When I first saw the collection of ‘Cut Food’ photographs by Beth Galton, I instantly thought of Damien Hirst. The sceptic in me thought she’d taken his idea as her own and made it easier by doing on a significantly smaller scale. Many would agree that cutting a doughnut in half doesn’t really compare to cutting a cow in half…however, when I got down to the coffee cup picture [my favourite of the collection] I realised that there really is little comparison to be made. The movement and familiarity in Galton’s work can not be compared to the awe and curiosity brought about by Hirst, they are different collections by different people and should be viewed as such – I stand corrected.
I do love a good cuppa, whether it’s a cup of posh loose leaf tea with cake, a builders brew at work or a big mug of hot chocolate before bed – I’m easy to please! Although one thing that helps the experience is a good mug and I am a hoarder of such…while I can say ‘no’ to most bargains, when it comes to crockery I have amassed a vast selection over the years, the reason being there are several things that entice me.
I had a quick browse and found an example of some of the characteristics that catch my eye (although I had to keep my purse well out of arms length to save my bank balance). I think I need to home my crockery desire before I run out of cupboard space – as you can see there aren’t many mugs which don’t take my fancy! What do you look for in a good mug?…
1. An unusual design;
2. A delicate design;
3. A classic retro design;
4. A massive mug to warm your up from the inside; or
5. A novelty design.
I stumbled across Alma Haser’s Ten Seconds Project on the Ondra Loup photo blog. I think it’s a lovely, fresh, nostalgic idea:
My favourite aspect of the project is the interactivity – a sense of community – due to people engaging and sending in their own take on their project. The rules of the project are on her website, if you fancy getting involved!…
Now all I need to do is keep my eyes peeled for some quirky containers to pot them up in, add a bit of ribbon, write a card and bob’s your uncle!…
I stumbled across this list of 90’s inspired DIY projects and these three really took my eye – doable on the cheap and perfect coming into the summer! I’m inspired…
1. Retro worn dungarees.
2. Braided crop top.
3. Full-length jersey skirt.
6. A great DIY idea, now all I need to do is find a cheap bath tub and somewhere to put one!