Monthly Archives: June 2014

Feeling Hungry with Joel Penkman

Posted On: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I found these quirky food illustrations the other day, they make me hungry, I love them.

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These illustrations are by New Zealand designer and artist Joel Penkman. They are truly wonderful and spark so many memories of growing up for me, especially the biscuit illustrations.

Joel prepares the art boards with egg tempera and grinds her own paint mix. She likes to keep the backgrounds clean, so the subject stands out and it’s therefore easier to make a connection to it, triggering emotions and memories.

The last quote on Joel’s website is “I hope my pictures will make people smile”, they certainly do.

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If these illustrations have got your tastebuds tingling, there are lot’s more on


iPhone Wallpaper Free Downloads

Posted On: Monday, June 9, 2014

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I have a Monday treat to share with you all, my next collection of exclusively designed iPhone wallpapers. As it’s the start of summer I’ve chosen brighter colours along with a few birds thrown into the mix as this month’s theme. I hope you like them, but which will you download?

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Sit Back & Relax

Posted On: Friday, June 6, 2014


Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve all had a good week. Can you believe it’s June already? Let’s hope the weekend brings good weather so we can sit back, relax and enjoy the start of summer. (Let’s hope I haven’t just jinxed it!)

Happy weekend x

New York Series: Navy Restaurant

Posted On: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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I have something a little different for my New York Series now, I’ve got a wonderful New York restaurant to share with you, which I was firstly drawn to by their design, and then by their wonderful seafood and vegetable menu.

Navy restaurant is situated amongst tree lined streets in Soho and created by Matt Abramcyk, Akiva Elstein and Chef Camille Becerra, with a maritime World War Two interior.

As a graphic designer I was instantly taken by their wonderfully designed website, which is simple yet striking, with beautiful clean lines, getting across the styling of their restaurant instantly. The blue hues fused with striking whites and delicious food photography left me wanting more. This is their homepage…

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For the design alone this is one restaurant I would like to try when I next visit New York. I’m lured in by their style and the fact they seem to really care about what they are offering. Just take a look at the presentation of their main menu, delightfully handwritten, which again gets my design juices flowing.

Navy Homepage

If their website and menu hasn’t intrigued you enough, then head to their Instagram page where they post daily photos of their culinary creations and quirky restaurant details, all with the same wonderful, dark tones which match the aesthetics of the Navy.

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I’m sold.