Feeling festive! Loving this delicate mini paper cut leaf bunting by Mr. Yen Designs. These 14 fragile paper leaves are individually cut and vary in size and shape, making each a little piece of art on it’s own. Strung on a 180cm Ice White satin ribbon and delivered straight to your door. Xmas decorating has never been so easy.
A quick little post simply because I loved the colours and mixed textures, the smell was pretty amazing too - This sweet, simple freesia table decoration was spotted on my lunch at the Dragon Bar in Shoreditch, a warm and friendly place with a super £5 home cooked lunch deal (daily).
Just a quick post today, wanted to share this super nice bakery branding and packaging. Simple and honest, love the versitile seed patterns, very Light and friendly. For more high end packaging hits browse online at Dieline
Design by Les Bons Faiseurs
You know me, super food lover and always out scouting for tasty treats and great recipe finds. If like me, food makes your mouth water in taste as well as photographic eye candy then my lovely you need to check out my latest delicious discovery ‘Pratos-e-travessas’. A Portuguese foody blogger (not bias here in any way…) with a great eye and talent for mixing up ingredients and colourful food. Her crisp, vibrant images are I think going to be trending around Pinterest very soon! So for my latest Colour Set I couldn’t resist her pink garlic shot with wonderful charcoal grey tones.
This beautiful snuggle chair and side table is from the new collection of functional home comforts by designer Jason Picken in collaboration with Steven Alan Home. The fabrics and colours working well with his signature utilitarian style.
Read an interesting article on the collaboration here
I’ve mentioned this before but I really don’t mind mentioning it again - I love twitter. A recent convert I admit, but I have been surprised at the abundance of creative talent popping up every day, new blogs to inspire, ideas for make-and-do, new people to meet and relationships to be nurtured. Nestled amongst the creative following was the work of photographer and designer Katie, aka Harlequin Dane. Other than the name (you should never underestimate the power of a good brand name) her images are just beautiful, browsing her fledgling portfolio I found to be a peaceful and pleasant retreat. Her Harlequin Great Dane, playing a large part of her inspiration to capture moments in animal portraiture and where the wild winds blow. I predict more wonderful things from this young lady and personally am rather looking forward to seeing the world through her lens.
A great brand name
Creatives, join in the fun at ‘Take a look Tuesday’, every week on Twitter with the Hashtag #TALKT to pursue and peruse oodles of creative talent.
Every time I pay a visit to Ferm Living online I am always tempted by one thing or another, a splendid brand with a strong sense of self and confident products for a lifestyle to match. My latest admiration is definitely leaning towards their latest wallpaper range. These graphic patterns and interesting textures in soft pastel colours are bang on trend and on my hit list for a spot of winter DIY. Can’t help thinking offcuts would make fabulous note book covers too…. mmm.
See their range here
OK so who doesn’t have a cook book fetish these days, I mean what’s not to love? With food on-trend and currently booming, recipe books have become a designers dream project - working with delicious photography and the opportunity to create beautiful editorial layouts with no other expectation than to look good enough to eat. Combining a lot of love and passion from the chef, writer, food stylist, photographer, the designer, printer and publisher, a cook book project is an emotional showpiece. With the added satisfaction of knowing hundreds of people will be dirtying it’s pages with sticky fingers whilst lovingly trying to replicate it’s content to satisfy the hunger in us all. It’s a book that’s treasured, sitting proud of place and in prime position for browsing on a daily basis. Now what better job satisfaction is there than that? As a designer I can’t think of one. So whilst awaiting in anticipation (and admittedly in a small puddle of drool) for the latest addition to Nigel Slater’s diaries and in hope for a second addition to "What Katie Ate: Recipes and other bits and bobs", I spotted this little number. "Recipes from an Italian Summer" by Phaidon Press. The natural, organic illustration style combined with gorgeous images, sensitive typography and presentation will happily satisfy those hunger pangs… for a short while at least.
You can purchase your copy here
The hand lettering trend has been around for a while now and admittedly I am a massive fan. Expertly scrawled over magazine covers, decorating store promotions and smothering social media as much as ‘selfies’, yet amongst the traditional and retro styles is an emerging desire for fluidity. Scrolling back through my Typographic Treats Pinterest board these beautiful examples suddenly became a sweeping breath of fresh air. Full of soul and individuality, fat brush strokes with paint and inks or elongated strokes with pen and chalks, this new wave of typographic expression is a big hit with me. I love the punchy yet soft and friendly, often daydreamy characters - now these are strokes from the heart. I’m feeling the urge to dig out my university graphic designer’s tool kit, my trusty paintbrush and give it a swirl.
For those after a short cut Hipster is actually a font! Pretty good me thinks. Download from MyFonts.
The beautifully crafted logo of ‘Lee Wolfe Pottery’ is the work of Eva Black who seems to have this trend/personal style down to a T. Do go check out her website and follow her on social.
Pssst all you interior design obsessive lovelies, take a gander at the beautiful layering of floral motifs. Bit hard for me to live with I feel, but fabulous all the same - featuring in the new September issue of Vogue Living Australia.
Photograph by Lisa Cohen
Source - Daily Dream Decor
I’m loving twitter at the moment, many things to discover, beautiful things to inspire and talented people to admire. These pretty wall hangings are the work of Wallography, my latest new BFF on twitter. Relatively new to the world and to to Social Media (so do say hello), this friendly bunch asked me ever so nicely to share their pieces of art with you. Wallography create timeless designs inspired by the wonders of mother nature, in hope to educate while decorate a once unloved wall. Personally I think these are quite exciting and remind me of days past and somehow inspire another visit to Kew Gardens… This small but perfectly formed company are excited to announce their recent online shop where, so if your fancy one of their marvellous creations you can browse here. With plans to launch a vintage collection soon (personally I’m rather excited by this) I hope these guys become the talk of trends to come.