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 […]

The Body Beautiful

The Body Beautiful

  Surgeons’ Hall Museum, has always been an intriguing place for me.  Tucked away in the Royal College of Surgeons’ Campus in Edinburgh, if  you have an interest in anatomy, surgery and the curiosities of the human body, you could do far worse than spend an hour or two exploring it’s many treasures. The Museum […]

Jewellery and Silversmithing at the 2013 ECA Degree Show!

Jewellery and Silversmithing at the 2013 ECA Degree Show!

The ECA  (Edinburgh College of Art) 2013 Degree Show closed Sunday (9th June) and I wanted to take the chance to share some of my favourite pieces from Jewellery and Silversmithing collection with you all! First up, Kirsty Stewart! Inspired by nature (flowers, feathers and leaves) Kirsty’s work has a beautifully contemporary feel through combining precious […]

The Modern Dog

The Modern Dog

It’s the time of year when degree shows are either gearing up or are in full swing and when the full length and breadth of talent in the UK is proudly on display for the entire world to see.  And there’s so much talent out there! There are so many shows going on, it’s impossible […]

Getting started with crowdfunding

Getting started with crowdfunding

  We’ve all been there.  Brimming over with ideas for exciting projects, for getting businesses up and running.  But if you’re a student or a graduate, there’s often a stumbling block: money.  Crowdfunding is often pitched to creatives as a good way to get funded but what is it and most importantly, does it work? […]

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales

Ernesto Neto “It happens when the body is an anatomy of time”, 2000. D. Daskalopoulos Collection   If you are in Edinburgh and looking for a more…unusual way to while away an hour or two, I’d suggest a trip to Modern One at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to See From Death 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 […]

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