Thursday, March 24, 2011

edition' Paumes Pray for Japan: Charity Exhibition

Over the last week I have been busy creating 3 designed prints for the upcoming edition' Paumes 'Pray for Japan' charity exhibition (un coup de main pour le Japon) held on April 5th- 17th at Tokyo's Galerie doux dimanche. It is a wonderful feeling to know that I am part of something that will help Japan in this great time of need.

Artists and creatives from all around the world have designed these one of pieces of work to raise funds for Japan's Red Cross Society- see here for more details.

An avid reader of Paumes titles, I am super excited to have my work showcased with some of their special profiled artists like Nathalie Lete & Lili Scratchy!

So get creative and help Japan!!


Lauren Conrads New Reality Show

 
Loving the intro to Lauren Conrad's new reality show, which steps away from all the gossip and focuses solely on her life as a fashion designer. Cannot stop playing this video- so crafty! It does remind me of the Target 'We love kids' ad...perhaps it is made by the same people? 

At this time it does not look like the show has been picked up to air- Boo MTV, maybe someone else is smart enough to air it? 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Colourful things that make me smile!

This post has a bit of a tumblr theme of cascading colourful pictures- ha ha!
1. Paper creative via Jemibook
2. Polkaros introduces me to another place to visit in Tokyo- Mejiro! Such a colourful Kawaii store with it's green tile walls and pink, blue white roof cover...ooh and chalkboard! Polkaros has a really creative eye when she takes her photographs.
3. Some of the amazing work by husmann/tschaeni found via Beci Orpin.
4. Muji & Lego team up to make.....paper lego!
5. One of my fave 90's teen cartoons- Daria
6. Love the CD cover art work for Cloud Nothings
7. Like Lottie Loves, I too love this wooden character creations.
8. Collage journals are the best! This one by Scout Holiday.
9. I would like to get my hands on a copy of Misaki Kawai's Yeti Adventure Zine!
10. A red polka dot Gorman bicycle...need I say more, I will take the dog too!
11. Colourful product illustration by Emily Robertson.

Hope this brightens your day! xo

Friday, March 18, 2011

Toffee Magazine Contributor!


I got to be one of Toffee magazines 'sugar coated' contributors for their latest issue No.2!
Contributing a 'Succulent' flower made out of MT tape, that appears on the contents page as well as a Japanese kawaii illustrated design as seen on the craft kit page.

This issue Toffees theme is 'forest friends' and is filled with crafty goodness like 'Little old forests' kawaii pouch designs, a doll house garden and a crochet coral reef!

Each issue is packed with profiles on indie designers, crafters, bloggers and illustrators.

Every issue also comes with a craft kit of lovely printable patterns too!

I love love my Toffee magazine!




Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Little message on Japan


Hello all. Sorry I have not posted for a week, I am heartbroken, distraught and saddened by the earthquakes, tsunamis and radiation problem that is currently occurring in Japan.

As you all know (from my posts) I love Japan, when I travelled there in the Spring of 2009 it was an experience I will never forget- a beautiful, fun unique country with a respectful and generous community of  people.

I send my love to all those who have been effected as well as shout-outs to some of my fellow blogger Japan friends; 8Tokyo, Hiki and Polkaros.  

The news has been hard to watch...I wish there was more I could do- thanks to these wonderful creatives there are ways to help and raise funds to Japan in need. See here, here, here and here.

I now continue to pray for Japan xo

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Photoshop....at your fingertips!


Have you ever got annoyed with Adobe photoshop not doing what you want it to do? I have! It makes you wish you could put your hands into the screen and fix things...manually.

This is why is would be wonderful to have a 'real life' photoshop like this one on my desk, created by ad agency Bates 141!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

J-Mag Love: OZ Magazine


OZ Magazine is a travel lifestyle magazine in Japan. It includes reviews of shops and cafes as well as a little fashion, art and zakka- It's one of my fave mags that I buy monthly. Each issue has a selected theme be it bookshops, sweets or a Tokyo/Japan area. This issue (March) however focuses on cafes around Tokyo as well as a small theatre/shop/hotel guide on Las Vegas and Tokyo lomography shop picks! 

Oz Magazines simplistic white background, mt tape boarded layouts with soft natural lighting photographs make the pages inviting. 

At the moment I am on the hunt for some Oz Magazine back issues, so if anyone knows or has any copies that would like to pass on-let me know- I will be one happy lady!

Enjoy!   


Monday, March 7, 2011

Homebodies: My Creative Space



I really love and enjoy reading and seeing pictures of people's creative spaces, so I thought it would be nice to share my special creative space with you all- my study...or what my husband likes to call my 'lady cave' haha!

Photo's include lots of items I bought from my trip in Japan as well as my magazine, zine & book collection.

My favourtie interior reads are; blogs, frankie, frankie Spaces, The Selby, Real Living, Inside Out, Krasco Cutie, Spoon, Mori Girl emook, BNN & Editions de Paris books. Hopefully 'my creative space' is good enough to feature in one of them one day!