DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP

 
DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP

I have a treat to share for those whimsical readers out there! I discovered Becky's work almost a year ago on good ol' Instagram, and she is definitely one of my favorite people to follow; she won't disappoint. That inner child in me just loves everything she produces, and her beautiful feed engrosses you into this magical Kokeshi doll world you never knew you'd be so into. Let me just cut to the chase- super talented girl! Apart from her fun dolls she also creates other goodies, but I'll let you browse her website ;)  

Here's a little background on the wonderful gal behind these dolls :) 

Every creation begins life on the pages of a sketchbook. My work has long been inspired by a love for Nordic design and Japanese Illustration, sketching and painting since I was a child I carry a sketchbook in my pocket 24/7. I currently work from my home studio in the South-East of England.

DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP
DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP
DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP
DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP
DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP
DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP
DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP
DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP
DESIGN LOOKOUT 11 : BECKY KEMP

Apart from her 'famous' creations, she also does custom designs such as the ones shown above on the right hand side :) Being a big kid is never too late! 

 

[website | instagram]

 

 

 

DESIGN LOOKOUT 10 : ASYA KOZINA

 
Design Lookout 10 : Asya Kozina

Hey guys, do I have a treat for you! Thanks to my lovely friend who posted this gem the other day, I thought I'd share this treasure for the rest of the crowd! After seeing these amazing creations I had no choice but to research the artist behind all of this talent; let's just say I quickly became one of her biggest fans.  

Ukraine native, Asya Kozina began her love for paper sculptures since her childhood, and thus flourished her numerous jaw-dropping paper exhibitions. Her latest work are these wig sculptures; they're nothing short of amazing. Additional kudos to these beautiful editorial photographs taken by Anastasia Andreeva. 

Here are a few words by the artist herself, regarding her inspiration towards these wigs: 

Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the Baroque era. This is art for art's sake aesthetics for aesthetics, no practical sense. But they are beautiful. I made a series of wigs. Paper helps to highlight in this case the main form and not be obsessed unnecessary details.

Design Lookout 10 : Asya Kozina
Design Lookout 10 : Asya Kozina
Design Lookout 10 : Asya Kozina
Design Lookout 10 : Asya Kozina
Design Lookout 10 : Asya Kozina
Design Lookout 10 : Asya Kozina
Design Lookout 10 : Asya Kozina

Don't miss out on Asya's portfolio in the link below! 

P.S. Remember that friend of mine I mentioned earlier that brought this artist to my attention? Well, if you're in the UK area and need a make up artist... don't doubt that she's your gal! You can get in touch with her loveliness right here.

 

[Asya Kozina]

 

 

 

DELICIOUS SPACES : CREOQUETE

 
Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls

Whenever I go to a restaurant I have this thing where I immediately perceive the space before I even dig into what they have to offer - Joey makes fun of me every time... I'm sure many designers are with me on this; you just so happen to live, breathe, and in this case eat design on a daily basis. From an outsiders point of view I'm sure it sounds exhausting, but I think it's a pretty sweet deal that you love something so much that you can't stop thinking about it; you tend to notice the smallest details that others may not even pick up on - it's so satisfying haha. Enough of me nerding out though! Do I have a space to share that is just the most delicious thing I've seen in a minute?! 

I stumbled upon this croquette shop based in Spain when I was browsing a design studio from there, and I have to say I've never seen a better way to display the most mouth watering food from my home country. I mean, croquettes pretty much speak for themselves, but this added bonus of interior graphics really takes the fried goodness to a whole new level! 

Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls
Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls
Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls
Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls
Delicious Spaces : Creoquete | InBetween the Curls

The design agency, Atipo really outdid themselves on this one! I just can't wait to go over there and just experience this place, and of course eat... 

From what I've researched they have a few franchises in Spain, so if you're in the area... you know what to do :D

 

[creoquete | atipo]

 

KITCHEN PROGRESS : PART 2

 
Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls
Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls
Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls
Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls

Since the last kitchen post you can say a lot has changed. We were in a full reno movement for a good six weeks, but then life kind of got in the way and we're beginning to slow down, which means I can online browse for some of the details we have yet to decide on...(some choices below) And although we still have a few things left to finish up for the complete transformation, I've got to say that it is already looking so fresh! Not bad for first time renovators ;) 

So what do we have left you ask? I've been on the hunt for vintage scissor sconces for months, but unfortunately I've had to compromise to the choices below since the prices I've seen were not really what I was hoping for; it happens... We have yet to install new hardware on the cabinets, change the faucet, make a bad ass wine rack that will go on the left hand corner, our island still needs a serious makeover, and our pantry has a butcher shop plastic sliding cover - yikes! Hence the graphic curtain choices I've narrowed down on below ;) 

Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls
Kitchen Reno : Part 2 | InBetween the Curls

But to sum up everything we have done to date...

1. painted the cabinets 2. rewired for two wall light fixtures 3. ripped out and put in new sheet rock 4. installed new countertops 5. put in a backsplash & grouted 6. built & installed floating shelves (I'm kind of in love with how the floating shelves turned out; so clean. I was going to stain the wood but I wasn't feeling it; when it doubt paint it white!) 7. installed new pendants 8. painted the walls.

Having done all of this I never realized how long everything would take :-| But such a good learning experience for our next renovation. For our final touches I will make sure to update everyone in the next home progress post; spoiler alert* one of those three rug choices will hopefully be in our near future :)

Happy Saturday everyone!  

 

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DESIGN LOOKOUT 08 : WOOD & WOVEN

 
Design Lookout 08 : Wood & Woven | InBetween the Curls

Lately, Joey and I have really gotten into woodworking. And when I say 'we' I mean I sketch the ideas and he makes the magic happen :) I've always been a fan of the natural and organic look, so any slab of wood I find with imperfections or the most beautiful swirly knots, you can count on me picking it ;) 

With every project we come up with we go to our go-to's on Youtube, after all we're no pros. And although we have taken a new appreciation towards woodworking, I will always bow down to those with the remarkable talent of creating such works of art that takes us back to the heyday. So for our new found love, I've decided to share this English artist that I discovered a year ago and whose work continues to make me drool. Don't forget to support the locals :D Enjoy every knot!

Design Lookout 08 : Wood & Woven | InBetween the Curls
Design Lookout 08 : Wood & Woven | InBetween the Curls
Design Lookout 08 : Wood & Woven | InBetween the Curls
Design Lookout 08 : Wood & Woven | InBetween the Curls
Design Lookout 08 : Wood & Woven | InBetween the Curls
Design Lookout 08 : Wood & Woven | InBetween the Curls
Design Lookout 08 : Wood & Woven | InBetween the Curls
Design Lookout 08 : Wood & Woven | InBetween the Curls