Saturday, 21 July 2007

Kako Ueda

I have long loved paper cut work, and I recently happened across the work of Kako Ueda.

Ueda, who was born in Japan, states in her Biography that she is interested in organic beings such as insects, animals and people and how our bodies are 'born out of nature but constantly being influenced and modified by culture'.

She mainly works with Black and white and neutral colours, and adds watercolor to the paper cutouts. I'm loving the spider webs and butterflies, they are beautiful, and the detail and intricacy is incredible! You can read an interview with her HERE.


Tuesday, 17 July 2007

New jewellery...

I finally have some new jewellery in the shop, hurrah!! It's been a little longer than I thought because Mark does the coding for brand new products at the moment, and he's been busy working on the new Bat For lashes site in time for today's exciting news that front woman Natasha has been nominated for the Mercury Music prize!!!! YAY, we are both very proud!

So anyway, the poor boys been coding his fingertips off and didn't have time to take a breather before I hassled him into adding these few bits for me...hehe!

New limited Candy Cup earrings, they come in red, blue, orange, pink and green...I think they look like psychedelic acorns!!

One of a kind Sky at Night earrings *2...One star is bigger than the other, I like how they are so misshapen too!

Limited Too Wit Too Woo necklace...This little fella has matching earrings and 2 faces!!

All these are available in the Bonbi Forest Shop.

My buddy Emily is coming to stay on Thursday and I can't wait, I haven't seen her since NEW YEAR which is faaaar to long!!!


Monday, 16 July 2007

Get your Foster wall art!!

Yay! I while ago I made some illustrations for Urban Outfitters to be used in their artist series wall art and I just saw today that the triptych has gone on sale in their online shop!! you can see it HERE

A bit of a bummer though, in the blurb they got my name wrong... They've got May as my surname which is part of my first name!! It should be Lee May Foster... boo! I'll have to see if it can be changed... Apart from that I think they look really good!

Sunday, 15 July 2007

It's so nearly ready....

I took some pictures of whats going to be the new studio yesterday, and it's sooo nearly finished and ready for all the Bonbi Forest paraphernalia to invade!! Compared to the first photo's i posted of it, it is a massive transformation.

The electricity is working and I think the tiles I picked look lovely and warm and Mediterranean!

We are just waiting on the base units now so that the work surfaces can go in, and the big sink and screen racks and it will be ready, I can't wait!!!

Saturday, 14 July 2007

I'm back and McSweeny's are here!!

I'm back!! Actually I've been back a week now, but I'll admit it's taken me a week to get back into the swing of real life!

Dartmoor was soo good! I met some fantastic inspiring people and did some amazing things and I didn't care that it poured with rain all week because it was so great. It was a leadership awareness week and we had talks from psychologists, personal development coaches, a plastic surgeon and a guy that had been up Everest, as well as problem solving, abseiling off massive cliffs, hiking over tors and bivvying in a tent made with tarpaulin and string in the dark with 11 other people...Great stuff!!

The pic is my team with our 30 foot bamboo flag!! I'm on the bottom left in those oh so fetching waterproofs...

Sooo, I came back to find my back issues of McSweeny's waiting for me in the post...two beautiful hardback books filled with short stories and fiction.
One of the books has got stories and tales all either inspired by, or from Iceland and came with a VERY strange Icelandic mini magazine, and the other folds out all weirdly and wonderfully to reveal the actual McSweeny's issue, a novella by Ann Beattie and a short story by Robert Coover printed on a massive deck of also came with a comb. (!). I've got some reading to do!!!