Monday, 18 March 2013

blue Monday

Hello there. Welcome to another week. Here at normal designs towers I've been busy with some graphic design for the Kemptown Artists Trail leaflet for the Artists Open House event down here in Brighton in May. I've been looking at a lot of blue things, and I think you'll see why

This is the design so far, with the blues coming from all over the flat:

From the bookshelves

to the blue Ikea cups against our green wall

to the quite similar aqua blues that we painted these drawers

to the quite accidental mixture of blues discovered during the boring old washing up! 

Well, I hope you're not feeling blue on a blue Monday. If you are, take a long walk, look at the blue(ish) sky and the beautiful blue sea.


Monday, 11 March 2013

(black and) white everywhere

Well, the snow is falling here on the south coast. It looks like a black and white film outside the window, so I thought I'd look out some of our black and white images for your perusal today.

Firstly, this is our slogan in the studios.

Then these wonderful paintings by Tori Brown in (mostly) black and white.

And finally, my first attempt at some styling.

It needs more work, I think, but you have to start somewhere, don't you? So one more for you, from our print collection:

Friday, 1 March 2013

au naturel

It has been a busy couple of weeks here at normal designs' HQ. Last week was the opening of Burning Bright, an exhibition of up and coming artists featured on Saatchi Online, and curated by director of the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca Wilson.

Here we are with my painting Big Hunk O' Love in the toilet of the Saatchi Suite! Yes indeed, where better to be shown than in the throne room! Read about the exhibition here. Last week was also half term, so spent the days with the boys going to the park, even in this freezing weather. This week was my better half's birthday, so flowers and presents (brown paper packages, but couldn't find the string!) and a hand printed card from the boys.

Tulips and daffodils bringing spring indoors, in front of a drawing by the very talented Christopher Wheeler. This picture reminded me of the dinner ingredients from the other night:

and also made me think how wonderful it is to have natural things surrounding us. Be they flowers, driftwood or shells picked up while walking on the beach.

Have a great weekend all, and enjoy the mad month of March!