Saturday, 7 February 2009
Friday, 6 February 2009
SS09 is being strongly influenced by the other major recession, you know, the one from the 1920's. But no fear you won't be seeing hobo style torn trousers and string belts here, it's all glitz and glamour. Expect low waist-lines, pleats and lots of sparkle.
I love the narrow color palette in these photos, and the feel of faded elegance. The peeling wallpaper, the faded fabric and the dimly lit room. I also love the use of the empty fames hung on the wall. Enjoy.
I first saw Marcel Dzama work in an art gallery in New York last year, and I immediately loved the delicate style of his drawings, and the quirky fantasy worlds he created. Take a look at the clothes the people are wearing. Enjoy
Thursday, 5 February 2009
The photographs of Jerry Uelsmann have fascinated me for a few years, not only because they are beautiful and mysterious. But because they are created using traditional darkroom methods of manipulation. These days anyone with an intermediate knowledge of Photoshop would be able to achieve similar effects in their photographs, but to be able to do it to this level of perfection in the darkroom is a rare skill. Enjoy.
Now the thought of knitting immediately makes you think of your grandmother, but the other day I went to Spitalfields and brick lane markets with a friend and saw several people at their stalls waiting for customers and knitting! These markets are young and trendy so there were very few grandmothers present, so knitting seems to have made a comeback with my generation. Here is an example of how knitting has been updated through it's usage. What do you think?