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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dolls with personality

On August 31st, 2010 by .

OMG, are these not the prettiest dolls you have ever seen!  They have been created by Paris-based artist, Apolline.  I came across her work in Selvedge Magazine (which I am also obsessed with, after writing the last few posts I’ve noticed that I have quite a few obsessions!)  Inspired by her two daughters and childhood dreams, she has created a whole range of cute characters, even one called Pippa ;0) I think my favourite has to be Agnes, who I believe is a mouse.  She’s in the top left hand corner and is wearing a pink skirt and green headscarf.  Her mobiles feature owls, pussycats and polka dot toadstools. Love it!  Click here for more of her works as she has the most beautiful website


My favourite designs from Emma Bridgewater

On August 28th, 2010 by .

When I was at university, I very nearly specialised in ceramics rather then textiles with the view of going on to become a designer maker.  This is why I have such an unhealthy obsession with Chinaware.  Emma Bridgewater is one ceramicist who’s designs I  follow and love…if only I could afford the whole set of the Starry Sky collection ;0(  For a peek at her whole range click here

London Science Museum gets thumbs up

On August 26th, 2010 by .

I’m planning a trip to the London Science Museum with my youngest daughter (2 yrs old) as I keep hearing that they have lots of activities for under 5′s  as well as fountain which they run in and out and get soaked…great! Then, I had a quick look through August’s issue of Creative Review and there was a huge article about its rebranding.  Iwanted to post the images as  I love the typeface and colours that have been chosen for the finished look.  Click the link below for the full article, it’s an interesting read as they talk about the whole design process of the project.

The following info was Posted by Mark Sinclair

“London’s Science Museum has been steadily transforming itself over the past few years in order to appeal to a wider audience. This month a new identity for the institution was unveiled by johnson banks that aims to build on that momentum.  The London-based studio was appointed at the end of 2009 to redesign the Science Museum’s brand and identity.

“After experimenting with several routes, the chosen idea stemmed from research we did on codes, puzzles, patterns and basic digital typefaces, and we found a way to shorten the word science so we could create a grid-like ‘stack’ of the letterforms. We also began to experiment with slightly abstracted letterforms as we noticed that ‘science’ and ‘museum’ were relatively generic words.”

Click this link for the full article