Thursday, May 28, 2009

Keep your eyes on the prize Marvin, your eyes on the prize

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Tea time

For the little birds, tea does not include anything savoury. No birds!

Leaving a trail of sequins in my wake

Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Alexander McQueen

I'm loving these leggings, unfortunately they're out of my price range but and knowing me I'd snag the first two pairs on everything an leave a trail of sequins in my wake...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Baroque Birdies

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Click to see it in all of it's birdy detail

Stationary seeker...

I think part of being an illustrator is harboring a potentially bank breaking obsession with stationary. Paper, pens, coloured masking tape, desk tidys...I can't get enough no matter how sad that makes me sound.
I think that's why these "Memo" ceramics by Fishs Eddy appeal so much...

"Memo" mugs and trays
Plus, with other products like these, who could resist any of them?
All from the delightful Fishs Eddy

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Specs appeal

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I thoroughly recommend this shop for retro specs...I was in geek glasses heaven at Spitalfields market last weekend

Mimi moments

Mimi was a supermodel in her heyday. She passed the time galivanting around the world...from dancing down Carnaby Street to lounging around in Studio 54 with Andy and Bianca in oversized sunglasses and sparkly jumpsuits. She's just uncovered an old photo album and is releasing her snapshots to all...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Oh ok, one more

Friday, May 22, 2009


Love love love love

Sorry, they're all the words I can handle today.
It's time for resting
xxx (or should that be zzz?)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

On the move

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Finding new homes for little birds....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Faded flowers

Saturday, May 16, 2009
Why can't they make mens shoes in dinky sizes?

Friday, May 15, 2009


Friday, May 15, 2009
More dream furniture by the folk at Folkform

Also take a peek at their technique development of combining materials through using presses to embed natural forms into masonite hardboard (wow, now that was a sentence...breathe!)

Raw Edges

I'm loving the work of Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay at Raw Edges design studio

"Stack" challenges the norm about what a drawer unit can be. Built up of floating drawer units, there is no restriction to height or the direction in which the drawers can open. It's designed to be both sculptural and functional. Two for the price of one!

ps. did anyone have one of these when they were little? I loved mine and think I would love this cabinet just as much.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A bubble of inspiration

Thursday, May 14, 2009
I never fail to be inspired by Susie's blog. A myriad of colour, pattern and texture, her personal style photos are just waiting to be drawn and her ability at finding new and upcoming talent is a talent in itself!

Bird meet Bird

How could I not love Alex Monroe jewellery? It appeals to me on every level..tiny and delicate, little sparkly bits and of course those little birds. Admittedly, I don't like every product I see with a bird plastered over it but his jewellery really is beautiful and I can fully understand why he won the Jewellery Designer of the Year prize at the UK Jewellery Awards last year.

Alex Monroe jewellery

I'm loving his new collection (lucky charms a plenty!) as well as lots of other beautiful designer jewellery found at Accessories Online

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I've been pixied

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sorry for the bad photo :)

More streetstyle snapshots


Tidy up time

I'll let you in on a little secret. I have a organisation problem stemming from a hoarding problem. It seems to surprise everyone I tell, based on my intricate little drawings and handwriting, everyone assumes my environment is meticulous and tidy. Well...they're nowhere near I'm afraid. I have too many things and not enough space to store them!

That's why, when I see furniture as beautiful as this, I crave to be one of those people who have a place for everything. Unfortunately my possessions sit where I leave them (or where I can fit them), wherever that may be! As of late I've been feeling a change, as I try to feel more like a professional (!) and from today, the big tidy up starts!

So I'll start with some dream furniture by Zoe Murphy who creates imagery inspired by Margate where she lives and then applies it to recycled interior products. Seriously, they took my breath away and her ethos of "re-use, re-flect and love what belongs to us" matches my thinking completely, having recently become addicted to trawling ebay for old furniture to "do up".

ps. I'm revealing my secret love for G Plan furniture...not to everyones taste but mine...oh yes. I want to cover it with Orla Kiely wallpaper and a myriad of trinkets.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Sartorialist

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
My interpretation of some latest Sartorialist lovelies

Something new...

Trying a new style out...hmm...opinions? I'm quite liking them (but that might just be because there's a sausage dog)

Friday, May 08, 2009

A new 'do?

Friday, May 08, 2009
Personally I'm going for a Mia Farrow crop on Monday.
eek is all I can say about that!

Bottoms up

Having a family member that's involved in the drinks industry I'm lucky enough to visit some pretty cool bars in London. I think they're starting to influence my work...

Not that I'm encouraging drinking or anything but the little birds do enjoy a cocktail or two.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Shoe love

Thursday, May 07, 2009
Not that it's really boot weather but I love the colours of these Campers

Maybe these Jeffrey Campbell cutaway boots are more appropriate for summer?

A nice of bit studding by Jeffrey Campbell again, much more tempting for summer (although it's still too cold here to get my tootsies out yet)

And I will always have a love for Vans, quite possibly the comfiest shoes I have ever owned. I'm really liking these ones, even if they would make my feet resemble watermelons...
All at Solestruck