Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Little sneak preview...

This is what I've been working on so far for my final major project, it's about the 'creative need' of the household and how it isn't fulfilled in today's society, leaving it to overspill into the not so fun chores of the house, those which have no real physical outcome (cleaning etc). I've been looking at the emotional value of domestic crafts, and these pieces will form part of an installation. Only five weeks to go! Uhohhhh.

Sunday, 19 July 2009


During my research for my major MA project I've found some amazing and inspirational knitters. There's a lot out there at the moment, but here are some of my tip top favourites...

[From top: Debbie New (Tea Cup), Casual Profanity (Fluid Sculpture), Mandy McIntosh (Radiant Circle Face Framing Hoods and Disguises, and Sighthill Gala Queen), Unknown (maybe Judy Chicago? Probably linked to the Subversive Stitch NYC exhibition), and Jim Drain (a Forcefield installation).]

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Anger Release Machine

I don't know about you, but I would find one these fairly handy every now and again...

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Say cheese!

Here's a photo from the Penguin Design Award ceremony the other week, of all the winners and shortlisted students. Found on the Penguin blog... link to the blog entry by clicking on the title of this post.

Friday, 10 July 2009


Just some images I wanted to share, including my failed attempt at knitting with shredded holiday brochures. No real reason for any of this, sorry x

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Back to the country

We had an amazing time in London, but am glad to escape the heat again! The studios we visited were so friendly, and I managed to fit in a visit to the New Blood private view, another private view down Portabello Road, the RCA graduate show, the Tate Modern and the V&A, plus catch ups with friends. Phew!

Here are some highlights...

(top to bottom: D&AD Student Awards identity by Domenic Lippa at the Partners, still from NB:Studio's teaser for their D&AD Award identity [definitely worth a watch], the Theatre and Performance rooms at the V&A, Thomas Matthew's The Good Design Show invitation and recent Falmouth graduate Alan Clark's Olympic poster which earnt him a placement at Browns. Go Al!

Knit Club gets a makeover

One of my favourite days of the week has to be Wednesday, specifically between the hours of 7 and 10pm, due to Knit Club at Babahogs art cafe in Falmouth. I've met some amazing friends there, am supplied with superb tea, and get to knit to my hearts content.

We're coming up to the one year anniversary of KC, and Sarah, Jo and myself felt that a mini exhibition and an identity were needed. Yesterday I made a start on a logo which is made of a pair of knitting needles and a rectangular striped block (making a K), which comes off the left hand side of the page. On the first poster and the website banner, the logo seems to have wrapped itself round the page and reappears on the right hand side, then becomes a banner (scarf) for applying type to. This simple visual can be manipulated into other forms, I'm thinking a treble clef for music nights, and a first aid cross for advice sessions.

Its not quite there yet, the colours are too dark, making the text a bit unreadable, and the typeface is a bit splayed at the ends, I want a cleaner sans serif.

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