Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ireland's Most Influential Model


Just a quick post about the competition on Faye Dinsmore's blog to vote for Ireland's Most Influential Model. My little sister, Grace Connell has made the shortlist and I'm so proud! The prize is a trip to Paris in February, just before Fashion Week, for a private event at which the winner will be honoured. Attendees at the event will include some of the most knowledgable and influential people in the industry, so it would be such an amazing opportunity for her! Grace has been working so hard over the last few years in the industry and it'd be such a huge achievement for her. It takes two seconds to vote and you can vote once a day, please vote for Gracie here and help her get to Paris! I've included a few pictures below so you can decide for yourself. Thanks for reading! x

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tauba Auerbach

Lives and works in New York and San Francisco. Click here to see more of her work.

"OH NO" Gouache on paper

"HA HA" Gouache on paper

"Shatter III" Acrylic and glass on panel

"Yes and No and/or Yes or No" Aquatint etching

"Static II" C-print

"Static 14" C-print

"Static 9" C-print

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hooray for Humans

Hello! I'm beyond excited about playing gigs again with Hooray for Humans. We've been taking a step back from things for the last few months but we're getting up and running again and I'm delighted! We've loads of work to get done on the album, which will hopefully be released in the new year and we're working hard to get new songs ready for gigs. So anyway, we're playing the Roisin Dubh, Galway on Dec 16th with the lovely Squarehead and then The Quad, Cork on Dec 17th. Both gigs are Christmas parties for the venue and free gigs, so they should be lots of fun. Come along and say Hi! Here's the poster I made for the Cork gig. Big thanks to our friend, the talented and lovely Tom Harman who designed us our very own font, wowz.

That's all for now,


ATP! ( I hope)

I've been looking forward to going to ATP for so long and it's finally here! This Friday a massive group of us are heading over to Minehead for Nightmare Before Christmas, curated by Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The line-up is amazing, the people we're going with are even more amazing, but I'm so worried that the airport is going to be shut due to the weather! It's closed today until 7pm because of heavy snowfall over the airport, so it's not unreasonable to expect it to be closed on Friday morning when we're due to fly. We're looking at a whole array of alternatives at the moment such as getting a ferry and then a series of buses. Flights from other airports are ridiculously expensive and would also involve paying for trains/buses to those airports. This a total nightmare! I'm going to try and stay positive and focus on the actual festival and hope that the weather will clear in time.

Here's the full line-up. I'm most looking forward to seeing Godspeed (obviously), Neurosis (I'd say they'll put on a spectacular show), Weird Al (just amazing), The Ex, Wolves in the Throne Room, Nomeansno (monkeysmonkeysmonkeys), I've seen both Deerhoof and Oneida in the last year but would really like to see them again, especially Oneida as I hear: "members of Godspeed, Deerhoof, The Dead C, Flower/Corsano Duo, Hallogallo, The Sadies, White Hills will join Oneida to improvise". Tasty. Well, it's clearly a savage line-up, as long as we're there to experience it!



Keep your fingers crossed for us and we might see ye there!


Matthew Albanese

I came across Matthew Albanese's photographed dioramas a while ago and I think they're really impressive. He constructs these meticulously detailed models using various materials and then uses lighting and a mixture of photographic techniques to enhance and alter the appearance of the model. I've included a few examples below, click on the images to see them full size. Click here to view more of his work.

 Diorama made from wood, moss, yellow glitter, clear garbage bags, cooked sugar, scotch-brite pot scrubbers, bottle brushes, clipping from a bush in bloom (white flowers) clear thread, sand, tile grout (coloring), wire, paper and alternating yellow, red and orange party bulbs.



25 pounds of sugar cooked at varying temperatures (hard crack & pulled sugar recipes) It's basically made out of candy. salt, egg whitescorn syrup, cream of tartar, powdered sugar, blue food coloring, india ink & flour. Three days of cooking, and two weeks of building.

"Willow Study 1"

First in a series of studies using a handmade willow tree. The tree is made from sewing thread, sticks, wood and hand dyed ostrich plumes. Construction took two months. The grass is made from a mix of preserved and faux potting moss and dip dyed cotton batting.


Made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss.

"Breaking Point"
Volcano made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink. this model volcano was illuminated from within by 6-60 watt light bulbs.

"Fields, After the Storm"
This model is simply made out of faux fur(fields), cotton (clouds) and sifted tile grout (mountains). The perspective is forced as in all of my images, and the lighting effect was created by simply shifting the white balance.

That's all for now, 

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