Friday, 27 February 2009

Crystal Growing

Following up from our crystal growing conversation, here are a few projects done in 2008, part of what felt like a sudden wave of experiments using the same medium: You can see Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka's 'Second Nature' chairs and benches here and a film of artist Roger Hiorns' Jerwood/Artangel-commissioned installation 'Seizure' here. GG

Wednesday, 25 February 2009


I was thinking about bones and remembered that I wanted to show you this toy that a friend bought us from Iceland. It's a reworking of a traditional Icelandic game by designer Lóa Auðunsdóttir and is made up of a set of tactile bone shapes that each represent a different animal on a farm. There is an official website here. - but I think is better explained here.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

The Important One.

I'm driven mad by the Post-It notes that collect around my home - especially when I can't find the exact one that I need. The Very Important Post-It Note solves this problem by sticking out like a sore thumb.


Julia Lohmann Lecture 19 February 2009

MA Design presents

Artist/Designer Julia Lohmann
on Thursday 19 February 2009 at 2pm
in Seminar Room DS2 in Duke Street, Norwich

Julia Lohmann is a multidisciplinary designer. She is interested in unusual and undervalued natural and man-made materials. Lohmann probes our attitudes towards the world that sustains us. Her work is exhibited worldwide and part of major private and public collections, e.g. the MoMA, New York. She teaches at the Royal College of Art in London and is part of the MA Design team at NUCA.

Julia Lohmann will be speaking about her work, followed by a Q&A session. For more information see

Introducing the new blog (and another Flickr account)

Newspaper earrings

I'm posting all my newspaper objects at Yesterday's Evening News, a new one every Tuesday and Friday, while higher resolution photos and other projects go on my Flickr account.


Thursday, 5 February 2009

On Flickr

I've made a home for my images, work in progress and other things that need a place to reside.
Find them here.
I've also started a flickr group for all things recycled, repurposed and remade - you can find that here.
Please feel free to add things you make and things you find.


Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Green Gadgets Competition

Check out some of the results from Core 77's Green Gadgets Design Competition. There are some really interesting sustainable ideas. Like this idea for an air filtration system