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.
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!
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 / Charles & Ray Eames, 1984
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 / 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 / Handmade By Machine, 2010
Lovely gift cards from Handmade By Machine, the outlet of Ben Brears. Perfect for the type-lover in your life.