Illustration Tuesday…Whimsy

Oh! Everyone needs a little whimsy in their life sometimes, I need a little everyday infact. It’s great to come across illustrators with kooky characters and fanciful imaginations that make you smile.

Swedish brand Studio Violet produces consistently beautiful and quirky paper goods, I just love their curious prints that are sold in pairs.

Mr Mustache and Headhunters
Studio V

Circus Violet and The Gang

Leo Hillier creates graphic illustrations in wonderfully contrasting colours. Leo’s scenes have an element of old fashioned charm to them, but with something spectacularly offbeat occurring. The below image titled ‘Straynge Shoppe’ makes me laugh – the gentleman is holding a neon yellow prawn!!!




Ulla is a Polish illustrator living in France who creates sweet, sweet prints of melancholy little girls. I love her use of block colours and raindrop shapes

Big Girls Don’t Cry
Big Girls Dont Cry

Looking for a Lost Dream
Looking for a Lost Dream


Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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