Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I have moved!

Wanted to give my blog a decent update so please follow the oursketchbook blog here


Monday, December 26, 2011

Statement Jewellery - Denise J Reytan

Wow, thats all i need to say. 
Denise Reytan's incredible mix of materials that somehow put together create most seriously stylish statement jewellery pieces. I have to say,  i am quite obsessed with the Berlin based designer's use of colour, portion and materials that makes each piece so different to appeal to everyone's tastes. 

Anyhow, these are my favourites - love the one with the protractor. Take a look a her site - i could be there for ages. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Source of Inspiration

 I have started another visual love, which documents my daily inspirations, the reason why i am not posting so regular on the blog.

You can follow me directly here but i may come back to the blog at a later date.. come take a look!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Elisa Vendramin

I came across Elisa's work a while ago and like her humorous and quirky style to her craft work. Here we see her interpretation of beautiful Icelandic landscapes turned into pattern and illustration. 


Saturday, July 16, 2011

If I had a tattoo....

It would pretty much be like this. Amanda Wachob's beautiful work varies from abstract paint-strokes to conceptual line designers.

I prefer the more abstract painterly stuff, her illustrations look like they have been painted on canvas before they are added to the body and her work seriously gives me a good argument in the for or against debate in getting a tattoo.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nigel Peake

So came across Nigel Peake, when i visited 'Pick Me Up' . When most work there was visually shouting with bold colours and eye-catching text,  his work was detailed, subtle and would intimately draw you in to really look at his work. Infact, I was so taken i bought his book, Strom to remind me of his work.

Having looked at his website, Nigel has done a variety of work from Howies to Hermes and Ninja Tune.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Shape, Colour and Vision

I like Leslie's Barnes description of herself - 'an animator/illustrator from scotland who likes drinking tea, polishing brass buttons and wearing the occasional old lady hat!'

Leslie uses shapes and colours in a truly magical way thats manages to create a alice in wonderland type world where even the silliest things are possible. 

I recently came across her work, but i think she has been going strong for a while with a lot of success naming The Economist, Amelia's Magazine, Belle & Sebastian as employers and she recently did some work for London Fashion Week that just went by which you can see on her blog

Anyway, enough rambling.

Check it out - it's good.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Porcelain Treasures

 Aussie Duo - Goldenink Collaborative seem to have the balance of work down to a tee. 
 Katherine Wheeler makes the porcelain jewellery pieces and Abbey Seymour the printmaker adorns each piece with fine lined illustration work. 

This stuff is so beautiful i could n't even think about wearing it, cast your eyes upon it yourselves..


Monday, February 21, 2011

Pugs in Pucci

This fantastic illustrator Studio Legohead really likes drawing dogs ( and a few cats here and there..) 

Jo has recently ventured into drawing a type i call ' fashion dogs' - small things like Pugs with printed scarfs. These are some of my favourite drawings.

You can buy here prints at her etsy shop which are very reasonable and i think would make a lovely present.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tile Heaven

I am in love. Yes, in love with these beautiful tiles by Made A Mano

All i can imagine is dreaming the life i would lead with these stunning tiles in my life. Created from Lava stone, Made A Mano handpaint all of their tiles and have created a serious style aesthetic to go with. 

For those who can afford them, they are only available in the UK through Tom Dixon's Store.  For the rest, come dream with me....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Pop Up Shop at The Create Space

My good friend, Jill invited me to help her plan the workshop space in Bethnal Green for their special Valentine's Pop Up Shop.

Volunteers of the space made the props, and designer makers and teacher's from the space brought their products to sell!On Friday, we merchandised the products and put the final touches to it and daa-da!

A successful pop up that was extended for an extra day.