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...