New York, New York a wonderful town...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


I need some recommendations...in a week I'll be off to New York for the first time, and whilst I'm brimming over with excitement I seem to be overwhelmed by what to do and where to go. So I'm sending out a plea of help...I don't want to just stick to the normal guidebook haunts...can anyone out there direct me in the direction of quirky and different things to do?

Many thanks!

Thursday, October 19, 2006


I think I like this one best...something about the colours and the wood together.

Progress at last




Finally I feel like I'm getting some work done...I guess lots of little pieces eventually come together to make one big pile o sketches! It's strange how you can feel like you're going round in circles sometimes without really getting any outcome, especially when it comes to art and design. I guess it's almost like writers block. Hopefully I'm passing over that now! I'm still exploring nature but trying to team it with fashion...but still very much a work in progress.

Monday, October 16, 2006





Nature at its finest...project research images

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I've been a bad blogger, I'm sorry for my absence, I've been caught up in a flurry of project work. However, I did find time to come to the realisation that even door handles can be beautiful!

Monsoon Home

Anthropologie

Interesting jewels

Monday, October 09, 2006

Wow, stunning sculptural ring by Aalto Jewelry




There seems to be a strong sense of embroidery in Brigitte Adolphs jewellery, I'm not quite sure whether the 2nd and 3rd pieces are made out of some sort of strengthened thread or they've been cast to look like that but I love them either way!

Friday, October 06, 2006






Some really pretty and delicate jewellery by Carla Caruso, I particularly like the rings
Found through The Carrotbox blog
Beautiful red ring at Mudan Jewellery. I think it might be cinabar (is that the right spelling?) but I love the vivid red colour...I've bought a couple of beads like this before and they make wonderful accent beads.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Carrying on with the natural theme, here are a few botanical illustrations I've been working on for an upcoming project. I like them but want to mix them with some more contemporary style fashion illustrations. I'm calling them a work in progress!





The rest can be seen at Flickr

Nature is everywhere

Branch cuff

Ginkgo leaf plates

Octopus ring

Shell ring

All found at Vivre