Saturday, June 28, 2008

bird drawings

I did my Saturday shift at the newspaper today. It was incredibly slow - so I did a couple of bird drawings, and was happy to come across another Sydney blogger, katiecrackernuts who (I'm not entirely sure) but may work in the same building as me. Click to enlarge. xxxx

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Well Spotted

I went to a really cute sale today. T-shirts for kids by Well Spotted. The sale is at Publisher Textiles, where they make really nice printed fabric and wallpaper. The sale is on till Sunday. If you miss it you can get these t-shirts online at the Well Spotted webiste. xxxx

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Owl cot blanket

Here's another Tika thing back from Peru. An owl cot blanket along with the original drawing. xxxx

Monday, June 23, 2008

Type Tuesday 24th June

For ages my favourite graphics magazines have been Eye, and Idea, but lately I've been also loving Grafik. Above are a couple of examples of nice typography and display in this latest issue. I scanned the images. Click to enlarge. xxxx

Friday, June 20, 2008

And some more samples

Here are some more samples, and the the original drawings of this ranges blankets. I'll post photo's of the other two blankets later. These products aren't on the Tika website yet. It's still being decided whether they will make it into the final range. It if was up to me they definitely would, but it's not my decision. xxxx

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Another cute Tika sample

We got this Tika mobile phone holder back from Peru as a sample the other day. xxxx

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Typewriter jewellery

Here's some cute jewellery made out of typewriter keys I found at xxxx

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hand made book

My lovely friend Amanda gave me this handmade book by 'Living & Learning'. It's full of cute illustrations, diagrams, patterns and pictures of embroidery. Love it! xxxx

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tiny Crown Archive

Via Ah Yi I found the most amazing link to Tiny Crown, an online Japanese shop with the most beautiful things. I got these images from the archive. xxxx

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Reject Samples

I just got a request to post a pic of the sausage dog sample we weren't happy with. So here he is. They made his head hang low, making him seem depressed when he's supposed to look cheerful and happy (see post below). They also got some of the cat samples wrong (you can see the correct cat here). Even though Hayley said that the skinny pink cat looks like the runt of the litter, I really love it. It's become my office mascot and I feel extremely maternal towards it! Click to enlarge. xxxx

Sunday, June 8, 2008

More Sausage Dogs

In my spare time the other day I decided to trace out the wireframe of our 3D sausage dog. It took ages but it was really relaxing. Also for work I did a photoshop rendition of how it should look knitted. The first sample came back looking awful, so I thought it might help the ladies knitting it to get it right.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Yurio Seki

I got this beautiful book called Yurio Seki, a graphic designer from Japan who also makes homewares and fashion objects under the company name Salvia. I've put some photographs of some of his beautiful bags up which I got from the Salvia website. xxxx

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Type Tuesday 3rd June

I scanned this great cover from my 1960's magazine 'Form' from Sweden. Also the tea cosy is one of our products for Tika. Our friend Robbie Wells took the picture. xxxx

Monday, June 2, 2008


I got the new software, and made some changes to my blogger account, so hopefully my technology problems are behind me. Now I'm too tired to post anything else! Till tomorrow. xxxx