Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sugar Paper #9 IS HERE!!

We're very excited to announce that (possibly our favourite issue so far) Sugar paper#9 is officially on sale.
It made it's debut at Victoria baths Zine Convention yesterday (which was a great day) but you can now buy it from our SHOP.

This issue has loads of stuff (well just the usual 20 things! and has a teen magazine theme!

It has tie dye t-shirt tutorial, crochet snood, pesto recipes, 90s heartthrob quiz, resin knitting needles, embroidered passport holder, velvet sequin art and some business advice from getbusy's Em Ledger and much more, comes with free sequins!!
Buy it now!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Sugar Paper #9 SNEAK PEEK

So we just dropped Sugar Paper # 9 off at the printers (just in time to debut at Victoria Baths zine convention) and I think we can give you a sneak peek , this issue has a bit of a theme.....

Yes you guessed it we turned Sugar paper into a teen magazine, FOR ONE ZINE ONLY, this is possibly our favourite issue yet (and not just because it has us on the cover!)

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Bears & Burrs

So our pal (and long time Sugar Paper contributor) Alison Erika Forde, has opened a webshop full of her arty goodness! Check it out HERE!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Yayoi Kusama

So as I mentioned in the Legoland post, my birthday weekend was also spent taking in some culture in the form of the Yayoi  Kusama exhibition at Tate Modern, which was AMAZING!!!
We got there and it was mad busy but the sight of the giant red polka dot balls soon stopped us moaning (as did getting in for free thanks to our Tate working friend Holly!!)

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who has been making art since the 1940s, she's still making art now and doing it all with amazing red bob hair!

There was so much to see and I love a good retrospective, at first you see early works and wonder how they relate to later works but then with all the stuff in the middle, you see the link.

Yayoi has created art in so many mediums, from sculptural, illustrations, paintings, collage and installations.

I love love loved her later bright paintings and earlier collages.

But most of all I loved her installations. Kandy had to leave the room and re-enter in 'I'm Here, but Nothing' as I witnessed her mind being blown.

And Infinity Mirrored Room was just magical and also mind blowing trying to figure it out. I could live in that place.

An exhibition hadn't made us feel that good and inspired in such a long time GO SEE IT!!!!

Sunday, 6 May 2012


So Kandy and I are BIG Lego fans, like that time we went to The Lego factory for Kandy's birthday. We are also pros at guessing what's in a Lego mini figure pack too! I spent a large part of my childhood playing Lego with my big sister. We loved (freestyle!) making Lego houses, we made some of the best Lego kitchens I have ever seen, we were pretty good!
Anyway I decided my 28th birthday should be spent doing something I've always wanted to do,
so I went to LEGOLAND!!

Kandy, Katie and I headed to London on the Friday night. Then Saturday morning we collected Nick and Holly and set off for Windsor. The man at the train station totally gave us some super deal with Legoland, bus and train ticket combo, he was a good man!
We got on the train and realised it wasn't going to get sunny, but we didn't care!

We arrived and it was busier than I thought (but still pretty quiet) lots of families sporting Lego plastic ponchos. We figured it was going to rain all day, so why not get wetter and go on the log flume!

The whole day was awesome, there were more rides for adults than we thought (pirate ship(one of my faves) mini waltzer type(also one of my faves) river rapids and a roller coaster I wasn't scared off).
Because it was cold and rainy it meant the park wasn't rammed, so we didn't have to queue for hardly anything (we did queue over 20 minutes for the worst ride ever!). Which meant we could ride the Dragon roller coaster multiple times and get some good ride photos!

I also really enjoyed the mini hedge maze. And looking at all the Lego models.

Towards the end of the day we headed over to Atlantis, not sure what to expect. It had dried up a little by this point and when we went inside it was soooo warm. We had to get into a giant Lego submarine! and we got to see Sealife through the bottom, so good.

As I said, it wasn't just the thrill of the rides, we took in some Lego culture, The Star Wars exhibition was amazing (even if everyone in there was an idiot).

And mini Lego world was great, loved the Dutch houses and the windmills and I wish London was this size...

The day went soooo quick and I think you do need tow days there to take it all in (especially if the weather is better). We were having the most fun (and the staff saw this, the woman in the photo collecting booth said one of our ride photos was her favourite of the day) it wasn't hard though because everyone else was soulless and hated their lives AND posh kids and parents haven't got any manners!

We headed to the big shop (where I was very restraint, only bought two mini figure packs earlier in the day) I was pushing through all the rude kids at the mini figure table struggling to make anything, when an afro gave me a flash of inspiration and I made an Angela Davis and Black Panther pal!!

We left just as the park was closing and admired our Lego tat and photos. Headed back to Holly's, took of our wet clothes, Kandy and I styled some Kigus (thank you Holly for mine!) ate party snacks and played heartthrob, best board game ever.

Sunday was spent having a mind blowing experience at the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, but that's another post....

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Victoria baths zine fair

We will be at this again....

It looks even radder this year than it was last year, especially seeing as the ever ace Melanie Maddison is holding a Shape & Situate poster exhibition.
Gutted I will actually miss it all as I am at work, but Kandy will be there!