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Posts Tagged ‘Abigail Daker’

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Saturday Review

A review of Saturday at the second Uncivilisation Festival, held at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. Time to think, discuss and feel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

telling stories to the trees - rima staines
Telling Stories to the Trees by Rima Staines.

Last weekend I went to Hampshire for my first experience of Uncivilisation, approved the Dark Mountain gathering of like minded folks interested in discussing our future.

Uncivilisation Dark Mountain 2011 photo by Amelia Gregory
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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011: Garden Trends

Held between the 5th-10th of July 2011, this was a chance for all the major garden designers and specialist plant growers to get together and show off their skills... and a chance for me to spot new garden trends.

Written by Amelia Gregory

RHS Flower Show by Abigail Daker. Some years ago a friend took me to the Chelsea Flower Show and I absolutely loved it…. all those amazing blooms, link arranged so […]

About a River: The Serco Prize for Illustration at the London Transport Museum

The River Thames was the subject for this year’s Serco Prize for Illustrations, resulting in 50 interpretations of the river and what it means to us.

Written by Jessica Furseth

To Tower Bridge and beyond by Henry Billington Detailed, buy abstract, dreamy or stylish – the exhibition at the London Transport Museum showed the River Thames being all these things. […]

Film Review: Island, based on the novel by Jane Rogers, directed by Brek Taylor and Elizabeth Mitchell

This debut feature film from two women features a wonderful performance from the gorgeous Colin Morgan in a drama/tragedy/horror sent agains the bleak Hebridean landscape. Out on Friday 22nd April 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Island by Sam Parr. Island is a psychological drama/horror/tragedy based on a well received book by Jane Rogers. It’s a tale of unhinged and murderous retribution starring Natalie Press, adiposity […]

Pai Skincare: Organic Products for Sensitive Skin

Sarah Brown is the inspiring lady behind Pai Skincare, a favourite organic skincare brand of the Hollywood set - I caught up with her to discover what makes her tick, and why Simon Pegg would be her ideal customer. With lovely illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Danielle Lloyd and Konnie Huq, treatment illustrated by Lisa Stannard Olivia Rubin’s show was to be held at Jalouse in Hanover Square – a place I’d hear of but never […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet more illustrators!

The final bunch of illustrations from my ACOFI launch party covers a host of evening guests - by Natsuki Otani, Erica Sharp, Lesley Barnes, Yelena Bryksenkova, Gemma Milly, Abigial Daker, Emma Block, Faye West, Gareth A Hopkins, Jo Cheung, Kellie Black, Lisa Stannard, Natasha Thompson, Katie Harnett, Karina Yarv and Ani Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zarina Liew at work My wonderful girls, rx Rosie and Harriet of Tatty Devine, sick who created the lovely Cutlass Necklace for my party. Zarina Liew looked oh so casual […]

Hilum by Les Antliaclastes: ICA London International Mime Festival Review

This puppetry performance was conceived by Patrick Sims and is performed at the ICA as part of the London International Mime Festival 2011. It is the first production from Les Antliaclastes, and features a nightmarish tale of scullery dwelling gremlins.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Austra gig at The Windmill by Laura Godfrey It may have been a typically miserable Monday night in January, viagra sale but we were safe from the elements within the […]

Henrietta Ludgate: ethical fashion design inspired by a Scottish childhood

Henrietta Ludgate has been making waves with her luxury womenswear label: an antidote to fast fashion made from beautiful British fabrics. Here's an extract of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Henrietta Ludgate S/S 2011 by Abi Daker Scottish designer Henrietta Ludgate grew up in the wilds. I grew up in the most idyllic environment for a child: my imagination ran […]

Did PC Mark “Flash” Kennedy ensure my arrest as one of the Ratcliffe 114 ?

