Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Those ad-guys are at it again.


Just when you thought the novelty of a company creating a 'domino' effect with parts of its product had worn off, FedEx have gone an done it as well with their new film, Dominoes (creative title I know).

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Time to buy a new sofa


I've been looking for a new sofa to match an existing IKEA sofa we have for the last month or so and this week I managed to get a bargain one from everyone's favourite market place, Gumtree. Turns out there's quite the cottage industry for Karlstad. Enough about that though, I wanted to draw your attention to IKEA's new adverts which popped up whilst I was making my sofa search.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rob Spicer's painting-like photographs (+mist)


Seeing all the photographs of London under the cover of mist on Sunday reminded me of Rob Spicer's photographs which I came across through an afternoons browsing through Flickr. Spicer is an advertising art director by trade but he's also a keen photographer, producing wonderfully atmospheric photographs like the ones you see here.

I caught up with Rob for a quick chat about his photographs

Monday, November 21, 2011

London gets covered in mist, people photograph it.


Yesterday morning my Twitter-feed was flooded with images of London covered in mist. It was only 9am and I did wonder why so many were out so early on a Sunday morning but I am thankful they were else we would not have got some of the Twit-pic gems you see before you.

I was so inspired by the images that kept popping up throughout the day that I made a Storify to track them. You can see the full feed on Storify.com (tweet me @AllyAsh to add ones you've found to the list), but I've decided to show my personal highlights of yesterday's images below. So ooo and ahhh away…

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Severed head, sorry, olive on a stick anyone?


A new Tesco Metro opened on Tooley Street this week - before you click away, bare with me - aside from the fact that I can now get hot chicken on tap for 12 hours every day, I was impressed with their marketing people for taking inspiration from the local area for their advertising campaign at London Bridge station.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Paris Photo - The Greatest Hits



Last week it was all about photography, photographers and more photography as Paris Photo rolled into the Grand Palais for the first time in its 15 year history as probably the world's most prominent photo fair.

I crossed the channel to report on it for Phaidon.com, where you'll find many more photos and features on the fair, but I'm going to share a few of my highlights below too.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I'm off to Paree in the morning


This week sees Paris Photo roll into the Grand Palais for the first time in its 15 years as THE international photography event and I'm heading over the channel for Phaidon.com.

I'll be tweeting throughout the day (wifi-depending) on the @Phaidon account and on @AllyAsh (why aren't you following me already?) so make sure to keep up to date with everything in real-time there and look out on Phaidon.com for all the gossip and goings on from Paris Photo over the next few days.

For now, take a look at a few of the photographers I'm going to be looking out for below (along with many others I have on my list).

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A last minute look at Monika Grzymala

Photograph courtesy Monika Grzymala

When I saw the images of Monika Grzymala's latest exhibition, Raumzeichnung, I hoped dearly that this would not be a 'looks great in the photos, but when you see it in person, it lacks impact' scenario. I am glad to say that it isn't. It's well worth a last minute visit before it closes at Sumarria Lunn Gallery in Mayfair on Friday (November 4).

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