Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SOUND TRACKS 19: LOST IT TO TRYING

This Sound Tracks comes with a huge shock to me. I'd never thought I'd put that "Prayer In C" song I'm hearing everywhere on one of my Sound Tracks. Whenever I heard it at the shops or in the office though, I thought it had such nice, sad lyrics that didn't suit the song that they sat in. But I was lucky enough to work out that it was actually a remix of a lovely little folk song from 2010. So I've included it in this playlist, as I think it's much lovelier than the version that's popular at the moment and deserves some love too.



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1. Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde
2. Darth Vader - Highasakite
3. Lungs - CHVRCHES
4. Hunger of the Pine - Alt-J
5. Dreams - Wet
6. Mother & Father - Broods
7. Beggin for Thread - Banks
8. My Desire - Interpol
9. Lost It To Trying - Son Lux
10. Prayer In C - Lilly Wood And The Prick

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See other Sound Tracks posts here.

Monday, August 25, 2014

THOUGHTS ON DESIGN

A little while ago the lovely Jen from Canadian creative agency smashLAB got in touch and was wondering if I would be interested in reading their creative director Eric Karjaluoto's latest book, The Design Method. My answer, was of course, and astounding "Heck yes", and then I proceeded to spend every minute on my daily commute with my nose in the book, completely ignorant of my fellow commuters. I really love learning as much as I can about design, and I love hearing about how other designers work, but I find so many design books really boring, really bossy or just not relevant. But this book I really liked. It covers Eric's workflow method step by step, which focuses on preventing costly and time consuming mistakes, helping you become a more efficient designer while pushing your creativity and problem solving skills. It gives great advice that every designer could use (think: creative block). Eric's writing style is great - he has a plain speaking, conversational style which is engaging, funny and straight to the point (no, he's not shy!), but he's not harsh or intimidating either. If you're on the lookout for a read that will help get your design practice a little more focused, a little more efficient and a little more effective - especially if you work in a studio or freelance - have a look at this one. You can buy the book here, here or here.













Monday, July 21, 2014

PINTEREST PICSK 03: FROSTY BLUES

Recently I reached 3000 Pinterest followers, which was pretty exciting! Thank you for following along, I love Pinterest for inspiration / wasting time / turning my brain off, and use it a lot. This week I'm sharing my favourite blues I've found in the big wide world that is Pinterest.



1. blue wall via apanona 2. mountainscape via auston low 3. beirut via bob comire 4. chambray shirt via mary middleton design

You can follow along on Pinterest over here.

You can see other Pinterest Picks here.

Friday, July 4, 2014

HANDMADE FIND 38: ZOE MIYORI FUJII

I first spotted this orange checkered print dress the other night and knew I had to share it! All of Zoe Miyori Fujii's prints are hand painted - aren't they beautiful?



zoe miyori fujii

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

RECENT WORK 8: WHITE MAGAZINE EDITORIAL LAYOUTS

So this project really shouldn't be classed as 'recent' work, but I loved it so much that I still really want to share it with you! When I completed my internship at White magazine a while back, I was lucky enough to not only work with one of the loveliest teams imaginable, but also work on one of the prettiest magazines out there. This is a sample of the editorial layouts that I completed, which were all published in issue 23. (I also designed that advertisement on the back cover for Grace Loves Lace, who makes the most whimsical wedding dresses - I really enjoyed doing that one, and seeing your work on the back cover of one of your favourite magazines is a great feeling!)





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