Monday, 28 December 2009


An inspirational visual project that links the patterns, colours and textures of butterfly wings with the folds, pleats and surfaces of fabric.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

100th post for Christmas

How exciting that my 100th post comes on Xmas Eve.....a big pat on the back to myself for keeping it going and thanks to everyone who has visited my blog so far.

I have embraced the idea of 'giving' this Christmas, making gingerbread and hand-drawn ceramics for my friends as gifts. I love the slippery and clean surfaces of the sourced second-hand ceramics that I am drawing on, and the slightly nervous feelings of having to get the lines right first time! These first attempts take inspiration from my travels around South East Asia, shells and fabric patterns. Definitely an ongoing project I think.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year x

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas canapes

Having a few days off work has given me time to potter around the house and try out some recipes for Christmas day (I have invited my parents over for Xmas dinner!!). Here is the trial run of one of three starters.....the car boot-bought plates make them look so much more attractive!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Festive textiles

Fabric confetti, tree ribbons, flouro ticker-tape, crochet snowmen and patchwork reindeer....all seen on the Kings Road today while I was hunting for pastry cutters for my mince pies! (Still haven't got any, think I've left it too late)

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sagging snow

Ok, so it isn't snowing quite this much at the moment, but I love these photos I took in Battersea park when we had the really crazy snowfall earlier in the year. I love the way the snow is sagging and draping like fabric.

Saturday, 19 December 2009


A beautiful skateboard video by Salazar called Wizard Smoke. I just had to share some stills that show some of the more colour and material shots, but check out the film here.

Powder - Dust - Paint - Pigment - Granular - Particles - Minerals

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Festive meltdown

Too busy at work to think creative thoughts - the run up to Christmas is so hectic. Preparation, experimentation, planning, writing lists, searching for gifts, order and disorder.

Monday, 14 December 2009


My post yesterday reminded me of the series of photos I took of a lunch I had in Tokyo - the beautiful layers of packaging, colours and textures of the food and empty wooden box.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Boras > Stockholm

Documenting the train journey from Boras to Stockholm......the magic of the early morning mist slowly disappearing and revealing the Swedish countryside racing past us.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Architectural punchbowl

One of the reasons I haven't been able to post since last weekend (apart from the long work hours and too much Christmas socialising!) is that I have been too busy floating across lakes of cocktails!

Bompas & Parr - the experimental creatives who explore the combination of food and architecture and "how the taste of food is altered through synaesthesia, performance and setting", collaborated with Courvoisier to create an enormous punch bowl inside a building. Using innovative technology, the room was filled with Emperor's Shrub (the winning cocktail) and clothed in apron, shoe covers, hairnet and 'beard snoods' (?!) for the boys, you could float across the lake on a giant foam slice of orange and then get drunk on it!

I also went to their Alcoholic Architecture event in April (final 5 photos) - the UK's first walk-in cocktail, where you donned tyvek jumpsuits and hung out in a cloud of breathable cocktail made from a mist of vapourised gin and tonic! Definitely two of the most unique experiences I have had, fantastic colour visuals and sensory invasions - Bompas & Parr are ones to watch!