R. Mutt 1917
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
R. Mutt 1917
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
As with any female fashion collectable such as handbags or jewellery, perfume bottles really came into their own in the 1920’s. Women became more aware of their looks embracing the Jazz Age with vibrant colours, short skirts and even shorter hair. Many designer houses moved with the times and encouraged the women to complement their looks with classy scents in stylish bottles. Perfume bottles have formed a large part of our social history, the materials used and the designs created reflect centuries and decades long since past; giving us an insight into the development that peaked in the 20th Century.
I thought of Coco Cola and it reminded me of the colour red! Which actually on a side note is interesting considering my blog about colours and moods and how red is a very dominant colour which is a stimulant and increases the blood pressure! So did Coca Cola think about that when they developed their brand?
Look at this in more detail - lets explore each colour.
Green is the most peaceful colour of all. Think about green! It evokes instant thoughts of forests and woodland, of green fields and perfectly mown lawns! Green makes people relax and unwind and promotes peace and harmony in a living environment.
Orange is the most energetic colour and represents excitement and enthusiasm. Orange was used in ancient times to heal the lungs and increase energy levels. Many interior designers encourage it for exercise rooms, but it has more negative impacts in other rooms.
Red makes a real statement. You always notice someone in red and it is a colour associated with some favourite occasions such as Christmas and Valentines Day. Red makes people think of special times- red roses for love, poinsettias for Christmas. Red raises a rooms energy and makes your adrenalin rush! It stirs the emotions and you never forget a "Lady in Red"
Yellow in the flower world mean sunflowers, winter flowering jasmine, daisies, alstromeria. These flowers are cheerful flowers which bring a smile to a dull day! Yellow is sunshine and happiness but by reverse in studies yellow is not necessarily a good choice for a room decor. Research shows that people are more likely to loose their tempers in a yellow room and babies cry more! The main time yellow is an asset to a house is in a small enclsoed space where yellow can create a feeling of space! And yellow is also a tiring colour - it does not create a feeling of peace and calm in an environment.
Someone, had mentioned this guy to me and I then came across him in a newspaper. Despite the fact that I would never pay for one of the paper sculptures, I think they are really incredible and this is a really talented and creative guy. His designs are so intricate and some take him up to 20 hours to fold, they are all done out of one sheet of paper and can take up to six months to design. He folded his first paper plane at five years old and is now folding creations which are being exhibited all over the world, from Japan to France and Switzerland to Canada. Some of his designs sell for more than £1500.
I think this guys work is amazing and its really nice to something new and original being designed.
Natalie Brown, 21, is all set for a placement at prestigious London firm M&C Saatchi.
We told yesterday how she was devastated after being told to "tone down" her pretty image by a small marketing firm. But she can now launch her career with the very best.
Natalie, of Holland-on-Sea, Essex, said: "It's a dream come true to be taken on by such a prestigious company. I am over the moon."
After reading about her case in The Sun, M&C Saatchi called her for an interview to fix details of a three-month placement.
The firm was set up by a founder of Saatchi and Saatchi - the famous company behind the iconic election poster "Labour Isn't Working", which helped the Tories sweep to power in 1979.
An M&C Saatchi spokesman said: "The group prides itself on only employing the best brains in the business.
"We admire Natalie's entrepreneurial spirit in contacting The Sun to tell her story.
"If she is as brainy as The Sun says she is, then we would love her to work with us. As such we have offered her a three-month work placement to show us how good she is."
She will help with the PR for massive firms like Coca-Cola, Reebok and Carlsberg.
The beauty - who has a 2:1 degree in advertising and marketing - turned down a job at a marketing firm after being told her looks might "give the wrong impression" to clients.
Natalie, currently waitressing, said: "We learned about Saatchis at uni. I never dreamed I could be working for such an amazing company so soon."
What is the best way to advertise?
This video has been created by Peter Watkins-Hughes to show round schools to act as a warning to young people about texting and driving.
This video made me think about the best way to get across a point to its audience. For me if this came on television I would simply change the channel-thus making it a pointless advert, for some people it may have a genuine impact. However, the adverts which portray road safety through the hedgehogs, despite not having the shock factor would make me think more, as I would actually watch them. Seeing this latest texting video made me think about what is the best way to advertise?
I thought this was brilliant as it really captures your attention (although it does annoys lads when they realise its not a real news bulletin)
All the Carlsbergs ads are really easy to watch and are almost like short films. The slogan 'Carlsberg don't do....but if they did they'd probably be the best in the world.....' is so easy to remember. These are probably my favourite adverts on tv.
To see these videos copy and paste this into the browser (I couldnt upload due to copyright)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P_API6N4oA (If Carlsberg did flatmates)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK3vF2Y-l3g&feature=related (If Carlsberg did nightclubs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RojpJ843Mko&feature=related (If Carlsberg did dreams)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciWtiX_kJv0&feature=related (If Carlsberg home delivered)
I saw this article in the metro and thought that it was not only a great painting but it was a really emotional story of heroism.
The painting was done by Stuart Brown a military artist, and was commissioned by Cpl Bryan Budd's 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment in Colchester to honour him. It shows him fighting the enemy single handedly, despite being injured and out numbered. Cpl Budd was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
I thought this painting and story put a lot of life in perspective...
When I was in Spain I noticed a really interesting piece of graffiti. it was of a landscape and had a lot of intricate detail which many paintings do not have. Unfortunately we only past it on the way to the airport and didnt have time to stop and get a picture of it. It made me think about graffiti as an art, and the fact that some graffiti is truely exceptional and could not be done by many top designers or painters. Should we create someway of making graffiti more easy to do, so that it is not all over buildings and is recognised a lot more as an art form. And how do we do this without allowing just pure vandalism?
Monday, 5 October 2009
'After 12 long years in power, this Government has lost its way. Now it's lost The Sun's support too. '