making maps
September 27, 2011, 4:19 pm
Filed under: art, design, gaming

Baby Quilt (finished)
August 7, 2011, 11:42 am
Filed under: art, design, project

The baby quilt is finally complete and ready to go to Baby Ruby (who is now born and very cute). I bordered and backed it in an off-white cotton, and then finished it off with pink binding:

mmm… statistics.
January 15, 2010, 6:00 pm
Filed under: design, gaming

full-sized image here

Super Cute Mario Bros
November 24, 2009, 10:05 pm
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The gamer in me adores these little Mario truffles by Ana Fuji. And the fat girl in me adores them even more….

Amiguru Me
November 4, 2009, 10:22 pm
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So in the spirit of the cooler seasons, and following the realisation that i seem to have been collecting random balls of wool over the years, with no intent for use, or a place to store them, I have decided to take up crochet – more specifically the Japanese art of Amigurumi. I’m still getting to grips with the basics, so I’ll leave you with some examples of where I aim to be in a month. Maybe.

like a nocturnal winter magpie

Bookmarks are getting full… I think it’s time to ditch some of it onto idreamelectric. Starting with Craig Ward‘s ‘You Blow Me Away’. I spent some time contemplating how this was done, but eventually came to the conclusion, who cares? Let’s just drink Valpolicella and stare at it for a while:

Noriko Ambe’s ‘Cutting Book Series’. You know the the deal here… Books + Scalpel = ace… ness. It’s simple idreamelectric maths:

More books… Chris Cobb has catergorised an entire library by colour. I can’t even begin to describe what that does to me. There is nothing wrong in this whole wide world:

Lastly, this man travels to interesting places, sets his camera timer to two seconds, and sees how far he can run in that time. Nothing more to say about that really:

Feel much better now.

something in the air
February 17, 2009, 12:29 am
Filed under: design, other

I’m probably letting myself get carried away, but i swear it’s nearly summer. Today, i couldn’t even see my own breath AND i was outside. Seriously. So, i recommend we all join the cloud appreciation society, in preparation for, what i believe is going to our best summer yet. And in case you wondered, the CASs ‘cloud of the month’ is pictured above. It really doesn’t get much better than that, people.

On a different note, YouTube have decided to go all bitter about something and make their video templates ugly as sin, so they have been banished from idreamelectric indefinately. You can now find them over at idreamelectro, which, as i’m sure you’ll agree, is music to your ears.

Happy cloud gazing.

audio visual
January 25, 2009, 8:38 pm
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Developing a soft spot for these speakers by Sherwood Forlee… and the fact that he shares my passion for minesweeper means they must be brilliant!

nothing on tv
January 15, 2009, 12:01 am
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I want an antler chandelier. I know, it’s very ‘gone hunting’, but i want one. It would go well in the converted chapel I don’t own yet (and would need to convert), hanging somewhere above the breuer. Also, i’ve decided i’d like to go to a festival of some kind this year.

old skin and fingerprints

There’s something about old design magazines that makes the hefty price tags very, very tempting. You’re effectively investing in a frozen moment of time. I’m not just talking the aesthetics – it’s the smell and feel of the paper, the inks, the worn corners, the threads. Old skin and fingerprints of people who could now be dead. It’s cool.

PRINT: May-June 1985 The first exhibit here of contemporary Soviet type design is a revelation // Fine Print celebrates traditional book arts in the age of the computer.

PRINT: March-April 1958 Henry Wolf: Proof that better design and better business can go hand in hand. Describes visually how Wolf upgraded Esquire’s design, thereby improving its advertising and circulation.

PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE: August 1967 Performance Design: Progressive Architecture examines in depth the new problem-solving methodology of systems analysis and its implications for the practice of architecture.