Monday, November 27, 2006
A long time since I posted on the blog but im pleased to say that PXL rings are now available from Lik + Neon, 106, Sclater street, London, E1 6HR ( just off Brick Lane). There are 3 styles available, visible above and each comes in a variety of sizes to fit most fingers! The rings are also neatly packaged in a custom cut mini cardboard box. If your in or around Brick Lane, check them out in Lik + Neon. If London's out of the question drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday the 24th I made a trip up to Birmingham to film for a feature on the Sleeping (Less) Rough bed. The report was shown to the Midlands region of the UK on the BBC evening news. Hopefully you can view the video here
Many thanks to BBC Midlands Today and the Noise Festival team
Thursday, November 16, 2006
My Sleeping (Less) Rough and Wax Light projects were selected for exhibition at the Noise Festival at the Urbis in Manchester last month.
About Noise- "NOISE is not your typical arts festival. It has no physical location rather the central hub of activity takes place on the NOISE website making it the first 'virtual' festival of its kind in Europe! You can live anywhere in the UK and it is free to take part.
The best work will be selected for media showcase by some of the finest creative professionals in the UK including Peter Saville (Image-making), Mark Eley of Eley Kishimoto (Fashion), Danny Brown (New Media), Stella Vine (Fine Art), Wayne Hemingway (3D design) and Anthony Wilson (Word)."
So at the opening of the exhibition I got to meet Wayne Hemingway and also found out that I had won the opportunity to do a Noise Dream Job- two weeks work experience at Hemingway Design!
Noise had also arranged for two of the Sleeping (Less) Rough beds to be trialled by two Big Issue In The North sellers. The feedback has been good and I will be passing the results to a possible sponsor so that these beds can get closer to becoming made on a larger scale.
As a result of Noise my work has received press coverage on TV- 'Raw Creatives' (shown on the Community Channel) and in the Big Issue In The North.
Many thanks to all at Noise, Emily from Big Issue In The North, and Liam and Joseph for testing out the beds.
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Hello, first I would like to apologise about the lack of internet communication over the past month.... (BT took their time in getting us online, grrr)
Above is a montage of several hundred small photos taken at 100%East before the masses of crowds came.
Since 100%East we have all been working on a variety of projects. One project that came from 100%East should reach fruition in March at locations including Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery and BAFTA.....
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
So after months of planning and organising September the 21st eventually came and we launched Lo-tec Design Collective to the masses in the form of our first collective exhibition at 100% East.
Held in the Truman Brewery on London's Brick Lane during London Design Week, 100% East is a 'multi-disciplinary international showcase for young, up-and-coming designers and companies'
Armed with 200 boxes we arrived on the Monday to set-up the show, having elected to create our own space from scratch creating an installation that would both be visually exciting and complement our varied array of work. Boxes were our vehicle not only due to their aeshetic and versitile qualities but also for the fact that they would be reusable after the event- a flat pack exhibition so to speak.
Pics during the setup-
The show was a huge success and we attracted a lot of interest and we would like to thank all the people that came and that we met during the four days of the exhibition, we gave away over 1000 posters (which, if you have one, take a photo of it in situ and we'll get them posted up on the site) and had a lot positive feedback both on the stand and the concept behind Lo-tec.
100% East was a great experience for us, it provided us the oppotunity show what we can do collectively on an installation and we have already begun to organise the next one.... this time in Bristol and with a brand new selection of work so keep coming and checking the blog and site as further details will be posted as soon as we know them.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
I found out some good news the other day, my Bastard animation has been included on the new Channel Frederator episode. What is frederator I hear you ask? Well it is a video podcast and it has been around for a while now but it shows some really good cartoons, old and new every month. So if you have a new swanky video ipod or even an old one check it out.
Thats all for now, enjoy.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Here are some scans of the Sleeping (Less) Rough bed that was featured in The Pavement magazine (click to enlarge). I met with the magazine's editor Richard on Monday as The Pavement want to approach companies to get funding and the bed into production. Richard has some good ideas on raising funds so watch this space!
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Some good news! Hurrah! My film Colin and Oska is being shown at the 10 byTen festival in Exeter on the 11th of April 2006 at the Exeter Picture House. As you can guess I'm quite chuffed as this is the first festival i've got any of my films into. If you want to go and view some lovely independent work there are more details of the festivals website-
10 x Ten Film Festival
Hope to see you there.
Friday, March 24, 2006
On Monday night I took a Homeless Bed down to The Strand to show it to the homeless who go to the soup kitchen near Charing Cross Police Station. I spoke with 5 homeless and shown them the bed, demonstrated how it works, and two (Dave and Roland) tried it out and loved it. Everyone was interested in it having already read about it in issue 10 of The Pavement, which is a monthly magazine written for the homeless. The Pavement are helping with the approach to charities and organisations that will hopefully be able to take the bed forward into production. It was a bitterly cold night and just being out there for an hour was more than enough for me I'm sad to say...
I've also entered Sleeping (Less) Rough into DesignBoom's Shelter In a Cart Competition, which closed a week ago