Thursday, 9 December 2010

Design is the new - EVERYTHING! B.Creative

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations - Paul Rand


You are what you are seen to be - Erik Spiekermann

Join the club!

The first proofs of the new cards are here! I'm totally over excited - they look fantastic - if i do say so myself! They're going to work a treat delivering great discounts & member evenings for all who own them.

Monday, 6 December 2010

THEME it till you make it... or was that fake it?!

Christmas is now the perfect time for my love of all things design orientated to be lovingly inflicted on all who know me!
Each year i indulge in a theme for my gift wrap & this year is
"All things bold & beautiful"
I've bough everything i need to complete the look, from festive mini bells, red parcel tape. white & silver plain gift wrap & coloured lolly sticks (all will become clear!) Now all that remains is to compose my gifts & wrap them... i'm not allowing the small obstacle that i have in-fact not purchased all my gifts stand in my way of visual perfection.
I've trawled the net to visualise my theme further & Martha Stewart has come up trumps - www.marthastewart.com





Gifts to make you go mmmm...

I keep seeing this US classic & it looks so good it's my mission for Christmas to make some tasty gifts


Mulberry for TARGET

When dreams come true they look like this! If i could count the amount of times i'd longingly coveted the "Mulberry Bayswater" with its £700 price tag... now Mulberry have given me a treat & done a great new line for the US store Target. Now to just get my hands on one!

MY - Winter Wonderland

Gingerbread Latte & Black-Forest cupcakes - thats what i'm made of! It always gets me in the Festive mood when the seasonal treats are in store! 

The NEW black!

words can't describe = :)


Monday, 8 November 2010

Staring you in the face -

Inspiration for living room / hall is a difficult to find, but this is my first well executed find...
http://ihouse-designs.com/interior-decorating-ideas-for-your-small-living-room/

White box trap -

This interior of this apartment gives a modernist & also chic  twist on open plan living - avoiding the white box trap. - love it.
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/small-cool-2007-entries/small-cool-extra-kirks-narrow-australian-terrace-023281

City Style

Now to Covent Garden - all these fantastic terraces seem to stem from London or major cities fo the World  - i'm going to buck the trend & aim for a bit of city style.


http://www.gardens2wish4.co.uk/recent_projects_roof_terrace.htm

On top of the world...

I've been searching a little inspiration for small / micro or impossible garden spaces. I found these great Notting Hill / Holland Park roof gardens at - http://www.londongardendesigner.com/roof.html & http://www.charlotterowe.com/decked_roof_terrace.htm


There really is a fantastic juxtaposition of urban grit & natural serenity that i hope to emulate in possible future projects 











Sunday, 29 August 2010

Colours of the rainbow

I knew it wouldn't be long, but after we said goodbye to almost all the coloured bathroom suites -  it seems they're on the way back in the door! I remember a childhood filled with visions of bathroom pink, avocado, turquoise, cream, yellow, orange & even black! wow' if that doesn't sooth your morning hangover, i don't know what will!






















4bedesign, Kohler, Dupont, Castello, Marie Claire Maison

You are what you eat?

hmm... seeing as MOD Design have combined two of my passions in life. - Where do we go now EATING = APPLE? computer genius...

... the bold stair

hmm the juries out on these options - creative walk to higher ground! lol  www.home-designing.com is keeping my eye on the prize

10 Innovative Stair Design Concepts | Interior Designs And Home Ideas

10 Innovative Stair Design Concepts | Interior Designs And Home Ideas

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Speak only when spoken to?

While i've been busy creating today its got me thinking. Then i looked for a bit of good'old inspiration from a few design masters. ...lets see if it works
"The real issue is not talent as an independent element, but talent in relationship to will, desire, and persistence. Talent without these things vanishes and even modest talent with those characteristics grows."
Milton Glaser

"Without aesthetic, design is either the humdrum repetition of familiar clich├ęs or a wild scramble for novelty. Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance. Form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form."
Paul Rand

" Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design."
Charles Eames

Friday, 16 July 2010

Pantime' things that made me go Ooo'





Here are a selection of Pantone® inspired products & applications that really got me thinking. ... Now wheres my paintbrush?

Stairs featured in French Elle Decoration, Rubitone Concept by
Ignacio Pilotto. Not intended to be a commercial product. There is no
affiliation between Pantone, Inc. and the Rubitone. Chair Sif Technology print color onto leather. Panettone packaging by Purpose.

Contemporary design for relaxing with...



Adore Beauty is the new face of Beauty Solutions by Nicky. This well established business specialises in innovative, contemporary beauty treatments & spa therapy. The existing brand was in need of a re-vamp & the project was a blank canvas the brief was to create a subtle, clean, elegant identity that befitted the nature of the business. Here are the new designs & i think you'll agree they do the job just fine - heres a sneaky peak...

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