colourful posters from desenio

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stay weird print from desenio

art prints ℅ desenio

whatever your style of decor, i always believe it’s a good idea to have art in your home. of course, as an artist/illustrator myself, i am biased here, but i still firmly believe this. even if it’s a little postcard, or a huge print. something super minimal, or a colourful maximalist piece. one piece, or a whole gallery wall.

most illustrators and visual creators i know have a mix of their own and other peoples art on their walls (or, on a moodboard or similar). always good to have inspiration in as many forms as you can take it. also, if you have horrible textured wallpaper like me, you’ll cover up as much of it as you can, ha!
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office furniture for your creative space

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side table with plant

wooden geometric lamp

disclosure: collaborative post. all words, opinions and images my own.

whatever your line of work – but especially if you work from home – how your office space looks and feels is going to be important. if it feels good, generally you’re going to be much more likely to want to stay in there instead of getting distracted by daily life.

ideally you don’t want to be working from a kitchen table, your lap on the sofa or anything like that. sometimes it’s unavoidable due to lack of space or funds, but if you can or do have a dedicated office space, i’d say the most important thing there (other than lots of natural light and a nice view if possible!) is going to be furniture.
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snapshots of my week | 31st march

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camellia and book page

magnolia and tree branches

a year or two ago, missing out on a few ‘snapshots’ posts would have annoyed me a bit. i always enjoy putting them together, as i love taking photos throughout the week, and even if all i say for some time comes across as negative and whingey – it’s nice to have a place where i can do that. i do try and have a good balance of positive and happy here, and realness too ..which, yes, can mean showing my pessimistic side as well as just generally being upfront about how i’m feeling, or have felt.
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the small things | 10

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quilled fern at roath park, cardiff

this past month has been a particularly hard one. i know (hope) things will get a bit easier in the coming months, but it’s really hard to try to keep afloat when you feel like you’re drowning with a lead weight tied to your feet. regardless, there are always good things. fleeting moments or something a bit longer lasting – they truly do help to keep me going. things such as:
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