Sunday, November 30, 2008

Slacker

I have been super slack.

I've only written two posts (including this one) in November. I did go to Melbourne for a mini-break but that's not really any kind of excuse. I haven't really been doing anything remotely design wise. The house is the same. No new paint colours.

I did get this beautiful Ben Frost print at the Trailblazers exhibition in Sydney about a week of so ago.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Movement @ the Bank Hotel

These guys have been getting up all over town like no one's business. The Movement are painting @ the Bank Hotel this Wednesday 12th November from 6pm. Get down there to see some local freshness at it's best.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shepard Fairey Vs Dexter

I can't believe it took me so long to notice that this is actually a real Shepard Fairey Dexter poster. You can buy yourself one of these limited edition suckers here - if you can afford it!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Backyard Bliss

Loving this backyard I stumbled across on Flickr. Loving the shrubbery/mural/red chair combo. How very urban.

It's always been a dream of mine to have graffiti in the backyard. And now I have my wish. With a little bit more love, I think my backyard could be even better than the funkiness above. Here's how it (sort of) stands at the mo:

There's still a lot of work to be done - finishing the rendering on one wall, finishing painting the other walls, finding furniture than wont get get eaten by the dogs, finding plants that wont get eaten by the dogs. At least I managed to chose a non-offensive colour to paint the walls!

In the mean time, here are a few other bits of backyard graf that useful inspiration. I know we can do much better though! Better get my roller ready for next weekend... There's DIY to be done.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Busted

Busts are awesome. Especially neo-busts. Check these out or bust.

Mickey Mao bust by Frank Kozik.

Ho Chi Minh bust by Frank Kozik.

Nichole Lindsay's (marketing manager of KidRobot) Planet of the Apes bust. Check out her pad.

Meggs' He-Man busts. From his Own Worst Enemy exhibition.

Ludwig Van busts by Frank Kozik. Found via Hypebeast.

Just one of those days...

Stoled from Happy Mundane.

Seoane

Check out the beautiful craftsmanship of designer Dave Seoane. Straight out of Portland, OR, Dave's pieces are a handmade combination of wood, steel and colour. Found via Design Sponge.

Shelf Wrap

Found via A Cup of Jo, Architect student Kayt Brumder found drawers on a New York sidewalk and mounted them on her wall as shelves. We lovez found shit.

Also found via A Cup of Jo, these IKEA shelves (LACK by the looks of it) have been covered with Japanese comic book pages. They were made by Young Nam Heller, a 24-year-old illustration student.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We found this Kartell table...

In Erko. Today I sanded it back and treated it with a primer. Soon it'll be ready to paint.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

No, you can't have a go

Meet my new baby. She's an Eastern Grim Reaper Custom, thanks to my little bro. She arrives in a few weeks. She weighs just 9kg.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Oh my!

Graffurni! We love graf furniture. And by Phibs to boot. Ahhh... heaven. Via Everfresh who nicked it from Nice Produce.

Locker Love


Loving the painted locker over the back at Everfresh Studios. And check out Meggs' exhibition coming up at Don't Come Gallery (Melbourne). I wish I could get there...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cool stool



The Pantone Stool. But you can only get them in the US. Grrrrrr.

Zip it good


Zippy awesomeness by Benoit Lemoine. It's amazing what you can do with tape and some imagination. Ripped straight from Design Milk because they have such great taste.

Squint make beautiful patchwork upholstered chairs and sofas... along with other beautiful furnishings...

Found via 2 Modern.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ghetto Fabulous

Great Bates gets Ghetto Fab. Pretty idea.

I love My Little Claw Money

The Claw Money My Little Pony. Love the teeny weeny pony Nikes.

Monday, September 15, 2008

King of Gods

Check out the amazing work of UK artist Zeus which is featured in Nuart (Norwegian street art festival running throughout September). A combination of graffiti and fine art, Zeus' beautiful work goes beyond the 2D world of walls and spray cans and into 3D.

He also does a bit of Graffurni (that one's for you Hayley. You inspired me to coin my own phrase: graffiti + furniture + anti-establishment homage to Fightclub = graffurni). His graffurni was featured a while back in GQ magazine (see below). I'd love to get my hands of some more shots of his furniture work...

Especially loving the chest of draws, back left. Check out more Zeus here.