Archive for the ‘International Art & Design’ Category

Cool things to help beat the back to work blues

We’ve found some cool accessories to pimp your desk and keep the good times rolling.


1. Tend your garden from your desk with this ‘Pop-up Allotment’.
From the Postcarden shop by Another Design Studio

2. ‘Shake Rattlle Roll’ mini-print will remind you to get on with it.
From 326, available at art print store

3. Waste time getting this ‘Cubebot Puzzle’ dude into some funky positions.
Design by areaware, available at

4. Have some fun with this ‘Wooden Voice Recorder’ designed by Richard Upchurch.
From the design store of design stores MoMA

5. Use ‘Bianca the Hippo Memo Holder’ to make sure you don’t forget things.
From the destination for office style

6. Skip lunch and get home earlier, ‘Lunch is for Wimps’ (anyway) framed giclee art print by Natasha Vermuelen.
From art print store



Navy Signal Prints by Hana Tanimura

This weeks displaying/hanging inspiration comes from Navy Signal Prints from Google Creative Lab designer Hana Tanimura. This is a shot of her own pad with some peopls initials on the wall. It’s the bold flat colours and mix of pattern and type that do it for us. The “M” reminds us of Scotland too. To top is off they are printed giclee (fine art ink jet styles) on nothing but Hahnemühle German Etching Paper.


Klub7, Aus Deutschland

More wonderful discoveries, this time its Klub7 from Berlin. So much of our favourite work is from Germany. A collective of six artists & designers. These are three of our favourites, espesh the BIG wall. Take 10 and check them out (or maybe 20, you’ll need it, there is 10 years of work to poozle through).


Our Print Club Favourites!

Every town has its spot to go and get the best limited edition screen prints from local illustrators, designers, street artists and the like. In London, it’s Print Club London. A solid archive of underground upper-comers, all in one amazing place where they hold classes for print artists, have gear to rent and do shows too. Here is our short list we want right now.



Blue Jolly” by Rosha Nutt Limited edition screenprint of 50. We like the summeryness and colours. Its also a big 500×700 sheet so nice and big statement styles on ya wall.



“Yo” by Casaandra Yap. Limited edition screenprint of just 25. Who wouldn’t want this print.



“Landscape 2″ by Paul Wardski. Limited Edition screenprint of 50. Nice small square print, would go perfect in a bach down south. It reminds us of Rob Roy glacier in Wanaka.



“King Pheasant II” by Vicky Langdon. Limited edition screenprint of 5. We like low editions, we like birds, especially pheasents, love the colours and placement on the sheet.


Good Stuff: Links You’ll Like

Here’s a few of our favourite finds from this week… (PS, Internet, we love you!)

1. Eat This Food is seriously one of the coolest food blogs we’ve ever seen. If you’re a foodie, you can’t miss it.
2. The Pleasure Of is a sublime little short film that celebrates the simple things in everyday life. Check it out!
3. This is so amazing that it actually scares me a little… In Tokyo, you can step into a photo-booth, and 15 minutes later, you get a 3D plastic figurine of yourself. Yes, you read that right. Ehmergerd!
4. Google’s celebrating hairy-upper-lip month with Movember Games - a series of online games where your moustache is the controller. May the best Mo’ win!


Good Stuff: Four Favourites

Good stuff

A few of our favourite finds (that’s a lot of F’s!) this week…

1. An easy DIY (with a cool how-to video) for some painted, patterned shelves.
2. Ah, letterpress printing… This great little short video just makes us love you more.
3. Poke around the cool and colourful home of a wedding photographer and blogger.
4. Turn your favourite Instagram photos into a mini-book (or a poster) with Printstagram.


Colour Lovers

These colourful spaces make us a little bit green…

Stylish lounge room with neon artNeon sign? Check.
Massive heart made from photos? Check
Copper piping chandelier? Check.

Let’s zoom in on that ceiling, shall we?

graphic art on ceiling

















Is this wallpaper that you can buy? We need to find it!

Colourful room from Homestyle mag






















So much coolness per-square-metre in this little corner! Via our friends at Homestyle magazine.



















We love how those minimal black and white prints stand out in this colourful-yet-classy space. via





























The home of NZ interior designer Alex Fulton.You had us at blue pintuck armchair, Alex.


















Another bright idea from those clever Swedes.



More Good Stuff!

design and art montage

A few links we liked this week:
1. We love the ever-so-vintage style of British illustrator Owen Davey.
2. Tour the super-stylish Sydney home of two graphic designers at The Design Files (one of our favourite blogs).
3. If you’re ready to move past the Auto setting, this manual photography Cheat Sheet is an awesome starter guide.
4. Nail & yarn wall art – cute idea for the weekend! (Via the Frankie blog.)