Friday, 25 February 2011

Soda bottle caps

Look at these super cool prints (by the Design Conspiracy) inspired by vintage soda bottle caps! I love the bright strong colours and of course the typography - they look so refreshing. I found them on the Keep Calm Gallery website - check their site for more lovely stuff.

Dishing up a delightful exhibition

My current exhibition 'The Art of Fine Food' is featured in this month's 'Suffolk' magazine. I picked a copy up today, here it is...

My exhibition is up at the Suffolk Food Hall for another 3 weeks (until 18 March), so if you're in the area do pop in and have a look!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

To Dry For

The lovely folks at To Dry For stock some of the finest tea towels around. Two of my favs from Hazel Nicholls and Keep Calm Gallery are below. Go and have a look for yourself. (

Create for Cross

A superb show for a worthy cause. I'm very pleased to be invited back for the second Create for Cross exhibition - a secret auction of work with all money going to the British Red Cross. See the facebook group here for more info.


Tasty drinks with beautiful illustrations. I love the colours of the flowers. Very pretty. Go to to see more.

Thursday, 17 February 2011


"A good idea can't come from a computer" says Pearlfisher. I agree.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Map making

I like maps and I like following my way along on them. And I would like to start making them. Here is my first map, I'm not sure if I've finished it yet.

I actually found it trickier than expected - deciding what to use as the icon and keeping them so simple. But I have lots more maps to make and practice. I think I will make a map daily for the next week, based on a journey I have made on that day?

Thursday, 10 February 2011

To Do

With my exhibition now running at the Suffolk Food Hall, I've cleared up my studio, backed up my mac and now I'm ready to make a new to do list. There's lots to do.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Yellow Owl Workshop

I've just ordered a new book by Christine Schmidt (designer of Yellow Owl Workshop). It's all about printmaking at home, I can't wait to receive it in the post! For now, here are some lovely things from the Yellow Owl Workshop...

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Typoretum is a small family-run private press based in Colchester and this year they are hoping to run weekend letterpress workshops... i'm waiting for more details!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Vintage matchbox labels

Uppercase have posted their collection of vintage matchbox labels....the labels with people on I especially love. I really like the shapes and colours combined with the typography. Check out the collection here.

Remember to swap chairs

An article on the importance of stopping, looking and taking in (from