Wednesday, 27 October 2010

New Monopoly

New Monopoly
Round Monopoly?!? Debit cards? Music?!  What’s going on!

Hasbro the creators of the classic game are celebrating their 75th anniversary of the game by unveiling the new one. "Monopoly: Revolution Edition" is slick and round instead of square, with debit cards and an ATM instead of paper money and a banker, clear plastic representations of the classic tokens: the boot, the car, the dog and the iron have gone L
And music like Beyonce's "Crazy in Love with be played after certain actions.
Plus when you pass go you don’t get £200, but £2,000,000 to account for all the inflation and the change in real estate prices since 1935 when Monopoly was first released.
I don’t know whether I like this or not, for the new age teens I guess its great but people still use real money not just debit cards these days so I don’t know why such a big change, I like the round board, its cleaner and sleek but is the technology is a bit over the top?

the social network

I don’t really blog about films iv seen but I just have to blog about ‘The Social Network’ I went to see it last night and I was soo impressed, it was enlightening, fascinating and had humour to it. 

I am a BIG fan of Facebook and have never really thought of how it became or the story behind it. I don’t know whether some of it was fabricated or not but I’m guessing the main story line is true. I actually cant believe it was created by a Harvard student, in my student days all I thought about is the next deadline and when’s the next cheap student night, not codes and ‘traffic’. All I can say is Thanks Mark Zuckerberg.

If you’ve not seen it I recommend it highly, it kept me engrossed the whole time, and the way the story is conveyed is brilliant and well thought out. Plus Justin was unexpectedly a great actor.

ooo Fun Fact: facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg is Red/Green colourblind and blue is the strongest colour he can see.

Watch the trailer here:

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


An object is no longer being used for its original purpose in life! That purpose has expired and I have recreated a beautiful 'something else'
Katie Thompson

Oh my Days I want this Sooooo Much!! 
Interior / Furniture Designer Katie Thompson has made this. It is from her Recycled furniture collection called Recreate. the range of products shows antiques in a new light, unconventional but beautiful. She marries suitcases with chairs, cola crates with tables, cushions with buckets, typewriters with lamps! I want the whole website! genius 

Tattoo work

These are a few of my illustrations iv been working on as tattoos.
"Sailor girls R Us"

Sandrine Estrade Boulet Illustrations

Sandrine Estrade Boulet Illustrations

Wandering around the worlds of blogs (looking for a dress I saw on a celebrity) I came across some darling illustrations and thought I would just have to share them. They are the work of Sandrine Estrade Boulet a French artist; she is inspired by the simple everyday items, the environment that is setting of her life. Her work is ironic and playful, she uses sarcasm and emotions to create her work. I love these illustrations, they are just lively and quirky.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Armed to the Teeth

Small ongoing project - finding interesting quotes and illustrating them. 
This is my first quote I have done:
Armed to the teeth :

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Re(collection) exhibit

Last week 28th September 2010 my wonderful friend Alessandra Mostyn and her friend Zara from MMU had their opening of their Re(collection) exhibit in the Holden Gallery CafĂ©. It was to celebrate the history of our Manchester Art School and Sandra’s design work for all the exhibits she curated last year. It was a gorgeous exhibit and delightfully insightful into the 1920s life of teachers and students of the time. Showing video footage of the courses that were on at the time and teachers/students messing around and playing up for the camera. If your in Manchester do go have a gander.

IKEA Cookbook

Ikea has found a new niche

Ikea has developed a Cookbook: Homemade is best
The Swedish Super-duper store has commissioned Carl Kleiner to design a distinctive style for their cookbook.
It is reminiscent and echo’s the idea of Ikeas “Do it yourself’” philosophy, using the idea of flat pack furniture. Carl worked with food stylist Evelina Bratell to create this superb minimal effect.
The book is a 140-page coffee table recipe book containing 30 traditional Swedish baking recipes. Each recipe includes two images: one of the ingredients and one of the finished product.
Ikea states “we let ourselves be inspired by high fashion and Japanese minimalism”
This book is gorgeous and corresponds superbly with the IKEA way of life. I think they struck gold with working with Carl Kleiner.
Oh and they have produced an app too, working you through the recipes step by step.