First, I was at a very interesting event last week. Snapfish gave us a sneak peek at some of their Christmas Goodies, during a 'Christmas in July' event. They have a lot of really cool stuff, which I got to check out and I'm officially hooked. They focus on photo printing in new and unique ways, so they have photoboooks, mugs, keyrings etc, and I also got to play around with the programme and it's so much fun as well as easy. You can seriously be so creative with it. The photobooks, in particular, are pretty cool and remarkable affordable. I think they'd make a great present for a birthday, or even Christmas. I'm always stumped for what to get people, and something sentimental is always cherished. And for any aspiring models out there: they're brilliant for portfolios. Check it out here.
And, we also got a pretty memorable talk from children's author: Nicholas Allen. He started off with a magic trick, that had us all completely captivated. He then went on to give some pretty amazing tips for any of you who want to write childrens books, or write books in general. So here they are:
- Draw an interesting, arresting image and start from that. Let you imagination go wild with art, and then write.
- Get your title first, then do the front cover and the blurb. Then ask yourself if you would pick up the book in a shop.
- Sit in a room with a pen, paper and coffee. Don't do anything. You'll get so bored that you'll start writing.
And now here are some pretty cool companies that we've recently discovered.
Dead Heroes Clothing:
Ok, I had love at first sight when I saw this company. They have just launched their first collection and it's amazing. The design aesthetic is rooted in pop art culture, as well as streetwear, comic art and punk. And the even more amazing thing is that one of the founders is Mike from Lostprophets: you know the clothes are going to be awesome just because of that. And if that wasn't enough, one of my current favourite bands, Young Guns (who I saw last week and they rocked, but more about that later this week) are huge fans of theirs.
Murano Glass Jewellery:
Murano is a company that focuses on gorgeous glass pieces, and jewellery in particular.The jewellery is really elegant and really fun.
Each piece is handcrafted and so no two pieces are alike. Everything from the collection stands out, like a unique piece of art, and are made from individual pieces of Murano glass. Just look at how pretty these are:
Tokio Jane is another really cool jewellery company. The jewellery is meant to represent a dynamic, stylish and fun side to every girl. There are pieces for every mood and to spice up any outfit. Everything is very glamorous and original.
Let me know what you're upto this weekend! Theres another BBQ at Sherin's, to celebrate her bithday (which is tomorrow: Eeeep: turning 22!!)