The Apron Co.

I just came across these beautiful hand-crafted aprons. Sewing an apron is a project on my very long to-make-and-do list, but I might acquire one of these until that day comes. The Apron Company is one of many fresh new local businesses taking root in Hackney. Quite the opposite of ‘hackneyed’.

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Lighthouse in the trees

A recent watercolour painting…

Zosienka Lighthouse in the Trees

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A shop called Aesop

Aesop are responsible for a range of skin, hair and body products that apparently transcend the cosmetic and embrace a philosophy broaching literature, whimsy and red wine. Regardless, they have set up shops across some of the greatest cities and worked with brilliant architects to create immaculate interiors. I enjoy going inside an Aesop shop, treating the visit like a cultural, rather than a retail, experience. I’ve yet to spend my money there. My attempts to take photographs in store have always been awkwardly diffused by the sales assistant, but fortunately Dezeen Magazine has a number of articles detailing the designs seen below.

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City Plaza, Hong Kong by Cheungvogl / Collins Street, Melbourne by Kerstin Thompson Architects / Islington, London and Tiquetonne, Paris by Ciguë / Fillmore Street, San Francisco by NADAA

 

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Klee

The paintings of Paul Klee are on show at the Tate Modern, London. If you are anywhere near the British Isles, you must go. It’s not enough to look at reproductions. Please, rather, stare intently and quietly at the original artworks. Early morning is best.

A Young Lady's Adventure 1922 by Paul Klee 1879-1940Comedy 1921 by Paul Klee 1879-1940Klee twittering machine1922Klee kristall stufung

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Dan Ojari

I met Dan Ojari when he interned for our short film ‘Butter Mouth‘ in 2009. He left us one day to start an MA in animation at the Royal College of Art and has since won successive awards for his incredible film ‘Slow Derek’.

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Lights in the forest

This magical photo shoot by Sarah Mason and industrious creative soul Hannah Nunn for a Radiance Lighting article in Pretty Nostalgic Magazine has spurred my yearning to live in the woods. Lamp shades by Jennifer Collier, Amy Cooper and Colin Chetwood.

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Sarah Burwash

I was introduced to the dainty illustrations of previous Spark Box Studio resident Sarah Burwash. I particularly admire her subject matter and colour palette. Ceramics… you’re next on my list!

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