Friday, 23 October 2009

American Museum of Natural History

These photo's are of illusionistic reproductions of natural
enviroments, created for the Museum of Natural History
by hundreds of highly skilled arstist's. The scenes have all
been painstakingly reproduced in great detail for the
enjoyment of the public.

All the animals are either real and stuffed or life size models
sculpted for the museum. The museum has a great website
with stunning photo's taken during various set ups in the
museums lifetime. Follow this link to see more. This particular
group were take in the 1930's.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009


I am very happy to introduce to the world my beautiful son
Arlo Oliver Cosens , who appeared in this world on Wednesday
at 4.45 p.m weighing 7 lbs. He's perfect and we love him very much.

The shop will be closed for two weeks to allow us to enjoy this
gorgeous creature in his first weeks of life.

I want to thank my beautiful wife Nicky for the pain she went through to
bless us with this gift.

Thank you

Sidney Hurwitz

I love these fine paintings of industrial buildings. Painted
by the talented American artist Sidney Hurwitz b.1932.

More of Sidney's art is available to buy at this
fantastic gallery. The Seattle based Gallery has many other
great artists on their books Click here to visit the Davidson

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Stack BY Shay Alkalay

A radical revamp of the chest of drawers in
which the drawers take on a life of their own without
the chest. The stability of the piece is not affected
by pulling the drawers.
The look of the piece changes
throughout the day as drawers are left in various
positions.Designed by Shay Alkalay and winning
awards all over the place.
Available from at a price
of £1762.50. Brilliant!
See more great furniture at Shay's website

Monday, 19 October 2009

Nice interiors

Just wanted to share these pics as I thought they might inspire.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

A great website where the illustrator Jessica Hische uploads
a different letter each day. Follow this link or click on the title
to see her inspirational site for font lovers everywhere

Thursday, 8 October 2009

The Frightening Beauty of Bunkers

In Bunker Archeology, urban philosopher and cultural theorist
Paul Virilio turns his attention—and camera—to the ominous yet
strangely compelling German bunkers from WW II that lie
abandoned on the coast of France. These ghostly reminders of
destruction and oppression prompt Virilio to consider the nature
of war and existence, in relation to both the Second World War and
contemporary times. Follow this link to see more or click on the title
to buy the book.


Stunning Images from a new book called Asylum by American
photographer Christopher Payne. Christopher has spent years
exploring some of the 250 asylums across America and recording
his discoveries in these haunting images. The first image is a tooth
brush locker. This book is realeased by MIT in the next month.
Whilst you wait for the release check his website by clicking here.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

David Maisel

Sanfansisco based artist David Maisel has sourced

and re- photographed these amazing x-ray

images found in the archives of different museums.

Check Davids web-site to see more of his work.