Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Monday, 22 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Here's what The Guardian online has to say:
"Take a peek at theatre company 1927's acclaimed stage show, which weaves together a series of vignettes inspired by fairytales and silent cinema. The show has been on tour around the world and is at Battersea Arts Centre until January 3 2009."
And I must say it looks very intriguing indeed! I love the lo-tech use of a projector mixed with live acting to tell their stories.
Book tickets through Battersea Arts Centre.
Posted by Cat Finnie at 13:44
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
I am stunned by this beautiful photography by Sarah Wilmer. Each photograph seems so mysterious and intriguing, so that they cannot help but involve you in creating surprising, sinister, beautiful and dreamlike stories to go with them. They seem to me to be in the spirit of photographer Guy Bourdin, and reminded me to revisit his work.
Sarah also has a book out named "Spiderchest." It has it's own section on her website, and the juxtaposition of various photographs from her daily life makes for fascinating and endless possibilities of interpretations of the events that they document.
Posted by Cat Finnie at 12:55
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Mmm, some of my favourite paper crafts...
These first by my very talented friend Ceal Warnants. They are beautifully constructed entirely from paper which has been printed with images of wood veneer. I believe she is also available for commissions.
And these next via Ffffound, by Kaka Ueda who makes rather lovely papercuts.
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Friday, 28 November 2008
Few pics from the brilliant exhibition of works by Alan Aldridge currently on at the Design Museum, London.
Well worth a visit! The exhibition is choc-full of Aldridge's book jacket designs, record sleeves and children's book illustration including an installation of enormous cardboard cut-outs of characters from his book "The Butterfly Ball".
Sunday, 23 November 2008
Oh how I do like a Haruki Murakami novel...
I just finished reading his "Dance, Dance, Dance", and it was wonderful, as dreamy as ever... Maybe think about Gabriel Garcia Marquez set in contemporary Japan...
Here is an article with "Ten facts you need to know about Murakami"
And here is an ooolld article about his book Kafka on the Shore from The New Yorker.
And if you like the idea of reading some of his stuff, but are feeling the pinch from the current economic situations, you could try Read It, Swap it... a website which allows users to search and swap books they fancy reading for only a postage fee.
Old news, but I was going to post this ages ago...
I rather like the Moscow Metro map as a piece of design. The city itself is arranged roughly in districts in concentric circles, with the central point being marked by a plaque outside of Red Square, from where all roads are said to originate...
Sunday, 16 November 2008
I stumbled across this site today, which is a project called Mission Abandoned. They have a nice line in atmospheric photographs of abandoned derelict places, including a set taken inside Robins Cinema, where I used to watch films when I was a kid.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Made some borscht (beetroot soup) after my visit to Moscow. There is a recipe here, although I prefer to just use that as a loose guide and chuck things in. I put beef steak in mine (it's meant to have beef in it, or can be only vegetable depending on preference) and stirred in some sour cream!