Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Winter walk

Checking out the wildlife at Ashton Court.

and stumbling across a vintage Mudwig/Paris piece.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Decks - and not the Christmas kind

Supreme collaborations

Damien Hirst


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Dallas Clayton - Awesome book

Awesome Book Tour from Dallas Clayton on Vimeo.

Sick of New Year's resolutions already - well I know am. I think I just need some inspiration to make things better. And Dallas Clayton with his 'Awesome' book is a good place to start.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Petro @ Friend and Co

I'm pretty behind on posting photos, and seeing as this film is going around, I'll do the same. Done by 45rpm (I think) - nice work.

And not forgetting Dec 11th being a busy old preview night - Weapon of Choice, Beezers book at the (Banksy) Bristol Museum and Friend and Co's Christmas show.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Noel the Impaler

Having made a 90 second video recently, and discovered the joys and pitfalls of 'Final Cut Pro' as well as trying to be Tarantino, I have an appreciation of short film making. Here's a latest good find, loving the 70's b-movie styling. Jealous jealous jealous.

Kasabian - Vlad the Impaler from Kasabian on Vimeo.

Follow the sign

Something I noticed on the way home yesterday (on the way to Ashton).

Friday, November 13, 2009

I heart Julian Casablancas

Due to the wonderful Mark Radcliffe I got to hear Julian Casablancas new album 'Phrazes for the Young' and look what I found on the cover! 'Out on the blue' is a cracking song too.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Krink vs Mini Cooper

Beautifully shot. Beautiful end piece.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fan Death - Video

I can't fault this. Great styling. Humour.

Love the David Byrne, Billy Corgan (right at the end) too many to mention.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dead Weather - Bristol Academy

Worshipping at the ground of Jack White.

Tech's wearing suits, hats and royal blue ties. Lighting in shades of deep blue and purple. Alison Mosshart smoking on stage. A well designed evening of pure blues rock.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Laptop decal

I'm looking for a cover options for my laptop (as it's getting trashed), and found this from Vinylville on Etsy.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cut & Paste Championships - NYC

I don't know why but this reminds me of skateboarding and disco-dancing competitions in the 70's (something that originated as a 'street' activity, being pushed to the max), but with the added twist of the audience being able to give feedback via Twitter, and designers as X-Factor contestants.

Cut and Paste Championships as featured on 
Cool Hunting in NYC

Also visit

Saturday, October 17, 2009

GetDringMobile - Paintworks

A great evening organised for the GetDringMobile money raising event, which managed to raise an astonishing £25,000 that night. Some fantastic work, good music and really nice feel to the whole evening. I think it's what some of the other 'graffiti' events should of aimed for. It was also great to see such a high calibre of contributing artists to the event (Nick Walker and Pam Glew getting nice cash amounts in for their work).

Bristol Graffiti blog
Bristol Urban Art have much better photos of the event, so definitely check their links out. I was filming it for a project, so hence my limited and unobserved photos, but here they are anyway.

Inkie's piece (half way through), Mr Jago on the side, Vermin in the distance.

Paris' pop up shop - another stop on his world tour.Milk and Dora's piece
Lokey working (Jody and Mr Jago, in the background)
Nick Walker and Eelus (and an investor)
Hmmmm gold. Wonderful piece from Xnz, which went for a pretty penny.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hillgrove Street - Update

Paris' piece on Hillgrove Street was sprayed over this afternoon, and while someone connected with the shop told him off as he didn't have permission to spray there, within 10 mins rescued him from an altercation with the police. A nice bit of Stokes Croft community spirit.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


On Friday the 23rd of October Friend & Co are opening the doors (24 Park Row, Bristol) to their new gallery. The first show is a group show from: EINE, MR JAGO, MÜDWIG, WILL BARRAS & XENZ. There will be new original work and prints from all the artists. Looking forward to seeing the new premises and new works from some of my favourite artists.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Will Barras - Live Painting

Will Barras at the Oakley store in Bristol's Cabot Circus.

The 'Will Barras' limited edition glasses from Oakley, part of an 'artists' collection.

Monday, October 05, 2009


Been super busy at the mo, and also realised there's a distinct lack of pooch pictures on the blog - so here's a recent one of an over confident Daisy meeting a pond.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Gareth Pugh + Daphne Guiness + Ruth Bogden

Heart - Love - Daphne and Gareth

Embrace your inner emo/goth

Friday, September 25, 2009

Great Birds of the British Isles - Emporium, Bristol

Just walked past the Emporium on the Croft, and it's looking very exciting.

An all female show - Great Birds of the British Isles is on for two weeks.

I'm hoping to get to the preview tonight (and post pix later).

Friday, September 18, 2009

Gett off my land!!

Little riot on the cuddly Bedminster community

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

On the home ground

So wish I was there!

And no it's not a stunt for 'skins'.

Loving a little bit of skateboard anarchy!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tripledrop - Preview

New works from Dicy, Acer and Ziml.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tripledrop @ Centrespace

Another great show - starting tonight at Centrespace

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe

Loving the progress on the Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe exhib which is being monitored on this blog. It's on in my spiritual home of Weston-Super-Mare from 12 September until 11 October (open at weekends), as part of the Weston Arts Festival, as curated by Camilla.

I'm looking forward to seeing Chip-Fork's flouro prints - in the flesh (as featured in the picture below). And hoping my piece will be finished in time, due to my recent malaise.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Matilda Tristram

Omo - Oversized from LOAF on Vimeo.

Refreshing on so many levels. Love the meatball at the end.

More on

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Stokes Croft - PRSC

I watch the PRSC with a quiet admiration - trying to reclaim the area of Stokes Croft and keep it from being forgotten and unloved, the PRSC have set up 'graffiti areas', keep the council on their toes, care for the local wandering residents, and give local artists a lot of encouragement and love.

Posted originally here.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tim Lane - The innocents? - Knifesmith Gallery

A pleasant surprise awaited me at the top of Christmas Steps on Saturday - a reasonably new gallery called Knifesmith Gallery, and their current feature Tim Lane, whose work appeals to my dark heart. These flat screen grabs don't do the work justice, especially the drawing.

According to a conversation I had recently, this style of work is called 'New Brow' (the bastard son of 'Low Brow' I suppose).

The exhibition is on until August 28th, and I look forward to seeing more from this Bristol-based artist.

There's a good review of his exhibition on 'boys who draw blog'.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Friend and Co - New group show

I hear the smallest gallery in the world is moving to bigger premises very soon, and this is going to be their first show - stellar line-up - looking forward to it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Coeur de Pirate

The styling on this is too lovely...

(a little bit Mad Men, a lot francoise hardy, a touch new Dior balloon advert - Tim Walker I think)

Sunday, August 16, 2009


The annual Dean Lane Skate fun day.

And a beautiful gold, pink and scarlet new number on the main wall at the skate park. I've always hoped someone would incorporate gold in a great way - so finally my wish has come true.

(Incidentally for Skins fans, this is the park that Freddie uses)