Yesterday I was in the shop, using the new store room Neill built for me and and I had this feeling of expansion or not feeling claustrophobic. My experience of being in the shop feels better as I open the shop up more and more.
We are having drinks at the shop to celebrate the return of Corky Saint Clair. May 1st. 5pm onwards.
Light refreshments and dj provided. Door Prizes et c. If you are passing through the city come and say hello.
above photo: bone china canaries $28 & resin skull $25
This is my favourite piece of jewellery at the moment. I dunno, there is something so elegant about a man wearing a bracelet.
POST SCRIPT I was very innocently sitting in the spa at my apartment block when this guy wearing a turban and other accroutrements of some monotheistic religious faith started to disrobe and finally took off his underwear! So much hair. Whoa. Ugh. Wow. Fuck.
I was out of there in 2 milliseconds, in my haste I unfortunately lost my H.A.L.T. man bracelet. So sad.
These Makr wallets are kinda cute. Made by American craftsperson Jason Gregory, they are supposed to evoke the kind of old bags and wallets you would find in your grandparents basement - you know, 70s souvenirs but done nicely
I like the size and shape of the leather sleeves. The americana motifs and pattern work are nicely executed. The herringbone on leather is particularly handsome.
Having said that I wouldn't buy them because of the excessive branding.
People often forget that I come from a screen printing background and that screen print design was my first passion.
Textile design isn't graphic design, which sounds obvious, but often you see big, ugly placement prints, that might be graphic and bold but feel utterly shit as a piece of textile. To that end, I like designing big lacey prints, that feel light on the fingers as well.
Often these repeat patterns look amazing underneath a jacket.
At first you are constantly aware that this is a documentary. The kids also seem aware of this and so the camera becomes almost another character in the film - a presence that both records and interacts with its subjects.
Halfway through a new 'character' Mitch is introduced and as he has natural starpower and charisma the film suddenly becomes more compelling.
The soundtrack is also sweet with tracks by The Unicorns, Nyles Lannon, MGMT and The New Pornographers.
I like rainbows, crystals, coloured pencils, swimming, manifesting, visualising, poetry, going out for breakfast, graphic novels, air conditioning, miniature anything, clothing made from synthetic fabrics, travelling, travelling, staying in nice hotels, headphones, husbears + soft hands.
I don't like people who make me feel tired.