Iphone case top picks

Since getting my iphone I’ve constantly been on the lookout for cool cases and as I’ve heard a few people asking for recommendations recently, I thought I’d share some of my finds.

I’ve gone more for design that functionality with these as there are other blog posts that are probably better suited to that.

1. Malady Charlotina “Serpent” from izozzi.com $34.95

2. Black and white damask 29.20 from www.zazzle.co.uk

3. Arnsdorf SS11 crystal pattern by RoandCo

4. Victorian bride 29.95 www.zazzle.co.uk

5. Steampunk cogs and gears printer nylon case $75.00 C Westbrook design on etsy.

6. Blue country toile 26.50 from www.zazzle.co.uk

7. Totally non-fuctional but awesome Omniscient Siri case by SaGa design. $90.00 on etsy

8. Victorian anatomy skull case 24.95 www.zazzle.co.uk

9. Galaxy case 25.60 www.zazzle.co.uk

10. Vintage butterfly 24.95 www.zazzle.co.uk

11. Studded case 16.00 by Crision on etsy.

12. Steampunk doll 22.75 www.zazzle.co.uk

13. Stripey fluer de lis case 22.75 www.zazzle.co.uk14. 3d Baroque inspired case $80.00 SaGa design on etsy.

15. Speck geometric case 29.99 via www.switched.com

16. Dragonfly case 28.10 www.zazzle.co.uk

17. Casetargam case- decorate a case using your pictures from instagram $34.95 www.casetagram.com and for a limited time only they offer free international shipping.

18. Cameo case 28.10 www.zazzle.co.uk

19. Studded cross case $12.99 by studsrevolution on etsy.

20. Octopus case 26.70 www.zazzle.co.uk

I’ve included a variety of themes that I’m interested in so hopefully there will be something for everyone who might read this blog :). I’m also toying with the idea of having some cases made featuring my own art or custom decorating plain ones with some of my perspex designs…

 

Auxiliary calender images

In October last year I shot a couple of looks for a submission to Auxiliary magazine’s 2012 calender. I posted some details regarding the inspiration here.

In the end there weren’t able to produce the whole calender so they chose a few of the best images (6) to make into phone and desktop backgrounds, they are all stunning and can be viewed/downloaded on their site, here.

Amongst the selections was my image, by Jennifer Byron photography. I’m glad they picked this one as it was probably my favourite from this set.

My favourite from the other set we shot that day is the one below, the rest can be seen on my facebook page, Biomechanina.

Bird’s yard update

I recently did a couple of shifts at my Leeds stockist, Bird’s yard. Having not worked in a shop for a good few years it did feel a bit strange when I first got there. I couldn’t remember what you’re supposed to do with the till, had the feeling I wasn’t supposed to touch any of the items in the shop and that I was supposed to be going work when I was standing behind the desk waiting for customers.

When I had readjusted to shopassistantness I found that its actually really good being able to talk to your customers face to face, help them find what they’re looking for and suggest items that might suit them. This is something online businesses really miss out on and in my experience stalls/shows don’t really make up for it as shoppers are a lot less relaxed at such events and, in most cases, actually seem pretty scared that you might try and sell them something.

I also took this opportunity to slightly rearrange my products which now appear to be on mannequins dotted around the shop and a display cabinet as well as the Eustratia booth.

So if you haven’t visited the wonderful Aladdin’s cave that is Bird’s yard I suggest you do so soon. They stock a variety of interesting new designers to suit all tastes and my talented friend Sophie Adamson has also recently joined, if you like dead things check out her work.