We have not one, not two, but three new entries into the happiness shrine. (Does anyone work around here?) First off there is this rather fetching picture frame aquired by Danielle from her trip to Mallorca where she worked with the crazy genius David LaChappelle. The second is the two frolicking bears from Montana in the US of A, courtesy of Miss Anna Blank. And last but not least we have a truly bizarre and some could say pointless gift of a wine cover in the shape of a dress, for which we can thank our lovely MD. So thank you Juliet, splendid effort.
In October 2008 The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plant for Integral Instant film in Enschede (NL) since then they have steadily been bashing their brains together to reinvent and reproduce our beloved Polaroid film for professionals and amateurs alike
The first black and white films where available 4 months ago but the super exiting news is that the new colour film will be available from 29th July after being launched at Rencontres d’Arles. In conjunction with this photographers agent Valerie Hersleven has initiated an exhibition showcasing her represented artists using the new stock from The Impossible Project and is currently showing at Bar de la Roquette from 5-13 July
In these digital times it’s exiting and refreshing to see such belief and love for analogue instant photography.
In light of recent events some could argue that BP could do with a little positive PR, maybe a logo change to freshen things up a little. So Greenpeace took it upon themselves to to offer the public the opportunity to have crack in their ongoing campaign against BP and their investment in Canadian tar sands.
The competition is now closed but have a look at the entries on their flikr.
What a lovely surprise it was to open my morning Metro to discover the rather good article about our rather good app. This was doubly exciting as the app has surpassed our expectations with more than 82,000 downloads so far. Who knows how far this can go, maybe Gold at the D&AD awards. Ahem.
Kirsten Rutherford, master patisserie, aerobics instructor extraordinaire and one half of the creative duo Lisa and Kirsten™ has surpassed herself again with new heights in culinary delights by creating a cake that looks like… A burger!She gave me the lowdown on the construction of The Burger cake.
“Vanilla cupcake buns, brownie pattie, rolled out yellow starburst cheese slice, green fondant lettuce, red icing ketchup and sugar cookie fries.”
Those who know Kirsten are probably aware that she is able to do stuff like this in her sleep, not that she probably gets much as she fits so much into her day. Kind of like a non crime-fighting Wonder Woman!
Some bloke called Jack Zylkin has created the USBtypewriter; which is basically a modified antique typewriter that connects to an iPad. The USBtypewriter transforms any old typewriter for use in today’stopsy turvy, fast paced digital world!
You can buy a pre-made version that hooks up to any USB enabled device or you can buy a kit for making your own version. So if you fancy an old school, yet slightly convoluted way to bypass the iPad’s inbuilt keyboard functionality give it a go.
Here at Bro & Sis HQ we like to share our experiences and rub the fact that we’ve been on holiday in everyone else’s faces. So we dully return with plentiful gifts of foreign chocolate, however a recent trend of thought has arisen and rather than bringing back airport sweeties from our fabulous holidays we should start a new “Happy Shrine” created of tacky souvenirs. The tackier the souvenir the better!
So first up we have Olly’s foray into foreign tack which I will describe in his words: “So I brought back a beautiful little doll called Pwnnng, (which the lady in the shop says is pronounced phlegm, or you need a lot of phlegm to pronounce it I can’t remember which).
She may be made in China, but she’s Welsh as chips.”