This fine festive photo is by The Eye photography.
I'll be back in the new year, Merry Christmas.
Friday, 19 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Today I took a few moments out from the busy run up to Christmas to take a look at this short dreamy film by Toast. Grab yourself a cuppa, put up your feet and be inspired by this charming mini movie with gorgeous colours, beautiful photography and wonderful music, enjoy.
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Tanja Lichtensteiger creates charming artwork, prints, postcards and greeting cards which sell in her Etsy shop Sinta. Using watercolours, inks and pencils Tanja illustrates in a wonderful narrative way such as this magical winter scene. Check out the shop and blog for some super story telling.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
I,m very happy to have found the wonderful designs of Happy Kimono. Self Taught artist Elle hand makes lovely cards, notebooks, tags and pins from here in the UK and sells worldwide via her Etsy shop. Take a look at here blog and see some beautiful photography here.
Friday, 12 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Take a look at the fabulous brand new jewellery by Glasgow based designer/jeweller Abigail A Percy. Made entirely by hand Abigail crafts beautiful nature inspired pieces like this hand pierced simple silver leaf silhouette. Visit Abigail's online shop or Etsy to see more of Abigail's unique jewellery (and the lovely photography). Abigail also has a fascinating blog which keeps you up to date with new work, events and collaborations.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Here's a sneak peak at some exciting new card designs by Umpen Editions that will be previewing at the Top Drawer Spring trade exhibition from 18-20 Jan 2009 at Earls Court, London. Maria Livings of Lush Designs has created a wonderful ornate supernature range all embossed with gorgeous gold foiling. Also look out for the new 33 and a third poptastic birthday number cards.
Monday, 8 December 2008
Pocket Studio are a small London based design studio who offer a bespoke service with lots of experience in invitations and wedding stationery. Visit the Pocket Studio shop to see more handmade stationery including these charming animal Christmas cards and some lovely typographic cut out cards.
Friday, 5 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
If you love linear drawings then take a look at the wonderful work of Maria Gil Ulldemolins. Oxford based Maria sells her charming detailed observational art in her Etsy shop Nosideup. Inspired by fashion and people the often humorous intriguing studies are available as limited edition prints. Visit the nosideup blog for lots of inspiration and news. A Central St Martins product design graduate Maria has also designed some amazing furniture and lighting such as the laser cut Bloom stool for Liberty which you must take a look at here.
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Let me take you to the wonderful world of Julia Pott, a freelance illustrator and animator based in London. Julia hand paints charming fantastical characters that tell autobiographical stories with delightful text. I am sure you will love Julia's self published mini books especially the wonderful 'I am hating this' which is a collection of the original research for her adorable animated film 'My first crush' about animals and unrequited love. Visit Julia's Etsy store to purchase prints, cards, tattoos, stickers and original drawings and see the website and blog for news. For a real treat grab yourself a cuppa and take a moment to be inspired by this super Etsy Storque film for a sneak peek into Julia's work process and sketchbooks... swoon.
Monday, 1 December 2008
Cathy Cullis is a mixed media artist based in London who creates a mix of charming work including paintings, drawings and wearable art. My favourite is the beautiful embroidered collages that combine stitched figures with layers of vintage papers, fabrics, and poetic snippets of text. Visit Cathy's Etsy shop to see a wonderful collection of work and look out for the lovely detailed original mono-print drawings for sale. Cathy is also an award winning poet and writer and you can read more about her work and inspiration on her blog November Moon.