Monday, 22 December 2008

Illumination Incredible No.1

...wandering the streets of London at the moment is pure a visual pleasure. These are the lights hanging along the streets around the seven dials. How wonderful? More to come soon of my favourite festive findings.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Wonderland wall stickers...

...are now available from FatBananaFeet! Go here to pick up your Space, Birdie, Eden or Ocean wonderland wall stickers. Hours of colouring fun to be had- use them with wax crayons or colouring pencils. Super duper eh.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Pop Up to my Shop...

Oblong Gallery invites everyone to an Art and Craft Pop-Up Shop displaying an eclectic range of objects for sale made by various artists and makers. Including all the ChickP ranges! We (myself and my friend Melina who runs Oblong) have transformed the gallery into a magical shopping wonderland. Come and join us on wednesday for a cosy evening of mulled wine and ginger biscuits! you will have the opportunity to feast your eyes on a delightful collection of products made by various super talented folk. If you can't make wednesday evening, don't worry the shop will be open everyday 10-6 until Christmas eve. Check here for more info.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Brand new Button Badges...

...are being made! I have been busy cutting, packaging and making things for the up-coming Pop Up Shop at Oblong. I have handmade some new colourful badges. Also a selection of new colouring in stickers!

Friday, 5 December 2008

Please Santa...

...can I have one of these? P.S. the orange one of course! ta x buy them here!

We Make... happening tomorrow! Myself and a few other like-minded makers decided we needed an affordable place to sell our wares in London. Soon we realised it was limited and expensive so we formed a little collective and here we are on our second Art and Craft show! We Make is about smaller, independent makers being able to sell their stuff, how they want to and has the 'lets just do it ourselves!' ethos. Join us tomorrow for a jam packed festive day...carol singers...craft demos...knitting...mince pies...and of course a vast array of handmade goodies to buy! more info on our blog here.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Busy Busy Busy...

Hello! well I havn't made it on here in a while. I have been super busy preparing for various up and coming events, which I shall be posting on here shortly.
In the meantime I urge you all to entertain yourselves on this little gem of a site...side splitting fun!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Jim Lambie's Tacky Floor

I love Jim Lambie's ZOBOP! piece from the exhibition at the Moma. Color Chart celebrates the lush beauty that results when contemporary artists assign color decisions to chance or a readymade source. The exhibition features work by some forty artists ranging from Ellsworth Kelly and Gerhard Richter to Sherrie Levine and Damien Hirst.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

small spaces

I bought this postcard at the Sunday UpMarket on Brick Lane. I'm going to send it to my Grandma, who, like me is an extreme hoarder, so is always dreaming of storage!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

I'd like to live in their Hood...

Such a great little promo video from Manchester based creative company The Neighbourhood as they put it "...we combine imaging, animation, technology and sharply focused craftmanship to cultivate lucid dreams and luminous futures of course!... Stuff that jumps off the page or screen, sells ideas, realizes visions, and makes you smile." They certainly do that! Their website is really super dooper too so go check it out!

Monday, 13 October 2008

The man with the Kaleidoscope Eyes

Alan Aldridge is by far my most favourite illustrator. Well known for his hypnotic, colourful designs ranging from the celebrated book The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics and the film poster for Warhol’s Chelsea Girls, as well as groundbreaking covers for Penguin books. Some rather delightful imaginings within illustrated children’s books such as the much loved The Butterfly Ball.
Lucky for us who love his work, last week saw the opening of an exhibition - the first complete UK retrospective of his work. Alan Aldridge – The man with Kaleidoscope Eyes runs from 10 October to 25 January at the Design Museum.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Bootiful Kitty-Kat

Here I introduce to you 'Fidel Castro Blanco'. We are cat-sitting him at the moment whilst our friend is on holiday. He is the cutest little fluff ball ever. His favourite spot is sitting on a pile of ChickP boxes by the window, watching the world go by. We love him.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

H is for Home

I recently found this super fabulous website H is for Home where you can buy wonderful one-off, handmade and vintage items for your home. I just bought these cushions for my sofa because I love the fabrics so much. Check out their website as they have so many lovely items.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Photography Auction

