Dreamy Love

Just wanted to take the opportunity to say… “I am in love with my business cards!” As a designer, it’s always so special creating a beautiful embossed piece of print. The fact that it’s for my business cards makes it even dreamier (insert smiley face here).

Morning walks

The right balance

Life get a little hectic sometimes. Today, I needed to remind myself why I decided to become a freelancer? The answer – to get a happier, healthier and better balance in my life. So, next time it gets a little crazy. I’ll try to get out of the office for 5 and take a little breather… The view is always worth it!

MagSpreadS_IdN-Magazine-Issue-Infographics

A treat for the Design Geek

I’m SO excited about the next special edition of  IDN magazine. Designing Data – The Infographics Issue. I need to get my hands on one ASAP! This edition is filled to the brim with inspiring examples for designing data.

Infographics or information graphics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. They are often used when complex information needs to be presented as quickly and effectively as possible, such as signs and maps. Infographics can be as simple as a bar chart or a pie graph to represent percentages in business information; or as elaborative as some of the examples in this book to communicate stories in newspapers and magazine.

The early bird catches the worm.

I just can’t wait for this years Semi-Permanent Conference. My early bird ticket arrived in the post yesterday. Yip yip! I’m most excited about paper sculpting extraordinaire Benja Harney. His creations are AWESOME! Bring it and bring it quick!

Chasing Rainbows Exhibition

I’m in the running to win… See my poster?

Chasing Rainbows Poster Competition

BikeFest Chasing Rainbows Poster Competition

I love a competition. Actually, my family (my Mum in particular) are rather lucky when it comes to winning them! So, with that in mind and a prize to strive towards, I’ve submitted a design for the BikeFest Chasing Rainbows Competition. It’s a poster design competition, paying homage to the much loved vintage bicycle poster.

The winning entry will best capture the vintage style of the traditional bicycle poster.

One winner will be selected , their poster design will be used in an outdoor media campaign in the lead up to the main event.

Stay tuned to see how I do…

Plastique Magazine

Sexy Publishing

Loving the sexy, sophisticated style of London’s quarterly fashion magazine Plastique! Powerful fashion photography meets explosive typography. It’s all too inspiring!

Nice work by Studio 8, who are unfortunately ending their creative partnership. I’ll be following the foot steps of designers Matt Willey and Zoe Bather to see what they come up with next…

Rabbit Hole

The Wish List

I want one.

Illustration by Russ Mills

Byroglyphics

Russ Mills has been a favourite illustrator of mine for quite a few years. I’ve had this print since 2008 and I’ve only recently had it framed an placed it on my wall.

I  love the energy and intensity of this piece. I was instantly drawn to the character, there is something passionate yet chaotic about her.

Blending traditional media and digital imaging, he describes the physical and emotional qualities of his subjects creating distorted, chaotic and wildly wonderful portraits.

Uk Artist/Illustrator Russ Mills – Byroglyphics

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

I came across this blog post today and really wanted to share it!

It’s a celebration of the most beautiful bookshops from around the globe. Such inspirational spaces ranging from weird to jaw dropping all encourage their guests to browse, discover and get a little lost… It’s wonderful to see that places like these still exist, and that the internet (or specifically Amazon) hasn’t completely destroyed the beauty that is a local book shop.

My favourite is the awe inspiring Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht, Holland (featured above). “A gorgeous converted Dominican church gives the power of reading its due diligence”.

I’m on the hunt for amazing bookstores in Australia now. Although, I fear my chances of finding one as special are slim to none…

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