Sunday, 26 February 2012

Shattered



Amazing animal sculptures made from re-cycled CD fragments to represent animal and bird fur and feathers. Created by Australian artist Sean Avery  
See more on DevianART  Also: Laughing Squid and This is Colossal









Friday, 24 February 2012

Egg-actly


The Golden Cosmic Egg - Andrew Logan

If you're looking for something to do over Easter, why not join the biggest Easter egg hunt organized by UK jeweller Faberg√©?


200 eggs have been specially designed by artists and designers, such as Andrew Logan, Vivienne Westwood and Mark Quinn etc. for the occasion. They will be expertly hidden (during Lent), somewhere in one of the 12 zones of London and you have to find them.


Angel Hatching - Anita Klein


With maps, clues and descriptions of the eggs at your disposal, all you have to do is find one, text its unique keyword to 80001, and, you will automatically be entered into a competition, where a special Diamond Jubilee Egg worth $100,000 British pounds, is the prize.



Union Jack - Mark Shand

Also, The Big Egg Hunt is aiming to break the current Guinness World Record title for: the most participants in an Egg hunt.






Once over (March 20), all the eggs will be auctioned off for charity.
Fancy joining in? For more details visit The Big Egg Hunt



All that Glisters - Lily Lewis

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Drink & B Merry




Found amongst the posts of Mosaic Artists - a page I like on Facebook. 
Brilliant use of bottle caps, I'm impressed! - Re-cycle...Re-use...Re-invent! 

Unfortunately, artist unknown, but if anyone finds the link, please pass it on as I'd love to credit him/her.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

ET Call Home





Most people have or use a mobile phone these days, which means that the public phone is verging on the unnecessary. Inspired by this New York-based architect John Locke decided to breath new life into the phone booths around the city, by converting them into communal libraries, where anyone can drop or pick up a book. Article from Design Taxi



Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Ice Legs


Via Street Art Utopia

Circle of Cats






First item sold on Etsy! Alison Day Designs

For more creations take a look here


Matreshka Light



Coming in at a snip at £8,000.00, I find the shape and satin-buttoned cushion of the Matreshka Light Chair inside strangely appealing. 


Designed by brothers Georgi and Petar Slokoski, (an architect and an artist), who were inspired by the Russian Matreshka doll. From its curvaceous form, this chair offers the sitter a safe-haven, from which via remote, the LED RGB lighting system can be controlled. The thousands of colour combinations, also include white, in case you actually want to read a book whilst you take a 360 swirl. Their website can be found here

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Futures Calendar

Every week throughout 2012, ThinkActVote will release one illustrative future to help you imagine yours; here are the first five - For more information follow the links.
   The works will be exhibited, and a publication of all the illustrations will be created in book form. If you'd like to help or support this cause, please get in contact with ThinkActVote





David Hawkworth's Future Illustrated by Alison Day
David Hawksworth‘s Future “The Future I Choose is creative, connected, cultured, with less consumption and waste.”  More info here




Shibin Vasudevan's Future Illustrated by Maria Papadimitriou (Slowly The Eggs)
Shibin Vasudevan’s Future is one “where the word waste ceases to exist in our dictionaries.” 
More info here



James Parr's Future illustrated by Gareth Barnes
James Parr’s Future is one “where putting the environment first is a reflex“  
More info here



Ed Gillespie's Future, illustrated by Joana Casaca Lemos
Ed Gillespie’s Future: The Future I Choose is green. Not just a colour. Not just a political party. Not just a term for naivety! ...  More info here




Joy Green's Future illustrated by Anila Babla
Joy Green’s Future: The future I choose is one where the cities are full of birds, the oceans are full of fish and the wild areas are coming back. And we all know how to grow vegetables!”  
More info here








Alison Day Designs


Saturday, 4 February 2012

Wintery White






Just come back from a mid-week break for a few days in Amsterdam, at a friend's, and this was the view from the apartment. Very pretty to look at, but with temperatures of -5 during the day and a minimum of -10 at night, I think inside is the best place to be. Especially as the return train journey yesterday (normally a two & a half hour journey) took me 6 hours! 

According to the news, 09.00am yesterday morning the temperature was -22.9 in Lelystad - a record - and colder than the inside of your refrigerator.