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Aug 31, 2011

I'm back!

With more than a 1000 photos and tales to tell, I fell in love with San Francisco.
I will slowly get into the daily rhythm of blogging. Keep posted for more!

Aug 22, 2011


Mathew Korbel Bowers page always appears when I open my browser.
Love his conceptual and minimalist approach to illustration.

Aug 19, 2011


Continuing yesterdays post, I've always has ideas to make embroidery and I've seen in a few sites with this link to a wonderful pdf book calledA Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers by Elsie Svennas. Maybe I can figure out how to make a few letters.

"A real treat for stitchers and lovers of lettering! From the inside cover flap: "The Author has set out in this book with three distinct aims. Firstly to write a concise history of Lettering, tracing the development from the simplest markings to the elaborate and decorative monogram. Secondly, to give an an illustrated dictionary of all stitches that are suitable for carrying out any lettering. Finally to display in an illustrated section the great variety of lettering designs suitable for various stitches using every letter of the alphabet as examples."

Aug 18, 2011


I'm pretty sure I've written about this Twin-sister tag-team designers before. They never stop creating amazing things. Their typography embroidery, the detail they put into one piece of work is what makes them unique. Up at 10 ASWERS the sisters did a really fun interview I though you
guys might enjoy.

1. How would you describe your work in three words?
Intricately textured visuals.

2. Who is your creative role model?
Neil Gaiman, he’s not a designer, but a writer. We wish we were as witty and could weave imaginative stories like his.

3. If you had an extra hour each day what would you do with it?
Cook. Or read a book, preferably outdoors away from our workspace.

4. What place in the world most inspires you and why?
It’s hard to pin point one particular place, London is amazing and there are so many things happening here it’s hard to keep up. But a trip to Tokyo played a major part in our decision to establish MaricorMaricar and started us off on the journey we’re on now. The creative energy of the city inspired us to pick up a pencil/brush/needle again and get our hands dirty making things away from the computer.

5. If you could do a different job for a day what would it be and why?
A food critic, I’d love to be able to travel to sample world’s best restaurants.

6. What is your favorite homemade gift to give?

7. What is your favorite object in your home?
We left most of our things back in Australia so our flat felt really sterile like a hotel for a while. We found a colourful knitted throw at a market and it instantly made our place feel like home so that’s my favourite object right now. It’s crazily coloured and patterned.

8. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
You get nothing without asking. Oh and that it’s all about the percentages so be persistent. I read somewhere that a 10% response rate (positive and negative) is normal when you send out cvs/portfolios etc. You have to be prepared for a lot of knock backs, but it’s not personal.

9. What websites do you use for inspiration?
Synaptic Stimuli, But Does it Float, Twitter.

10. When do you consider a piece of your work complete?
With our embroideries we’ll start a piece and worry that the colours aren’t working together, but we’ve learnt to resist the urge to unpick everything and just continue adding the rest of the colours and eventually the combinations start to sing. When that happens in a project it feels like everything just clicks into place and all the pieces you’ve been struggling with all knit together. It might not be finished yet, but I know it will work.

Good morning San Francisco!!!!

I will be here for 2 weeks!!!! Slow posting may ocurr.

Aug 15, 2011


THis serie is a real inspiration. How they played with the pages and stepped outside of the box( or pages) to great something wonderful more than 50 years ago. The first issue was first published in 1963.
"The Imagination series ran from 1963 to 1986 and produced twenty-six issues. I’ve managed to save twenty-three of them (above) and I think they were the ultimate paper samples. Each issue chose a subject and explored it with illustrations, graphics and printing techniques on various Champion papers. After issue fifteen on Scandinavia they got ever more elaborate with foldouts, additional booklets and envelopes with pull-outs."

On this blog they will be posting all the issues and more info on the series.

Aug 12, 2011

Lorenzo Homar

Cartel de lo Juegos Panamericanos (1978) por el maestro Lorenzo Homar.
If anybody has one. I'm buying...

No licks world

My talented bf Steven Rice illustrated this beautiful world around me. Hermoso.

Miss Universe

Exquisite execution, great colour scheme and incredible taste was part of what Mathew Dupuis combined when he designed Miss Universe.

“This design is a re-imagining of Vanity Fair cover from the early 1900’s. The original image featured a woman in a red and white polka-a-dot dress strangely twirling and manipulating a piece of rope. I’ve always loved the original designs balance of simplicity and complexity but also wondered what it would look like if it was outer-space themed.”

Aug 11, 2011


I feel all sorts of excitement over my new laptop cover...I just had to show everyone my new toy!!!

Aug 6, 2011

Kevin in land

I'm currently in love with Kevin Buist landscapes collages. If he had a shop, there would be one in my wall. Instead of talking about his work, let yourself indulge in his amazing landscapes.

Aug 4, 2011

Don't hug me

Blow me!

She reminds me a bit to liliana porter, but no to artist are the same. Rebecca Wilson takes familiar objects, or the one's in your grandma's house and alters the perception with the material or scale situation and makes the viewer question the value of the once familiar item.
This particular collection focuses on perfume bottles and ceramic figures merged in one.
"Tacky collectible perfume bottles are referenced in the ‘Blow Me’ collection. These pieces show a new direction in my work, and the introduction of a new material and set of processes. A collection of slipcast and stained porcelain figurative ‘bottles’ is complimented by a number that are cast in solid glass in delicious colours to highlight the redundancy of their primary function. These objects have become marginalised from their intended purpose as decanters of sickly scents, and now stand redundant in function, but rich in purpose as covetable ‘collectibles’. The non-functional glass and porcelain pieces are finished off with delicately knitted atomiser bulbs salvaged from vintage perfume bottles. The patina comes from of years of being squeezed by greasy fingers and the disfigured and perished rubber interiors further allude to the now redundant function."

Aug 3, 2011


Steven Rice wanted to take up a chalenge upon himself and with the 3 Word threadless design challenge on it's way, he decided to make things as possible as they can be. From the influence of MC Escher, he made the impossible possible, as corny as it may sound, he actually did. In his submmission, hi literally turned the word impomssible into an Escher riddle. How can we say no to such awesome sub? To make this design real, help steven rice by voting here. (it will soon be up for voting, so check back!)