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A’N'D – Christmas Extravaganza!

November 20th, 2010

Get down to Regent Studio for some quality offline shopping!
Azumi and David have a smorgasbord of samples and surreal gift ideas, with up to 70% off from RRP.

A’N’D Studio
Unit 23, 2nd Floor
8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN

Fabric cranes

October 31st, 2010

Fabric Crane - Charis Tsang Everyday Delights designer, Charis Tsang, is now selling her lovely fabric cranes online

Everyday Delights – Download Images

September 26th, 2010

For all press, bloggers and anyone who’s interested, you can download some images from the show and some sample shots here. Feel free to use them, but please use the credits below.

Please note that all images are included in our Postcard Book which can be bought here for £10.


Credits:

Image 1/2/3/4: Tent 2010 exhibition images by JJAM
Image 5: ‘Dust or Die’ Knuckle Dusters by Simon Sawyer/Sasquatch and La Mesma
Image 6: ‘A Word About Fashion’ by Catherine Ann Haynes
Image 7: ‘Bring me Sunshine’ by Christianna Ibikunle
Image 8: ‘Sunday Best’ by Demelza Hill
Image 9: Postcard book image by JJAM
Image 10: AM and JJ on Shell Thomas’s Ottoman

All product images by photographer Richard Bowyer, except for Demelza Hill’s photograph of ‘Sunday Best’.

Everyday Delights – Press Release

September 15th, 2010

JJAM Curators Collective challenged London based designers to reinvent the classic yellow duster in a way that we never imagined before.  The project aims to use the most banal everyday object – the duster – to promote the creativity of London’s contemporary design scene.

See the results at the Everyday Delights show at Tent London, stand G01, from 23-26 September 2010 at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, with work by:

Shell Thomas, Vakahn Matossian, Fotis Evans, Catherine Ann Haynes, Cure Studio, Elena Corchero, Tamilla Jazayeri, Azumi & David, Luxumi Sridharan, David Amar, Rachel Witham & Chris Wilkins, Christianna Ibikunle, Katrin Baumgarten, Moe Asari, Rus In Urbe, Charis Tsang, Ewald Damen, Georgina Jefferies, Sasquatch & La Mesmer, Martha Freud, Vasso Asfi & James Rokos, Jan Douglas & Liani van der Westhuizen, Jeongwon Ji, Gillian Swan, Karen Murray, Julia Georgallis, Victor Margevich, Marit Münzberg, make:good, Gilles & Cecilie Studio, Jon Harrison, Marc Von S,Hollie Paxton, Harry Trimble, Dora & Fullard, Asuza Murakami, Jane Chi Hae Kim, Emily Hart, Rob Francis, Melanie Bartheidel, Florian Kremb, Richard Shed & Demelza Hill.

The Everyday Delights Postcard Book including all designs will be for sale at Tent London and on the website.

Everyday Delights – Photo Shoot

August 17th, 2010

JJAM has been shooting photos for the postcard book which will be sold at our show at Tent during London Design Week from the 23rd to the 26th of September. We asked London based designers to reinvent the classic yellow duster and we have got some great results in, big thanks to everybody who took part + thanks for great photos Richard & Kevin! Preview to follow soon …

Work by James Hurst of Cure Studio.

Everyday Delights – Submission Info

July 24th, 2010

Registration has now closed.
We have got exactly 100 participants and we’re looking forward to see the results!

Here’s some submission info for those who are taking part.

For your information, we need your actual yellow duster object.
If you have supporting sketches, photos, film etc, feel free to submit it, but note that our intention is only to show the actual objects.

We realised that a big amount of participants live in East London near our offices. We have decided to offer time slots in which you can drop off your designs which might make things easier and cheaper.

Drop off times:

Friday 6th of August between 19:00 and 21:00
Monday 9th of August between 19:00 and 21:00

If you decide to post your object, we should receive the object in our offices by Monday the 9th at the latest. Please make sure to allow for enough time for it to arrive.
JJAM Curators Collective, 302 Northside Studios, 16-29 Andrews Road, London E8 4QF.

All selected objects will become part of the Everyday Delights collection, which will be shown at Tent London and published in a postcard book. The show might tour other venues and will finally be auctioned off in a closing event. Profits will go to a London based charity. You will keep the copyright on your design, but by participating JJAM will get the right to display, photograph and publish your design online as well as in print. It is crucial to get the right information to credit your work. Could you please add a note to your object with the following information:

- Title for your object
- The name with which you would like to be credited (personal name(s) – or – company name – or team name)
- Your website (you don’t have to provide a website, this is optional and up to you)

If you need more dusters to experiment with, you can buy a pack of 10 for a cheap price here:

http://www.altecweb.com/home.asp?cat=OSCPD70014%2DK

Good luck!

