Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Petit & Olson, Bainbridge Island, W.A.

Greetings from Bainbridge Island! Since I arrived late last Thursday evening, the days have flown by. I taught the first of two weekend workshops on Saturday and Sunday at Komedal Road Studio which went really well and it was really amazing to see the pieces that people brought in and totally transformed over the two days. It was really busy so I didn't get a chance to take many photographs, but I will be able to post a few soon. I thought in the meantime I would take you on a little visit to a lovely store called Petit & Olson.

Friday, 27 February 2015

The Swoon Pop Up

Last year I collaborated with Swoon Editions on this post and I've kept an eye on their designs ever since. Earlier this week I got an email about their first ever pop up store in Soho, London. Previously their work has only been available to view online so it's really exciting to be able to see the different pieces all under one roof.
 












Wednesday, 18 February 2015

3 Things to Love about Aesop

One of the things workshop students frequently comment on is the hand soap we have in the bathroom. That's because it's kind of special.


 

Monday, 26 January 2015

Coming Up! Paint Like A Pro Workshop at Komedal Road Studio, Bainbridge Island - March 7-8, 2015

I'm so excited to be heading back to the US to teach the Paint Like A Pro weekend course at Komedal Road Studio on Bainbridge Island, W.A on March 7-8, 2014. It's going to be amazing.


Friday, 23 January 2015

A cosy corner in West Egg Cottage

This last week it's been pretty chilly here but we're very lucky to have a lovely log burner fitted in the inglenook. It was fitted last year and I must admit I was really taken aback by how different the house feels when it's lit. The heat is more subtle than heat from the radiators, it's less drying and seems to warm through the walls keeping the house warmer for longer. The old part of the cottage is a two up two down affair with the inglenook in the middle so when the log burner is going it's absolutely wonderful and feels like the little old cottage has really come to life.



Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The wonderful world of Mari Orr

I discovered the wonderful world of Mari Orr through the instagram rabbit warren and I'm so happy I did. Mari is a super talented artist whose current work includes watercolours, oil paintings, weavings and calligraphy. As well as being super talented, Mari is also super generous and regularly gives away free downloads of her work as well as donating a portion of her profits from the Kind Notes to the National Alliance to End Homelessness or The Fund for Global Human Rights.

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