Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Post Christmas gift wrap uses

Christmas is over and if you didn't go for some of the recycled gift wrapping ideas you probably have lots of used Christmas wrapping paper ready to throw in the bin. But, here are a few ideas, my favourites for using old Christmas wrapping paper: 

Frist, take all the ribbons and bows off and save for any craft or arty projects.
Make new decorations out of it! Follow New York store Anthropologie's window display and make some decorations ready for next year. Try making
these cute Christmas stars with the thicker paper. Or an origami wreath. Or decoupage it onto shapes for next years ornaments.

Pack away your Christmas decorations with it.

Shred it! And use it for filling future gift boxes etc.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Who would have thought paper quilling could look so cool! This amazing work is by the very talented (and I patient I imagine) Yulia Brodskaya

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Album artwork

I came across some beautiful music the other day surfing the net 'Like a Song' by Lenka. Turned out the album artwork and website was just as beautiful. The illustrations are by James Gulliver Hancock.  

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Perfume design

This weekend I came across these beautiful perfumes. Skeem is a US based company who produce perfume and candles with some of the most lovely packaging designs I've seen.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

nature illustrations

kapitza, a london based design business have produced these great graphics. Love the way they have used photos to fill in their flower illustrations.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Stuck for ideas?

Here is a great little website for when you're in need of some inspiration, 100 ideas

Here are a few: Go for a walk, draw or list the things you find on the sidewalk. Make pencil rubbings of six different surfaces. Make a map of everywhere you went in one day.

Then visit 1000 journals for loads more inspiring ideas.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

More Paris pics

Finished another print today ready to sell after Christmas. Another shot of Paris from earlier this year.