Monday, 8 March 2010

The Kemistry Gallery has a show on of work by Warsaw based design studio Homework . Some great film poster design, my favourites are below (the Annie Hall is great and made me rewatch the film, I think the style icon status is justified)

Thursday, 4 March 2010


I am living up to the name by being a Lazy Oaf and not re-writing this post. Hope you can read it, New lazy Oaf store opening off Carnaby street tonight. Thanks to LeCool for the tip off. Just a little sample of their greatness below.

Monday, 15 February 2010


I was tipped off about an exhibition at Manchester's Whitwoth Gallery called the Walls Are Talking. It's got some great wallpapers that I hadn't seen before and of course the classics that it's great to see again.

The first room's walls are covered with this really intense Ivy wallpaper. There is no room to breath in this print - luckily it's a huge room with massive windows. It really does feel oppressive which is strange considering it's just little green leaves. Well worth the trip to Manchester.

Below Efeu by Thomas Demand

Below Mao by Andy Warhol

Below Right Hand Lady by Allen Jones
Below An Impression of Everything by Michael Craig-Martin (this is a huge wall display, not done justice by this image - really worth going to see)

A new one for me includes David Shrigley's "Industrial Estate" wallpaper

Wednesday, 10 February 2010


Friends With You have some lovely silk screen prints back in their shop after selling out recently. Here are a few of my favourites (I nearly ended up putting the whole store on the blog - I love them all so much)

Below Plasma Eyes Print

Below Miami Sound Machine Print

Below Friendship Flag Print

Below Once Upon A Time Print
Below The Guide Print
Below Plasma Boy Print

Friday, 29 January 2010


SAN FRANCISCO - the tour continues to the west coast. I have seen some fantastic stores, prints, murals and characters since being here. I've learnt about Anna Conda the drag queen running for Supervisor and becoming the next Harvey Milk. I've seen more evidence that people care about the environment than ever before. And some seriously lush vintage furniture stores. (I spent an hour looking through old postcards and ancient faded photographs from over the decades in a store just off Valencia) I'm ready to move here and that's after a day and a half.

Images below I found in a store called the Eco Citizen and they are all environmentally friendly cards (on recycled paper) by a talent local San Francisco artist at the Yellow Owl Workshop

Wednesday, 27 January 2010


The view from 18th floor on to Navy Pier Chicago
The Boring Store Wicker Park Chicago, sells everything for your secret agent needs but sshhhh don't tell anyone. Less secretly it uses the back room for a non-profit writing and tutorial centre. and this friendly pigeon greets you on the way in.

I love all the old signs in Chicago.
Offically the best burgers in Chicago come from Hackney's, which also happens to be on Printers Row - this street just keeps getting better.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


Below is Printers Row in Chicago. These great old buildings used to house the cities printers and now there's some great book stores in their place.

This is the Bongo Room down in the South Loop of Chicago - I just love the colours and I can't say anymore about it.