Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Fig 54, Super Market Sweet!

Im all over this vintage packaging like a fat boy with a jam doughnut, Just look at the shapes and the beautifully bold graphics's not unlike the master of Graphic Design Saul Bass. I say Sainsbury's should bring it back, This sort of packaging would fly off the shelf's. Who need's expensive photography and finishes, when you can have these in your larder showcased like an exhibition in the Tate Modern. I wonder if my great great aunt still has these festering in the back of her cupboards?

Monday, 31 October 2011

Fig 53. Selfridges White Christmas

Selfridges Christmas windows are those that women dream of, there brightness and beauty draw you in, and take your breath away. It's a truly magical experience looking through the shiny thick glass, These windows are not only a feast for the eye's but a feast for the ears to. Each window has a built-in interactive musical box which passer's by can turn and change the song to the next jingle.
Get down to Selfridges to be immersed in your favourite festive tunes and guarantee yourself a White Christmas.

Fig 52. Holidays are coming...

Coca Cola are having a white Christmas this year.
These packs were designed by Turner Duckworth and Coca-Cola North America Design,
For those of you who have started watching Frozen Planet - This piece of design took me straight to the Arctic, not only are these packs seasonal (not to mention cute). This bold design is also new campaign to help protect the polar bear’s Arctic home.

'We want to help the polar bear - a beloved Coca-Cola icon since 1922 - by helping conserve its Arctic habitat,' said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. 'That’s why we’re using one of our greatest assets - our flagship brand,
Coca-Cola - to raise awareness for this important cause. And by partnering with WWF, we can truly make a positive difference for these majestic animals.'

'Coca-Cola is making an initial donation of $2 million to WWF and inviting others to join the effort. Anyone who wants to help the polar bears can text the package code to 357357 to donate $1 to WWF. They also can donate online at ArcticHome.com, starting November 1. Coca-Cola will match all donations made with a package code by March 15, 2012, up to a total of $1 million.'
Quote taken from - The Dieline

These are for sale now, until Feb 2012, be sure to have these chilling in your fridge over the festive season, get donating now.
If you need another push - Watch Frozen Planet on BBC1 - You will be running to your local shop for a can of Polar Bear Coke!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Fig 51. Mo Tastic

Last night I went to the official 'Movember Launch Party' held at the Village Underground E2, I had a motastic time with the Mo Sister's and Brother's.
As some of you may know this time last year my Dad was in Hospital getting treated for Prostate Cancer so this is a charity so very close to my heart (My Dad is now doing really well and our friends & family are so relieved and chuffed that we aren't all suffering like last year) - I wish the Movember team all the very best for this Movember, let's try and beat last years record of £11.7 million (UK campaign).
Say good bye to your upper lip, razors & shaving foam say hello to masculinity, and ten more minutes in bed. Let the hairy raising commence. And guys 80% of girls think men are more attractive with facial hair, so get it on.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Fig. 50 The Reel

Golden Tree - Martin Brooks - Directed by - Ninian Doff

I have just got back from 'The Reel Present's' night, at Cafe 101 in Brick Lane E2 London Town. This was my favorite short of the night wanted very much share it with you guy's. I absolutely adore everything about this 3 minute film, the music the graphics the people the shapes they make, the camera angle, the blue southern sky - LOVE! Or maybe it's the Red Stripe talking, see for yourself.
Im definately going to pull out the Archer when I get my wheels on that sunny tarmac.

"‘The Reel Presents…’ screening night, you’re missing out on something special.
Each month we collect the very best new short-form work we’ve seen (shorts, pop promos, experimental pieces, branded content), slap it all together in a sensation-tickling order, court a triple-awesome guest into sharing their knowledge/insight/filmy-bits-and-bobs, set a load of comfy couches in front of a big screen, invite a lot of sexy young/old/in-the-middle peeps (we’re talking about you, you saucy sausage!), give the barman a wodge of money to keep them lubricated, sit back and bask in creative goodness."
Quote - The Reel Website

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Fig 49. Wool & The Gang

I came across Wool & The Gang while searching for inspiration on knitting I am currently making a Wooly Snood in mustard (the colour of this season). Wool & the Gang literally jumped out of the google search compared to there fusty competitors - The Wool Gang have broken into the craft / knitting market with attitude and freshness away from the geriatric market, they have made knitting cool. Press on the title to read more about Wool & The Gang I wish them every success.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Fig 48 Pin terest

