Psychedelic Rabbits

Psychedelic Rabbits

These psychedelic rabbits are the craft creations of Misa Lamri. Originally from Kyushu Island, Japan, Lamri now lives in Paris.  The innocent forms, friendly colours and fun appeal of Lamri’s creations have a hippy-esque persona about them. Lamri’s popular creations are vivid multicoloured creatures and characters which she makes from felt. The little bear above with his button eye, start eye and grin grasps your attention […]

Sally Jane Fuerst

Sally Jane Fuerst

Eli and Ren American artist Sally Jane Fuerst who now lives in London creates these fantastic classically painted works of art with a twist. You may have noticed in the painting above titled Eli and Ren that its not Eli’s real lips, this is part of Fuerst’s wild character showing through her work. Fuerst has studied painting in the the USA […]

Legendary – Ray Harryhausen

Legendary – Ray Harryhausen

I was deeply saddened by the recent death of Ray Harryhausen on May 7th, aged 92. It was another nail in the coffin of my childhood, like when they banned the blue Smartie and 5ive split up. Only, Harryhausen’s passing is infinitely sadder because a vast number of my childhood memories are inextricably linked to […]

Graduation City of Culture

Graduation City of Culture

Yesterday I learned an interesting fact.  In 2014, Riga, the capital of Latvia, will become the European City of Culture. I didn’t go in pursuit of this knowledge: I didn’t read it in the newspaper or find it online; I found out this little titbit whilst I was having my lunch in Hemma Presented by the […]

Southside Film Festival

Southside Film Festival

Glasgow’s Southside Film Festival is back! From the 16th -19th of May – that’s next Friday!  The festival will be screening thirty fantastically awesome films over the course of a jam packed 3 days. The festival programme will be screening international, national and local film work across all genres and lengths. The festival also includes free talks and training workshops – oh I […]

QMU Costume Design Show

QMU Costume Design Show

Yesterday I attended the 2013 Queen Margaret University Costume Design Show and it was amazing! There was a huge variety of costumes on display. Hippes, dragons, monsters, puppets, robots and even Ganesh was there partying! The 2013 Queen Margaret University (QMU) costume design collection really was packed full of quality costumes designed around a number of different themes- I […]

Hazel Gore

Hazel Gore

Glasgow based artist Hazel Gore specialises in producing drawings and paintings to create detailed dream like images that tell a story. Within Gore’s paintings there is a vivid definition between the characters and landscape. Using a familiar setting Gore is able to create a relationship with the user however by rendering her paintings in surreal colours and adding ‘misfit’ characters Gore creates a dream […]

Cock Among The Pigeons

Cock Among The Pigeons

  Katharina Fritsch – farmyard sculpture A giant, blue cockerel is the latest sculpture to adorn Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth. However, Katharina Fritsch’s farmyard sculpture has ruffled a few feathers and sparked a planning objection from Thorney Island Society. The association claimed the sculpture to be”totally inappropriate; however fanciful and dramatic it might appear to […]

Wonderlands at the DCA

Wonderlands at the DCA

Below is some snaps of Johanna Basford’s Wonderlands exhibition at the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA). Its a great exhibition with lots of fascinating highly detailed work. To get a full understanding of Basford’s work you really need to be there…right in front it. There is so much detail in Basford’s work that it really does need to be experienced first hand. […]

Cute Tableware

Cute Tableware

Camila Prada makes some seriously cute tableware. “The cutest tableware in the world. My mum said so!” Camila Prada. Made entirely in England these fun ceramic products really do brighten up a space with their cheery colours and gentle graphics. Prada first began making characters that cheered her up for fun and then releasing that these little characters […]