A friend of mine, Melina has just opened a cute little Gallery in east London and this friday we are holding a Photography Auction. It is a group show of diverse photography and will be auctioned off for one night only. I have submitted 4 prints (two pictured above as a little taster) as I am also a photographer in my spare time. You can see more of my work at If you would like more info about Oblong Gallery, visit the wonderful new website. Come along on friday for some art consumption and cheap fizzy pop.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Twinkle Twinkle

I love these illustrations on the covers of Twinkle comic from the 70s. Twinkle 'the picture paper especially for little girls' was a popular British comic, published from 27 January 1968 to 1999. It was aimed at young girls and came out weekly, supplemented each year with a Summer Special and a hardcover Annual. The comics were introduced by Twinkle herself and featured comic strips, dress-up dolls, a Twinkle Club letters page, and often puzzles. You can see more of these charming illustrations on flickr.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Dig your dinner!

How brilliant is this set of cutlery? They are meant for kids, but want a set! Digging for your dinner- imagine the fun you could have with mash! Designed by a husband and wife team the set is made up of a Fork Lift Fork, Bulldozer Pusher and a Front Loader Spoon, nice. Available at Spoon Sisters.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Breakfast has never been so much fun!

Those healthy folks at Dorset Cereals have come up with a really novel idea for their recently launched 'Breakfast Projects for kids'. As well as providing a delicious, natural start to the day, they provide hours of activity for kids with a series of projects to make- genius! No more wasting those well designed cereal boxes. They also have a really fun website where you can share what you've made and win a place in the Hall of Fame! Cool stuff. I love their packaging design, makes me want to buy all the colours to have the whole collection!

Laura Marling: Ghosts

A splendid handcrafted video and enchanting song.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

On the left is a photograph I took whilst waiting for the tube. Very Mondrian-esque.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Beautiful people...

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS is a new art docu film that I really want to see. It's about a group of likeminded outsiders in the early 90's who found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Using subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they were inspired to make art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. It stars a selection of artists and is showing at the ICA.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Tate and Tate

Today I decided to do some serious art consumption. I went to see the Francis Bacon exhibition at Tate Britain. Amazing collection of work, a retrospective of one of the world's greatest painters. Was really great to see how his work progressed through the years, a must see!

I then wandered down the southbank with my friend Lorna to go to the see the Mark Rothko exhibition at the Tate Modern. It was the first day of the show and was truly magnificent! Huge canvases were hung together in a dimly lit room. I am a massive fan of Rothko's paintings so was in my element walking through this exhibition.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Make your own Morph!

I just couldn't resist telling you about this little gem I found. Remember Morph? The little plasticine dude who was Tony Hart's sidekick? Well I grew up watching Morph, and he is back! and yes you get to make him yourself! The kit comes with all you need and mini accessories for Morph to fool around with. The kit also features a DVD with 15 classic TV episodes. Brilliant eh?! Get yours here at the Firebox website.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Wonderful Wallpaper...

...I love retro wallpaper designs, and a while ago I found this website that sells loads of different patterns and styles. I have bought lots from them and recommend getting some samples as some are metallic and textured so look much better in the real than from a flat image. Go browsing here, and check out the gallery section too!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Brand New! Cosmic Canvases...

Flying Birdies canvases are brand new to ChickP. A retro inspired cult classic! ChickP birdies take to the skies with this collection of 3 ready to hang wall decorations. My cute birdies are available in 2 different designs, either bought as a trio or single.
I love them hung together, to get that 'in-flight' effect.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Baby Boogie Wonderland

Today ChickP had a stall at 'Baby Boogie Wonderland'. Yup a kids disco! It was held in a great location, The Opera House nightclub which has recently been restored. Children boogied on the dance floor to some funky toons amongst flashing disco lights. It was a great event! I had some new colouring-in stickers, which went down a treat! Lots of colouring was had by all who visiting the stall. I'll keep you posted when the next one is- or check the Opera House website.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Hello! welcome to the brand spanking new ChickP blog. Here you will find plenty of stuff that inspires me, news about what ChickP is up to and new products being launched. Submerge yourself into our colourful and psychedelic world of wonders...