Brick Lane/Gdansk

Shot with my Diana F+ camera. images from my trip to Gdansk, Poland and Brick Lane, London.



Brick Lane E.1

Working on brick lane I get to see loads of exciting street art which makes my lunch breaks a lot more exciting! The colours and humorous images which dress the walls of this area of London create a playful style. Just how a great fabric print can lift an outfit and cheer up your day, so do these walls.


Clashing colours and prints emulate the designer Peter Pilotto.

And a mix of bold, block colours have a similar style to Michael Van Der Ham.

Louise Gray has a talent for mixing bold and bright colours together and combing clashing  prints to create the very playful style.

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 Structures 4 …

Structures 4 by Atelier Olschinsky 

Another set of illustration work by an artist who successfully adopts an abstract realism approach. In this collection, familiar urban motifs become recursive fractal compositions with a surreal structural effect.


Building Craft

I suppose this blog has been started as an experiment really, to see explore architecture and textiles interrelate. Sure there are obvious overlaps – I’m thinking curtains, and soft furnishes – but After a few days in we’re already finding some inspiring things that are already getting us think about how conventional ideas about textiles can be scaled up, and how what normally think about buildings can be scaled down. We hope to be involved in a lot of pioneering things in 2012 with regards to design and research, and we look forward to talking about them along with the treasures we find on-line along the way. Thanks for visiting we look forward to sharing with you – Architextile

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Ball – Nogues

Exciting work from an outfit in LA producing spectacular installations, their work incorporates innovative uses of materials. The intricacy of their work blurs the distinction between architecture and art, to create beautiful and sensual spaces.

What I find particularly interesting about the images shown is the demonstration of such light elements to transform the feeling of a space. The interplay between the elegance of the threads and the banality of the rooms creates a sense of activity that is brought to life by the image of  millions of multi-coloured three-dimensional pathways traced throughout the air.

To read about more of their work go to –

Feathered Edge

feathered edge: an installation by ball-nogues studio
MOCA pacific design center, los angeles
july 26 – november 15, 2009

echoes converge

ball nogues studio’s installation ‘echoes converge’, was centered around temporary structures
and environments as an opportunity to explore and construct effects which are normally permitted by
architectural encounters. working outside traditional architectural constraints, they installed a canopy
of colored catenary strings, exploring how new materials and fabrication process can perform.
committed to the building process from concept through to fabrication, ball-nogues studio looks
to make less of a distinction between the two. their experimental structures are their way
of reintroducing materiality and use back into design discourse.

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Listening to KCRW’s most recent Design & Architecture podcast –
I heard about this innovative use of materials and craftsmanship to realise highly complex patterns and forms. Knitting on building scale – why not!



By Oyler Wu Collaborative

Screenplay by Oyler Wu Collaborative will be on view from 6/22 to 6/24 at Dwell on Design 2012 at LA Convention Center.

Screenplay is conceived of as a ‘play’ on one’s visual perception.  This twenty-one foot long screen wall is constructed of forty-five thousand linear feet of rope strung through a series of lightweight steel frames.  The wall is designed with the intention of provoking a sense of curiosity by slowly revealing its form and complexity through physical and visual engagement with the work.  The wall is made from a repetitious steel framework with rope infill that varies over the length of the wall in three dimensions, forming a thickened undulating screen made up of dense line-work.   In its orthographic, or ‘straight on’ view, the wall forms a meticulously organized series of patterns easily recognized by the viewer.  As the viewer moves around the wall…

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Maricor and Maricar Monalo

Combines illustration and tactile embroidery together to create some really cool images…




German-born artist Jan Vormann, 27, has spent the past three years travelling the world repairing crumbling walls and monuments with Lego. And he wants you to do the same.

His “Dispatchwork” began in 2007 in the small village of Bocchignano, Italy, as part of the contemporary art festival 20 Eventi. Developing the work in situ, he became intrigued by the makeshift repairs that had been made to thecrumbling walls. The approach favoured function over appearance, reminding Vormann of the haphazard Lego designs created by children.

The artist has worked with volunteers ranging in age from three to 40 years, and his work has captured imaginations worldwide. From Brazil to London, to Germany and the US, other “Dispatchers” are imitating him — look out for their efforts.



Jan Vormann

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The Peoples Print.

The People’s Print pioneers new concepts for textile design combining traditional and digital technologies, open source, participatory and co-design, aiming to create a community of like minded people with a passion for designing their own textiles.

Founded in 2011 by Dr Emma Neuberg and Melanie Bowles


If you like colour and floral prints this is a great blog!