Saturday, 25 February 2012

Baby toys & clothes inspired by their own drawings!

How cool is this?!?! Such a brilliant idea! 

First ~ The company Child's Own Studio is custom making 3-D version of children's drawings ~ they turn them into soft toys :) They are very focused on every little detail and are trying to create the closest version of the child drawing as they can. Love it!!!

Child's Own Studio

Child's Own Studio

And the second company, Bundle is giving you a choice of designing your own clothes for children, again with the design of their own drawing. So, if you looking for unique gifts for baby's.... well, you find it :)


Ahhhhh, can't wait for the baby to be born..... and start drawing ;)
Have an amazing day!

M **

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Architecture Translated into Fashion

Mara Hoffman and The Painted Adobe of The Nakani People
Creatures of the Wind and the Kölner Dom
Calla and the Paula Rêgo Museum
Jason Wu and The Panteón Nube
Susie Bubble's and the Conceptual Nightclub in Harajuku, Japan

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Monday, 13 February 2012

DIY ~ Heart Mobile

For today I prepared a simple D.I.Y. photo tutorial on how to make a very simple mobile. I made hearts (for tomorrow's Valentine day ~ I guess a bit of "love in the air" is essential ;) and I wanted a natural look, so I chose  branches (you can use wire, plastic... instead) and slightly beige/gold paper. 
Let's start creating!

5,6,7,8 ~ glue them together to get "3D" shape...

9 ~ cut and clean branches (mine are 1x 25cm, 1x 15cm, 1x 10cm, 2x 7cm, but you can have different sizes) + on the middle of each branch tie a string 
10, 11, 12 ~ prepare hearts for hanging (you will need needle & thread)
Assemble everything like it's shown on the photo below & hang it :)

I hope you enjoyed this short and easy DIY.
Let me know how it went and what you created!

I wish you a great day,
M **

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Love Is Enough? - art exhibition at The Mill

Hello friends!
There is another exhibition at The Mill - community centre in Walthamstow, that is organised by Friends of the William Morris Gallery. Exhibition is based on the Morris's poem "Love is Enough?"

7. February ~ 3.March

Piece of art that I created for the exhibition (apologies for not great photo): 

LOVE is enough: though the World be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wander,
And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass'd over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these ayes of the loved and the lover.

Morris wrote ~Love is Enough~ in 1872, a play that draws inspiration from a ancient Welsh saga, The Mabinogion. It tells of a king who gives up his kingdom for the love of a commoner and was described at the time as a "fantastic little book, chiefly lyrical". Love is Enough is better known as a poem from the book.

~ 14 February, 6-9pm: "meet the artist" night
~ 18 February, 12-4.30pm: printmaking workshop 
~ 22 February, 6.30-8pm: discussion with speakers

Have fun :) 
M **

Opening hours ~ The Mill
Tuesday, Wed, Thursday, 10am – 7pm, Friday and Sat 10am – 6pm pm, Sunday 11am – 2pm.