Inspiration: Heidi Daish

Heidi Daish repeats and layers simple shapes to form beautiful organic looking structures. Shapes are hand cut from treated paper, plastic and stiffened fabrics, then folded and stitched to create these amazing sculptural pieces.

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Cath Kidston Wallpaper

Although the whole shabby chic thing doesn’t do it for me I have always admired Cath Kidston‘s design. She seems to add a graphic edge to that whole look which I find lovely without being too girly. And of course I love her vintage influences.

When having a poke around on the Cath Kidston website the other day I noticed a link to wallpaper… as you may know it’s one of my recent obsessions. And I discovered their new bespoke digital wallpaper service.

The wallpapers were initially created to decorate Cath Kidston shops, but following many enquiries a new bespoke collection was made. The collection consists of 10 designs which are photos of vintage fabrics and artwork digitally printed onto paper. I absolutely adore the top image with the big bursts of vintage blossoms. So divine!

You can also download the other type of wallpaper – for your computer monitor – from Cath Kidston here. Although unfortunately none of the beautiful designs form the bespoke wallpaper series are available.

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Special Features

I found these intriguing pieces on NotCot – I love the fun and unexpected additions to the traditional glass dome shape. They are by Fabrica Features, a dynamically evolving series of products and collections mapped by a web of multipurpose commercial and cultural spaces around the world.

When I had a look at the Fabrica Features website I found lots of other unexpected design delights. I really love this shot, and I’m taken with the artwork: the way that letter forms become part of the illustrations. I’m loving the P with the electric beaters attached.

Something that I always enjoy seeing is craft, art and design converging, like in these ‘cross stitch chairs’.

Fabrica Features, a hothouse of young artist-experimenters, is currently taking part in the Milan Furniture Show – you can read more about their participation here.

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Bright Lights

When I saw these chandeliers from Squint they filled me with joy. The colours are definitely joyous and I really like that the perceived preciousness has been removed when the colour was added.

This contemporary take on an old standard is so refreshing and fun and I can imagine them being used successfully in many differently styled interiors. I’d love to have an all white room (walls, floors, sofa, etc) with some small splashes of colour and one of these beauties as the focal point. Lovely!

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Monday Blogday: dear ada

Oh goodness, where has the day gone?! We are having the interior of our house painted at the moment and it’s chaotic. There are boxes of books and ornaments, bits of furniture and stuff all over our house. It’s absolutely doing my head in. It’s almost like we are moving house, but things are only going from one room to the next. And if my environment is a mess then my head inevitably is too. I just can’t seem to focus. Are you like that too, or is it just the Virgo in me which demands order and neatness to function?

So apologies for the extremely late post… here goes…

I have mentioned the wonderful blog dear ada numerous times before when I’ve credited it as the source of some of my art finds, so I thought it was about time that I featured dear ada here on a Monday Blogday post.

Dear ada is my daily dose of art inspiration. If you love any sort of art from photography to jewellery, sculpture to prints I guarantee you’ll be bookmarking dear ada too.

I was especially happy when I visited dear ada today and found this YouTube video ‘Stop Motion with Wolf and Pig’ – it’s so upbeat, sweet and clever, it made my day!

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