Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Etsy finds: armchairs

So this week I've been feeling the heat as in 'oh god when will summer be over so I can just wear black and not feel like I'm melting into a big puddle of grossness' that pretty much sums it up actually.  But one thing I will miss about summer when it is finally over is all the fabulous bright prints and fun colours that hang around.  I love autumn and the lovely colour palette that goes with it but summer colours are so much fun.  Luckily it is not yet widely acceptable to redecorate your home to fit with the seasons (other than the obvious holiday decorations duh) so we can have summer brightness in our homes all year round.  And if you're looking for such a thing I have the answer!  It comes in the name of Namedesignstudio and in the form of fabulous furniture.  Get a load of these guys. . .

The actual studio is in Istanbul, Turkey and the items are handmade by Jo Supara and Ali Tarakci.  These chairs are just stunning aren't they.  My favourite is the one at the top, the Patchwork armchair with Suzani and dark purple velvet fabrics.  Its so mysterious and moody.  What's your favourite?

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


So I've recently had my love of illustrating rekindled.  It's sad when you love something but then you just kinda forget about it. . .nevermind I'm back with a vengeance  I just need to be consistent.  It's so easy to be distracted by family, friends, internet shopping, napping. . .I have a lot of spare time atm while I'm looking for a job (anyone in need of a graduate with interior design/illustration skills? anyone?) so I thought I'd share the illustrations as and when they're completed.  The hardest part for me is to find something I can actually be bothered to draw and finish, you know?  I have so many half finished projects lying around here they're starting to take up some valuable desk space as my shelves are overflowing.  Sigh.  So today I have a couple of illustrations and I'm thinking of doing a series of townhouses/buildings and maybe some floral based ones too cause it is summer after all.  Any thoughts are welcome!

Saturday, 3 August 2013


So it's about time I created a website so I have an online portfolio available to send to prospective employers.  If you're interested you can view it here.  I'll be updating it as I go aka as I draw/create new interior design and illustration pieces.  Right now it mostly consists of the better of my university work and commissions I've done.

A little picture of me at my university degree show, my work is on the left

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Birthday sale!

As I'm celebrating 23 years of life today I've decided to spread the happy cheer and have a one day birthday sale in my etsy shop Raining Cats and Frogs.  All you have to do is head over to my shop, pick some lovely vintage items you just can't live without and enter this code at the checkout ITSABIRTHDASYSALE23

This sale lasts until midnight tonight and applies to orders £10 and over.  Enjoy!