Monday, September 24, 2012


I came across the lovely and very cute work of DC Studio. I love the use of colours and the way they have photographed there products, makes me want everything. Their tumblr is worth a visit to find some inspiration and definatily inspired you for some craft 
DIY. Visit  DC Studio at and all their cute cards, plates and pillows are available at

Sunday, September 23, 2012






Ricardo Fumanal
Fumanal’s artistic training began at the Lleida Secondary School of Arts, where he specialised in graphic and advertising design. He later moved to Barcelona, where he worked as a graphic designer while extending his studies in printing techniques and illustration. After collaborating with a number of studios and art directors, he focused on producing illustrations in varying media and formats. These include work for or magazines such as Dazed&Confused, British GQ Style, Vogue Hommes Japan, Madame Figaro, Hercules, L’Officiel Hommes Italia, Apartamento, Wallpaper*, Nylon Guys, and a great many covers for literary review Leer .Ricardo Fumanal’s interests range from photography for fashion and advertising to the Fine Arts which show in his illustration work picture. 



I have liked Beci Orpin's design and illustration work for a long time .And I recently heard her speak at Craft Victorica's Craft and Design as Career.Very Inspirational. So when i heard and saw pictures of her new book. I had to do a post. I can’t wait for the book to be out in bookstores from the 1st of November. Which is a bit of a wait...... Keep an eye out here for some sneak peeks and also Melbourne and Sydney launch party details.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012



I cant help myself at the moment.I'm a bit obsessed with collections of objects.It could be the cute groupings of all these tiny objects or the fact that they are coloured and grouped ahhh so nice and visually pleasing to the eye !!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012



I came across this brand my the name of Not Tuesday while i was in the shop the other day. I love colour combinations so bright and vibrant.Perfect for Spring/Summer .Not Tuesday is designed by Rachel Wightman .Creating harmonious and sometimes unexpected combinations for her necklaces. Each necklace is made from a selection of polymer clay beads which are all handmade and colour mixed by Rachel, making each one unique.

Her  background is in magazines where she has worked as an interiors stylist for over 10 years. She is a mum and maker .And very creative always making clothes, jewellery, artwork, cards, cushions, etc etc. Primarily for myself though, and more recently for her daughter. For a while now she has been making her own necklaces but never been able to source beads that she really loved. The solution of course was to make her own. A failed experiment with resin led her to polymer clay, with which she started mixing different colours and creating different combinations of beads. And that is where Not Tuesday began.


Monday, September 17, 2012








Factory with a twist.Spread with soft shades of pink and grey. Line Klein - the Copenhagen based photographer shares in her blog lovely pictures in the soft shades of pink and grey. And as usual they take my breath away with their stylish simplicity.


Sunday, September 16, 2012




                                                                                                                                      FAT Magazine is a new international magazine from Denmark, published by the
 Copenhagen-based design agency Dyhr.Hagen. We had the pleasure of designing pages for FAT MAGAZINE Issue 2, based on the keyword "Re-Invention." Typography is designed with flowers.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Kip & Co began as the little dream of Melbourne girls, Alex, Kate and Hayley to create bright and beautiful. It’s their first range and to celebrate they’ve called it Confetti Storm SS12. Bringing new colour and energy to our bedrooms for summer. It’s a colourful range, with explosions of bright neons and sharp patterns that can be mixed and matched. Kip & Co designs have been inspired by unique, wild, and brave art and nature, soaked up on backpacking adventures around the globe and flea markets down the road .I love how they have mixed the bright modern prints with the velvet quilt covers – clever! A new quilt cover and a couple of cushions can change the look of a bedroom entirely.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Likainen Parketti - Blogi (sivu 2) | Lily


Bec is a self taught artist. Her art practice has changed from a young girl who drew realistic horses over and over, to exploring digital art whilst studying graphic design, then back to traditional techniques and mediums for her current personal work and incorporating digital techniques for commercial illustration. 2012 is her first year as a full time artist and is showing her first solo show.

The exhibition is being held at Just Another Agency Project Space as a sideshow to the Semi-Permanent conference Melbourne. So anyone who is going to be in Melbourne this Friday night or going to the Semi-Permanent conference, go along.For more details on the show @ Just Another Agency HERE.


