Saturday, October 31, 2009

Green





The colour we are now embracing
as positive and fresh.
It wasn't so long ago, that green had
evil connotations.
Just look at old Batman comics...
Poison Ivy or The Riddler in their green
lycra.
Now it is the colour of the canopy of our
rainforests or those beautiful trees that line
our streets that we think of, and how
important it is to keep our planet green
with efficient power and recycling among
other things.
Go green has become our catch cry,
and many design elements of our cities
are reflecting just that.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cards on your sleeve.







Tattoos have influenced design and
 fashion in a huge way, especially in the
 last decade, as culturally and personally
 significant, retro, tribal and just plane
 quirky imagery is all thrown into the
 body art pot.
I have noticed wall tattoos emerging also. 
 These murals are definitely tattoo inspired.
Sometimes great pieces of art and design
 happen by accident.
 These walls postered with advertisements
 and fliers have , over time, become
 artscapes.
 Not only that, they are like a diary,
 that record events that have occurred
 in the area.
 Peel them back and discover
 which movies, parties or plays
 have featured in that burrow!

wallPapered...



Monday, October 26, 2009

Key to a great Tee




A mini trend unlocked for you-
Vintage keys and padlocks hanging over a 
cool tee backdrop.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sculptural Sreet.



 In the centre of Trafalgar square, on a
 model's head, or a sprucer's jumpsuit; 
doesn't matter where, I love sculpture. 

 Fluro coloured perspex, pom poms and a
 huge amount of teasing and hairspray
 are all you need to jolt the eye and 
challenge perceptions.

 Give me height, drama, volume
 and a bit of asymmetry...
  and I'm happy!

No Bag, No Problem!



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Orange Crush





I do have a crush on all things orange. 

Knitwear



 I live in Sydney, and summer is just around the corner, but the nights 
are still cool.
 Solution... knitwear for trees.' What?' I hear you ask.  'Art and About' is transforming the city and they came up with this playful idea. If  this doesn't inspire someone  to do legwarmers , especially with the remake of 'Fame' about to 
hit cinemas,
 I will eat my fingerless gloves!

Reminds me of a girl I photographed in Tokyo.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Street Crossings






When I travel, I definitely seek out streets that have a great life to them. Those streets that buzz with colour and creativity. I will sit in a cafe and watch the world go by.
 They change constantly and are vital and alive. 
I find these streets all over the world and wish there were more like them. Or maybe I don't, because they are worth the effort to seek out and surprise you when you find them.
You all know the kind of streets I mean .