In 1933 Motor Car design consultant George Carwardine launched the first model of the infamous Anglepoise lamp. You can spot his 4 spring design while staring into a bright light at the Dentist but his 3 spring versions are specially designed for home. I don’t have an original. Only an imitation. But I could soon!!!! It’s the Anglepoise’s 75th Anniversary and they’re giving away a GIANT LAMP. Jump up up and down for joy. Thrill. I’m still waiting a reply from the head office as to whether they will delver the winnings to Australia. Fingers crossed.
Roald Dahl gives you even more reason to love the lamp. An anglepoise looked over his shoulder as he brought to life your favourite bedtime stories. And get this. In 1949, a memo was issued to all staff which forbade BBC employees to illuminate any room with an Anglepoise lamp unless the main ceiling or wall mounted light was also illuminated. ‘It was believed that a man working at a desk in a confined space with only the light from a low-wattage lamp would nurture furtive ideas and produce degenerate programme material.’ HAHAHAHA. That is awesome. And, FYI, the Pixar lamp is NOT an Anglepoise Lamp.
You’ve got to be in it to win it. Enter to win BFL (Big Friendly Lamp) here.
It’s raining outside and the sun is shining in this photos. And sometimes . . .
A mate gave me this zine (Thanks Mr Pham). Apart from the fact that it makes you realise that it doesn’t take much to publish something, or put a hard copy of your life out in the public sphere, it’s a ‘INSERT SWEAR WORD HERE’ good read. It’s made up of 38 letters written by this chick to her ex men. Hilarious. I suggest you haul arse to Sticky and dig up a copy. Here’s a sample letter for your reading pleasure.
These are seriously cool. I WANT SOME. Lady Chameleon ones. Maybe I can think up a cool line.
Via Laser Bread
When I think of Issey Miyake I think of summer down at Lorne. Drinking rocket fuel on the foreshore. Nicotine, sweat, salt and L’eau D’Issey moisturising my hands. It wasn’t until I read this New York Post article (thanks Sue) that I found out that he’s a Hiroshima survivor. Have a read.
His clothes almost incorporate an atomic explosion of colour, texture and light and turn his horrific experience into a lesson of peace and harmony. The way the fabrics sit juxtaposed but perfectly in sync. And what makes me fall in love with Issey more, his is 80′s Pleats Please branding, posters and packaging. Serve me some sushi!