Posts Tagged ‘Illustration’

Celestial Ceramics from Michele Quan

My thoughts have been ruminating on a celestial note this past month… i’ve been watching Neil Gaiman’s epic blockbuster on TV – American Gods (a clash between the old Gods and the new) – there’s plenty of star-gazing and mysticism. I’ve also re-discovered everything Fornasetti and fallen in love with the delicate Astronomici collection. So when […] Read more…

Watercolour Cactus Homewares from Bluebell Gray

This blog really shows its age when we can track the career trajectory of a well established brand by its fledgling beginnings here on The Beat That My Heart Skipped. Many years ago I used to run a feature called ‘A Day With’ where designers gave me an insight into their work day and studio life. In […] Read more…

Art History Wallpapers from The Common Room

Before we turn that corner into Autumn, I’m just going to present some items that will help hold on to summer for just a little bit longer – namely a lovely new wallpaper brand discovery with some resplendent jungle prints found in the V&A Archives. The Common Room collaborates with artists to create irreverent vintage inspired wallpapers. […] Read more…

Illustrating Dutch Interiors: Saar Manche

Something you didn’t know about me. I have been an amateur illustrator my whole life. I drew spidery sketches of fashionable ladies from the moment I could hold a pen, i filled pads with drawings of detailed faces with large eyes and long flowing hair well into my teens and as I developed an interest […] Read more…

New at Rifle Paper Co

Morning! I hope everyone had a fantastic long Easter break. We visited seaside towns Margate and Ramsgate for the first time this weekend – towns which are swiftly filling up with trendy Londoners who have moved down – bought huge houses by the beach and are living the dream – tempting… I’ll be publishing a design guide later this […] Read more…

28 Kothi Guesthouse, Jaipur

28 Kothi is a boutique guesthouse in Jaipur. When I spied this unusual beauty on my Instagram Feed last week I felt a most visceral draw to the space. I hadn’t seen a guesthouse in a long time… you see a ‘guesthouse’ in India is a very specific type of establishment, it’s closer to a B&B than a hotel […] Read more…

New Book! Ladies Drawing Night

The subject of this post (if you are a lady or even if you are not) should hopefully send a thrill right through any latent creative tendencies you have – and if you are reading this blog I assume you do. Ladies. Drawing. Night. What a gladdening vision those words conjure up. The Ladies Drawing Night […] Read more…

My Top Drawer Highlights 2016

Ah September, it’s that whirlwind month in the calendar when the design industry descends on London town for a fortnight-ish of product launches, glitzy parties, catch ups with old friends and new design discoveries – everyone runs around like their *** is on fire but it’s all actually really fantastic – and inspiring. Kicking off my […] Read more…

New Neutrals by Morris and Co.

William Morris is the one and only designer that could make me embrace print and colour with abandon. His lush floral prints and dusky colour palettes evoke such vintage romanticism yet remain modern with intricate details in the pattern which have you ever noticed cleverly disguise the repeats? However, thankfully appealing to my love of […] Read more…

New Year, New Walls: Boras Tapeter

I have been thinking about wallpaper for a long, long, long, time. Most of my life probably. I’ve had a confused relationship with it – at times declaring its the worst thing that could happen to a home but at the same time sneakily archiving a list of my favourite designs – its a commitment […] Read more…

Modern Meditation Inspired by Good Earth India

It’s been a pretty full on month in our home on all accounts, winter illnesses all round, lack of sleep, both of us feeling like we haven’t been able to come up for air with work or domestic life to enjoy much of either. You know when you can’t tell anyone what you have been […] Read more…

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