The last of the Croatia photos, finally! I'd been to Hvar before; it's ridiculously pretty and lovely so was more than happy to go back. But this time we got to explore more, I saw different parts of the island, did boat trips to some other islands nearby, and saw some ridiculously breath-taking lagoons. It was lush. This part of the holiday was all about seafood, swimming in the sea, relaxing and loads of fun. If you've never been to Croatia before, and get the opportunity to go, then take it. It's magical.
Well it's been aaaaaaages since I've shared a mood board on here with you guys. But wanted to share this one with you, as I'm pretty damn excited about this project! This is for a branding project I'm working on at the moment, and I'm hoping the final result will be modern, bright and playful. I'll be back to share more of this when I can!
If you've been on pinterest lately you've probably come across Katt Frank already! Her work has been filling my pinterest feed lately, but I couldn't resist sharing as it's all completely dreamy gorgeousness. I love her delicate illustration and typography, and the way she marries it with bright and natural photography. Perfect and pretty inspiration for a grey Sunday...
We went to Mljet National Park as a day trip from Dubrovnik. A bus, a ferry and a couple of mountain bikes and we were surrounded by the most beautiful lakes and gorgeous green scenery. This place is stunning. It's also totally worth the pretty steep cycle ride from Polače to get there, as cycling round the lakes was not only super fun but also a great way to take in as much scenery as possible and find the nicest swimming spots! Quite possibly the clearest water I've ever ever swam in!
Photos - mixture of lumix DLSR and iPhone 5 + vsco cam.
I studied art history at uni, I adore exhibitions and recently I've been super inspired by all things art. I just finished reading Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton. It's a brilliant book and an amazing insight into the art world, and it made me want to go to art school immediately! That probably won't happen any time soon, so in the meantime pinterest is a fantastic way of discovering new and inspiring artists...
1 | Satsuki shibuya's photo-synthesis series is seriously beautiful - I love following her work on her instagram feed.
2 | I've been a huge fan of Katy Smail's paintings for a while now, and her entire portfolio is so super gorgeous and fun.
3 | Wonderful, bright and fun paintings, (and an incredibly inspiring interview) by Ken Done. My Mum has a gorgeous painting by him at home and it is happiness.
4 | I saw the Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern at the start of September - it was mesmerising and so super inspiring, it made me want to get my papers and paint out straight away! I adored the colours and composition in this piece especially.
5 | I completely adore Jenny Prinn's paintings. Her colour palettes are the best.
6 | Britt Bass is an artist I discovered through pinterest. The colours and compositions in her paintings are swoon perfection and I bloody love them. Also, her iPhone cases are ace.
Follow my art board on pinterest here.
Walking through the gates into the old city of Dubrovnik is a bit like walking into an actual fairy tale. Oh my swoony gorgeousness! This place blew my mind and took my breath away. Terracotta rooftops, high stone walls, turquoise sea, beautiful churches and stunning palaces, washing lines and shutters, and quaint old alley ways. I cannot wait to go back already.
I couldn't get enough of this place. It was the first stop in our trip, and we totally wish we'd had at least an extra day just to soak up the old city that little bit more. I'll definitely have to go back sometime soon! A few highlights were -
+ Drinks at Buza Bar under the moonlight - an incredible bar on the sea rocks through a door in the city walls.
+ Walking around the city walls. It's totally worth it, and the photo opportunities just kept getting better and better!
+ The beautiful stone architecture, the tiles, the shutters and all the washing lines!
Photos - mixture of lumix DLSR and iPhone 5 + vsco cam.
Just over a week ago I got back from an amazing, beautiful and ridiculously fun holiday in Croatia, and ever since then things have been crazy hectic go go gooooo! So I'm just gonna look at these photos and pretend like I'm bobbing about in crystal clear turquoise water under the adriatic sun for a while, okay?
I'll be back soon with more photos and a few of my holiday highlights!
Photos - iPhone 5 + vsco cam.
Things have been a bit hectic crazy lately, hence the radio silence over here! Sometimes managing a day job with freelance design work is really flippin' difficult and I'm trying to find a bit of a better way to balance everything out at the moment, and to stop my head from exploding. That being said, I've been working on some really exciting projects lately, which I've really been enjoying, and thought I'd share a few sneak peeks with you...
+ Some hand drawn typography that I did for a save the date design recently.
+ A mood board for a branding project I'm working on - can't wait to share this with you!
+ A fun floral pattern I put together, just for fun - i'm starting to realise patterns are my fave.
+ And a small detail of an order of service, which I'm just wrapping up at the moment.
So I'm trying to remember this. It helps.
1 | This beautiful branding, by June Letters Design Studio.
2 | It's hot and sunny every day at the moment, and I bloody love it. Happy summer y'all!
3 | The floodline series by Lisa Golightly. These abstract paintings are completely perfect. I'll take them all.
4 | Little details of Kate's home on her gorgeous tumblr. Still probably my favourite tumblr of all time!
5 | This web design by HI(NY). And also pretty much all of their gorgeous design work.
6 | Stunning photos of Cornwall on Mackie Studio's VSCO grid. They're making me want to drive down to Cornwall, right, now.
Follow me on pinterest here.
You guys, have you been to Whitstable?! Well you should go. Claire was back from Syndey (yay!) at the beginning of July so we had a girly reunion long weekend by the seaside. And it was lush. We had scorching hot sunshine, and a bit of drizzle; a perfect English weekend. We hired a cottage and had so much fun, and we all wore flower crowns a lot of the time, because, why not eh?! Whitstable is full of adorable cottages, oysters, lovely pubs, pebbly beaches, vintage shops, fish & chips and general gorgeousness. It was much more trendy than I was expecting, but overall still had a pretty olden times harbour side vibe. And it's only about an hour from London. Go!
photos - iPhone 5 + vsco cam.