Month: January 2016

Frozen Sunshine by Karina Sharpe

Loving the work of Karina Sharpe | Conceptual Artist and Photographer

Conceptual artist and photographer Karina Sharpe, based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia has made symmetry and flat-lay photography into a true art form – whether for artistic purposes or for product photography work. Her photos totally appeal to my love of symmetry and order! She has even created a work called ‘Things Arranged Neatly’ – see below – which embodies her goal of ‘making people see things that aren’t there, ponder things they’d never thought of or view the ordinary in a marvellous way’. I’m sure there are some for whom her images are too perfectly aligned and arranged that they’d like to ruffle them up a bit but for me, they’re just right. Plant Patterns conceptual art created for online Australian magazine, The Plant Hunter. Conceptual Still Life Photography for The Rabbit Hole Tea Bar in Sydney, Australia, with the intention of presenting their handsome, organic tea blends in an interesting and memorable way. Creative and conceptual jewellery photography and styling for Polli, a sustainable jewellery and clothing label that is designed and made …

Interview: Michael and George of Michael and George

  Oh how I love quirky design that combines fun with practicality. When I first saw this giant HB pencil that was actually a lamp, I knew I had to find out the brains and creative nous behind it: husband-and-wife team Michael and George Gettings who recently returned home to Sydney after several years in London who have joined forces to design their own unique products with a stationery theme. They launched their debut ‘Stationery Objects’ product range during the London Design Festival in 2014 and their HB Lamp was named as part of Fast Company’s ‘The Best Lighting Design of 2014’. Soon, they are to launch their smaller, more affordable desk-size HB Mini Lamp (top image) on Kickstarter. As you can see from the pictures, the lamps are formed from such a simple idea yet are ingenious and one of those designs that makes you think, why didn’t I think of that? Come and meet Michael and George … As a husband-and-wife design team, how would you describe your areas of specialty? Both of us have …