Sunday, September 14, 2014

Introducing 3...

At the moment I'm doing a bit of clean out of stuff and I'm finding the feeling of freedom after letting go and the selling of unwanted items or items that no longer have a real use in the house so rewarding.

Here are three of the items I'm currently selling on Gum Tree that you might just be interested in...
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balwyn/other-furniture/retro-style-4-draw-filing-cabinet

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balwyn/tables/retro-style-laminate-table/1056630418

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/balwyn/lights-lamps/two-retro-light-fittings/1056630784

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dripped - Homage To Jackson Pollock

 
Dripped is a short film by Léo Verrier and produced by Chez Eddy, that pays tribute to famed artist Jackson Pollock. This short animated film takes you to New York in the 1950s as Jackson Pollock sets out to find his creative voice.

Through the jazzy music, muddy tones and colours Pollock tries to see how he fits in with the well known greats, such as Picasso, in a most unconventional manner. His actions are more fitting to that of an art thief with an appetite for art that is almost literal.

I don't want to ruin the end for you, but the film does lead you the moment where Pollock discovers his characteristic, colourful style, that we've come to know and see today. What a glorious moment it is to.

Dripped is both clever and beautiful, it's an ode to inspiration and innovation within the contemporary art world. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hints + Tips - The Changing Workspace

Might seem like I've workplace space on the brain lately, however I did find this infographic from Alliance Interiors interesting. It looks at what changes are yet to come in regards to the changing workplace as an outcome of the office becoming less business-focused and more employee-oriented.

Some of the most noticeable points are trends towards: 
  • Open offices
  • Mobility and ergonomics continue to be major concerns 
  • Merging the indoors with the outdoor 
I do very much like the trend towards merging the indoors and outdoors, even if it is just a little pot plant on your desk. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Rebel 8 And Mike Giant Tour

 Earlier this year during May and June REBEL8 founder Joshy D and artist Mike Giant visited both Sydney and Melbourne, to paint, skate and inspire. The recap video showcases the trademark lifestyle of these two gents, and highlighting that they most certainly are part art genius and part business entrepreneurs. The recap video is shot all in black and white of course! See more photos of the tour on the Rebel8 blog.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pfeiffer Collection By Evernote

My love for Evernote as a digital note taking solution runs deep. So you can imagine my delight when I found out that they've collaborated with product designer Eric Pfeiffer to create a selection of desktop accessories with a twist of mid-century style.

Made from soft touch plastic, the collection features not just items that hold your everyday office things, like pens and stuff, but to  hold your phone and tablet too. The pieces also feature acents of  with either solid walnut wood or brightly colored bases. They are so simple and practical in their design.

Now if I only I had a need for new items to add to my desk - sadly I don't.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hints + Tips - Master Your Workspace

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I'll be honest my office space and I have an on again off again kind of relationship. There will be days on end where I'm not far from my desk and then I will not visit it for a while. During my time away from my desk the piles of paper just keep getting bigger and bigger, then I'll bite the bullet clean it all up and we're back working together again.

I do have a few work spaces around the house:
  • I've a space outside where I paint
  • A space inside where I cut stencils and do a bit of painting too
  • Then there is my office where I study, file stuff, do design work, get a bit arty, blog, work from home and do other things that aren't all that exciting to share
Recently I was approached by Officeworks to help me Master My Workspace - of coarse I said yes. So armed with some gift cards I embarked on a shopping mission to purchase some goodies to improve my office space.
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It wasn't just new goodies I was looking for, I was also looking for some ways in which to give my workspace a bit of a lift and make it not just functional but more suited to how I like to work in the space and my style.

