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Friday Favourites

If you grew up in the UK, you’ll probably remember eagerly saving up old toilet rolls to make the latest Blue Peter creation (not forgetting that all-important sticky-backed plastic). French artist Anastassia Elias is also using this childhood crafting favourite as a medium, hiding 3D paper-cut scenes inside the tubes:

AnastasiaElias_seaside

AnastasiaElias_bar

AnastasiaElias_Japan

Frankie found these on Behance, where you’ll find lots more of Elias’ hand-crafted work.

Ready? Set? Bake!

We love a bit of baking at Design Bridge (remember the Great Dutch Bake Off earlier this year?), and Susa recommends that all budding bakers take a look at Frances Quinn’s blog and Instagram for inspiration.

Frances was last year’s Great British Bake Off winner, and her background as a deisgner has influenced her style of baking. In Susa’s word, “Her bakes are wonderfully creative creations, and she also includes her sketching on the blog (here’s one I drew earlier). Also, I really like the spoon-pen branding.”

Here are a couple of pictures from her Instagram feed to give you a little taster…

FrancesQuinn_breadsketch

FrancesQuinn_Matisse

FrancesQuinn_layout

FrancesQuinn_font

Inspired by Crafts

And now for a little video. This short film from D&AD looks at how craft can bring an idea to life, with some wise words from industry experts and featuring some of this year’s D&AD award winners – keep an eye out for a close-up of one of our Fortnum & Mason Handmade Collection illustrations:

Innovation is everywhere

When we arrived at work this morning, we couldn’t help but notice that the word ‘Innovation’ had appeared all over the Studio…

Innovation door handle

Innovation pad

Innovation cafe tree

Innovation pencil

More about this on the blog soon…

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