looking for a design-related job.
here's my blog full of ideas, inspiration and current progress in my work.
looking for a suitable studio space too..

hope you're inspired, or atleast admire my work*****!

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so many ideas, only one brain.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

working progress

... travel and transport

LOVE the colour palette so far.

Monday, 21 February 2011


Few shots of the studio, and the working progress...

Does my board inspire?

I am looking at british travel and transport of the 50s-70s...

Tokyo streetstyle


The wild west

Sunday, 20 February 2011


My visit to Printsource in Newyork was also one which was inspirational. Printsource is "the premier market for surface and textile design in the USA, holds three shows a year in new york city." 

Whilst visiting, i noticed there was a large market for recycled vintage clothes, more commonly known as archives of fabrics. Many designers who exhibited there would reinvent torn or damaged vintage clothing, reprint on them and refurbish them for resale. Some would repair them and use the print to sell the design. Copyright would not be an issue as the clothes were aged and the exhibitors would be holding their own archive of similar prints. 

Others who displayed their work, had very interesting collections, many were graphic designers or agencies and others were surface designers who worked with print. 

When i asked many designers they commonly used Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, some used in design and other packages too. 

A percentage of the work was mainly childrenswear, with bright pastel shades and bold pattern.

The vintage clothing was an instant favourite, the idea of repairing fabrics and treating them with other media took a immediate interest. Maybe using this to create patchwork... this could be my next adventure.


Whilst in Newyork in January, i went the Museum of FIT(fashion institute of technology) and visited an amazing Japanese fashion exhibition; 'Japan Fashion
Now'. It concentrated on costume wear and touched on Tokyo streetstyle and the influence of Japanese youth fashion. It demonstrates how Japanese fashion now embraces avant-garde looks mixed with oriental design. Work of Comme des Garcons, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo was displayed. Some of my current work has been influenced by these designers.