Monday, September 3, 2012

a cluster of links

Well! I haven't blogged in quite a while now! Just been caught up with work,  studies, and catching up on Full House (my guilty pleasure). It sure feels awesome to click "New Post" again! :D I have a few more links to go, so expect me to pop back soon! ...And without further ado, here are some awesome linkz from around ze interwebz.

+ Photo editing tips by Shutterbug on Pinterest.

+ Cool + fun party games.

+ Antipodes Map (found this from Michelle!)

+ Lovely type illustration.

+ Custom typographical logo designs (I hope I get to do this one day!)

+ Eye candy: Ellen's Album

+ The Style Files

+ Long exposure photographs taken from space. Aaaah.

+ Absolutely loving Andy Gilmore's work. I wonder how long it would take to painstakingly create those beautiful patterns?!

+ Typography + cities = this.

I'm obsessed with the use of geometrics and botanicals in design at the moment. If you, too, are into that kinda stuff, maybe check out my pinterest? :-)

Oh, and thank you, vintagetreasures, for following my little blog :-)

Friday, July 6, 2012

a cluster of links

+ I just bought some polymer clay, and I can't wait to try these!

+ ... and these!

+ Stargazing.

+ Full Moon sticky notes

+  This is so inspiring: F#%k yeah watercolour

+ Another inspiring tumblr: Textile and Trim

+ I think I need to go get some gold tubes! This DIY is super!

+ Art for iPhones/iPads.

Monday, July 2, 2012

hermes printable

Remember this post?! Well, Hermes has a new free printable up on their website! After the Kelly Bag and the Collier de Chien bracelet/cuff (both not available anymore), the new printable is of a Jige Clutch.

Hop on over to their website and click on "I want it, I'll have it!" to download it.

Monday, June 25, 2012

a cluster of links

Sorry, dear blog, for not posting in a while, but I do think of you often, and I will drop in from time to time :-)

+ The DIY Book Clutch is so beautiful, but I couldn't rip apart a book like that . . . especially one designed by Jessica Hische!!

+ Lemon Butter Cookies are looking deeelicious!

+ I love these snow drawings! It's getting much colder, but I wish it actually snowed in Auckland!

+ The Scale of the Universe is awe-inspiring.

+ A hilarious tumblr, which has me nodding and smiling at almost every gif.

+ Hot chocolate on a stick! Yummeh!

+ How delicious do these spring flower lollipops look?!

Braid love.

+ Would you wear a zoo around your neck? Check out this awesome tutorial!

+ 30 ways to wear your white tee. So handy!

Friday, May 25, 2012

the great gatsby

Favourite movie poster of all time?!

Monday, May 14, 2012


Youth Art Committee's second major exhibition opens tomorrow. If you're in Auckland, I hope you'll come visit. :-)

Please click on the image to see it in its full glory, Blogger is being silly and not letting me resize.

Friday, May 11, 2012

a cluster of links

Wow, new blogger layout, huh. Anyway, the bookmark list has been piling up slowly (I miss blogging!), so here's this weeks cluster of links :-)

+ Interiors inspired by The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

+ I'm loving sauteed mushrooms!

+ Amazing iPhone cases.

+ So I really like Pinterest. And this is when Pinterest gets drunk.

+ The Colour Clock.

+ Celebrity Photobombing! Hah!

+ B-e-a-u-tiful packaging design.

+ Next time I'm buying books, THIS is where I'm going!

+ How about a book clutch?

Aaand, while we're on the subject of books, the Youth Art Committee that I'm part of, is holding an exhibition (which opens next week!), where young people from all over New Zealand are sending in artwork made from old books! Find more information here. See you there :-)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Facebook in the 90s

Oh, I love this video. I like it so much because it's similar to my last assignment of university, where I made Facebook as it would've been in the Victorian era.

I hope everyone's having a super Easter holiday. :-)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

hi :-)

Soo, I haven't updated in a while, and—holy moly I just checked the blog traffic, there're quite a few people reading this!—thought I'd pop in and write a post. I did mention that I was working towards getting my first proper graphic design job. Well, tick that off the list, for I am now working at one of New Zealand's largest media companies! Anywho, that's what's keeping me busy these days!

I happened across these delightful lollies (well, they look delightful, I haven't actually tried them) and thought the blog world might like to see :-)

Photos aren't great, but they would've helped me super-duper-immensely back in my first year of uni when I was trying to research and recreate Victorian chocolate packaging, but, never mind! If you're in Auckland and you're looking for these, you'll find them at Sabato.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

saruman trolling

The person who created this, is a genius. And how weird is it, that the singing voice is so similar to Christopher Lee's own voice?!

