Posted: 7 September 2011, 14:52 | In: Photography

    I really like tilt shift photography, a process which makes real life situations look like miniature model worlds. Usually taken at a high angle or from the air, to give the effect of looking into the scene.

    When done on camera, a photographer moves the lens by tilting vertically or shifting horizontally, or both often using a specially designed lens. There are also tutorials out there to help create the effect or fake the effect.

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    Coverting #1

    2 September 2011, 22:28

    It’s just so difficult to resist this chair, simply beautiful from the Eames, but far, far beyond my affordability. Still perhaps a bout of Eames browsing will help…



    1 September 2011, 21:38

    If you’ve not visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, I highly recommend it. It’s set in 500 acres of the grounds of the 18th Century Bretton Hall, which is now part of the University of Leeds.

    YSP was established in 1977 and now boasts a number of galleries and a large visitors centre. Amongst the fields, valley’s and trees you’ll discover permanent sculptures from artists such as Henry Moore and Barbera Hepworth.


    Ha Ha

    31 August 2011, 20:58

    The latest exhibition at QUAD Derby is Ha-Ha Road, an exploration apparently of the use of humor in contemporary art. It advertised itself to me quite nicely via a hefty dose of jokes via Twitter, good, bad and ugly


    Max Huber

    30 August 2011, 23:36

    Huber, a Swiss designer (1919 – 1992) created some excellent, firmly avant garde pieces of work, from a time when posters for events and exhibitions had real style. Here’s a few to enjoy.

    If you’ve more time, and you’re in Switzerland, try the Museum. Or if it’s a bit far to travel, get the book. If that’s a bit pricey, try Flickr, if even that’s too much effort then you’ve no taste and I wash my hands of you.


    Triona Doyle

    25 August 2011, 21:07

    I popped along to the Hatch’d Out event at the Quad this evening.

    Had a brief conversation with Triona Doyle, photographic artist. Her exceedingly striking photographs are influenced by much gothicness and victoriana, but she describes it a little better…



    24 August 2011, 12:01

    I assumed I understood what it means to be innovative, I think it all the time of products, websites, and TV. A look up on innovation at describes it at ‘something new or different introduced’ but when I consider those things that I identify as innovative, it has to be more than just new or different.

    Shabby Chic Icons

    Shabby Chic Social Media Icons

    23 August 2011, 08:15

    Shabby Chic, the world of pretty, fiddly and flouncy bows, spots, stitches and buttons. My good lady loves it, my daughters room is full of it and it looks very pleasant but boy does one pay through the nose for it!



    22 August 2011, 13:10

    Pictures of chickens, at Chatsworth Farm, cluck!

    I’ll say no more, as always, bigger on Flickr


    Principles of Good Design

    19 August 2011, 13:01

    I wrote a short time ago about my appreciation of German product designer Deiter Rams who’s work for Braun, VitsÅ“ continues to reap praise. Indeed much credit has been given to Rams for inspiring many of Apples design goals and I lead designer (and Brit) Jonathan Ive has spoken of his liking for the chap.


    Facebook Landing

    18 August 2011, 17:21

    Facebook, it’s taking over the world, organising our social lives, political campaigns and even English riots. It’s also become the de rigueur way to promote your business online.

    There’s plenty of reasons why Facebook is so popular as a marketing tool such as being able to keep in touch with your customers in real time on a platform they enjoy. So it’s no surprise that many business owners are looking for great ways to utilise it.


    Suck UK

    17 August 2011, 16:53

    I have to share my love for Suck UK, an online gift site full of unique, quirky and unusual gifts. Some with little taste ( hand grenade Christmas baubles anyone?) others super smart ( cooking guide apron ) and plenty of retro love (with space invaders a favorite).


    Lego Transformers

    16 August 2011, 13:09

    Lego + Transformers = Joy!

    But none of the new movie daftness. Optimus Prime is a wise and regal chap, not a naff blingged up chav. Good to see massive commitment to making 80’s TV Transformers (or G1 as the ling goes) out of the king of toys (even Steiner must give is an exception from the rule?), Lego!


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