Saturday, 30 July 2011
I recently saw a picture of these amazing beautiful dolls created by Marina Bychkova. I was struck by the very lifelike quality they have to them and had to find out more.
Using the fantastic drop and drag feature in google image search I was able to find out who they were created by. I think the detail that goes into the dolls and their costumes is really what makes them so special, that and you can tell that a lot of love has gone into creating them!
Here is what Marina herself has to say about her dolls and her website* : http://www.enchanteddoll.com/artistinfo/info.html
When I needed to come up with brand name to give my dolls an identity, I decided to name them after Paul Gallico’s fictional, short story called “Enchanted Doll”, where a young woman creates dolls with so much love that they enchant people at first sight with their compelling, delicate, life-like beauty.
And this is my goal also.
You can also look at more pictures on the Enchanted Doll flickr pool
*Be warned some of the dolls and pictures on the website and flickr pool are nude so may be deemed NSFW
Friday, 29 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
UPDATE: we managed to visit this yer, please see the new blog post for photos...
Sometimes the internet amazes me, I stumbled this article and thought, "what an amazing garden!" Then I find out it's in Scotland, I thought "even better we can visit!!" I'm more stunned I've never heard of it before.
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation takes science and maths as its inspiration and located at Portrack House near Dumfries. Unfortunatley it's only open to the public one day a year, so I'm going to have to get a reminder set for the 1st of May 2012!!
Photo's by Flexdream. You can see more on their flickr here
Monday, 25 July 2011
I love the art style of this game, I think mainly because the wire-frame aesthetic totally reminds me of the games of my youth. Star Wars (1983 Atari) springs to mind.
it's launch trailer for fist demo of FOTONICA, go try it on Kongregate
This is a first person game about jumping, sense of speed and discovery.
The key is timing, the goal is exploring and traveling flawlessly through the environment. The setting is an abstract - mainly duotone - outlined world, with a look referring to the ‘50s geometrical abstractions as well as the 3D low-poly gaming era.
The full version is availbale for the very reasonable amount of "you choose the price" fotonica-game.com
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
I did relate a lot to Amy and her words, drinking, depression and making a tit of herself when intoxicated and the fact she wanted a baby so badly. Maybe if she got her baby things would have been different :(
I was really hoping she would be happy one day so the news today has upset me a lot, mental illness is fucking shit and so is addiction, don't get me wrong the people in Norway deserve so much sympathy and love at the moment and this shouldn't take away from that tragedy my heart goes out to them. They are very different situations I chose to post about Amy because I felt like I had a connection even if it was a small one.
R.I.P. Amy Winehouse!! I hope all your troubles leave now and you have fun partying with Jimi, Janis, Kurt and Jim.
Cat Morley the founder of cutoutandkeep took these photos of me outside Prowse Place where Amy used to live in London. Amy didn't have to say thanks or be nice and friendly or even give me a wee thing back but she did and I will always remember that day and the trip to London fondly...
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
This was found over at Polli.