If you fancy treating yourself to some sheer gorgeousness then look no further than the Kirstie Allsopp exclusive range for M&S.
If vintage and shabby chic are your home decor inspiration then you will find yourself gushing over the mini measuring tape, sewing box, tea cup and saucer, cake stand and stamping kit. Why not treat yourself and friends to an afternoon of indulgent afternoon tea.
Nomad capacitive brush turns your iPad into an art canvas for $24 (video)oStylus as a paint brush, but even the creator confessed that it was never intended for such chores. Thankfully, the Nomad Brush was concocted specifically for those chores. What you're looking at above is a paint brush that's designed for use with capacitive screens, and it could very well spark a modern day renaissance... or something of the sort. The brush is topped with capacitive fibers that the iPhone, Galaxy Tab and iPad (among other tablets and phones) can recognize, enabling you artsy folk to express yourselves even when it's impractical to tote around a suitcase full of watercolors. Head on past the break for an (admittedly impressive) video, and pop the source link to hand over $24 in exchange for a shipping label. Just promise us you'll keep it away from any actual paint buckets, okay?
Update: Looks like there's a cheaper alternative floating around from Blackbox, if you're down for it.
Good morning all.
Above is an inspirational shot from flickr member Scott_flikr who you can find out more about here.
Let us know what you think or if you have some shots you want to share with us just drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright © 2011 Jacqueline Stewart Brown
Flickr is a great site to where more and more of us are joining on-line communities and sharing our creativity. Over the past few years light painting has become a prominent presence on Flickr and there are some truly talented people out there. If your new to light painting then check out below to be inspired and whats great is these kind and generous people on Flickr are willing to share their techniques and help you with your own creativity!
"Shining Light on Cancer is a Flickr group donating light painting images to create a book for cancer charity. We are interested in a global light painting collaboration to create projects to help those with cancer, get photos into hospitals to help those going through treatment have a moment to forget their surroundings and circumstances and enjoy the beauty and magic of the light painting art form.
Who should join this group? Any one who light paints, is interested in light painting or interested in fighting cancer, in other words everyone. If your not a light painter perhaps there's other skills or suggestions you can provide the group to help the project. Images will be chosen from the group for the book. Were interested in creating a website so any help or suggestions for a website or book publishing would be helpful.
The images to be submitted to the group are light paintings. Light painting at it's most basic are long exposures with either a moving light source or moving the camera while aiming it at a light source to create light streaks. Star trails record the light from stars as the earth moves which to me is light painting using nature and can be submitted to this group.
Thanks for helping us fight cancer and make a difference in people's lives during a difficult time".
The short film above is by light painting extraordinaire JacquiJSB who is just one of many artists to kindly donate work to the cause. You can find out more about Shining Light on Cancer here and check out more work by JacquiJSB here.
Let us know what you think of any of the work here or via Facebook.
This exciting project began on St Valentines Day 2011. A sequence of twelve quotes are presented over twelve months in large red neon text. Visible from the railway, the work is erected on the roof of the Neon Workshops studio in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
12 Months of Neon Love is formed using lyrical statements borrowed from well-known songs that feature the many configurations of love. Expressions of intimacy, adoration and heartbreak are visually re-presented to an unsuspecting audience going about their everyday lives.
On the 14th of each month, these significant and unique neon works will be auctioned on Ebay to the highest bidder. The next sentiment will take its place above the roof tops of Wakefield; a human heart felt voice burning above the industrial setting of warehouses.
Make sure you let us know if you see any!
Converse have revealed a new range in collaboration with Marimekko which draws from the Finnish textile house's archives.
"Marimekko Corporation and Converse Inc., one of the world's most iconic lifestyle companies in men’s and women’s footwear and apparel, have entered into an agreement whereby Marimekko licenses its emblematic patterns to Converse’s new women’s-specific collection debuting in spring 2011. The collection, entitled “Converse ♥ Marimekko”, features Converse’s most popular shoe silhouettes and the following vibrant Marimekko designs: “Tarha” and “Pikkusuomu” by Annika Rimala, and “Kirppu” by Maija and Kristina Isola".
Really great patterns are applied to the shoes which are packaged with equally cute shoe bags in matching prints, look out for the collection this spring at Converse.
"In 2002, Quentin Blake, Britain’s pre-eminent and internationally acclaimed illustrator gathered together a group of people who believe passionately that illustration should have a home of its own. At the moment, illustration is only seen in occasional temporary exhibitions in other museums and galleries. The House of Illustration will change that.
The House of Illustration will be the place to see past and present illustration, both British and international. It will be the world’s first centre dedicated to the art of illustration in all its forms".
The House of Illustration is a fantastic collaboration of illustrators who in Autumn 2012 will be readily available in the Kings Cross regeneration area of London. It will provide:
Caught By My Eye is an exhibition that celebrates work created by six London schools who took part in the House of Illustration pioneering illustration project PICTURE IT: Inspiration Through Illustration. Involving 450 pupils and 114 teachers across the six schools, the participants of PICTURE IT workshops have created work that is thoughtful, detailed, quirky and highly accomplished, demonstrating the power that illustration has on all aspects of classroom life.
Caught By My Eye will be on display at The German Gymnasium from 1st to 4th March. Admission free.
Exhibition opening times:
Tuesday 1st March 10am to 3.30pm
Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd March 10am to 5pm
Friday 4th March 10am to 1pmThe German Gymnasium 26 Pancras Road London NW1 2TB
© Cat & Fox Adventures
© Cat & Fox Adventures
Cat & Fox Adventures is the alter ego of illustrator Sara Cullen who works and lives in Liverpool's Georgian quarter with her cat dolly.
Sara has exhibited her work extensively across both Liverpool and Manchester as well as working as a graphic designer for production companies such as Lime Pictures who are behind the TV show Hollyoaks.
Sara has a real love of antiques and the surreal which comes across in her work as well as a sense of fun as she loves to experiment with her style.