It’s the middle of September and I am wondering where on earth the summer has gone. I feel like I have barely been in the office, after having a very sociable summer, with lots of work trips thrown in to the mix too. I have to say that it has been difficult finding time to design anything new in the last few weeks. Lots of hours have been spent turning existing artwork in to new tea towels and coasters to launch officially in the new year as well as preparing the studio for my first ever pallet delivery of cards. It’s a little over a year since I moved in to my Whitby office, and it has filled up very quickly. I love the space though so am going to have to just be clever with my storage, there are an awful lot of boxes surrounding my desk at the moment!
One of my lovely clients Mathmos have just launched one of my latest designs for their space projector, which projects a continuously spinning image on to a wall or ceiling. Last year they launched a coastal scene and most recently, countryside and London themed images. Visit their website to find out more, or take a look at the images below.
I have also been working with Marie Curie for the last year and a half, and licensing my artwork for use across of variety of their products. The latest launch sees my ‘hip hip hooray’ birthday card artwork transformed in to a pattern for use across a range of products, including mugs, tea towels, notebooks and tote bags. Take a look at their online shop or request a catalogue to see more!
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a holiday either. I love being based in Whitby but it’s nice to get away and see some new places, meet new people and of course relax! I headed back to the beautiful island of Mykonos for a week of sun and cocktails in August. Mykonos is full of beautiful shops and stalls, from high end boutiques to quirky jewellery outlets. This summer I was delighted to come across IF, an Italian company selling unique customisable bags. I couldn’t resist buying one, even though it was so difficult to choose. I think this company is going to expand and grow quickly. Pick out and customise your own bag on their website!
Gorgeous sky and sea at Super Paradise beach, Mykonos.
Another place I just love, is Paris. Lots of my work has been inspired by the French capital so it’s was great to be able to go back and visit last weekend! I spent most of Saturday afternoon and evening in the Canal St Martin area. My top tips if you’re in the area are a stop off at Pavillon des Canaux for a delicious cold drink and sweet treat. I had a brownie which was very tasty! On Saturday evening we partied at Le Comptoir General. Head here for great music, rum based cocktails and an interior which is an eclectic mix of travel inspired decor and old movie memorabilia.
It’s back to business as usual in the studio, with lots of orders going out and new design work being completed for some new and existing clients. I can feel a few late nights coming up as I also begin to develop new cards for official launch at Top drawer in January!