Sunday, February 28, 2010

A box of pencils

I had a lovely weekend - it was my last session of a four week CAE Melbourne children's book illustration course on Saturday where we worked on a painted tissue-paper collage, a technique I hope to work with more often. I finished my piece off at home with some pencil work from my birthday present box of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. These will definitely be put to good use. Thanks Mum and Dad!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Counting Birds

I bought this great book at the NGV bookshop during the week - 'Counting Birds' by Edinburgh based illustrator Alice Melvin . 
Count the birds from one to twenty and watch what they get up to from sunrise to night time, from the cockerel's first crow,  to the rooks flying home to roost for the night.

'Counting Birds' is published by Tate Publishing 2009. Take a look at the Tate website for similar beautifully designed books and products for children by artists including Sara Fanelli, Rob Ryan and Orla Kiely.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Limited Edition Hong Kong DisneyLand Minnie Mouse Strap

Item #90
Condition: Brand New
Brand: Hong Kong DisneyLand
Design / Qty:
Minnie Mouse - 1 instock only!
Price: S$12.90
*Free Normal Postage

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

From Norway with love

Today I am heading in a westerly direction from my usual web stomping ground of Sweden and Denmark. These gorgeous pictures are by Norwegian photographer Trine Thorsen.
The Scandinavians seem to have the white wall / whitewashed floorboards / painted vintage furniture / clashing retro textiles decorating look down pat. And how lovely is that colourful crochet throw?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spinning Around

'Spinning Around' is our new cotton floor mat design and is available in two vibrant colourways - pink and blue.

Vintage fabric inspiration

Last month I was a lucky recipient of a voucher to an online fabric shop via my favourite all-things-fabric-related blog True Up . My voucher was to the Australian website Retro Age Vintage Fabrics , and here are a few images of the lovely textiles that arrived promptly and in pristine condition into my mail box. I think a bit of cushion sewing will be on the cards next weekend!

Take a look at Vanessa's Retro Age Fabrics blog for the latest additions of vintage textile loveliness available at the Retro Age website here .

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Saturated colours : children's interiors photographed by Anitta Behrendt

A gorgeous collection of colourful and inspiring children's bedroom decor ideas can be found via the talented Swedish photographer Anitta Behrendt 's website.

I love the turquoise / harvest yellow / ultramarine colour palette and hexagon patchwork design featured on this bed storage drawer.

And I especially love this cheery yellow wardrobe!

Vintage patterns galore and another bright splash of yellow.

I love the vintage wallpaper details...

Take a look at Anitta's lovely portfolio here .

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yoyo Check Blue

Brightly coloured stripes criss cross over a sky blue cotton ground. This classic check design from Hiccups makes it easy to deck out a boy's bedroom in style.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A colourful Swedish apartment

Another little peek into a bright and cheerful, vintage pattern filled Swedish interior. A family of six call this apartment home. From the pages of Hus & Hem Magazine . 

Monday, February 15, 2010

YoYo check for girls

A palette of sweet sorbet colours have been used to create this crisp yarn-dye check design. A perfect choice for girls of all ages!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day

Whoops! I'm one day late... but here is our new Hiccups quilted coverlet and sham appropriately named 'Valentine'. Bring some loveliness to a little girl's bedroom all year round with this heart embellished design.