off to paris.

yeahhhhhh i'm off to paris tomorrow for a couple of days for work- can't wait!! haven't been back in so long... above is another beautifully inspiring design by tom speirs - if you haven't already, check out his  website.


tom speirs.

wow i just came across tom speirs - he has some really good typography and loads of these weird moving image videos - i could seriously watch this all day.. check out his website, the design (and content) is so slick. moving image from his vimeo.

firework studies (continued).

thought i should probably give you a preview of the book as it is that time of year.. images by pierre le hors, images via his website. hope you all had a good 5th november! x


pierre le hors: firework studies.

a few years ago i decided that i must be growing up because i reached a stage where i would be happy to receive a book as a present. about two years ago i decided that i must definitely, finally be a proper human being because i'd reached a stage where i was asking for books as presents.  if anyone is wanting to buy me a present, buy this book. i saw it first about two years ago when it first came out and had completely forgotten about it until the other day when i was in the ica doing some research for work.  the concept - page upon page of black and white photos of fireworks- is very simple but it is just absolutely beautiful and so magical and by the end, even though you've probably seen every kind of firework formation that exists, you just want more and more.  this is definitely on my present recommendation for anyone's christmas list - there'll be someone you know that would treasure it forever..
image via pierre le hors' website, book available from hassla books or the ica bookshop.

lfw street style: all black.

back onto a bit of street style now with two of my faves from fashion week - the girl on the right being the highlight of the entire week. i'm not going back on all the colour talk, because colour is everything, but when black is done right, it looks incredible.  what i love about both these girls is that they ease cool - they have great natural style, the sort of people that could be wearing bin liners (and dad no, the trousers on the right are not made from bin liners) and i'd still be rabbiting on about them.  in actual fact the jacket on the right is prada, not tesco value, and it is one of, if not the most exquisite piece i have ever come across in my entire life.  i don't want to embarrass myself with the non-technical terminology here but something amazing has happened in the weave of this jacket, creating the most beautifully subtle ombre effect, where the base - almost a raw silk quality, transforms into an almost waxy cottony wool at the top.  the reverse is attention seeking, eye-grabbing, and truly modern with hundreds of feathers intertwined with what can only be described as shredded vcr tape. absolutely amazing.

© anna singleton 2011.



wow oh my dayzzz just found an artist that i really really like - collage/mixed media is very relevant at the moment with lots of designers doing the whole miss-match/patchwork/print mix thing and leslie shows does it so well.. anything to do with rocky mountains is gonna be a hit with me but i also think she has an extremely good eye for colour.  love this image alongside the acne stuff below...
images via her website.