Red Sun

At sunrise, sunflower blossoms face east.  As the sun changes throughout the day, the motor cells in the flexible segment below the stem, pulvinus, allow the face to follow the sun toward the west.  During the night, they return facing east just in time for the new day's light.

"I see dead people"

Just kidding, haven't developed a Sixth Sense yet.  However got the 7th one down, in even the simplest daily interactions but most creative when 1000s of feet above ground. Always in the window seat, sketching in a unlined Moleskine pocket notebook with a black Stabilo sensor pen.

Where to next?


Insight of works to come...

Do you know Artecnica? Here is why I am particularly fond of Enrico Bressan and Tahmineh Javanbakht of California based Artecnica:

Artecnica's Mission (text direct from http://www.artecnicainc.com)

Our Mission
Artecnica strives to enchant, inspire and transform by elevating everyday objects through design that combines the personal expression of art with uniquely applied technology.

Our Vision
Artecnica grew from a desire to captivate the eye and change perception. As we began exploring new materials and techniques alongside designers, merchants and craftsmen from around the globe, our focus evolved to include an intense commitment to design in all its applications and implications. The result was a deeper awareness of Artecnica’s positive impact through design and the subsequent creation of a formalized program, Design with Conscience®.

Design with Conscience® advocates and creates design that considers issues of environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing. We collaborate with internationally recognized designers and artisan communities in developing countries to produce unique handcrafted objects. Products are often made with recycled materials and transported in easy-ship flat packages to help reduce our carbon footprint.

Artecnica partners with nonprofits like Aid to Artisans to explore ways of bringing new life to both indigenous craft and modern design. Design with Conscience® supports shared work and profit across borders, cultures, races, and religions. With design as the catalyst, it’s an opportunity to enchant, inspire and transform lives on a global level

So with that said, check out this lovely lamp "Come Rain Come Shine" chandelier by Tord Boontje produced through Artecnica's Design with Conscience® under Coopa-Roca. Coopa-Roca is a women's home based cooperative where members tend to their domestic responsibilities in Rio de Janeiro by employing humanitarian values and artisan production methods.

A textile dream, "Come Rain Come Shine" chandelier uses crocheted cotton, organza, silk and fabric flowers glowing a dramatic hue of light.


Jerimiah Odom named "Coolest Dad Ever"

Planning a trip to Dallas? If not maybe you should to visit Jerimiah Odom at Tiger Moon Tattoo and Piecing Studio (2051 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220
tel 469.855.1306)

With over 15 years of design experience, including having studied Illustration at The Art Institute of Dallas, Jerimiah's works have unique character with vivid coloration that keep color driven softies like me dying for more!

To top it off, he deserves the "Coolest Dad Ever" award from Love is Life. Check out this capturing tattoo Jerimiah's four year old daughter recently gave him in the name of Love.

Link to Tiger Moon Studios click here


Kate's Collection

Kate Moss' Fall 2009 Collection for Topshop released today. 
The 11th collaboration includes sequined jackets, dresses and cardigans, alongside all-in-one catsuits and faux-fur coats.


BFC launch menswear design initiative | News | Drapers

BFC launch menswear design initiative | News | Drapers

The Sting

Dutch fashion retailer The Sting's first UK shop in London's iconic Tower Record’s store off Regent Street.