Where is my mind?

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“With your feet on the air and your head on the ground Try this trick and spin it, yeah” – ‘Where is my mind’ – Pixies Right now, my mind is straying in to the… Continue reading

At home with SDDP

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“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.” – Roald Dahl Following on from the success of our original stop-motion animated website intro, we naturally decided that The Iconophile needed… Continue reading

The Shock and Awe of Inspiration – Cymatics: Science vs Music

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“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats Every now and then we come across something which makes us stop in our tracks… Continue reading

Don’t Hide the Madness

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“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” ― Allen Ginsberg . . What does – Express Yourself – mean? More often than not when someone asks me to express myself, I get… Continue reading

The Beauty in the Flaw

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 “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ― Leonard Cohen Have you ever dreamed of owning something which in some way represented an ideal to you. Dreamed about… Continue reading

Bringing Philias Switchmoat to life

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“Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.”  – Jean Cocteau Philias Switchmoat and his runaway bed. Illustration by Marcus Wild A couple of years… Continue reading

That 70’s Style

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“Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. ” ― John Updike   I’m a child of the 70’s, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that I… Continue reading

Out, Damned Spot!

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Removing a speck of dirt from a camera’s delicate sensor can make Lady Macbeth’s dilemma seem like a mere triviality. “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”… Continue reading

The heart (and art) of gaming

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“Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.” – Tom Robbins Video games are a place… Continue reading

Silk – Interactive Generative Art online

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When I was a child I used to love playing with Spirograph. Usually I made a mess, mostly because I didn’t know when to stop. I think it was supposed to be an… Continue reading

The Introverted Eye

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What does the word – Serenity – evoke in your mind’s eye? . . Jennifer says: The first thing which the word – Serenity – evokes in me is the memory of a… Continue reading

The Intimidation of Art

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Madame X by John Singer Sargent . . “Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which… Continue reading

Watches are just like bugs

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Honestly they are. Just bear with me and I’ll explain. But first the introduction. We at the Iconophile are constantly on the search for images that inspire us, that capture our imagination and… Continue reading

Books that Inspire – A smile in the mind

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Do you have a book that inspires you in your work? Of course you do and this is your chance to share it with the world. Well, with the Iconophile and our readers at least. Reference books are a… Continue reading

Street Photography: The Mysterious Story of Vivian Maier

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This is a fascinating story. I just love the idea of finding lost jewels. Unearthing something unique and undiscovered that deserves to be shared. Images and story from webburgr.com Street Photography: The Mysterious Story… Continue reading

What’s on your wall? – Angry Blue

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“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.” ― Ray Bradbury . Art… Continue reading

The End, The Middle, The Beginning

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“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.… Continue reading

The ‘Classic’ Watch Shot

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. On our website – SDDP – we have a – Behind the Scenes – section where we detail some of the work which goes into the our projects.   . . In… Continue reading

Hello and Welcome to The Iconophile

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Hello and Welcome to The Iconophile, design, photography, inspiration and more… the blog of SDDP, Stephen Day Design Partnership.