and playful imagery.

All of our products are printed and produced in Vancouver with a fine attention to quality and design, and share a distinct beauty and uniqueness. We offer screen printed limited edition prints, stationery, wooden mobiles, and art kits for families everywhere.”

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I love them all and have my fingers crossed that they might produce a dinosaur print some day… or even better, fabric!!

http://www.banquetworkshop.com

https://twitter.com/Banquetworkshop

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Christopher Kane Resort 2012

Inspired by looking at “prisms and reflective fabrics” Cristopher Kane’s 2012 Resort line full of colour, structure, shine, texture and fun is making me feel all warm inside. Enjoy!

Fore the rest of the collection go here

Lixa

Nanna Van Blaaderen, More or Less

The sculptural handknitted collection ‘More or Less’ is inspired by organic forms, animal life and nature. Using thick woolen yarns in off-white colors, Nanna van Blaaderen experimented in combining knitting techniques with braidingtechniques. This resulted in various expressive garments of voluminous structures and forms. (Via Nanna Van Blaaderen’s website)

Check out her other beautiful collection Species. A Tribute here

Lixa

Ping Pong Sooyeon Lee Style

A slow-mo video from Nowness by filmmaker and photographer Matthew Donaldson of Korean table tennis champion, actress and formal model Sooyeon Lee. For more follow the link below.

ohhhh I love all the fringing!!

More info and credits here

Lixa

48 hour Stitch Lounge

48 hour Stitch Lounge is Edinburgh’s first pop-up Stitch Lounge! One weekend of making, stitching, creating, discussing and inspiring, the weekend is free and open to everyone, regardless of experience. See below for more info and join 48 hour Stitch Lounge Facebook page for updates and news. Spread the word, it’s a very exciting project!

Edinburgh’s first ever ‘Pop-up” Stitch Lounge : 21st & 22nd May 2011, 10am-10pm

As part of the ‘No Concessions’ fashion season at Inspace, the Stitch Lounge is taking over the laboratory, bringing ‘makers’ and ‘players’ together for one weekend only to create some fast fashion. We’ve patterns at the ready, 10 Singer sewing machines raring to go, plus hundreds of meters of white fabric and a ton of clothes to customise. Everyone is encouraged to join in, experiment and get those little hands busy.

Punctuating the weekend, and just in time for Afternoon Tea too, the Stitch Lounge will host informal round table discussions by fashion industry specialists on Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 pm. Work in progress will go on display at 8:00 pm on Saturday 21st, and then on Sunday 22nd at 8:00 pm the weekend will conclude with an off-the-wall runway show, bubbly and live music. The shows about to start…

Supported by Singer. Part of the ‘No Concessions’ fashion|technology season.
Producer: Carrie Maginn and Creative Director: Mark Daniels

48 hour ‘Pop-up” Stitch Lounge

21st & 22nd May 2011, 10am-10pm

Inspace, 1 Chricton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

 To book a free place visit http://stitchlounge.eventbrite.com/

Spread the word!

Lixa

Lamborghini Aventador

This month brings the release of the Lamborghini Aventador. Below is their epic yet totally ridiculous promo film that shows the Aventador battling against the forces of nature, in a Hollywood 2012 kind of way. The three-minute video was shot in the Californian desert, Coyote Dry Lakebed and directed by Ole Peters.

“the Aventador was named for a Spanish fighting bull from the breeding stables of the sons of Don Celestino Cuadri Vides. Signed number 32 on his hide, Aventador gained fame in 1993 in the town of Zaragoza, Spain after a notably spirited, bloody and violent battle with a torero that earned it the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” for its courage.” Good old Wikipedia

See the similarities!!! See Cusack didn’t even have a Aventador and he beat the forces of nature. Personally I still prefer the advertising style used for the 2010 the Lamborghini Reventón Roadster.

Lixa

Oh dear Playmobil….

Playmobil…. GET A GRIP!

I was very content at having this Playmobil Windsurfer as a kid.

I don’t know what to say.

Lixa

*UPDATE*

Just found this. At first I thought they were taking the piss, but no, deadly serious…. BOZO’s just like Pharrell Williams!!

*UPDATE NUMBER 2*

Ohh dear, I was had. It was an April Fools….

Lixa