Sunday, April 13, 2014

Globe and Mail: My favourite Room

In yesterday's Globe and Mail my livingroom appeared in Deidre's Kelly's My favourite room column. You can read the online version here.

This photo originally appeared in Covet Garden magazine.
Thanks to Co-editors Lynda Felton + Jessica Reid for styling the room and Jodi Pudge for taking such a gorgeous shot.

If you'd like to see the rest of my home (and a bunch of other really interesting + creative spaces) you outta pick up a copy of Covet Garden!  You can buy here or here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Uppercase magazine: Special Surface Design issue

The latest issue of Uppercase magazine is out and it's a great one.

It's a Special Surface Design issue and includes interviews with all the big names in the surface design world:  Michelle Bencsko of Cloud9 fabrics, Marie Perkins of Print and Pattern, Stephen Fraser of Spoonflower, Victorine Lamothe of Te Neues* (who I just worked for - yay) and the always inspiring Lotta Jandotter. If you're interested in breaking into the world of pattern and design this issue is a must.

Issue 21 also includes a gallery of 100 surface designers. Below is my inclusion. 

*My boxed note cards for Te Neues will be out in June. 
They're called Victorian birdies and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cards for Urban Graphic

My Tweed Brogue image was licensed to Urban Graphic in the UK as a greeting card. It's part of the Toasted range. Happy to be part of this fun, Design led greeting card company.

Monday, March 31, 2014

New watercolour piece: Pink tufted couch

This new watercolour piece Pink tufted couch is now available as a giclee print from One Kings Lane.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happy Client with Empty Belly print

A happy client sent me this photo of her newly reno'd kitchen with my framed Empty Belly print.
Isn't her kitchen great?
I love to see these in situ shots - so don't hesitate to send along your own!
ps. You can buy Empty Belly in my shop here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Artscape Arts Market

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Artscape Arts Market last Thursday. Was great to see you.  
Extra special thanks to Alan Forsyth + Tim Lam. Your ultra enthusiasm + support is always so appreciated. xox
Below a few pics of the evening.
 Christie of Artscape with my Marnie print
 A very confidant Tate rockin the Tattlys!
 Mandy - one of my favourite people.
(and a peek at Covet Garden magazine)
 Kristin + Chris
Claudine + Bill

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Artscape Arts Market this Thursday

I'll be selling prints and artist proofs this Thursday March 20th.
Come tour Artscape's latest Building: Artscape Youngplace (former Givins Shaw school)
and celebrate the first day of Spring. 

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In good company...

Today I was included in the Canadian Design Resource's list of 30 of Canada's Best illustrators. 
You can see the full list here. Thanks CDR!

Monday, March 3, 2014

New Bouquet drawing inspired by Coriander Girl

I am longing for Spring so decided to draw some flowers today.
For inspiration I turned to a photo of a gorgeous rustic bouquet created
by local florist Alison Westlake of Coriander Girl.

Here is the gorgeous photo by Trish Papadakos that inspired my drawing. 
As you can see I recreated a lot of the flowers + leaves in the photo but changed the container.
(Artistic license!)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

One Kings Lane Event #2

Some of my images are available as framed giclee prints in a new event on One Kings Lane called "Petite Chic". The White Japanese Tea pot below is one of the images available.

String Theory

Last Thursday I met Meghan Price one of the designers behind String Theory.
I discovered this company this past November at The One of a Kind show where they stood out like a breath of fresh - modern looking - air! I really love their scarves and shawls - so graphic, fresh, and smart looking. Inspirational.

 Big mess scarf
Off grid shawl

Albers scarf named for Josef + Anni Albers

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thomas O'Brien + AERO

The book (which matches very well with my Kuba cloth I think!)

I'm reading this book right now and loving it.
Aero is both a studio and a shop founded by Thomas O'Brien and Bill Sofield (who went on to design the Soho Grand) It's been located in SOHO in various locations since 1992.

I just adore Thomas O Brien's interior design sense.
I love his warm palette, mix of vintage + modern - his use of elegant things in a very relaxed, non formal way and his layering.
His bedroom! So layered and lived in.
The aesthetic of Aero is a titch refined for my taste so for me the best photos in the book are intimate pics of the various apts Thomas has lived in over the years - such as his bedroom above.
Very juicy. Highly recommended. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

News! One King's Lane

NEWS FLASH: Starting today several of my images will be available as framed giclee prints on the great decor site One Kings Lane. This week they are featured in an event titled Beautifully Bohemian.

*Please note: These are not hand pulled silkscreen prints as in my shop - they are unnumbered giclee prints. Below are 9 of the 14 images available. To see all my prints that are on sale go here.

 New! Coloured vases. 
 New! Black + white vases. 
Set of Vintage icons.

Tweed brogues.
New! Comfy chair. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

And the Winners are....

Feeling much affection and gratitude for my supporters + customers (that's you) I decided to draw 3 names for my Valentine's draw rather than 1! 
The winners are : Angelica Demetriou, Kristen Vekteris and Jordan Evans. 

Thanks to everyone to entered. I will have another Give Away soon!