For the week end:

A quote by Anthony Hopkins:

“I have a punishing workout regimen. Every day I do 3 minutes on a treadmill, then I lie down, drink a glass of vodka and smoke a cigarette.”


I was recently introduced to the most amazing website. TED.
"Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers."

From Ross Lovegrove, Stefan Sagmeister, Bono and Branson... to new amazing advances in medicine. You have just GOT TO check out this site.

Inspired by the upcoming exhibition of wooden sculptures by Adrian Köhler I decided to put this group of images together. Woodgrain rocks! Even that fake plastic wood veneer is very nostalgic for me, I remember specific platters that my mother used to serve cocktail snacks when I was a child. The embroidery on the chair in this inspiration board and the duvet cover/quilt detail are two applications I haven't seen before and really love.

Credits -
Pen and paper
Vitamin design milk
Earrings by Orno
Mr French
Heather Moore
Adrian Köhler

birthday cupcakes

birthday cupcakes, originally uploaded by black_kat1.

Diamond ring

Diamond ring, originally uploaded by black_kat1.

This perspex "Diamond ring" is from the MoMa shop, NY.

Crochet attempt

I was inspired by a scarf I saw posted on flickr by gifrancis her end result looks fantastic:

Aren't the colours of her shot beautiful as well?

My attempt was less sucessfull -

But since I haven't tried to crochet since junior school, it's no wonder that my choice of needle and wool was wrong and the result ended up slightly more comical than chic... nevertheless I've decided to document my attempt before unravelling it. I'm definitely planning a re-work once I've bought the correct supplies. I still like the silver wool though.

'Lovesick' dinnerware

Plates from Mr French that were a gift from my sister and her husband. YAY.

An exhibition of sculptures by Adrian Köhler

Cup of Tea 2007 wood 8 x 18 x 15cm

Swiss Army Knife 2007 wood 18 x 4.5 x 35cm

A postcard for this Exhibition -WOOD 4 Dec 2007 – 26 Jan 2008- is floating around the studio. I think it's the most beautiful work. It looks painstakingly perfectly crafted and I am diarising this one as a must-see. More info here 34 Long
All images © Adrian Köhler, 2007

7 hours of training...

...has left me brain dead.. I spent today in a 'refresher' and update training course on Photoshop CS3, InDesign and Illustrator. It was great though. I now can't wait to get the CS3 updates for those programs. Really enjoyed the introduction to kuler I think I'll have to register. Watermelon and Linen are two colour schemes that caught my eye.

Training was by Eva at friends of design

"I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog."

I've come across this PIF concept a few times, most recently on Helouise's blog - my imperfect garden

I couldn't resist being one of those to leave a comment - she's someone whose handmade creation is bound to be great.

So although I'm convinced no one but my family reads this blog - now it's my turn and the invitation is extended to YOU.

Perhaps a piece of embroidery, perhaps a handmade scented candle...I'll think of something. I'll do my best to make it worth your while : )

A thing of Beauty

My birthday gift from DH (that's 'dear husband'). I'm ecstatic. This is the Porcshe of mixers. Now to make counter space - banish the blender - and decide what the inauguration recipe should be...
Image from

Favourite card company

Bald guy greeting cards. My sense of humour I guess.
bald guy greetings

jp33 :: the work of Jeremy Prasatik

Really like this identity. Perhaps it's the colours... see yesterday..Not mad about some of the grungy stuff but pretty cool work on his site Jeremy Prasatik

CSA images

I'm in love with this image. New gallery online. csa images

15 minute sketch

For the night of 1000 drawings.

Invite design

I'm getting old...

Jean Pant

For sale at Big Blue stores. Just a bit of fun. Not printed in my suggested colours unfortunately.

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