on NARS and Guy Bourdin

NARS has released a rather fantastic ‘Holiday Collection’ for 2013 inspired by Founder and Creative Director Francois Nars love of Bourdin’s work and aesthetic. A fabulous, and very desirable collection in impeccable packaging.

See more at The Dieline.

Gallery sitting Perfect Information at Kings ARI today.

Things are a bit quiet in terms of visitors, but there is still plenty going on inside.

Desktructure Organisers by Hector Serrano.
I’ve my eye on the warehouse set. Just beautiful. 

Desktructure Organisers by Hector Serrano.

I’ve my eye on the warehouse set. Just beautiful. 

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I do like a bit of a party.

I do like a bit of a party.

Quick snaps of party products that were in the studio today. 

on lovely things

The Swaine Adeney Top Zip Wet Pack from Sterling and Burke. Made from English Bridle Hide with brass hardware. A classic example of from following function beautifully with a quality build to last a lifetime. 

The Merchant Fox  Solid Silver and Horn Comb. Made in Lancashire from natural horn, ethically sourced, with the silver edge hand applied by a master silversmith. Sadly the gorgeous simplicity of this piece betrays its luxury price tag. 

Human Tooth and Sterling Silver ring from Van Der Glas. Each ring is made from donated teeth, or if you prefer, you may provide your own teeth upon commission for an added discount. I’ve always had a strange fascination with human teeth and the thought of having one beautifully set in a ring, appeals greatly. A brave design from Van Der Glas, but she’s certainly won me over. 

Acne Star ancle boots from Acne with stacked leather heel. These have a beautiful silhouette, look stable enough to dance in, and are all in all a neat little package. I wish it were still winter.

The 2012 Look Book for cycling company Csepel Royal.

Bright, bold, ridiculously colourful and guaranteed to make the brand stand out amongst competitors. No word on who the AD or photographer were, but whoever you are, nicely played. 

Some incredible work from RAW COLOUR duo Daniera ter Haar and Christop Brach. 

From their Sight Unseen, Blossom and Nowness Martin Creed x Pierre Gagnaire projects respectively.

The balance of colour, tone and shape in these works is just breathtaking. 

David Bowie’s 70s sleeves remixed 

Following the recent 40th anniversary of the release of Ziggy Stardust, I’ve been revisiting all Bowie’s classic seventies albums. Those iconic 12” sleeves are imprinted on my visual DNA and played a big part in my becoming a designer — the hours I spent trying to copy the sleeve of Aladdin Sane onto my school rucksack. Inspired by seeing the ‘Art Remix’ series by Gary Andrew Clarke, I thought I’d apply the same thinking to this seminal series of albums which were such an important part of my life growing up as a teenager in Leeds. I’ll probably do a limited run of A1/A2 posters, if you’re interested let me know. Stand well back for full effect… 

Incredible work from the lads at Northbank Studio