Thursday, November 11, 2010

current favourites- design, craft and inspiration blogs

Design Sponge
Fabulous blog. Features all sorts of articles- from inside designers homes to, to seasonal diy and design business advice.

Print and Pattern
A huge range of inspiring prints and patterns. From high street to new designers work.

Many images.. good for a browse, you never know what you might find.

We Love Indie
A new favourite. Features articles from lots of other arts, crafts, diy and handmade related blogs- great for new discoveries.

Friendly Cottage
Sharon, the creator of Friendly Cottage, came to our very first workshop:) She is a food stylist extraordinaire so be warned, this blog may make you hungry!

Interesting to see what is happening in the world of design!

Last but not least my very own blog! Featuring design tips for inspiration, fashion favourites, sourcing materials and more.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

colours for autumn and winter 2010/2011

Wow, the first post!
I'm slightly cheating as I have already posted this on another blog of mine.. but I'm still enjoying these boards so why not share:)

I loved creating these. They are up on my studio wall reminding me to be inspired by COLOUR and colour combinations!

homespun, quietly rustic, warm, textiles are subtle, folk style prints
visuals: baskets, coloured glass, type, handwriting, milk bottles, jars, wood, industrial, plaid and check

bright, quirky, illustrative, humorous, block colours, hand drawn, make-do-and mend aesthetic, mix of patterns, innovative, bold, optimism
visuals: bold graphics and vivid palette, combinations, functional ceramics, playful and bright human aesthetic, conversational and graffiti inspired prints

emotional connection, timeless, craft and elegance combined, all over patterns and placement prints, atmospheric and decorative, vintage and antique elements, abundance of contrasting textiles
visuals: degas, floral, lace, japanese antiques, gilt frames, venice