Monday, January 31, 2011


This Norwegian interior wallpapers company has taken the idea of woodgrain-vinyl-laminate to a whole new level. These prints are exceptionally realistic-looking, and are claimed to have no pattern repeats. Love it!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I have that feeling again. That feeling of pure admiration for a beautiful piece of work combined with that faint tinkle of envy for not having thought of it myself. This campaign was created by DDB in China to encourage more walking, less driving -a message cleverly conveyed in this beautiful, creative, interactive artwork. If you can't tell by looking at the photos, those green leaves are actually the footprints of pedestrians crossing the street. Genius right? For more info, or to watch the video, have a look at this link.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Beci Orpin

Perhaps it is all this sunshine, summer vibes, and the fact we now have an inflatable paddling pool in our back garden - but at the moment I am loving anything bright, colourful and fun! Beci Orpin, a Melbourne based designer/illustrator and creator of many of wonderful things recently caught my eye. Beci's projects and clients are diverse yet she manages to always stay true her unique, colourful, bold collage style.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Diem Chau

Diem Chau is a Vietnamese-born American artist whose amazingly intricate work combines common, art-and-craft materials and objects to create nostalgic, delicate pieces. Have a look through her online gallery here.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Comic Sans Criminal

This simple, quirky site made me smile a few days ago when I found it, I had to share it with you. Are you a Comic Sans Criminal? Head to to find out! I'd like to see a site for the Apostrophe Criminal after this...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

(One of) the way(s) of the future

Now, I don't consider myself particularly web-savvy, but I do like to stay up-to-date with what's being made available online which is going to make my life better, and make my clients' stuff as cutting edge as possible. I don't think I know what HTML stands for and quite frankly, I don't care. What I do know, is that Flash (the thing that makes some fancy websites animate and what-not) is a royal pain in the butt. It takes ages to load, and doesn't work at all on my iPhone.

Enter HTML5. I don't know what the H, the T, the M, the L or the 5 stands for, but I know it makes my life easier, my web browsing quicker and me generally happier. Apparently it's the thing which is going to make viewing videos sooooo much better online from here on in. So I can watch all the Double Rainbow home videos I want without having to wait for anything to load. Hurrah!

Above is a little drawing I did using some HTML5 code at this site: Have a play, it's a lot of fun. Would love to see some other creations... feel free to email them through!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just Ace

Portland, Oregon. Home of good coffee, squirrels and rose gardens. Also home to the Ace Hotel, described as ‘a little modern, and a little bohemian’ - it’s no wonder why we’ve fallen in love with it’s charming styling and vintage touches. The boutique hotel chain was designed by Mathew Foster, Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley; a trio of Portland based designers with a penchant for clever, modern branding.

Check it out here and be inspired.