16th October 2013
A few weeks ago I signed up for the talented Molly Jacques’ The Art of Modern Calligraphy course on Skillshare.
The self-study course can be done at your own pace and teaches you how to compose a one of a kind alphabet. This is the first time I’ve done an online course and I’m pretty excited.
I just need some internet in the new flat so I can get started!
25th July 2013
I’m back from the bush and ready to rock.
Love Hey Shop’s ‘Hey E’ print today.
7th June 2013
The Love Book design by Kate Moross made me feel all colourful and happy this morning.
5th June 2013
I love it’s flexibility (the W is responsive), it’s simplicity, and that it took 2 years to complete.
Because you just can’t rush these things you know.
31st May 2013
This card was designed especially for me.
It’s awesome on a whole new level.
30th May 2013
I especially love the quotes and this Paul Coelho Universe Print in particular.
30th April 2013
It’s not just a pretty box either – packed with everything you could possibly need to set up your own screen printing empire, it looks perfect for anyone who wanted to start screen printing (me/him). Think we’re going to split it.
26th April 2013
Everybody loves a good book.
Happiness Is Books by The Little Illustrator.
24th April 2013
24th April 2013
I love this redesigned UK Birth Certificate by IWANT design for ICON Magazine’s ReThink series.
Using the information found on the original birth certificate – mother, father, name, registrar – extras include birth location (with mapping co-ordinates for the digital version), time of birth, type of birth, physical attributes including weight, length, head circumference, hand and foot prints, blood type and eye and hair colour.
Astrological and astronomical details (moon cycle, ruling planet, weather), the etymology of the baby’s name, the birth flower and stone, the religion and the ruling monarch are a sweet touch. The certificates come in 4 colours to represent the season of birth and combine a mix of graphic icons and typography.
The certificate is then presented in a heavy, gloss, white envelope with the baby’s basic information embossed on the front with a wax seal. Beautiful.
This is something that would surely be displayed, rather than tucked away in an office filing cabinate.
I love design.
22nd April 2013
These acrylic stamps by Stamptastic are awesome because:
1. They’re clear which means they’re super easy to align.
2. The more you order the cheaper they become.
17th April 2013
I discovered The Elli Blog a few days ago, and fell in love with their beautiful customisable invites, announcements and stationery.
They also have some sweet downloadable ideas (like these monogram stickers) that can be customised to match your stationery, and I love that they’re giving them away for free.
15th April 2013
So excited to see the guys over at Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar are now doing cards and custom prints.
A Long Forever Love is awesome.
3rd April 2013
Anastasia Mastrakouli’s Naked Silhouette Alphabet is as beautiful as it graceful.
2nd April 2013
This Smile Print by The Lepolas made me smile this morning.
Couldn’t help it!
13th March 2013
Matthew Winter’s Lightboxes = one big resounding sigh of coooooooool.
28th February 2013
Yes, it’s that time of year again folks, when the best of the South Africa design world come out to play at Design Indaba.
Like always I wish I had some spare cash to actually see some of the conference (Jessica Hische is speaking on Saturday) but I’m happy enough to pop down tomorrow to get inspired, and I’ll put a post together next week of all of my favourite finds.
17th January 2013
I’ve having a bit of an obsession with stamps at the moment so I thought I’d share the newest in my collection.
This one was a gift from my sweet friend Chloe who picked it up in India over the Christmas holidays. I think it might have to stay on the shelf though! It’s too pretty to ink.
The handwritten alphabet was a Christmas present from my 1 year old nephew. Doesn’t he have awesome taste! I’m going to get the letters dirty this weekend and stamp him a little card…
Owl + &:
I found these guys in the sale at Typo yesterday. I especially can’t wait to use the little owl to make some miniature love notes ♥
18th December 2012
Ink Calendar is a prototype design by Oscar Diaz.
The self-updating calendar’s ink spreads a little further each day, revealing the date, until the month is completed.
Each month has a different colour based on weather perceptions and seasons ranging from greens in Spring to reds and oranges in Summer.
What a clever idea.
3rd December 2012
I had a mailer from Shanna Murray this morning featuring her new Holiday Collection – although I don’t think any of it is actually live on the shop yet.
Words to live by.