Dreaming of the Summer

image credits: Tallow, Spell and the Gypsy Collective

I think the persistent rain that has hit London over the past week has led me to sec the summer I have been dreaming of elsewhere. So I am sat here sniffling my way through a cup of tea whilst flicking through pictures of sun bleached beaches and moody skies.

Holi – Variable

The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world…

…so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it’s unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.

Just happened across this video through twitter and was blown away by that opening shot. I think we should all take in the words above and start acting upon them. The world truly is fascinating. Holi is one of those occasions that makes me just want to jump on a plane and experience all the colours and excitement in person. Beautiful.

Production Company: Variable
Creative: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill

Hertz Posters – DDB NYY

I was just reading the Creative Review newsletter over lunch when I came across the new campaign by DDB New York for Hertz and just gave a little woop of joy. Harking back to the golden age of travel CR rightly point out that they look like they have come straight out of the Edward McKnight Kauffer collection. The usually brash Hertz yellow doesn’t even make me want to cry, instead it just accentuates the feel of the whole thing. I love.

Taylor Holland – Visa Viet

Came across these photographs by Taylor Holland whilst browsing We Heart newsletter. The original post was about his pictures of the Eurobus but what caught my eye were these images. Taylor Holland has captured the people of Saigon as they go about their lives past the scenes that are printed on the sides of constructions sites. The perfection in timing is amazing so I thought I should share.

Pixie Market dreams.

All dresses from Pixie Market

So for years I have looked at all my friends who have been constantly attending weddings and felt pangs of envy because they have had the chance to go on adventures to other towns, attend hen parties and then dance the night away on the special day in a lovely new frock. Now that time has come for me. People are beginning to get married and I am thrilled but it has suddenly occurred to me that I have very little in terms of evening wear. I have become a lazy designer, my uniform pretty much daily is jeans and a t-shirt, my nights out are often saved for the pub and occasionally a birthday party at houses. So now that I am expected to attend a hen party where the venue will no doubt require a slightly more brushed up look I have been trawling the internet in hope of finding something wonderful to wear.


Pixie Market has been teasing me greatly with their selection of delicate prints, earthy tones and some totally outrageous cuts. I love it. Infact If I could just take all the above I think I’d be pretty happy. Maybe the Brunette’s hair as well. Ok I have done enough wanting now…

Project A

credits: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
I am mood boarding and plotting like a crazy woman on my latest project (uncreatively labeled ‘project a’). I’ve been loading up my Pinterest with more ideas as I go along. Its been great to get my teeth into a brief from the very start and I just have ideas that I need to be constantly jotting down because I have been known to go to sleep in a creative whirlwind and then wake up with the ideas lost to dreams.

I can’t wait to share what the outcome of this is!


Having a late afternoon browse over the ever popular blog Jak and Jil bever fails to provide a whole bag of visual delights. Like many, come fashion week its less what is on the runway that pricks my attention but what the attendees are wearing.

ban.do summer lookbook – Bri Emery

I love Bri, I have posted about her beautiful apartment before, and I will admit that I read her blog every day. Her bitesize design tips and lovely fashion posts always brighten my day. (If I wasn’t a photoshop monkey all day I’d love to take part in her BLogShop as well) So this evening I decided I should go see what work she had going on in her portfolio. No suprise, it was all delicious. I love the lookbook that she has done for Ban.do, its so bright and summery that it is making me wish away the dark and dingy days of winter and want to go play in the sun.

When I left Wallpaper* I was a little stuck in a world of black and white design, fearful of colour. Bri’s work just goes to help boost my rediscovered love of all thinks bright and beautiful.

Check out her other work here

Akiko Stehrenberger

Just before I head off to bed I wanted to share these film posters that I starred in my google reader months ago and then just found again. Akiko Stehrenhberger has a wonderful eye for creating some visually impactful posters.

When I was at Uni I once got up infront of the class and did a whole speech about how I wished to be a movie poster designer when I was older. My tutors scoffed and my friends chuckled but looking at these it certainly makes me realise where that love I had came from.

Check out the rest of his portfolio here. Some amazing illustration too.