Tom McPhee: Joy in Motion

Tom McPhee: Joy in Motion

  Tom McPhee’s work really caught my attention at New Designers because it’s so playful! Using metalsmithing techniques, he creates interactive automata and kinetic sculpture pieces which entice the viewer to interact and play; encouraging curiosity in the details that surround their lives. Tom’s work is inspired by the moments in the everyday,  “like when a leaf […]

New Designers: A Student Perspective

New Designers: A Student Perspective

I’m not long back from New Designers Part 1, and to be honest I’m still recovering.  If you’re going there to exhibit, you know that it’ll be big (3,000 new graduate designers from the UK’s top universities and colleges, big), but that still doesn’t really prepare you for the size of it, the energy, and […]

Q&A with Rosie Martin, creative mastermind behind DIYcouture

Q&A with Rosie Martin, creative mastermind behind DIYcouture

We grabbed Rosie Martin for a quick chat about her creative lovechild and sewing revolution, DIYcouture, how zines are the analogue Tumblr, being self-sufficient until it gets down to socks among other things. ‘Wait, what?’ we hear you are slightly confused. So lets start from the beginning with filling you in on what DIYcouture is. In a […]

Heather Cheung

Heather Cheung

I’ve just returned from New Designers (Week One) at the Design Business Centre in London where I had the opportunity to exhibit my graduate collection and get an insight into the work of my fellow 2013 design graduates from around the UK. My next few articles here at Pinso will place focus on the graduate […]

Raja Role-Play

Raja Role-Play

Nikhil Chopra is a diverse artist who blurs the boundaries between theatre, performance, photography, sculpture and painting. Chopra creates fictional characters which form the basis of improvisations and photography, sometimes inhibiting performance characters for days on end (perhaps a contender to Daniel-Day Lewis’ Oscar hat-trick?). Born in Calcutta, in 1974, Chopra’s world of make-believe actually […]

Artist Mark McPhelim – Breuk

Artist Mark McPhelim – Breuk

Rain or shine, Breuk makes Glasgow look spectacular.   Mark McPhelim’s art has the remarkable ability to captivate – transforming even the most ordinary into something magical and memorising. His slick interpretation of the underground in Glasgow District Subway makes it surprisingly easy to appreciate the beauty in getting from A to B, or in this […]

Foible Combat

Foible Combat

Unfortunately your brain is hardwired to perform badly under certain conditions. The good news is that you are not alone – everyone else has exactly the same issues – so whilst it’s not a personal criticism I’m afraid it is still relevant. Now I’m not going to expose all of your mental foibles here, you […]

Jewellery Futures

Jewellery Futures

I feel we have entered a new era of jewellery design with all these new fantastic jewellery designers and makers. There seems to be a new movement and I think its cool, awesome, great, fantastic, floats my boat etc etc. Jewellery design isn’t confined to diamonds and precious metals any more. Paper, plastic, silicone, acrylic which […]

Photographer Bela Borsodi

Photographer Bela Borsodi

Hour and hours of tiny adjustments, tinkering with angles, colours, fruits, tools, vodka and toast and what do you get? A single fantastic picture! Photographer Bela Borsodi has created this great optical illusion titled Terrain, using colours and our (HUMANS!) instinctive ability to spot patterns – our way of creating order in the world to automatically […]

Play Me, I’m Yours, Global Street Pianos

Play Me, I’m Yours, Global Street Pianos

Image Source:Flickr, Metrix X Play Me, I’m Yours is an arts project by Britain’s own Luke Jerram which sees colourful pianos being scattered in cities all over the globe. They come with a straight forward message and an instruction at the same time – Play Me, I’m Yours. The project started back in 2008 and has travelled to […]