Our wedding was recently featured on 100 Layer Cake! I have picked out some of my favourite images from our special day. Be sure to also check out our photographer, Adrian Tuazon. All designers are tough on themselves but I am happy to say I am still in love with these letterpress invites I designed (and still in love with my hubby 1 year later!) For a taste of some other invitations I have created, visit www.ilovelollies.net
image credits: Adrian Tuazon
Robert Baines, Professor of Post Graduate Studies, Gold and Silversmithing, at RMIT is one of the leaders in contemporary jewellery. He has recently had a retrospective exhibition at Glen Eira City Council Gallery which includes his wirework sculptures and his well known take on historical jewellery where he blends contemporary elements with ancient techniques.
He also has a new body of work being showcased at Pieces of Eight. The exhibition runs till Nov 12, 2011. I was lucky enough to hear Baines talk about his ‘Frisches Fleisch – Fresh Meat‘ exhibition at Pieces of Eight. This exhibition comments on the endangerment of the original idea and plagiarism in contemporary jewellery. He visualizes this by using the Rothschild Red Giraffe, which is an endangered species.
image credits: image 1 & 2, image 3, image 4
I was very lucky to have Stephen Banham, a local typographic genius, as one of my lecturer at uni. He has recently published a book, entitled Characters, focusing on typographic stories in Melbourne. At the launch, Stephen spoke about how now more than ever, typography has gone mainstream, where beautiful lettering no longer just adorns the homes of designers. I can’t wait to read about Melbourne’s signage secrets!
image credits: image 1, image 2 – I took this one, image 3 – 5
The highlight for me from ACMI’s current exhibition, Margaret and David: 25 Years Talking Movies, are a selection of Margaret Pomeranz’s earrings. There is even a facebook page dedicated to them. The pieces are designed by Margaret Kirkwood.
image credits: image 1, image 2: I took this one
As part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week I saw an inspirational documentary, ‘Paul Smith – Gentleman Designer.’ With no formal training in fashion, British designer, Paul Smith now runs a fashion empire where he creates classic clothes with a twist. The audience was treated to behind the scenes vision of him in his office stuffed full of quirky paraphernalia and to his vivacious personality that was infectious even through the screen. My favourite scene was of Smith grabbing a fox tail and running around in a meeting wearing it!
image credits: Image 1, Image 2
I know these Erik Madigen Heck images of Mary Katrantzou’s work have been doing the blog rounds but I couldn’t help myself. They are just too good to leave out. In fact they are spectacular! In some of the shots I had to look twice to see if these amazing prints were painted onto the models?!
image credits: Erik Madigen Heck
I missed The September Issue doco the other night on TV but was over the moon to catch it on abc iview (I really do love multitasking to some iview action). I did see the movie when it came out but there were some different scenes in this doco and I just loved seeing it all over again. It seems like a crazy fun world to be apart of (albeit stressful) and Grace Coddington is an Art Director genius.
image credits: Fashion indie, All things good, Inspiration lab
I had never been to Barwon Heads before and found it to be a very trendy little area. In fact I was totally impressed. In particular the styling in Moss Grotto was done so well that I had to include almost every photo I took! I must have looked at and touched everything in this jam-packed shop and ended up buying the three wise ‘rabbits’ (in the last image). I also loved the blackboard which described what seemed to be the aims and motivations of the shop. What a great way for the owners to make sure that they are staying true to their vision. And putting it right out there for everyone to see is a perfect way to show customers what you are all about.
image credits: I took these ones