Friday, 15 August 2014

Make My Magnum!

So just over 2 months ago I joined PropStudios/FormRoom as a design intern. Time has literally flown by and I couldn't have asked to work with a nicer bunch of people. 

As they're a Retail design & Window Displays company they work on a large range of projects with some big brands - from pop-up shops, events to even props for the boss's wedding! (Why not eh?)
I've already been exposed to the crazy amount of projects they take on and one of their recent biggies was MAGNUM at Selfridges. Honestly, the amount of work that has gone into this is incredible, people have no idea about the planning / precision / packaging / making / the overnight installation involved.

(I mean don't get me wrong, I literally played no part in any of this apart from helping wrap things up and eat pizza)

So obviously I had to drag my sister to Selfridges.
(she loved it really, no dragging involved)


Friday, 8 August 2014

I'm bringin' bloggin' back

OK, it's back by popular demand (and when I say demand, I'm referring to myself..jeez I'm so demanding). 

I'm not sure why I keep stopping and starting with this blog because when I update it, I enjoy it. I suppose it's like going to the gym, sometimes (/all the time) you can't be bothered, but when you go you're like "DAMN I feel good, why don't I do this more often?!"....and then before you know it 2 months have passed and you find yourself munching on a packet of crisps only to find it labelled with "GREAT FOR SHARING". Wonderful.

So yes, after that completely unnecessary analogy, I am BACK. If Justin Timberlake can come back and successfully whack out a new album, returning to blogging is most definitely the same thing. 
I got your back J.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

One man's trash...

Design doesn't always have to be materialistic and self indulgent and Gregory Kloehn proves it.
Using junk that gets dumped by people on the daily became the materials Kloehn needed to create tiny
mobile shelters for the homeless.
With a little cash, junk and a bit of imagination, the outcome was pretty cool.
Sure..some of them may look like quirky dog houses, but it's pretty impressive what can be made with limited resources and it's all recycled so who can complain!
photos via visualnews

Thanks for reading x

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Jerk Balloons.

You know when you have an argument with someone and then hours later you're lying in bed thinking: "DAMNIT why didn't I say that?" 
Well have no fear, just buy a Jerk Balloon. What's that you ask? Well, it's a balloon for a jerk!
Waheeey life is great again.

If you really wanna buy one just click the photo and show that jerk some helium hate.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

One Vine Day.

I had the opportunity to help set designer/prop maker Lou Blackshaw with her next store installation.
The idea was to create loads of paper vines, all hand crafted with a scalpel.
Hopefully when there's a enough, they can hang from a staircase in a sort of Romeo and Juliet style.

Thanks for reading x

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Sticky Vinyl

 I had the opportunity to help transform an office interior as part of the BLANKS Shoreditch Project.
Sometimes the best ideas are the simple ones and don't require extravagant spending!
And so this brings us to Vinyl - lots and lots of sticky Vinyl.
With designer Kim Thome's creative concept + vinyl + some fabulous help from his assistants (ahem including me), the results were pretty damn good.

Thanks for reading x

Monday, 28 April 2014