Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My tea towels back in stock in Toronto

My limited edition tea towel is back in stock in the Bay's Toronto stores.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New work: Book cover for Penguin

Recently I created a second cover for Amy Huberman's novel I wished for you.

The art director Justinia Baird-Murray requested "a young woman kicking up her heels".
Above is the approved sketch.

After completing the drawing Justinia asked for a 'midnight romance vibe' so in Photoshop I reversed out the line in white and added a midnight blue background. Final cover above.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vintage telephone

Copyright Alanna Cavanagh 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Design Exchange party

An incredible party last night at the Design Exchange for the opening of their new show 6o Years of Designing the Ballet + The Tutu Project.
The party took place on the Historic Trading floor of the Former Stock Exchange. What a space.
Check out those windows!

The new President of Design Exchange Shauna Levy making Opening Remarks.
 Kimberley Brown of House and Home.
Sasha Suda and me.
 Artists Bruno Billio and writer Alison Garwood Jones.

Writer Doug Wallace
 Architect + Bon Vivant Ricky Mugford and guest.
Another shot of the space with a view of many of the tutus from the Tutu project.
Photo by jenny Francis.

Amazing crowd, live orchestra and.... unlimited bar. Oooh ahh.
Thank you DX for an incredible fete!!

ps! An DX Membership is only 85.00... Highly recommended.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Manhattan Bound....

Today I packed up my Green Brooks brothers suit + Big Brogue shoe prints for a stylish fella in NYC.
I love the thought of them hanging in a home on Lexington Ave. :-)
FYI I also love Fed Ex for always delivering my prints safely! Their big tubes shaped like giant Toblerone bars are perfect for shipping art worldwide.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Tommy Smythe includes Tea towels in Top Canadian design Faves

Tommy Smythe promoting Canadian design on the Marilyn Dennis show July 2 2012.
(Aren't his tortoise shell glasses + windowpane jacket sharp?)
Close up of the Tea Towels

Arren Williams just let me know that Tommy Smythe did a special feature promoting Canadian Design on the Marilyn Dennis show this past Tuesday.. and in it he included the Hudson's Bay designer series tea towels. (!!)

As many of my friends - (and fellow Pinteresters!) know I've been an admirer of Tommy's style - both in interior design + fashion - for a long time so must admit this was a thrill. (Yes I'm corny)
Thanks so much Arren + Tommy. 
Full version of my tea towel.

ps. Thrilled to report there will be more Hudson Bay products coming down the pipe!! 
Stay tuned.