Snurk's latest bedding designs bring a whole new meaning to the term dog bed. Featuring a very cute life size dog named Bob printed on crisp white bedding. I was amused, but not surprised to read that during the shoot, Bob had no desire to sleep. Fortunately the lights were hot and the patience of the photographer was eventually rewarded!
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The other half went to the Lakes on Saturday for the Rapha Supercross at Brockhole Visitors Centre on the banks of Lake Windermere. Armed with camera and a compulsory bottle of Duvel he set to work capturing this super-charged cyclocross event through a lens. His mates were riding with the Charge Bikes team so the images are predominantly Charge orientated. The setting, as you would expect, was amazing and the super-stylish hosts Rapha put on a spectacular show with their uber-cool branding displayed across the route.
(Foolishly) I volunteered to spend Sunday editing and presenting the images as a storyboard. I thought it was a great way to share the images with the riders rather than a link to flickr or 500px. The riders loved the finished result and I may start presenting more images in this format. Thanks to Rapha, the cyclocross riders and the Charge Bikes team for putting on such a great show.
You can catch the final stage of this event on Sun 23 Oct at Alexandra Palace, London. Go team Charge Bikes!
Images © Art at Heart all rights reserved
Protect your camera with this super cute hand made felt camera case. Boasting all of the signature details of a point-and-shoot camera, this lovely little case brings a touch of retro charm to all of that gleaming technology! Available online from Mod Cloth.
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Whilst browsing for photobooth references I came across this beautifully creative and quirky image by Michael Cosentino on Flickr. LOVE!
Image © Michael Cosentino all rights reserved
Artist Marco Ugolini Per Color series of photographs display supermarket products divided by colour. The Images taken by Brazilian photographer Pedro Motta, were created for Marco's residency at JACA the Center for Contemporary Arts in Brazil. I wonder which supermarket giant is going to be the first too use this concept in their next ad campaign...
Images © Marco Ugolini / Pedro Motta all rights reserved (Via)
Everyone loves a Polaroid! Swansea artist Yumalum's Polaroid camera prints capture instant rainbows and smiles - what's not to love? These digital print artworks are available to purchase from Yumalum's Etsy shop priced $55.
Images © Yumalum all rights reserved
So the holidays are finally over...11 glorious days of meandering now in the past. Reflecting on this decadent period of relaxation the highlight for me has to be time spent with the super cute nephew. So cute I could eat him!
Talking of eating that’s something I have spent plenty of time doing - indulging. Apart from the usual festive fayre I particularly enjoyed trying a couple of ‘new to me’ foods - I would highly recommend Unearthed Foods Pork Rillettes, tender slow cooked shredded pork produced in Le Mans France, tasted rather exceptional served on Betty’s crusty bread like a pate.
A sucker for hand made and hand wrapped wax packaging I couldnt resist sampling Spanish biscuits Tortas De Aceite, an orange flavoured flat bread great with freshly brewed black coffee.
I’ve enjoyed re-stocking at Betty’s and trips out for good old Fish ‘n Chips. Evidence of the excess - our wine rack is empty, and when will I learn that you shouldn’t judge a wine by its label. This beauty set me back an arm and a leg and was somewhat ‘forgettable’. Described by Oddbins as ‘Frankly Brilliant’ it was the last bottle and I can’t help but wonder if someone swapped the description ticket from another wine!
Snow has been the predominant focus here in the UK and on the mornings that I awoke early I was rewarded with spectacular sunrises and frosty full moons. Brrr!
I have enjoyed watching this amaryllis slowly blossom and am patiently waiting for the Hyacinths to follow suit..
My days have been peppered with afternoon naps followed by back-to-back movies in front of cosy log fires. I’ve watched re-runs of boxed sets of my favourite shows like The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie and The Middle.
Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has to be our most played and Quincy Jones Soul Bossa Nostra featuring artists John legend, Mary J, Snoop, LL Cool J, Robin Thicke to name but a few is superb. On Boxing Day I was saddened to hear of Teena Marie passing away, a true legend ‘Lady T’ proved that soul has no colour and was a very rare talent in todays half clothed, half talent music industry. R.I.P Teena you will be missed.
Finally, I never completed any of the holiday projects that I set myself (no surprise there). No, instead I started planning some new ones and bought a whole load of colour tester pots in anticipation - interestingly the colour Blackened no. 2011 nicely leads me to wrap up this post by wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Max x
Looking for cool Christmas cards? Look no further Duffy's Christmas themed London street signs are available at a 'blow the budget' price of £4.60 each or £30.66 for a set of 8 from Hidden Art.