I am completely loving Pinterest. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. Above is an example of one of my boards - 'Delicious Packaging'. I have many, it's away of keeping all my inspiration categorized and up to date with the latest trends, as a designer - this is a perfect tool for me, it allows me endless food for thought. Sign up now, and start pinning.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Fig 47 Ben Howard

Can not get enough of Ben Howard these days his first album was fantastic but his new album - 'Old Pine' makes my insides twist and my head spin, its pure and heart warming and takes me straight back to golden embers on a beach fire with laughter chatter and glowing faces of loved ones, this will be playing on many of my road trips and sunny sat evenings for sure.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Fig 45 Still Corners "Eye's"

Thursday, 14 April 2011


Swedish Hasbeens were the shoe to be seen in at any disco in the 1970's, There making a big come back this summer, I can't wait to get my toes into a pair, my mum had exactly the same ones shown above, wish she kept them, I'm definitely going to keep mine.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


I can see a rainbow - I have yet to find the treasure at the end of one but have found many a rainbow which gives me the same joy as a real one -see my three examples above - shower curtain from Anthropologie, tights from Olive Shoppe and a sunset melty image by my favorite photographer Mark Borthwick. I love the colours - how they melt into one another like warm butter or like watching a piece of litmus paper change colour in chemistry lessons.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Fig 42 Fruit Salad

This bouncy optimistic spring mood board is perfect for this time of year, I have named it the Fruit Salad - as the images are just like those delicious pink and orange sweets, It's a pic a mix of Kate Spade, Mark Jacobs, and Rodarte fashion ads and tears from look books. I can almost hear the sound of an ice cream van's jingle, and the smell of summer rain, on to hot to touch tar mac.
Spring is here folks and summers just around the corner - get the colour on and put your blacks and greys to the back of your wardrobe.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011


I fell upon Irina Werning's website last Friday, and absolutely loved it how clever and super cool. The detail and styling are spot on, such a great idea. Wish I had thought of it. Think I may have a few classic poses/photo's I could recreate - sitting on a potty fully clothed balancing a snack sized milky bar on my head springs to mind!!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


I have always wanted to have the time to design children's prints and clothes, 'Bobo Choses' is exactly on the mark, It's natural down to earth and quirky but also utterly beautiful and pretty. I love the softness of the clothes and the colour palette & Illutration style. And the Illustrators story on there website - see below

On Sunday mornings, as soon as the sun comes out,
Camille opens her eyes and puts on her battledress:
a tutu and a top hat. She has so many things to do:

Jumping on the bed until her mummy says THAT’S ENOUGH!
Eating loads and loads of cherries.
Hiding all the umbrellas.
Choosing a new favourite colour.
Giving names to the waves.
Asking the wind in a whispering voice to tell her a story.
Letting an ice-cream melt in her hand.
Drawing thousands of faces on thousands of balloons.
Yelling to the winter to go away.
Looking for something unexpected on a map...
But then Camille hears a voice from the other side of the door. Stop that jumping!


Sunday, 6 February 2011


Since February is all about love I made a moodboard I particularly like the dancing shadows by lubomir bukov - “shadows of past”.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Fig - 38 African Inspired Lino Print

My friend Alex is going to Uganda to help build a school with the Ogilvy Many Hands team, she is holding an art's exhibition to help raise money for the school and her trip, each participant has to enter a postcard size piece of art, which will be auctioned. I decided to do a lino print - which is inspired by African Textiles I feel using this kind of printing adds a natural earthy, hands on feel, the little cracks and imperfect imprints, make it all the more authentic. Wouldn't it make a great textile with these sun bleached muddy tones.
If your interested in taking part please get in contact, I would be more than happy to give you the brief in more detail.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Fig 37 Super Market Sarah + Selfridges

Sarah's "walls" started in her living room but have now spread into public spaces; galleries, shop fronts, bars, receptions and most recently at Selfridges where I bumped into her last week during my lunch break / comp shop. Me and my friend Luc, must have been a real sight, we were pretty much standing in front of her pop up shop drooling and squarking at the amazing array of neon plastic goods which Sarah has hand picked from many talented and inspiring designers, Patternity, Tatty Devine to name just a few. It was great meeting her, and think she's on to something big - It's well worth popping down to Selfridges to have a look for yourself, don't forget your shopper on wheels your going to need it.