This pretty selection is the work of stylist and designer Whitney Leigh Morris, whom I discovered on Instagram this morning and simply couldn’t wait to share. Many of Whitney’s snaps are of her beautiful small, but perfectly formed, cottage home in Venice Beach California. I completely adore her fresh, clean look and her home is full of sweet little ideas (my favourite being the memory strip of family and friend snaps shown above). I also have a bit of a soft spot for her Beagle, Stanley… adorable.

Go on, take a peep - Whitney Leigh Morris

"I’m after the maximum communication with minimum elements" Is the mantra by Noma Bar, an Israeli-born typographer and graphic artist who’s fascination with negative space has become a passion as well as his trade mark. I grew up boggled by the likes of Escher, mesmerised by the emerging forms from his tessellating patterns and fascinated by the fantasy. Noma’s work tickles my fancy in the same way. I love the simplicity and modern approach to idea’s, his work just laughs in the face of the over used phrase 'less is more'. Here are just a few examples of his often fun creations.

To find out more about Noma view Dutch Uncle

T4TURBAN is a line of custom-made turbans specifically tailored for women. The brand was created by entrepreneur and fashion designer Rand Al Bassam with the goal of revolutionising the iconic headwear. Based in Saudi Arabia, the brand uses stunning patterns and colours that are not only stylish, but are also fitting for the region’s culture and tradition – although the brand’s online store offers a range of turbans to suit consumer’s tastes on an international scale.

The logotype, just like T4TURBAN’s creations, is custom made to look modern and sharp. The colour palette is fresh, feminine and reminiscent of bright, delicate spring gardens. The design layouts, with highlights and boxed-out text, are carefully designed to communicate the brand’s determined purpose of breathing new life into an accessory that has long been synonymous with style.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Article Source: Creative Boom

Swimwear has never been so sassy - glamorous one pieces and sexy separates to make the trip to the beach a teency bit more flirty. Just such a shame Freepeople don’t ship to the UK. Sigh. I for one am gutted.

Swimwear has never been so sassy - glamorous one pieces and sexy separates to make the trip to the beach a teency bit more flirty. Just such a shame Freepeople don’t ship to the UK. Sigh. I for one am gutted.

Prestigious recipes reflected in the design of this unconventional cook book too. No glossy photo’s of mouth watering morsels, just gutsy typographic arrangements to make a bold statement in the kitchen. This may not be your average home cooks most practical purchase but personally I don’t really care, I kind of want it anyway - It’s a beaut. 
Designed by Studiohamed 

Prestigious recipes reflected in the design of this unconventional cook book too. No glossy photo’s of mouth watering morsels, just gutsy typographic arrangements to make a bold statement in the kitchen. This may not be your average home cooks most practical purchase but personally I don’t really care, I kind of want it anyway - It’s a beaut. 

Designed by Studiohamed 

So if you’re a bit of a magpie like me then things that glitter and all that shimmers become part of your daily life in some way or another. Perhaps today it’s in the form of amazingly cheap but spangly jewels, or perhaps you go for the glittery doughnut to add a bit of pizzazz to the bland afternoon. Whatever the weather, a few sequins and spot of gold foiling will guarantee to make you shimmy across the office (well it works for me…)  If you feel this small selection of pretty things isn’t enough then flitter over to my 'Time to Shine' moodbaord on Pinterest. Just remember your sunglasses and glittery nail polish… 

Picked up this free mini mag from M&S at the weekend and was so inspired and excited about the content (from a design and from a foody point of view) that I had to snap and share. This little newsletter oozes summer with juicy, exciting food photography* and has a fun ‘newspaper’ editorial feel. The loose layout compliments the short articles and recipes which I can’t wait to try, overall creating a tasty, sophisticated piece of print - well I expected nothing less from M&S. #Thumbsupfromme

Just a little note for you M&S if you happen to spot this… Would love to see photographer credits somewhere (I really looked), they deserve a little mention I feel considering what a delicious job they have done on your food.

*If anyone happens to know this photographer please message me and I will add a credit here. Thanks!

Trying to convince the boss that creating a desirable work station would inspire motivation…

Images from Pinterest

"Lapp & Fao Chocolate is crafted and designed to make life sweet. Designed by Studio Chapeaux, this chocolate takes you to far away places you could only image.” 

Source: The Dieline

Irresistible shimmer by H&M home - just had to be re-blogged.

Irresistible shimmer by H&M home - just had to be re-blogged.

So summer showed us a sneak peak this week… couldn’t resist getting into the mood  – quite literally, sitting here in my flip flops, with shiny painted toes warming in the sun while creating this little moodboard.  Ah, doesn’t that feel better #herecomesthesun
For more fun in the sun take a look at the rest of my 'Beside the Sea' Pinterest board for a five minute getaway

So summer showed us a sneak peak this week… couldn’t resist getting into the mood – quite literally, sitting here in my flip flops, with shiny painted toes warming in the sun while creating this little moodboard.  Ah, doesn’t that feel better #herecomesthesun

For more fun in the sun take a look at the rest of my 'Beside the Sea' Pinterest board for a five minute getaway

Very excited to hear that Paint by Conran has finally launched! Two years in the making and what a gorgeous selection of 96 inspiring shades to choose from. Apart from the little sigh of relief and aspirational ‘coo’ over this launch i’m also thinking – what took him so long? It does seem like a natural progression, creating a unique palette that compliments and accentuates his interiors and furniture.  

Alongside the paint collections themselves, Conran and Partners needed to create a brand and identity that would be appealing to the primary decision makers in this field: the female audience. With attention to detail in the crafting of every touch point, including hand-painted swatch cards and elegant tester pots reminiscent of artist’s paints, the intention is to support the customer and give them added value during the process of choosing the best colour for their home. 

"I have always been passionate about colour because it adds flavour to life and can have a profoundly positive impact on our mood." Conran. 

Source: Dieline