Thursday, 28 August 2014

Michael Dignam's Print Fund

Fragments (Orange) by Michael Dignam

Michael Dignam is an Irish artist on a mission: he has a place on Goldsmiths' Masters of Fine Art course here in London and needs some more dough to ensure he can afford to study and live in London for the next two years (this city is damn expensive, BELIEVE ME). He has created a series of limited edition prints at Damn Fine Print in Dublin and by buying one you'll be supporting Michael's studies: a pretty worthy cause, is it not? Not only that, but the prints are pretty beautiful: exploring Dublin's architecture and playing with geometry (hello, triangles!), they'd look good on anyone's wall. Now, which one to choose...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

London MA Shows, Autumn 2014

B-Pro Show, Bartlett School of Architecture

In keeping with some of the most popular posts on I Like Local this summer, here's one last degree show listing. There is a small number of masters shows coming up here in London this month and next that I thought I would list. I have updated the overall London Degree Shows post but thought I would post them here too so they don't get lost amid all the other shows that were listed earlier in the summer. Enjoy!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Here's the Heads Up #22

American Embassy, Dublin, designed by John M. Johansen, part of Open House Dublin 2014

Upcoming goings on at home and here in London, including one-off events, festivals, exhibitions and designy goings on. Enjoy!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Clay Creatives

Built by Orlaith Ross

This article first appeared in Image Interiors & Living, July/August 2014

Ceramics has a history spanning millennia and providing archaeologists and historians with key information on how humans have shaped their surroundings and manipulated materials all over the world. In Ireland ceramic artefacts have been found, now part of the collections of the National Museum of Ireland, dating back to as early as 3500 BC. But Irish pottery and ceramic ware is not solely an artefact in a museum, Irish ceramics live and breathe, they develop and evolve today both in functional and sculptural terms, with a number of artists, designers and makers all over the country creating beautiful work worth celebrating. Here is a look at just a small number of those makers pushing the boundaries traditional techniques and exploring contemporary aesthetics, functions or concepts.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Fabric by Donna Wilson

Mountain Home fabric by Donna Wilson

Scottish designer Donna Wilson has just launched a range of fabrics to buy by the meter, encouraging people to make their own products and textile items. Inspired by her upbringing on a farm in Aberdeenshire, the fabrics combine Wilson's trademark illustrative style with a sense of homeliness and comfort in nature. No need to say much more on this as far as I'm concerned, just click through and decide which pattern gets your creative juices flowing...