Here are some of the things I did to give my workspace a fresh new look:
  • I took everything off the desk, filing cabinet and bookcase and gave the surfaces a good wipe down. 
  • Added some plants to the space to give some life and greenery. 
  •  Bought some new artwork to hang on the wall. If you cant afford an original piece Officeworks has some canvas prints and wall art that may just be the thing. 
  • Placed odds and sods that looked messy on the bookcase shelf into black fabric covered boxes. 
  • Sorted out my pencils, pens and markers. I simply had way to may in the container on my desk, they were spilling out everywhere.
  • A portable speaker in which to play music from my phone through and a mobile phone stand. This stand came from Korea but Officeworks has a selection to choose from - I almost bought another one whilst I was in the store.
What did I buy from Officeworks to add to the space:
  • Paint brushes by J.Burrows - as an artist I love having paint brushes on hand. I really like using these brushes when using watercolour. 
  • Comsol cable to connect my laptop to a second screen. This is incredibly handy when studying and reading journal articles online and researching.
  • Black wire document trays. Yes, I've a thing for black accessories in the office space, black accessories gives the space depth and adds a bit of drama without being too in your face. These I've earmarked for things to be dealt with, filed and passed on.
  • A wooden picture frame that I've used to frame a piece of wrapping paper featuring vintage style illustrations of rabbits, I just adore it. 
  • A nice big clock, why? Yes, I know there is a clock on my computer screen and on my phone, but there is something about not just keeping track of time but the tick toc sound that a clock makes that I'm a fan of.
  • J.Burrows display folders, which I'm now using to present my design and art portfolios in.
Since tidying up my office space I've been at my desk nearly every day either blogging, studying or catching up emails.  When ever I walk past it I get a little bit giddy at just how much more pleasant looking it is than before. 
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Introducing 3...

Photo by Yvonne B
Some mates of mine have been doing some awesome stuff lately which you may just be interested in checking out or helping support...

Monday, August 4, 2014

August Art Catalogue

My August 2014 Art Catalogue is now up online ready to view. It features works from some recent exhibitions and some older pieces you may not of seen in awhile. Should you be interested in purchasing any of the artworks from my August 2014 Art Catalogue or if you are a gallery interested in stocking my work, feel free to email me.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Fold Pot Grows With Your Plants

Not sure about you but I know I have a stack of small pots that were once homes to plants that have since been re-planted into bigger pots. Which might be why I love the idea of the Fold Pot by Emanuele Pizzolorusso for Zincere.

The Fold Pot is a silicone rubber pot, with sides that can be folded up or down to increase or decrease the capacity of the pot. As the plant grows and starts to look too big for the pot, simply unfold the edges and add more soil, then it’s good to go all over again. The pot can be used both indoors or outdoors and comes in sets of three or six pots.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Giveaway: Artwork

 
Up for grabs is one of my paintings. To be in the running to win "Blended Deer", an original artwork, all you need to do is regram the above image on Instagram and tag @nictatt and #nicoletattersall. You do have to be an Australian resident and you've until Sunday 10 August 2014 to enter. The winner will be announced on Monday 11 August 2014 on Instagram and my blog www.nicoletattersall.com.

You can view the original post on Instagram at www.instagram.com/p/rCLXhxySNc.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cat Stuff

Little Man by Laura McKellar
Little Man by Laura McKellar
Able and Game Alice Oehr, Beci Orpin, Camilla Rogers, Cat-Rabbit, Claws, Elena King, Eileen Braybrook, Elise Wilken, Georgia Perry, Gemma Patford Legge, Gemma Flack, Jeremy Piert, Kirsten Perry, Kitiya Palakas, Laura McKellar, Megan McNil, Michelle Mackintosh, Ry Wilkin and Witu all have something in common - their love of cats!

They are all part of Cat Stuff, a pop-up exhibition and market. Just as the name suggests it's all things cats, there will be artworks and objects of cats and for cats. A great chance to get your paws on something any kitty would love! 

Cat Stuff
Where: 5/29 Tinning St, Brunswick. Victoria, Australia (Enter Via Ilhan Lane)
When: Thursday 14 - Sunday 17 August, 11 am - 5pm

Monday, July 28, 2014

Every Day Is Day One


A new video featuring some of surfings top surfers including Kelly Slater (USA), Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), Gabriel Medina (BRA), Mitch Crews (AUS), and Johanne Defay (FRA), in moments that are rarely revealed. It sheds some insight into what they go through before a heat, after defeat, and whilst waiting for a set as the contest clock is ticking. These clips are shown along with glimpses of those learning to surf, being inspired to shape surfboards, and taking their first steps towards surfing.

The video is part of Samsung Mobile's campaign to celebrate surfing together and that in the water, every day is day one, Samsung Mobile are the the first global partner of the ASP.

Though surfing may or may not be your thing, there is certainly something to be said for sports psychology and ideas being applied to other aspects of life, even those that are creative. Think about it, though you may of had a poor performance day, tomorrow is day one, just like yesterday was. When you look at it the other way too, you may have nailed it today but tomorrow, well... it's a brand new day.

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