Thursday, 13 October 2011

Lost in a stack of magazine piles?

Stumbled across this book list, which I will be looking into swiftly:

Whether you buy or borrow these references are sure to make all your projects eco-chic

Ooh 'eck...

I was advised to stumble upon stumbleupon. Man alive it's brilliant! I've just spent the last few hours checking out dozens of sites from just one click. Thanks David :)

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Jil Made This

Jil makes lovely little creations for your bag, mantle piece and wall (heck, you can pretty much display them anywhere they're so fab) out of bright fabrics and vinyl illustrations. PIPO commissioned Jil to make a huge pencil to sit across my bed and it’s fantastic. The picture featured here is of her smaller pencils. I love it. Jil frequently sells at The Corn Exchange Reet Sweet Craft Fairs, so head down to have a look at her stall if you've time.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Print and Pattern

Print and Pattern is a blog that celebrates the world of surface pattern design. There are some absolutely stunning pieces and you can't have print without some kind of paper or stock. Check it out of you have time.

Make something!

Fred Aldous is the place to go. PIPO had heart palpitations when vising the shop in Manchester. Man alive it’s brilliant.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Ilkley's first ever Arts Trail

And we hope it goes well. The llkley Arts Trail runs from the 8th- 16th October and will see the lovely Yorkshire town of Ilkley having its first Art Trail with Open Studios and other venues, including exhibitions in unusual spaces. Some venues will cover most of those dates with participation swelling over both weekends as Artists open up their studios, homes, garages and invite you in to see their work. If it's anything like the Saltaire Arts Trail, then I am sure that enthusiasts, and even first-timers, will feel the buzz of the open houses and workshops on offer. Read the Ilkley Gazette's review of the much anticipated Trail here.
Cakewalk will be running a small exhibition in line with the Ilkley Literature Festival, and will be showcasing some of PIPO's book-related work in the shop. Emma from Cakewalk is also holding a fab tombola with a twist... in and around Ilkley will be some books randomly left about, each with their own number inside. If you find one, then take it along to Cakewalk to claim your prize! And whilst you're there, check out some of the beautiful arts and crafts. PIPO is featured with some notebooks, book clocks and comic envelopes.

The Letter Room

I swear that when I finally get my own house it will be filled with blocks of colour and letters! If there are any other type geeks out there who want to join me in The Letter Room, then please do! There are some lovely bits of type-related things which were most definitely made just for me! With all this bizarre and beautiful weather we've been having at the beginning of October(!), PIPO was drawn to these Fun Paper Alphabet Cups for lazy late-summer drinks out in the garden.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

David Harper's Stacks

This is an absolutely stunning site-specific piece, with a concept of paper taken right from inception. The theme for Harper’s installation: “These trees shall be my books,” comes from William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” but the goal of the work goes far beyond Orlando’s wish to immortalize Rosalind. Harper seeks to immortalize the love of knowledge, and the homage owed to the living things we use to create stores of knowledge for all to study. “STACKS” captures the transformation from living tree to store of knowledge.