Category Archives: Craft

Tom Pigeon

Tom Pigeon / 2014

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Tom Pigeon / 2014

Tom Pigeon is a creative studio founded by Pete & Kirsty Thomas earlier this year. I first saw their work at the Barbican’s Constructing Worlds exhibition, where they have some really nice architectural prints on sale. They also produce a range of lovingly-crafted products; including jewellery, stationery and prints.

They seem to be living the dream in a beautiful Scottish fishing village called Cellardyke, working out of an old fisherman’s hut. You can read about Cellardyke and how it informs their creative approach here.

 

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Constructivist architecture models

Constructivism models / University of Western Australia, 2014

 Soviet Avant-Garde Constructivist models / University of Western Australia, 2014

Wow, some insanely cool Soviet Constructivist models made by students from the University of Western Australia. So nice!

STS-131 is ‘go’ for launch

Space Shuttle Discovery / STS-131

Discovery is currently sitting on the pad ready for launch on Monday at 6.21am EST (that’s 11.21am UK time). I will be spending my Easter Monday morning watching the launch live on NASA TV, oh yes.

In other absurdly geeky space news, here is a photo of my completed card model of the Space Shuttle stack:

This is a 1:144 model of Columbia from STS-3, the third space shuttle mission, 22 March 1982. The kit was downloaded from the excellent AXM Models and constructed from print-outs on A4 160gsm card. It’s only a trial run really (some of the joins are very messy); I’m going to build a better one from A3 prints so it will be bigger and more awesome.

Eames Sofa

Eames Sofa / Charles & Ray Eames, 1984

Yes please.

AXM Paper Space Models

NASA STS paper model / 1:144 scale / AXM Paper Space Scale Models

Oh my god. Is this the most awesome website ever? Free downloads and instructions on how to build these amazing models!

I Lego NY

I Lego NY / Christoph Niemann, 2009

Great little Lego sculptures from Christoph Niemann. Some work better than others; this one made me smile the most, although that may be down to the use of the word ‘critter’.

In this month’s CR.

Just My Type

Just My Type / Handmade By Machine, 2010

Lovely gift cards from Handmade By Machine, the outlet of Ben Brears. Perfect for the type-lover in your life.