Every week we bring you a roundup of things we’ve seen on the internet we think you might like - just to keep you in the loop!
This week, thanks to the Instagram-happy team at DesignBoom, we’ve been browsing around Milan Design Week 2016 from the comfort of the BleepBleeps office…
These ‘Herringbone’ furniture designs by London-based design studio, rawedges attracted our attention. Pine blocks are dip-dyed at 45 degree angles, then, as different coloured dyes are layered one on top of the other, the herringbone pattern emerges. Nifty, right?
rawedges are exhibiting at the Spazio Sanremo in Milan until 17th April - you know, just in case you’re in the area. (Think of us, won’t you?)
We hear from the fellas over at Penguin Random House Children that 5 classic Beatrix Potter books are set to get makeovers this summer to coincide with what would have been Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday! The special anniversary editions will include cover artwork by fashion designer Henry Holland (The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck) and interiors + fashion favourite Orla Kiely (The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle). Do you think updating the Beatrix Potter covers will give the classic tales a new and fresh appeal?
Film maker and animator, David Sandell’s film, A Small Escape, won the Best Animation award at Sweden’s Short Film Festival 2016. With help from his stationery friends - paperclips, post-it notes, a paint tube and some pens, the scissors make their escape from the kitchen. Bright colours combined with great design and lovely interiors result in the most beautiful backdrop for a short but sweet tale! Your kids might like this one too.
In the run up to Record Store Day, get in the spirit of things and enjoy the latest Secret 7″ exhibition. Secret 7” takes 7 songs from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl. Acts this year include Etta James, John Lennon and The Jam. Creative people from around the world then interpret the tracks in their own style and design one-of record sleeves. 700 sleeves are exhibited the sold - with all proceeds this year donated to Amnesty International. Artists and tracks are kept 100% secret until the exhibition is over and you’ve bought your record!
See all 700 sleeves in person at Sonos Studios, London until 1st May or browse the online gallery on the Secret 7″ website. Here are some of our (secret) favourites:
We wish you a fun-filled weekend.