Monday, September 10, 2012


Kikki K New Collection,14 Day's of Happiness. Just a little something to make you happy as well as other people around you. What a good idea and how could you
resist with such bright colours and cute designs.


                           Photo: Exclusive sneak peek of some of the new range.. Can't wait to reveal it all!! #beneaththesun

Exclusive sneak peek of the new range from Beneath the Sun. How Pretty are these colours? Can't wait to see all of their new pieces. Love the use of colour.


Design By : Anthony Neil Dart Johannesburg, South Africa
Nutura is an experimental typeface based on a geometric deconstruction of Futura. The posters are for an upcoming exhibition called Paperwork.His typography work is amazing.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012





 "Spring i haven't seen you in a while, maybe a bit too long". I forgot how good you are. It  was pleasure to be reacquainted again and to sit and bask in your presence."Three days so far ,so good. With sun and the blooms in all their glory. I couldn't ask for anything more pleasant. To feel the warm rays on my very white skin. What a beautiful way to start spring and September.

I couldn't resist posting these pictures I took over the past weekend - the first of Spring! The weather was absolute perfection. Saturday was spent doing some spring cleaning, buying fresh flowers ,drinking tea in the sun and later heading down the beach with my boy and seeing friends on the way. Sunday was of course Father's Day .However most of the day was spent on the beach being outside, walking outside and having a nice afternoon nap .Then headed back for a hefty family dinner with Cheesecake  to top it off. It was pretty much the perfect weekend.

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends, too.x



As many will know, before Ebony made the big move to Japan and fell head-first into accidental craft celebrity, she worked as Deputy Art Director for Vogue Living.  But in 2010 she followed her heart to Tokyo, where she now lives, working on various freelance design jobs and inspired extra-curricular crafty projects!  Her very first published BOOK is out next month through Japanese publisher BNN books.

As you might expect, the Hello Sandwich Book is filled with insanely cute craft projects (40, to be precise!),  covering paper craft, fabric projects, and more.  Whilst the text is in Japanese, the step-by-step pics and sweet styling will I’m sure result in many Australian readers too.We asked Ebony a few questions about the making of her book
  Can you tell us how did this book come about?
BNN made contact with me not long after I moved to Japan in June 2010 and asked me to be featured in their Girls Zine book. Since then, I have been featured in a few BNN books and kept a lovely ongoing relationship with them. I hosted a few workshops with BNN and mt tape and started regular craft workshops at Kusakanmuri (a florist and zakka space owned by BNN in Ebisu, Tokyo). One day, after working with BNN for a while, I asked if I could show them my design work in the hope that I could design a book for them, at the same time they had also received a copy of my Hello Sandwich Gift Wrapping Zine from my printer, and during the meeting they told me that rather have me design a book for them, they would like me to make my own book for them. I was blown away!
The book features so many of your intricate handmade delights, which begs the question – How long does a craft book like this take to produce?
I had been working on the projects for a about six months, but the majority of the book was made in about three months. I shot all of the ‘how-to-make’ images myself in my mini-me apartment, but my photographer shot the full bleed images and the rest of the book in about four days.
Can you tell us a little bit about the Japanese crew/publishers behind the book?
My first meeting with my editor was incredible. She spoke in Japanese, I spoke in English and a tiny bit of broken Japanese but somehow we got through the meeting with only looking up one word in the dictionary.I had worked with my photographer and designer on other book projects and so when my editor asked me if I had anyone in mind to work together with on my book I was able to suggest them.
What are you looking forward to?
I am about to head off on a book promotion tour around Japan including Kyoto and Osaka. We are getting ready for a book launch party in Tokyo too! My publisher was talking about ordering cute Hello Sandwich cookies! Also coming up is the Tokyo Art Book Fair, a Hello Sandwich workshop at Tokyu Hands and then I am starting work on my next book. I’m also working on a new Hello Sandwich Tokyo Guide!

A limited number of signed copies of the Hello Sandwich Book are available now from Ebony’s online shop, and will be shipped next month as soon as they’re back from the publisher!