Sydney has had the most abysmal weather the last week and a bit. The clouds have hung low and the skies have emptied torrents of rain. It’s been cold and bleak to say the least. Sadly, the weather has at times matched my mood. I’ve tried hard to blame the weather […]
I think one of the things I love most about Pinterest is it’s ability to inspire by introducing you to the work of so many talented artists, craftsmen, and illustrators.
Mariann Doherty of Going Danish is one such artist. Based in Denmark, it is of little […]
Recently, I’ve been particularly drawn to the vibrant colour and intricate detail of Mexican otomi embroideries. Don’t you just love how festive they feel? I’ve seen them as embroidered bedspreads and table cloths too, such stunning homewares.
Some days are just a struggle, are they not? Monday was one of those days for me. For whatever reason, I found that everything was overwhelming me. I couldn’t concentrate, designing seemed a real challenge and I was far from feeling inspired – about anything. Sometimes I find that my life gets too […]
Sanna Annukka is my most favourite designer so you can only imagine how excited I was when I discovered this morning that she has illustrated her first children’s book, The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson. If I’m lucky, I might get to add it to my children’s […]
I distinctly remember announcing to my parents when I was in 3rd grade that I wanted to be an author of children’s books. I attended creative writing classes and workshops – I was even part of a ‘club’ that you could submit your writing to in the hope of […]
When people visit me at home, they will without fail comment on one particular artwork that hangs on my wall. Not only is this artwork unique and charming, but it also happens to have been created by one of my favourite people and closest friends.
Kym Shaw has an […]
There is an image that has stayed with me long since we left New York after our trip this year. I did not capture it on camera. I was not game even to pull out my phone, pretend to use it but instead take a photo, so afraid I was that I would […]
The gloriously warm weather that’s begun here in Sydney has made me excited for summer and all the wonderful things associated with it. Long days at the beach, light and airy dresses – and colour! What is it about the cooler months that deters people from colour and pattern? Somedays I […]