Monday, 31 August 2009

Soviet Bus Stops

These are some Soviet bus stops, photographed by Christopher Herwig and they're much more beautiful than ours!  It seems that they were an outlet for creativity, but with the break-up of the Soviet Union many have deteriorated.  Have a look at some other designs, here.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Nostalgic Wallpaper

Beautiful wallpaper by the creative duo artist Alice Gates and British Vogue's Living Editor Vanessa Barnaby, who make up Barneby Gates.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Ben Newman's Russian Prints

These are by Ben Newman.....check him out here

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

I want to live here!

These pics are of a hand-built, eco friendly house in Wales, made from tree trunks, mud, straw bales and lime plaster, from a book called 'Handmade Houses: A Guide to the Woodbutcher's Art'.  It is long out of print, but some used/new copies are available to buy on Amazon.

Monday, 24 August 2009

E.J. Bellocq

One of my favourite photographers...Bellocq is known for his photographs of prostitutes in Storyville, the legalized red-light district in New Orleans, where he worked in the early 20th Century.  See more of his work here.

Bags for Life

Such beautiful hand crafted bags by Nivaldo de Lima..I love them all!

Roger Hiorns - SEIZURE

Sculptor Roger Hiorns pumped 75,000 litres of copper sulphate solution into a derelict council flat in Elephant & Castle London, which crystallized covering floor, walls and ceiling.
This urban sculpture saw him shortlisted for this years Turner Prize, and the flat is open to visitors until 18th October.  For more info visit Artangel, the organisation who commissioned this work.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Black Cat, White Cat

I watched Black Cat, White Cat by Emir Kusturica the other day and it is just so good.. It's a romantic comedy based in eastern Serbia on the Danube River.  Visually beautiful, cool characters and styling and amazing's a must-see!