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This is Under the Ocean (Océano in French), the latest offering from the Paris based wonder book illustration duo Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud, a gorgeous, pop up exploration of oceanic life. I am particularly smitten by the way they have …

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One hot Saturday morning a couple of weeks ago, I visited Chirpy in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, a shop chock full of good stuff, hand picked and lovingly arranged by owner Harriet Vaight. I took a bunch of photographs and chatted …

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I was neither up nor down the ‘Steep Hill’ of Lincoln when the heavens opened and closed down on my poor choice of footwear. The waters ran away with my flip-flop – down stream. I watched it disappear whilst sitting …

CATEGORY: Pattern Party
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One fine morning I woke up to find myself suffering from (in equal measures) dehydration and laziness. Believing green water was better than no water, I drunk the nearest available liquid, which had been clear (before I cleaned my paintbrush …

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I once became the owner of a vintage Timmy Woods beach bag that looked like a fetus. It was disgusting. I went to a fancy party and it proved to be a big hit with the good-looking movers and shakers. …

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Illustrator and cartoonist Jillian Tamaki has a brilliant ‘Sketchblog’ which, amongst other gems, features Jillian’s funny, colourful and surreal experiments in collage. Scroll down for some of my favourites from Jillian’s blog. It’s enough to make you tear up the …

CATEGORY: Design
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I used to have a shop in Nottingham and we’d make a fuss of our window displays and I always enjoyed making things from the random stuff we had in our cellar. One of my favorites was the SALE sign I made …

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I was first introduced to RAMP Ceramics by the lovely Simon and Angie Lewin of St Jude’s and instantly became a devoted fan. RAMP stands for Roop and Al make pots which is exactly what they do and very lovely …

CATEGORY: Art
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I bought this vintage shirt for my fella. I liked the colours and the check pattern; he didn’t feel the same. It moved over to my side of the wardrobe but I wanted to make it a bit more lady …

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Today I am sharing the work of a great favourite illustrator of mine, Antonio Frasconi who sadly passed away last month. In his long and prolific lifetime, the Uraguay born artist illustrated hundred of books and created marvelous woodcuts. I …

CATEGORY: Art
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More often than not I spend my time ogling beautiful book covers and admiring the work of illustrators who are brightening our shelves with their talent and creativity. Book covers can, without question, be works of art. However, this week …

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Harvest Textiles. Where do I start? This wonderful place of creativity is almost too amazing to put into words… but I’ll try! This super inspiring company is run by 4 creative ladies Jess, Emma, Lara and Frances  who are passionate …

CATEGORY: Design
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The post Christmas come down has truly set in. All that’s left is half empty jars of cranberry sauce and the wrappers in sweet tins; the house feels cold without the glow of fairy lights and New Years Eve is …

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