Saturday, 29 August 2009

Alice Neel

Use of colour

Friday, 28 August 2009

Sarah Moon


Childhood imagination

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Michael's Box of Ties

Sitting under Michael's desk at work is this box of ties that he has collected over (so many ;-) years. This last image is of his 'lucky' tie... a Christian Laquoix statement that Michael wore for his first design job interview. He got the job.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Necktie Quilts

My aunt has a selection of her husband's old ties to give me and mentioned that she had been saving them to make Necktie Quilts. On a general internet search there are plenty to be found...

Monday, 24 August 2009

Alice Channer

2009 , Cigarette ash, pencil and gouache in and on paper
© Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery


Book cover: 'Ode a la Bievre' was made by Louise Bourgeois in 2002 as an embroidered book from fragments of cloth. In the book, she reminisces, through images and text, about the impact the river had on her. Her family moved next to the Bievre in the suberbs of Paris when she was 8 years old (1919). Years later, Bourgeois was to go to that house with her own family only to find the river no longer exist, "only the trees that my father had planted along its edge remained as a witness". (Posted by

On a less sentimental note... book cover images collected for colour and typeface.

Ed Ruscha

An inspiring exhibition is going to be
Ed Ruscha's upcoming retrospective at the Hayward Gallery, London from the 12th October. These images taken from his book Ed Ruscha Photographer are some of my favourites.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Playing dress-up

More from Ellen Von Unwerth...

1920's Bugsy Malone style man. Classic.

A pretty good look[ing] modern chap.

Patterns upon patterns...

This Ellen Von Unwerth shot shows a great mix of graphic patterns evocative of traditional menswear.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Jean Cocteau

These images are from the book 'JEAN COCTEAU: The Mirror and the Mask'. A Photo-biography.
A man at ease in front of a camera, he collaborated with many iconic and inspirational creatives in Paris until his death in 1963. His style and sensibility are wonderfully charismatic, quirky and playful yet he truly embraced traditional masculine attire. He was rarely photographed without a necktie it seems and that added element (even to a denim workwear suit) adds something quite unique to his look and visual personality. The blend and mix of pattern-on-pattern in Irving Penn's portrait taken in 1949, depicts a beautiful combination of clothing, yet also of irony and humour from Cocteau's expression and pose.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Bob Bob Ricard

After visiting Bob Bob Ricard in Soho last week I felt the attitude and audacity of the 'PRESS FOR CHAMPAGNE' bell at your breakfast table was right up Marwood's street. The humour of indulging yourself in such an audacious manner just shows the wonderful blend of old contradictory British ways... ring the bell first... but then apologise before ordering.

Friday, 7 August 2009