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Danny Heller’s stylish paintings of Palm Springs could be mistaken for photographs

2018-07-20T12:06:07+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In his series, Modern Leisure, American artist Danny Heller captures the stylish, retro elegance and California cool that we've come to expect from Palm Springs. "My artwork centres on mid-century American architecture and design, once revered for its groundbreaking ideas in form and social planning, but now largely undervalued in a culture that hungers for [...]

Essex Chronicles: Photographs of life around the mouth of the River Thames

2018-07-20T12:05:52+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The mouth of the Thames, in the southeastern corner of the UK, is one of the country’s largest inlets and a major shipping route in and out of London. Essex Chronicles is Mark Massey's personal exploration of life along the northern side of this estuary. "I've focused on our interaction with the everyday places that [...]

Yuschav Arly’s digital portraits of mysterious women that look like delicate paintings

2018-07-20T12:05:33+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

We've been seduced once before by Yuschav Arly and his deceptive digital paintings of women. Perhaps like you, we've been fooled into thinking they're the real thing rather than created with ingenious software and a talented hand. Based in Bali, Yuschav has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2009. Self-taught and consistently looking to [...]

Laura-Jane Atkinson on her love of “naff” materials, experimentation and Manchester

2018-07-19T12:04:39+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Laura-Jane Atkinson is a Manchester-based designer-maker specialising in handmade interior accessories that "challenge and re-appropriate the known application and behaviour" of often under-celebrated materials. Her design process is rooted in design by making, allowing the personality of materials to drive the nature of sampling. Her studio produces commissioned and batch manufactured statement products, that blend [...]

Drawing People: Wilfrid Wood takes a fresh creative direction with his new show

2018-07-19T12:04:20+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

If you're familiar with Wilfrid Wood's work, you'll know that he sculpts faces from plasticine. From Justin Bieber to David Bowie, no-one is too famous for the Hackney Wick artist's satirical contortions, and no-one too good-looking to be taken down a peg or two. But for a new exhibition at Space Gallery this month, Wilfrid [...]

Sam Hinton’s illustrations of happy characters look on the bright side of life

2018-07-19T12:04:09+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Prominently on show at this year's D&AD New Blood festival, on one of the many stands, we spotted the work of Sam Hinton, an illustrator and recent graduate of Falmouth University. "Since my time at school I've always taken my passion for drawing seriously," he says. "Spending years filling sketchbooks I continue to explore the [...]

Threaded rope artworks that depict tree roots or human blood vessels by Janaina Mello Landini

2018-07-18T12:04:46+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Whether inspired by human blood vessels, complicated computer systems or the entwining roots of trees, Janaina Mello Landini loves to craft networks of her own, using nylon rope in a rainbow of different colours. In one particular artwork, Ciclotrama 115, the Sao Paulo artist begins her installation on a giant canvas, weaving the thinnest of [...]

Minimalissimo teams up with HODINA to design beautifully minimal unisex watch

2018-07-18T12:04:35+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

One of our favourite magazines, Minimalissimo, has collaborated with watchmakers HODINA to produce a limited edition unisex watch. Dripping with minimalism and timeless design, they're launching their product on Kickstarter and are looking for backers to bring it to life. "Minimalism for us means living a simple, well-curated and clutter-free life," explains HODINA, which means [...]