Back in 2010 this brightly coloured family of seven supersized Jelly Babies were installed in London’s Marble Arch as part of Westminster's Sculpture Festival. The Jelly Baby Family is the work of Italian sculptor Mauro Perucchetti and weighs 3.2 tonnes. The sculptures, one of which is more than 10ft tall, were made out of resin by Mauro Perucchetti, an Italian artist.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Watching the sunrise through our office window this morning prompted a quick ‘sunny window’ search and we came up with this colourful little gem!
All we know about this image is it is a building in Iran.
We think the light shining through the stained glass is stunning!
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Here’s our top ten of some of the most colourful buildings around the world.
Burano island, Venice
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The colourful Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is designed to put children and their families at ease
Doolin, Fisher Street, Ireland
This dayglow pink house in Doolin, Fisher Street, Ireland certainly catches your eye.
Haight Street, San Francisco
Crazy Colours on Haight street, San Francisco
Miami's Most Colourful Building
Sugamo Shinkin Bank
How cool would it be if your bank looked like the Sugamo Shinkin Bank?
Reversible Destiny Lofts - Mitaka, Japan
These colourful ‘fun houses’ were designed specifically for its inhabitants, from strange circular floors and ceilings to bright coloured balconies
This colourful little corner in Ireland almost looks like a painting.
Bo-Kaap Cultural Market
Bo-Kaap has some of the most colourful buildings we’ve ever seen!
‘Lego’ building Spain
Our favourite, this building looks like it was made from a boxful of giant Lego bricks.
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Tuesday, 17 September 2013
It seems every day a new gadget or concept appears somewhere on the internet, news or magazines. But this one really grabbed our attention! A project by industrial designer Joshua Harris, takes the whole 3D printing thing to a whole new level.
The Clothing Printer!
Mr Harris's space saving concept would potentially eliminate the need for wardrobes, washing machines and dryers by bring clothing production into the home
3D printing is becoming more and more commonplace, and people are becoming comfortable and familiar with the idea of printing an object on demand. But, imagine, printing all the different types and styles of shoes, dresses and trousers. Essentially The Clothing Printer is a way to bring clothing design and customisation into your own home..
And, it doesn't print just basic garments; this concept also includes an online marketplace with your favourite shops, allowing you to purchase the design for a desired piece of clothing. Need a new Vivienne Westwood? Just print one!
Designers can even sell specific fabrics and materials in printer cartridge form, allowing for premium printed clothing as well as the basics. So instead of putting in a basic “red fabric” cartridge, you may potentially be able to add “red gingham Stella McCartney” cartridge to your printer.
But the wins don't stop there! After wearing a printed piece, you can load your garment back into the printer where it is broken back down into thread and cleaned. The thread is returned to the printer cartridge it came from for future use. Meaning, this is also a sustainable and extremely green concept. Double Win!
We love this idea! and we love the idea that we could sell 'clothing printer ink'. But sadly, the Clothing Printer may not be on sale for a of generations. The designer sees this as a viable gadget around 2050, when the printing of objects is as common as printing documents.
What do you think of The Clothing Printer? Would you like to print your clothes? Or do you love shopping in store for them?
We have just had a much needed week off!
I spent some of that time in London and spent some time in a colourful little place we have featured in a previous article; Neal's Yard in Covent Garden.
Hidden away behind Covent Garden, Neal’s Yard is a small alley which opens up into a unique and colourful courtyard, lined with cafes and unique independent retailers their store fronts are painted in pinks, bright purples, and neon greens.
Here's a few pics from my visit.
Read our previous article on Neal's Yard here:
Monday, 9 September 2013
This little gem of colour can be found in San Francisco, get yourselves over to 16th and Morago and you will discover the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps. This stunning mosaic runs up 163 steps, inspired by the world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, was designed by Irish ceramist Aileen Barr and mosaic artist Colette Crutcher. Working with over 300 volunteers the project took over two and a half years to complete.
The colourful sweeping sea-to-sky design was made up of a total of 163 separate mosaic panels, one for each step riser, with over 2,000 handmade tiles and 75,000 fragments of tile, mirror and stained glass.
If you like these colourful images then why not print your own artwork with your inkjet or laser printer? To produce the best images with the most vibrant colours you will need good quality printer ink, toner cartridges and printer paper.
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Last week Minneapolis artist HOTTEA created this excellent rainbow of thread atop the pedestrian tunnel at the Williamsburg Bridge in New York, Titled ‘Rituals’ the piece consisted of 2,000 strands and took the artist and his assistants 11 hours to cut and tie.
If you like these colourful images then why not print your own artwork or design images with your inkjet or laser printer? To produce the best images with the most vibrant colours you will need good quality printer ink, toner cartridges and printer paper.