Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Another one!

Huh! Another designer I admired but didn't know the name of! Christopher David Ryan (see below) did this poster, which I always thought was pretty cool, and clever. This is why I'm doing this blog, to help me keep things organised and referenced!

Beautiful images

I wish I could create such things on a daily basis. These are by Christopher David Ryan, found via Oh Joy! Such an incredible range of styles, awe inspiring.

This one's good for textiles - for me anyway...

Debut Art findings

Jim Smith

These made me smile, which I needed today! Jim Smith seems like a fun guy.

Carol Del Angel

Craig Ward

Found via Debut Art

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Afternoon film

What a lovely lazy Sunday afternoon I had this weekend. Having braved the bitter wind outside in the morning I decided I was better off curling up with a girly film I'd been meaning to watch for a while: The Edge of Love. I knew it was meant to have great costumes but it really blew me away. And the sets were fantastic too. Made me want to go out and get me some of those 40's chunky granny cardigans that are so in vogue right now, mainly down to this film methinks, and Keira and Sienna. Oh how I love the mismatching!

Costume design by April Ferry

Set Decoration Tina Jones

Thursday, 20 November 2008


By Turnstyle

By Korn Design

By Agent8

Rob Ryan

I am in love yet again with Rob Ryan's paper work. Funnily enough I was already in love with his work, I just didn't know who he was. I'm very bad at that. I should look these people up. In my previous post on my favourite books I featured "The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly, whose cover Rob Ryan designed, and through reading this month's issue of Computer Arts I saw some more of his work. To his website I went! Oh, how I'd love to create such visions! I'm gonna go buy all his work now!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

An anxious blogger...

I'm feeling a little lost here, not knowing where to go with the whole blogging thing. Seems I take the attitude towards blogging that I do to design and everything else I do. It's frought with worry and doubt. And the wish to be original. Which is truely a pointless thing to try and achieve, originality. I guess a lot of original things can come out of "copying" something you like as you put your own spin on it. At least that's what I've read... Thoughts please...

Is "frought" a word?

So in my frantic way of trying to find something to blog, that will be of interest, I look back to the ol' internet bookmark archive and found these which I forgot how much I loved by ANTIGIRL. Anywhoo, advice on blogging, as you can see would me most welcome. I'm guessing you can tell I'm one of those people who like inspirational quotes...can I feel a blog coming on? I'm predictable so yes, that may well be my next blog. Hopefully I can find something other than just those "Keep calm and carry on" posters.

Anyway, some pretty pics...

Friday, 7 November 2008

Gorgeous letterpress stationery

I love letterpress designs and these are particularly lovely from California based elum. You cannot order online for international orders but you can by phone.

good combination

mmm...what would happen were I to combine two of my favourite edible things...


found here.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

oh my god I want one!

Thanks for the tip Hannah! link.

Hanna Werning

I was aware of Hanna Werning's designs but didn't know who had made them until yesterday thanks to my friend Hannah! Especially love the Anna Sui Spring/Summer 08 pattern below. I want that dress. Looks like I am into fashion textiles after all, Hannah!

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

One for the designer geek in us...

Via Craftzine by

New Jewellery Crush

I'm a big fan of jewellery, and usually stick to the high street but have been finding it harder and harder to find 'special' jewellery. The kind you want to place carefully in a pretty, velvet-lined box, that which you would mourn for for days were you to lose it. So my mission for beautiful jewellery has started, and let me tell you, the internet is one big treasure trove.

My fave at the mo is Lee May Foster of Bonbi Forest. Truely precious designs. I want them!!! The website is really cool too.

Gorgeous paper sculptures

When in my Textiles class yesterday I spotted a Crafts magazine lying around with a wonderful picture of Su Blackwells Wild Flowers.

Isn't it amazing? I love books and consider cutting them a sacrilege but it can look so perfect and delicate. They're so magical!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Cool kids rooms

How cool are these kids bedrooms? I would have loved these when I was little. I had a cabin bed, I found that quite exciting but always wanted the ones that had the desk underneath. These are something else though!

By Italian furniture manufacturer Tumidei.
via Contemporist

Friday, 31 October 2008

The perfect menu

For those who love food, reading menus and doing what they want. Click to read.

By me.

I hope I can produce work that has this effect one day, or maybe not. It's the worst feeling. I know a lot of designers who make me feel this way, and clearly enjoy it.

Frank Chimero has done some awesome posters, see here.

Keri Smith

I've finally discovered Keri Smith's blog, I'm probably the last to know as always! But it is fab! I'd seen her illustrations and books around so I was immediately hooked and love her list of 100 ideas which are great if you're stuck for inspiration. Full of prompts to help you 'destroy' the book, but me being me wouldn't want to as it looks so lovely! Kind of defeats the object, I know!

I really want this book for Christmas!