Schmooks: Sweet Illustrations

Australian designer, Illustrator and new mum Claire Verrell creates these lovely digital illustrations under the name Schmooks. How cute is the little girl losing her knickers?! You can pick up a print in her Etsy shop.

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Inspiration: Kristin Perers


I always love it when the postman arrives with a magazine I subscribe to. On Friday he brought me the latest issue of Vogue Living, and that’s where I came across beautiful painterly photography of Kristin Perers. The images above have such richness and intensity they stopped me in my tracks.

Kristin comes from a background of fashion, design and painting, all of which are evident in her styling and photography.

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Monday Blogday: Part 2 Hello Sandwich



The lovely Ebony Bizys started her blog Hello Sandwich only last month, and straight out of the gate it’s been fun, colourful and totally wonderful. Ebony has an obsession with Japan (gotta love that!) and blogs about cute, very quirky and fantastic finds. I can’t get enough of Hello Sandwich, it never fails to inspire and to make me smile.

Image Source: All images via Hello Sandwich

Ebony has recently added a couple of animations of herself in the sidebar of Hello Sandwich. So cute and quirky… just like her and her blog!

If you want to know more about the talented Ms Bizys who is a designer and artist, take a look at this great interview on the Design Files and she was also featured in the most recent issue of the fabulous Design for Mankind magazine.
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Monday Blogday: Part 1 Smaller


The gorgeous online children’s magazine small has a (very) new blog. It’s called smaller… how clever and sweet is that?! I love the mag, so I’m sure their blog will be just as wonderful.

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Australian Designers Take to the Floor

I’m one of those people who’d like to try my hand at designing anything and everything(!), so I’m inspired when I see other designers applying their sensibilities to diverse products.

Australian company Designer Rugs has a wonderful collection of to-die-for rugs by some of my favourite designers.

Image Source: Akira Isogawa and Designer Rugs

Fashion designer Akira Isogawa collaborated with designer rugs to produce a range that reflects his passion for Japanese pattern and fabrics, and glorious colour. Rich textiles are an integral part of Akira’s design philosophy. He says: Richly embellished fabrics echo Eastern influences, and I have great respect for their traditions. Inspiration can be found from the past – re-using vintage textiles and sometimes creating replicas of them, incorporated with specific craftsmanship.

Image Source: Dinosaur Designs and Designer Rugs

I’ve been a fan of Dinosaur Designs since buying their huge polymer clay earrings at Paddington markets in the ’80s – way before they even started to use their signature material resin. Since then they have developed their unmistakeable style in stunning resin jewellery and homewares and become internationally acclaimed for their design. Dinosaur Designs’ rugs are a 2D translation of their wonderfully coloured simple sculptural forms.

Image Source: Easton Pearson and Designer Rugs

Fashion duo Easton Pearson‘s collaboration with designer rugs has just been released, and it’s gorgeous. Their clothes are always rich in colour, texture and embellisment, and they have managed to capture this look in their range of wool rug designs.

Image Source: Vixen and Designer Rugs

Melbourne fashion label Vixen takes an artisan’s approach to clothes, with themes that are designed to be timeless. Fabrics are custom dyed, printed and embellished, and before starting Vixen designer Georgia Chapman’s designs adorned collections for Collette Dinnigan and Scanlan & Theodore. I love vintage/contemporary feel of the lacey doiley rug design.

Have a look at the complete range each designer has made for Designer Rugs, because there are many more delights to be found. And while you’re there don’t miss the stunning range by Minnie Pwerle, one of Australia’s most important indigenous artists.

Have a wonderful, inspiring weekend. See you on Monday!
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