Monday, 25 February 2013

Great Inspiration: Angie Lewin´s work

 One day I was walking in Norwich with some friends and walking into a bookstore I discovered this little jewel: "Angie Lewin: Plants and Places" and I started to dream awake. I love plants, flowers and anything botanical really, so looking through the pages of this printmaking artist living in Norfolk.

The simplicity and the delicacy of her work it is fascinating for me. Her signature is unique and so distinctive and I would love to join one of her workshops if she does them.

Following there are some of the prints I most like it.

I also adore her prints translated in to textiles which you can see in her website... and find her unique work in facebook too :-)

Keep on designing and enjoy the week ahead!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Mimosa Floral

This week has been frantic as I am designing our new website and it is really time consuming in learning Wordpress. However, I know that I will success :-) I like challenges.

In the spot of some free time I did create a beautiful new Floral called Mimosa Floral, which I am a bit surprise with because lately YELLOW is a very attractive colour for me. I start to think in Yellow and not Orange...strange...

Anyway, as I am reading a beautiful book in SHAPES I came across with the simple shape of a circle and as I do love floral patterns, this print started to develop. Later, thinking in the Spring, Kids playing outside and lots of joy, the Mimosa Floral came alive :-)

It is already uploaded in our Society6 online store and we have a promo of Free Worldwide Shipping this Sunday Feb, 24th midnight.  Happy Bright Weekend :-)

Thursday, 14 February 2013

HaPPy LoVe Day :-)

Today is a special occasion to give LOVE to any one not only to your Valentine * 
I write this list with samples from one of my faves Meditations @ the Chopra Centre :-)
Enjoy today!

Call that long lost friend
Forgive a parent
Forgive a child
Forgive an ex
Forgive yourself
Smile at someone
Text someone you are struggling with
Meet someone for breakfast
Write in someone´s facebook wall
Treat someone today
Send this meditation for someone struggling
Open a save account
Buy someone a book that moves you
Hug someone 
Watch a sunset
Laugh out loud
Meditate with a friend
Hold someone´s hand
Buy a co-worker a cup of tea
Smell a flower
Hug a tree
Rescue an animal
Go bed early
Eat healthy for a week
Light a candle for someone has pass on
SMILE at the World Today

*and if you want to purchase this print click here :-)

Monday, 11 February 2013

Happy Chinese year of the Snake!

amara - Design Trend

2013 is the year of the Snake, the sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac. It is said that people who were born in the year of the snake are reputed to be thoughtful and wise and to approach problems rationally and logically.

Snakes are bang on trend for spring — with the Chinese Year of the Snake starting on February 10.

It is said in ancient Chinese wisdom that ‘a Snake in the house is a good omen’, and interior trends are taking this literally.

Here I collected some images that will serve for some inspiration in our designs and interiors.

Enjoy and keep on designing!
Snake Collar Pattern

Snake wall panel by Albertus Seba -
Lelievre Marlon linen print cushion -

Porcelain snake platter -
Jean Paul Gaultier Sagesse cushion -       

Snake Pattern - Trend coffee

Serpent mirro -  
New at Liberty is this Python wallcovering by Casamance          

Thursday, 7 February 2013

FREE Shipping !!!

We are offering a new FREE Shipping Promo in our Society6 online store.
Use this special link to get free shipping when ordering from my Society6 shop!

Valid until 10th February, 2013

*Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.

Monday, 4 February 2013

--- A Field Guide to --- FABRIC DESIGN

This is a book I have been contemplating to buy for a year now and I finally made my decision as a present for my birthday last month.
The book is full of illustrations and tutorials.It is well divided into three sections:
1. Design and Colour
2. Printing
3. The world of Fabric design

It has been elaborated so nicely and with the work contributions of some designers I follow and that has been so inspiring for me in the last couple of years:
Heather Moore, Jessica Swift, Melanie Bowles, Amy Butler and many more ***

It is a book for those people who are beginners or already into the Fabric Design Field and want as me, create their own signature and develop a great portfolio and perhaps a way of living by selling your products.

I have purchased mine in amazon and it was good price and fast delivery :-) Yee peee
You can have a look in this link for further info and details of this book.

This book is a Feast in Fabric Design!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

February Origami Love

I recently learn how to do an origami paper heart and since then I have been playing with them here and there. Giving it to people as a little gift because this is the month of Love. Not necessarily it has to be the 14th to be happy to share some love in whatever shape, texture, or material. Why not share it anytime?

Made from crafty papers, color pens and photoshop :-)
Today I created this new pattern called Origami Love to be featured in FayeBrownDesigns blog, along with another designers which we are all part of the amazing Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers.

Thank you so much Faye for putting these pieces of work together :-)