Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas :)

Just a few screen grabs of google maps... 
Some interesting wintery places.

I can feel some new designs coming on...


Appat Island, Greenland

Canadian coast, Baffin Bay

North of Reykjavic, Iceland

James Ross, Antarctica


Go and explore the planet, it's so beautiful!
And have a fabulous Christmas :)

Over and out.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Vintage Home

Oh for the house to go with it!

 Ok, so I want chickens!

 Lovely font... Would be ideal as home signage.

 Somewhere in  Russia...

 Great wallpapers by Grow House Grow

 This is EXACTLY how I want my bathroom!

 Icing-sugar pavement  :)
Off track I know but so beautiful!

 And oh for a library to put the books in!

What a great way of updating an old classic
(and much better for it, don't you think?) 

 Graffiti wallpaper with tin-foil you can mark yourself.

 Navaho throw pillow from CaptainCat @ Etsy

 70's drop leaf table by DearOldBlighty @ Etsy

 Enamel-ware kitchen scales from SalvagePatch @ Etsy

Mid-century amber glass cup & saucer from Weald @ Etsy

If you haven't already discovered it, go have a look at Etsy...
All handmade stuff from independent makers.
Also a good vintage section, but make sure you select 'Vintage' when entering search terms as 'Handmade' is the default setting. Enjoy!

PARTAKE - London Exhibition - 20th-26th October 2011

Partake is an innovative concept in showcase exhibitions; twenty-four artists from a multitude of disciplines, presenting their work in a collaborative effort to break down boundaries between practitioners, exhibits and the public.

The collective is very participatory so feel free to pop in at any time to get involved or ask questions about the work, there will be artists and designers there all week. There will also be an open 'Project Space' where exhibitors and the public can come together to develop collaborative works and/or develop themes of enquiry.

For more information please contact

The exhibition runs from 20th - 26th October, 2011, at the Old Truman Brewery, 4 Wilkes Street, London, E1, and is open weekdays from 11am - 7.30pm, and the weekend from 12 - 8.30pm.
Free entry.

Monday, 3 October 2011


The last post showed where I'm going with the wallpaper design. So here're some of my thoughts re. the series of prints...

I've worked with maps a lot in the past and it's one thing I didn't include in the wallpaper, mainly because the maps I had didn't seem to fit with the uterus diagrams I was developing. So I took another quick look at the map...

 Zooming in on the important section.
Picking out details.
Not very interesting as it is.

 I like this though. Could this be the one Annie frequented?
Good lettering on this old map.
This might be something I use later on when developing the prints.

 Like the 3 blocks, but still fairly boring.

Just happened to see some of the sections from the wallpaper and had a thought!
I really like this. It's slightly sinister, no? Like they're seeping out of the buildings or something.

Playing around with different elements in the space.

 Love how here it looks like a shadow cast by the buildings.

 Thought I'd draw it on and see if I got any further...

 Adding another element. The original shadow now emerges from No.29
I didn't like how the 2nd element lay across a lot of the buildings' detail
so it kind of got merged together and I really how that arm looks. 
The rest of it isn't great though.

 Close-up of fallopian tube detail.

 With other text elements behind.

 Unsucessful attempt to develop it further...

Yes, definitely lost my way with it here.

Well, I'm going to have a cigarette and a think and see what I can come up with...