Everyday Delights – Call for Entries

June 23rd, 2010

JJAM curators collective challenges London based designers to reinvent to classic yellow duster in a way that we never imagined before!

This project aims to use the most banal everyday object to expose and promote the creativity of London’s contemporary design scene.

JJAM will showcase the best 100 designs at our stand at Tent London and in a postcard book to be sold at our website, Tent and various shops.  JJAM has sent invitations to 50 designers to submit their design, the remaining 50 will be chosen through a competition promoted on Dezeen.com open to all London based creatives.

JJAM aims for a cross disciplinary outcome and has a strong core of designers on board – amongst others Richard Shed and Demelza Hill – with skills ranging from the fields of fashion and architecture to product and graphic design.  Anything goes, use any number of dusters in any way you wish.

HOW TO JOIN THE COMPETITION?

Send us an email to confirm that you would like to enter the competition : info@jjam.info

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

23rd of July 2010

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

6th of August 2010

SUBMISSION ADDRESS:

JJAM Curators Collective
302 Northside Studios
16-29 Andrews Road
London E8 4QF

Please note that we cannot return submitted designs that have not been chosen for the final selection, however they can be picked up from our offices.

WHERE TO GET YELLOW DUSTERS:

Reuse a yellow duster that you might have at home or order some online.  We prefer the colour and quality of these dusters by CPD available through Amazon.co.uk and Altecweb.com, they both offer a pack of 10 for a cheap price. Alternatively we can post you one, just send us an email with your address.

THE TENT LONDON INSTALLATION:

The Tent London installation will comprise a selection of Everyday Delights and a postcard book wall featuring all 100 chosen designs.  Tent London is on from the 23rd to the 26th September and coincides with the London Design Festival.

THE COLLECTION:

The 100 selected objects will become part of the Everyday Delights collection, which might tour other venues and get finally auctioned off in a closing event. Profits will go to a London based charity.

COPYRIGHT:

By participating, you allow JJAM the right to display, photograph and publish your design online as well as in print.

ANY QUESTIONS?

Don’t hesitate to send us an email if you have any questions: info@JJAM.info

Image Credit: ‘Sunday Best’ jumpsuit by designer Demelza Hill

Everyday Delights

June 10th, 2010

JJAM is excited to be working on Everyday Delights, an installation and postcard book that will launch during London Design Festival, which takes place from the 18th to the 26th of September 2010.

JAMM will ask 100 London based designers to reinvent classic everyday objects in a way that we never imagined before.   The Everyday Delights call or submissions will soon launch on Dezeen.com.  We will keep you posted!

Michael Johansson

March 28th, 2010

JJAM came across Michael Johansson’s work Ghost II while browsing on butdoesitfloat.com, an interesting blog with words and visuals by Folkert & Atley. Worth visiting for a virtual stroll in the park, but beware it might turn into a lengthy walk cause there’s a lot of nice stuff on it!

We got interested in Johansson’s installations and found loads more on his website.  JJAM particularly like the Strings Attached series which shows his fascination with model kits and everyday objects.

MJ: ‘Fascinated by assembling objects from model kits as a child, Michael Johansson transforms everyday objects into models of themselves. Taking away their original purpose, the life-size kits hold a commentary on today’s ways of living. In his first piece from the series, TOYS’R’US, a boat and related equipment are joined together in a welded metal frame. Everything is painted in a unifying plastic layer to resemble the surface of a model kit. The piece was created for the Besökarna exhibition in the western harbour of Malmö, an area developed as a demonstration project to provide a model for future cities. Today, many years later, the area still feels like a model. The artificial atmosphere awaits to break loose from its surrounding plastic frame. The boat which floated in the harbour for one month was a reflection on the utopian developments.

Moving to a more domestic realm in Engine Bought Separately a selection from mid-20th century housewife appliances are taken apart, sorted, and reassembled into an equally outdated boydream aesthetics. These two worlds are merged together and the objects are frozen in their new shape – while their function is displayed, the functionality is taken away.

Reversing the steps in the line of production, in Some Assembly Required, parts from bikes and scooters are turned back into a space of imagination and spin concepts such as size and belonging. The title of the series taken from a commonly found phrase on the boxes for model kits, reminding buyers of their participatory role, points out to the role expected from the audience in finding references and therefore giving shape and meaning to the works.’

JJAM & Michael Johansson (SE)

March 28th, 2010

JJAM is developing ideas for a potential collaboration with artist Michael Johansson.

More to follow soon.  Check Michael’s work here.