I was perusing the fantastic blog Oh Happy Day for some inspiration and came across this amazing diy project for a light shade. I've been having trouble finding an inexpensive but fun/pretty way of covering the lightbulbs in our not so new flat. The kitchen has little spot lights but the bedroom and sitting room are tricky. We have low ceilings so anything big might be too much, but something small and white seems so boring. This idea might just solve our dilemma.
Forget about the new iphone, have you seen the augmented reality iphone app, 'Life of George'? It shows you a picture which you make out of lego. It then marks you for how well you made it and how long it takes, or you can race against people. I'm desperate for a hand-me-down iphone now!
In this time of applications and interviews and general need for a challenge, it is such a relief to see someone be inspiring. My wonderful friend Megan put me onto this fantastic TED video. It has made me well up a good few times!
Berkeley Brown is one of my favourite jewellery designers I've ever come across. She is from Canada but is Artist in Resident at Glasgow School of Art at the moment.
She has taken food as her inspiration, because she loves the pasion that it brings out in people. Berkeley says that "everyone tends to have quite individual, personal responses to food and I hope to evoke that in a playful way."
Here are some of her designs:
A grinder ring
A genius whisk necklace, with words about food on the 'wires'
A beautiful colander pendant
My favourite is her moving petal ring, which Berkeley describes as an "effort to move away from the more literal references to cooking utensils...while keeping that original inspiration"
You can definitely get the feeling of a whisk in action with this amazing ring: