Tag: Inspiration

27
November
2014

Fun with Fonts

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 The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog is a popular sentence that uses all the letters in the English alphabet, a phrase called a pangram! A famous and concise sentence that we often see it in font shops, this little film is one of the best imaginings yet! I hope this becomes a series, imagine other pangrams -  'Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs' and 'How quickly daft jumping zebras vex'....

The moving, animated fonts are delightful and it's great to see such consideration given to bringing typographic shapes into playful physical forms. This is also great inspiration for an upcoming installation piece!

Thanks FontFont and starkfilms

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6
November
2014

Nimbus - Photography Wizardry

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Berndnaut Smilde

These photographs are breathtaking and rife with conceptual metaphors...
Bringing the elements inside... Exploring interior spaces with external elements... The artist as god...  Weather galleries. Temporal, sculptural and temporal. Ephemeral micro-climates!
The list goes on...

Smilde certainly created a moment where you know something profound and ephemeral has happened and these images are not just the witness, but part of the action, the experience.
Wouldn't you just love to experience these moments or better still know all the behind the scenes info! To this extent are these action shots? How long do these clouds last and how even did Smilde get approval to make these grand spaces so damp... The wizardry of these shots really do make the mind crave for more, to understand the science behind the art and to experience the climate of these spaces.



Is hearing someones voice the online version of seeing someones handwriting? Now that we type most messages it can be quite sometime before seeing someones handwriting. How long can you work with someone before seeing how they hash out notes? Handwriting can be so personable, anyway I love that this short video gives so much insight into the artists personality just by hear the tone and attenuation of his words.



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28
October
2014

Tom Dixon & Not Another Bill

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"The mind delights in surprise," and in the studio we are always looking for new ways to stay inspired. Whether it is new vinyl, magazine subscriptions or our favourite Not Another Bill. Each month they team up with an artist or designer to send you a little surprise in the post!  This month we were super excited to find that NAB have teamed up with Tom Dixon to create the ultimate brass desk set The Golden Rule' and 'The Clip'. Be sure to check it out.

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22
September
2014

Leonid Tishkov - Private Moon

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Stumbled across this beautiful photography project by Leonid Tishkov and it has stuck with me ever since.
The dark colour base of the images create a controlled colour palette with vibrant seasonally changing sky lines. The sense of wonder and adventure is captured by the mystery of knowing the rest of the world may be sleeping while the curious travel and fall in love! This is a poetic story worth reading.


Leonid Tishkov - Private Moon

Writer Chesterton once said that there couldn’t be a personal faith as there couldn’t be a personal sun or a personal moon. In Russia everything is the other way round: we are faced with life one to one, and we are completely lonely in the face of the problem of time, that is, the problem of life and death, the problem of losses and gains, the moon, the sun, and everything in this life. We could, conceivably, turn to someone for support. But we are still lonely…
However, that shouldn’t make us grieve or suffer. Loneliness of this sort means that we exist, we are here, we are at the center of the universe and we are comparable to the Moon, to the other celestial bodies.
“Private Moon” is a visual poem telling the story of a man who met the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life. In the upper world, in fact in the attic of his own house, he saw the Moon falling off from the sky. Once she was hiding from the Sun in a dark and damp tunnel. But the passing trains frightened her.
Now she came to this man’s house. Having wrapped the Moon with warm blankets he treated her with autumn apples, gave her a cup of tea, and when she got well he took her in his boat across the dark river to the high bank overgrown with moon pine-trees. He descended into the lower world dressed in the clothes of his deceased father and then returned from there lighting up his path with his personal Moon. Crossing the borderline between the two worlds across a narrow bridge, immersed in a dream and taking care of this heavenly creature, the man became a mythological being living in a real world as in a fairytale.

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22
September
2014

The Poster Club

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For months now we have been watching the ever increasing momentum of the Monochromatic Design trend, everything from interiors, graphic design and fashion. This gorgeous collection of posters from The Poster Club is a great way to introduce the monochromatic design trend into your home.

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