Monday, 29 October 2012

My ideal bookshelf



I think this book will be on my christmas list and I should have a go at drawing my own ideal bookshelf as I already have a few books in mind that helped guide me to what I wanted to do in life. My ideal bookshelf shows the books we choose to keep and even read as it can say a lot about who we are and show our dreams and ambitions. There are dozens of leading cultural figures sharing the books that matter the most to them in this book along with some great hand-rendered illustrations of the book collections by Jane Mount.

Ideal Bookshelf

Thursday, 25 October 2012

So many bicycles

A friend and I went for a short break to Amsterdam in May when we had just finished our degree. Here is a little collection of photos from the trip. A little challenge is to count how many bicycles you can see. I had never seen so many in my life. 


A spiderweb of tram cables. 






Botanical Gardens


Some butterflies chilling, having a chat. 


Poor broken winged butterfly :( 


Some butterflies getting it on.






FLOWERS! ...on the balcony


....and on the bike.


oh yeh and in your clogs. 



Cool graffiti on the doorbells for a block of flats. 



Pretty chandelier at a restaurant we went to for dinner. 


The Bridge hotel, which was next to the theatre Carre was very accommodating. 

To be continued...

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Blackberry adventures!


I managed to get some photos from my Blackberry onto my laptop finally! My bluetooth wouldn't work so I had to dig out the connector. Okay so I went to France to visit some family for New Year last year and it was weird how warm it is over there at Winter time. The sky was so blue and we could even eat outside! No jackets for us but my relatives who live there were in coats and scarves!


I love how they make their food look so pretty. 


On visiting the inside of the restaurant there was a very cool poster of all Coca-cola drinks. I think it was metal and they had embossed it to look more 3D. Some nice typography there too.



On the way onto the plane there was some crazy shadows reflecting off of the windows so I had to get a photo. 


Apparently 'The hangover' doesn't translate to french so they described it as a 'very bad trip' which I suppose is true. 



Now back in England to Derby where I went to visit a friend. She took me to one of the best cafe's I have ever been - Jack Rabbits.  They even have a Deli where you can buy lots of different foods and all freshly made. 



This is from a magazine my friend had and I can't help but wonder why they don't do this to the odd telephone box.


I went for short trip to Krakow with my parents and saw this magazine cover's logo which I thought could be a bit of inspiration for my own logo. Seeing that my name is abbreviated to DH. 


Bit of ping pong in Bristol city centre. 


The pinkest of all pink lemonades.


Crazy wines glasses at Pizza Express.



I had a bit of time to spare before a job interview so I had coffee in Starbucks and it was the first time I had experienced them putting your name on the cup. I know I'm so deprived aren't I? I feel special now.


Back in Bristol I visited a farm shop where they had an upstairs department with all this amazing furniture. I just had to sneak some photos of it all.





Hat lamp!!



Someone buy me this dresser please. Love you long time!  


Oh yeah and there's me!



Just have a deck-chair in your living room! Like yah do!


Rain Room


A new installation at Barbican's Curve Gallery in London where visitors can pass through rain without getting wet. It has cameras that map human movement to send the rain near people but not too near. I love this idea and it would be a bit of a relief to be in the rain and not have to carry an umbrella. I will have to make a visit to this when I am next in London. Created by rAndom and you can read more about it on Architizer.