Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thinksound Headphones

Thinksound Headphones.... Had to share.
If I used earbuds- Id buy these....Wood- how cool!! I know there are lots of you out there that would appreciate these.

They say:
Big sound. Small footprint.

thinksound™ began with a simple goal; to create incredible sounding headphones with the smallest eco-footprint possible. Our headphones are made with real wood, creating a more natural resonance and unparalleled acoustics.

Discovering New Realms in Cyberspace...

Last night I was surfing…. the web. I love to ‘Blog Hop’ in my spare time…. Some might say- Wow Kat, do something better with your time- I say…. No Way! Its so inspiring! “Do try it…. ” (as Mr Dilmah would say) It goes like this: Search google for something you find interesting.. eg mixed media art blog, or Art blogs… whatever, google does a good job of finding something on everything…. The goal is to find a website thats interesting and has some links down the side… thats when the journey begins. click away, and go places.Last night- I somehow (I honestly cant remember how) stumbled upon Zso: http://www.hellozso.com/

She is the most inspiring illustrator I have ever come accross. I followed some of her links, and found more and more amazing illustrators and designers…. and their links took me to even farther reaches of cyber space!

I feel so energised and inspired when I discover this kind of thing…

I am usually drawn toward photography, and mixed media as this is the area in which I work myself, I also love texture… LOTS of texture….. I guess thats why I like this work- there is a lot of texture within the illustration, markmaking, and different types of line/tone etc Organic lines mixed with geometric.

I could go on, I can tend to start whaffling when I feel a door has been opened… I will spare you all :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Aaron McLean- Photographer

As in the previous post- I discovered he was behind the photos in the book. His website doesnt appear to be up and running yet (www.aaronmclean.com) but will be soon I guess. The alternative was Match Photographers.... a very nice collection of inspiring imagery. Check it all out:


(There's a plug 'n' a half!)

A Treasury of New Zealand Baking...

I wanted to post about this book because it is beautiful. The photography is inspiring By Aaron McLean), and the recipes are real classics. Nothing too left field, a little quirky, but really just yummy stuff.
So- in researching further I found the subject of my next post- Matchphotographers.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Danny Yount

My latest find is Danny Yount.... I went to see Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, which was entertaining, but average..... Im not going to review the movie, BUT- The end credits was an animation- which was very very cool. I have discovered Danny is responsible. His website- http://www.dannyyount.com/

Thios is his 2009 showreel (I couldnt find an example of the Robin Hood credits):