Thursday, 26 August 2010

Amazing..that's it.

These photos were shot between 1863 and 1944 and were taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii during a photographic survey of the Russian Empire. "He used a specialized camera to capture three black and white images in fairly quick succession, using red, green and blue filters, allowing them to later be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns to show near true color image". I can't actually believe some of them were taken over 100 year ago. The vibrancy of the fabric is just amazing, it is so rare to have any examples of colour of that period in time except in paintings.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Amber Albrecht

Ok so I know I am a sucker for anything magical but these really are beautiful, I wish she would draw me some insects!

Amber Albrecht is based in Montreal and her surreal works are inspired by folklore, literature, topography and a struggle to remember stories and drawings she saw when she was young.

I am feeling very Russian/Eastern-inspired at the moment so expect more of this type of posts..If only I could fit this in with my Victorian style memorial jewellery..maybe some odd mash up?

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Liverpool Deisgn Festival

Wohoo, now on the Liverpool Design Festival website. The show is on the weekend of 20th and 21st Novemeber in St.Georges Hall.