Recently I’ve been looking for camera straps, and found that there weren’t many choices in stores. They were usually polka-dotted, laced, or in one solid colour.
I wanted to find something unique and different, and found a few which I thought I should share with you all.
PhatStraps @ Etsy
Cottoncandybynatalie @ Etsy
Shealyn Camera Strap Covers @ MomShots
Never hurts to have a few to match your outfit
I just came across Lissy Elle‘s photography series of ‘Get Back In Your Book’.
Can you identify the characters?
The concept of characters going in and out of books has this sense of mixing reality with fairy tales or fantasy.
It feels real and unreal at the same time! That’s what I love about books!
She has a number of works on Flickr, including the series, ’My Friend Mason’:
The lights and concept behind ‘The Warehouse’ is quite captivating.
Love the colours and dreamy-ness of her pictures.
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
But I have to admit that most of the time I am attracted by the book’s cover before I flip through its pages. In fact, I believe the book cover is just as important as the book itself!
Penguin Classics in a hardcover clothbound series by Coralie Bickford-Smith. They would look quite lovely on a bookshelf. I have yet to read them!
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s hardcover series is very simple yet classy, and is also illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith.
Probably wouldn’t have guessed it was by the same person because it is so different from her previous designs. Coralie Bickford-Smith’s work is just so creative and eye-catching!
Ian Fleming’s James Bond series was republished under the Penguin 007 imprint in 2008 as a Centenary Edition to celebrate Fleming’s 100th birthday. All 14 book covers were illustrated by Michael Gillette. Apparently, he was on a tight schedule and had only spent a few days on plannng and painting each of them. I think he has done a wonderful job; the different colours of each book and the type and font on each woman’s back makes it unique and also eye-catching. It just feels so James Bond-sy (if that’s a word).
In fact, I am going to do some reading this Christmas (finally)!
Wish you all a Merry Christmas!!!
As promised, here is the second post!
They also have a common area on the third floor for students to hang out.
Even their elevators were really creative. The ceiling of the elevator had a picture of people sitting down, so it feels like a bunch of people are sitting on top of the elevator and you can “see” them through the glass ceiling. The floor of the elevator was covered with artificial grass. Who said an elevator had to be boring?
Their photography lab was small but equipped.
Their photography class room was equipped with lots of new Macs and printers. The photographs are all artworks by their students and they were quite impressive.
This professional printer is huge! It can be used for printing photographs for commercial uses like ads you see on the streets.
I found these beautiful dyed fabric decor installed above the original ceiling (from Part 1) on the fourth floor, which was also made by their students. It makes the place look so much more vibrant and colourful since all the walls are white in the hallways.
This is the open area outside their office. The picture of the ballerina underwater is quite nice as it welcomes you into the office building. The chairs on top of the pebbles were quite a neat design, but they were not comfortable to sit in actually.
They were also very supportive of their students, and the students’ and professors’ artworks can be seen every corner.
All in all, the school kept most of the installations of the court building, especially the insides of No. 1 court room. They should keep the other court rooms too, but I guess they had to alter the rooms into classrooms and they tried to maintain the conditions of the building as much as possible by installing a lower ceiling to the original ceiling instead, and cleaned and kept its floors and window installations.
I was very impressed by how they decorated the interior. It looked like a very comfortable and welcoming place for students and visitors alike. Overall, I think they did a pretty good job of keeping and maintaining the building. This is a good example of how older buildings can be kept and maintained, and it is what an art and design school should look like and be equipped with. However, I have to say, their pricey school fees may be a detering factor for some. But with all those equipments and facilities, some may argue it’s your money’s worth. Definitely worth a visit though!
(Please note: all pictures are taken by ArticulateArt.)