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pinterest finds part 2

fashion, illustration, polka dots, shoes, art, painting by

as promised here’s the second installment of some of my favourite pinterest finds. these are from my clothes & accessories
board, and art & illustration, respectively. if you ever happen to be shopping for a present for me (i doubt that, but you never know) i feel my boards are representative of my tastes, so they’d definitely be a good guide if you’re stuck for ideas.

does anybody use pinterest for that reason, to act as a kind of mood board to help people that are stuck for inspiration when getting gifts for you? much nicer and easier to look at than a load of links.

clothes and accessories pinterest

1// polka dot trousers – anthropologie   2//rucksack – oki ni 3// brogue desert boot – you must create 4// shoes from tatty devine

oh my i love polka dots! i also never realised until now how much i like navy, too. and those desert boot brogues are some of my favourite shoes ever, i absolutely love them. if i ever can find and afford something like those they will be on my feet pronto!


art pinterest board

1// meghan howland   2// pot plant by amy blackwell   3// angie iver    4//lieke van der vorst

isn’t that painting by meghan howland wonderful? you should definitely check out her website for more fantastic work. i’m now going to spend the rest of my afternoon looking at all of these ladies sites and dream that i could create something just as lovely. you should too!

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favourite finds: pinterest

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i thought this would be a good thing to do every now and then, to share images from around the ‘net that i like/love, and things that inspire me. also because i just want to share. i don’t want to commit myself to something i potentially may not remember to do or stick to, so i’ll stick with ‘every now and then’ and see where it goes from there.

todays pick is from some of my pinterest boards. pinterest is addictive, isn’t it! you can find me here if you are so inclined. i’ll be posting two today and two tomorrow, so come back! if you follow me on twitter i’ll be posting a link to it. if you don’t, follow me here.

firstly, from my type board:

pinterest type selections

i definitely have a fondness for ampersands. i’m not quite sure what it is about them, but they just make me feel good somehow. this one by darren booth is particularly fine! i’ve also noticed that i’m quite drawn to single letter typography/lettering over quotes and such, i think it’s because they look a bit more graphic and bold ..but that doesn’t mean i don’t love quotes etc.

1 // darren booth    2// anna haas   3//    4// robert cottingham

then my home decor & studio board:

home pinterest selection

1// folk rug    2// amber interiors   3// from scandanavia with love   4// zinnia folk arts

that rug is pretty fantastic, no? i love the colours and relatively simple look. i really want and/or will need a wall height bookcase someday. i love books of all types (but especially art and visual books) and can see that one day i will be buried underneath them all. when i have my own home that i can decorate however i want, i can’t decide whether i want something bursting with colour and texture or something that is for the most part black, white and grey, but with occasional pops of colour. time will tell!


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laura ashley

illustration, collage, art, flowers, interview by

this wasn’t the post i was originally intending to write on friday, but some things have happened that have driven me away from the computer, and my trusty glue and scissors. and i just haven’t had the time to take photos that do justice to what i want to show you. it feels so wrong to me to not be creative, even for a few days, especially as i’m having so many ideas at the moment. i’m hoping things in my day to day life will improve, and then i can focus more on doing what i love. it is my lifeline, and i know many of you feel the same way about what you love.i am aware that some of you may have already seen this on my tumblr, which is where my site was hosted for quite some time, but there’s some things that i’m proud or excited to have done, and want to have it documented here too. so every now and then i may be posting some older pieces, or older features on sites that i’m particularly proud of. what i wanted to show you today was this illustration i did for laura ashley. i’ve been a fan of them for most of my life, so i was very excited to be approached by them to do an illustration for their blog.

i was asked to choose a couple of products from their shop to illustrate, and i chose the white polka dot large jug and the white large resin poppy. i chose these particular items because i love the versatility of jugs; you can use them for drinks, flowers, for holding paint brushes, and many more things. and the poppy because poppies are my favourite flower. if you wish, you can read my interview on the laura ashley blog here. and here’s the illustration i did for them!  what do you think? i wanted to do something that would fit well with the brand, but also fitting to my style. it was also done entirely on the computer which is a rare thing for me!

laura redburn illustration for laura ashley


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