16/04/2018

WISHLIST: Desenio

Following on from my previous post, can you tell I'm on a bit of a homeware buzz at the moment? This website I discovered on Instagram, if you fancy looking at some homeware porn and love a good gallery wall, @desenio is for you. Don't believe me? Well check out these I nicked from their Instagram...











































There is a theme running through these which I respond really well to; dark, luxurious emerald greens and blues with pops of metallic gold. The pairing of velvety fabrics, block colours, and addition of plants just really bring the pictures to life. If these don't tickle your fancy however, I've popped in a few of my favourite prints - with no rhyme or reason, I just hope these are more to your liking.

Sweet Vibes Poster
Cotton Candy Poster
Black Pear Poster

Kate Moss, Life is a Joke Poster
Future is Female Poster
Issues Poster

Spring Flower Poster
Grey Bunny Poster
Pink Sky Poster

The reason I am completely awed by Desenio is because of the wide range and variety of posters and print they feature; everything from fashion to maps - and everything in between! I love the fact that I've discovered multiple designers and creators through this website and I can say that I genuinely just adore pretty much every single poster from this site.

*No, this post is not sponsored. But Desenio, if you're reading...Please do me a solid and sponsor me. 

14/04/2018

DIY: Leather Hanging Mirror

It's been a while since I've shared a DIY on this blog...

So alongside the occasional illustrations, I do like to dabble in a bit of DIY homeware. My latest and proudest has been this mirror below. Unfortunately I can't take the credit for the design of the particular mirror as the style is a popular one that seems to have swept the boards of Pinterest in the last year or so. My motivation to recreate this design was one of budget; I had seen plenty elsewhere but unfortunately none that fit my monetary restrictions (-or my moto of 'if it's not food, it's not worth it).

To start off, the mirror was a fantastic bargain from a second-hand shop (£3), and it came with a stand! To polish everything up and give a uniform look to the mirror, I purchased from B&Q some black metal paint (£10). The straps were actually two (£1) belts from Primark - all I've done is fasten them together and glued them down using some E6000 glue. All in all, I have to say I'm very happy with this outcome, especially considering the grand total of £15. Gobsmacked. 



Below are some from the wonderful world wide web, if you wanted to go down the route of purchasing one. These are some of my favourites:
Dipre Wall Mirror Copper - £94.99
Click HERE
John Lewis Round Hanging Mirror - £50.00
Click HERE
Adnet Mirror £595.00
Click HERE
Hare & Wilde Brass Round Mirror - £35.00
Click HERE

02/04/2018

ILLUSTRATION: Kate Moss x Playboy

Hope everyone (celebrating) had a nice Easter! And for those who don't celebrate, I hope you had a nice bank holiday weekend! Hope everyone (celebrating or not) is well rested, filled with chocs and just had a fantastic time. Before it's all over, I thought I'd share my new illustration of Kate from a previous cover of Playboy because...Easter.

You might notice that this is a different style for me; I think this is what they call a 'line drawing'. Admittedly when you do draw the icon that is Kate Moss, you do tend to get a tad nervous and shaky. So instead of my usual style that does take a while, which then leads to overthinking...which is then followed by unnecessary additions to original drawing further ruining said piece, I opted for this route...