In April 2009 I was one of 114 activists arrested at the Iona School in Nottingham. Here's my account of what happened, and how PC Mark Kennedy came to be unmasked as an undercover police agent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Woodberry Down girl by Romain Lambert-Louis, cost after ‘Jackie 1973’ by Erica Dobbs http://www.lambartillustration.com http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2008/03/tom_hunter_a_palace_for_us8_de_1.html It’s good Tom Hunter’s film is as good as it is, because the last time […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willow Organic Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle by Daria Hlazatova. I don’t know what it is about candles that gets me so excited. I think it has a lot to […]

X Factor 2010: An Illustrated Retrospective

A bunch of illustrators illustrate this year's X Factor contestants. What fun!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Walking into Sue Timney’s retrospective at the Fashion and Textile Museum, visit this site the viewer is greeted by the almost blinding black and white […]

Sir Philip Green and his Topshop billions get the UK Uncut treatment.

Sir Philip Green is able to dodge huge tax bills by sending Topshop profits to his wife in Monaco. UK Uncut closed down the Oxford Circus flagship store in protest against billionaire tax avoidance tactics in the face of huge cuts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Heart / Target by Patrick Thomas. All images courtesy of Outline Editions. Outline Editions’ pop-up shop is tucked away behind stalls on Berwick Street Market, prostate healing but the bright […]

Museum of Everything: A Review of Exhibition #3

It’s back but not for long. The Museum of Everything has once again put on one of the most intriguing and eccentric exhibitions in all of London and it’s not to be missed.

Written by Emma Barlow

Design Museum fashion talk by Leeay Design Museum fashion talks Marc Jacobs A/W 2010, approved illustration by Leeay The Museum of Everything by Abigail Daker Returning for the third time […]

London Fashion Week: 2010 FAD Junior Awards

A heartwarming ceremony to find the winners of the FAD Junior Awards, a competition to encourage 16-19 year olds to find confidence in fashion. Held at Freemasons' Hall on Monday 20th September 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Abby Wright It’s always a treat at Fashion Week to find that the show you are about to see, decease starting in the next few minutes, is at […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Ada Zanditon (reprise)

Here at Amelia's Magazine we're really rather keen on Ada Zanditon, and this season's presentation at Victoria House on Monday 20th September did not disappoint.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lu Flux by David Merta. The Lu Flux presentation was one that suffered slightly from inexperience. On arrival at an upmarket Soho members’ club on Greek Street we were ushered […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Falguni & Shane Peacock

This season Falguni & Shane Peacock were inspired by the plight of the bees and the tigers for their show on Sunday 19th September 2010 at Victoria House. With illustrations by Abigail Daker, Hayley Warnham and Kellie Black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jasper Conran by Lea Wade. It’s hard to know what to say about Jasper. I certainly wasn’t expecting the earth to move, order dosage but it’s always nice to come […]

An interview with Bobbin Bicycles.

Tom Morris, co-founder of Bobbin Bicycles, talks to me about Pashleys, the Tweed Run, their new bespoke repair shop, designer collaborations and why you shouldn't give up cycling for winter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

sunrise kids Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, page illustrated by Naomi Law Plans to large it in East End boozers or at Green Kite Midnight‘s Ceilidh on Saturday night turned […]

Transition Towns Conference 2010: The Automatic Earth Stoneleigh Lecture on the Financial Crisis.

Stoneleigh (AKA Nicole Foss) gave a lecture entitled 'Making Sense Of The Financial Crisis In The Era Of Peak Oil' to a packed audience at the Transition Towns Conference. Here's my overview of what she said with a few of my own thoughts sprinkled on top. Massively important food for thought.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Camberwell Degree sprouting 56 I’ve already blogged about my absolute favourite illustrators from the Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Degree Show Save Our Souls, information pills but because there was […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Friday Review

Secret Garden Party is a festival like no other. Here I sample fish therapy and review the Friday music acts including Animal Kingdom, Marina and the Diamonds, Infadels and Delays.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hidden in a mini industrial estate just off Curtain Road, sales Payne Shurvell opens their inaugural exhibition “A Bright and Guilty Place” in an old light factory. The gallery directors […]

Latitude Festival 2010: A Review of the Poetry, Ballet and Cabaret.

A review of random other stuff that I discovered at Latitude, including poets Sabrina Mahfouz and Alex Gwyther, the Mark Thomas Community Quiz, cabaret act Frisky and Mannish and lots of goodies from Duckie's Masked Ball.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sometimes, find Jenny Robins wears all the necklaces she owns at the same time. She hails from a medium sized village near Brighton, help where people greet each other on […]