Monday, 28 April 2014

Lazy Oaf x Garfield

Lazy Oaf's latest collection features a series of prints featuring popular comic cartoon Garfield. I used to love the show and
comic strip as a kid so was very excited about this range. I went to their launch event last Thursday to preview some of the
items, eat mini lasagne and take a few snaps along the way.

As expected with Lazy Oaf, the collection displayed just the right balance of brashness and kitsch. The design of each
garment was fairly simple and merely served purpose as a canvas for the overbearing cartoon prints. Nino Paulito's
favourites included the big face bodysuit and the cat eared ankle socks

Another highlight was the wonderful neon sets each of the models inhabited on the night. Designed by prop maker
Rosy Nicholas, each set featured paper plants and fluffy furniture which completed the bold Garfield prints well.

The full Lazy Oaf x Garfield collection is available online now.
Also, keep an eye on the Nino Paulito Tumblr page this week for more photos from the night.

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Akiko Kobayakawa Candles

I recently received some lovely gifts from my friend Akiko Kobayakawa who lives and works in Japan. Akiko is an artist who specializes in painting
gently humorous and surrealistic scenes of animals loosely based on experiences from her own life. In her recent exhibition titled New Life, she has
collaborated with boutique candle maker Nicori to make specially scented candles. The candles are beautifully packaged in miniature porcelain mugs
which have been illustrated with Akiko's signature cat characters.

I had the pleasure of studying with during my time in university. Though she moved back to Japan many years ago, we have remained friends and
often communicate through exchange of letters in the mail. We have discussed the possibility of collaborating together many times and I remain
hopeful it will happen, (as soon as I save up enough pennies to fly myself to Japan)...

For now though, I am quite happy to add these gifts to my already considerable collection of her work. See more of Akiko's paintings  here 

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

New Nino Paulito Website

The Nino Paulito website has recently had a long overdue fix up. The layout has been simplified making the viewing experience
lot more streamlined and pleasurable. The results can viewed by clicking the link below. Do let us know what you think.

Nino Paulito is reaching out to London based creatives and clients for collaboration and involvement in future arts opportunities.
Please do get in touch if you'd be interested in working with us by sending a message to Nino through the website link or leave a
note in the comments box below.