Monthly Archives: February 2014

No Ordinary Animals

Posted On: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Whilst on my travels through Pinterest, I kept noticing these unusually painted, plastic animals. The bright, contrasting colours give these animals a whole new look, and you forget what they should actually look like.

Painted animals

Some of the best examples of these painted animals can be found on The Good Machinery website, where they have taken their designs even further and created wonderful patterns, and even gradient tones on some of the animals. Here are some of their unusual, but brilliant creations…

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http://thegoodmachinery.bigcartel.com

Green is the Colour

Posted On: Monday, February 24, 2014

Green Montage

I thought I would upload a different post to usual; I wanted to share my love for the colour green with you all. I can’t even explain why I love this colour so much; from the beautiful emerald tones to the palest of mint greens, this wonderful colour makes me feel happy. I’ve even dedicated a Pinterest board to it, and if you’re a lover of all things green, you can follow my board here.

Enjoy x

New Found Designers

Posted On: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Over the past few weeks I’ve been busy finding new illustrators and designers to share with you. Coming up are a few of my favourite finds, along with a few of their lovely products they have to offer.

First up is Becky Baur, a British designer who applies her illustrations to textiles, ceramics, cards and prints. With a beautiful simple colour palette and hand drawn style, her designs are easily recognisable and are sold worldwide. This is one designer to keep a look out for.

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These are a collection of illustrators I found on the Blue Island Press website, I was attracted to their quirky style and use of subject and colours. Each of these illustrators work make me smile, as they create a sense of positivity within their illustrations.

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Ginger Cat Playing Piano by Luka Va  Party Streamer by Simone Lia  Rock the Boat Lino Cut by Kate Ellis  OXO Tower by Jennie Ing

My final designers were found at a trade fair, with their work showcased on the Curiouser and Curiouser website, which makes artists work accessible and easy to buy. They support many international artists, but again these particular illustrators and designers caught my eye for their quirky style and interesting subject matter.

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Nuts About You Squirrel Card by Alexandra Snowdon  New York Type Map by Bold and Noble Prints  Ballet Dancers Card by Eleni Kalorkoti   Ringmaster Print by Laura Mason

I Just Love Geometrics

Posted On: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A few weeks ago I posted about the geometric trend and how would hit the high street in 2014. Well it’s certainly hit alright and I just can’t get enough of it! You can find geometrics on everything from wallpaper to cushions, candles to prints and even storage boxes to kitchenware. I love it and I can’t help but to share my geometric crush with you.

If you head over to my Pinterest page you will find lots of geometric inspiration and pins, and here are a few of my favourite finds.

Homeware

 

After finding all these wonderful products I couldn’t wait to own something with a geometric print on it. One of the best ranges available, in my opinion, is from Ikea, who have just launched a new homeware range called Brakig Collection. Brakig means rebellious, and this range certainly is, with only 30 pieces available in the collection. These pieces are from the collaboration between Ikea and ArtRebels to create a range of well-designed furniture and interior design details that ‘make no excuses’. These geometric shapes feature sharp graphic lines, misty pastels and shout uber modern.

 

Ikea finds

I was really drawn to these items because apart from being quirky, you can mix and match them, and they still look great together.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I like things that don’t match, and therefore I couldn’t resist buying the teacup and small bowls set. I had to resist buying the whole range, but I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m back buying just one more piece.

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With so many products featuring the geometric trend available to buy, you could get lost in a sea of geometry, so if you do want to own something with geometrics on, here are a few suggestions…

geometric products

1. Kisa Pyropet Candle from Pyro Pet.  2. Hexa Stoneware Bowl from Habitat.  3.  Storage Box from H&M.  4. Flamingo Geometric Cushion Cover from Six Things.