Monday, February 27, 2012

good packaging

These days, I find myself looking at lots of well-designed packaging. Hmmm.

Anyway. Is this the most prettiest nail polish ever, or what?

And how about this sweet perfume bottle with the pincushion and Victorian-inspired pins?!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

crabtree and evelyn

On Tuesday, Libby, Chloe, and I walked into Crabtree and Evelyn. Seriously. If I had the money, I would buy everything in there. And their packaging is exactly the sort of design I'm really inspired by at the moment, so! Oh the joy! :D

Images © Crabtree and Evelyn. D'oh! :-)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I saw Hugo yesterday, and left feeling super inspired (and a little embarrassed because I fell smack on all fours while getting out). It was a bit slow at times, but apart from that, it is simply wonderful to watch. Read a more detailed review here.

Thanks for following le blahg, Saskia! :D

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

the groovy baker

Holy Lollipops. The Groovy Baker has the most varied variety I've ever seen! I think they might be the Bertie Botts of the Muggle World.

There's Jupiter 'pops...

but the one I'd like to try the most, is Orange Blossom Thyme.

Images © The Groovy Baker.

Monday, February 20, 2012

cecilia camouflaged

What a cool project.

Friday, February 17, 2012

a cluster of links

+ I know Valentines' Day is over, but check out this super cool pixel heart necklace.

+ Uhm, I really wanted to try Rainbow Twizzlers for some strange reason, and I did. I would say that Stephanie was right, and they taste and have the texture of flavoured plastic (not that I've ever tried plastic). Aaanyway. Read this funny review about Twizzlers.

+ Mark Weaver's Make Something Cool Every Day. So. Inspiring. :')

+ Scientists discover the most relaxing tune ever. I think it's pretty sweet.

+ Check out what people were wearing in the malls the year I was born.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

at night

New York. So gorgeous!

Auckland's not too far behind, hey? :D

Photos are copyright of their respectful owners.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

e for effort

Is this the best shirt ever or what.

Monday, February 13, 2012

a day made of glass

This makes me excited for the future.

Friday, February 10, 2012

a cluster of links

+ Made me laugh.

+ This ad. (And behind-the-scenes).

+ Hand-lettering, le sigh.

+ If you like Tangled, this is for you.

+ Raspberry Cat, you might like this calendar. :D

+ Gotta love Readers Digest jokes! Here are 11 Valentines' Day jokes!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

real life Disney princesses

Check out Jirka Väätäinen's Disney princesses. Talented much?!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bas Meeuws

Check out the fantastic work of Bas Meeuws!

The photographs are inspired by 17th Century Dutch still life paintings.

Did you know that in the 17th Century, paintings of flowers were actually cheaper than the real kind? Painters did not paint by looking at a real vase of flowers, but rather from a book which was like a compendium of individual floral paintings. They then pieced their still life from this book. Meeuws' work follows the same principle, as all of the flowers are individually photographed then put together digitally! Fascinating stuff! Read more about it here!

Friday, February 3, 2012

a cluster of links

Have a great Waitangi Weekend! :-)

+ Patterned Monograms

+ A game for all you pen-tool worshipping people out there (including me): Shape Type.

+ Awh! Dress-up Band-Aids! I want the sequins one!

+ Holy Mackerel. Michelle, you're right—this anatomical quilling is intense!

+ Doesn't this Lavender Lemonade look refreshing? (Actually, it kind of reminds me of Taro flavoured Bubble Tea!)

+ And these Lavender Shortbread cookies?! Next on the "to-bake" list! :D

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A new start.


This will take some getting used to! But, I was tired of the background, it was too much, and most of all, it wasn't necessary.

So here it is, my clean blog. There are still a few tweaks left to do. Hmm. :-)

Friday, January 27, 2012

a cluster of links

+ How beautiful is this cake?!

+ If I was ever to go online shopping, these would be the first thing I'd buy.

+ I loved reading about the evolution of this website. I'm absolutely interested in, and inspired by all things botanical right now! :-)

+ That's it, I'm following her blog! Such beautifulness.

+ Buttered popcorn ice-cream, anyone? I've tried buttered popcorn jelly beans, but, is this a step too far?! Or will I love it?

+ Check out this sweet Valentines' wall heart!

+ Two words: Fictional. Food.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Typography inspiration of the day! :D

Mural at The Ace Hotel from Daniel Cassaro on Vimeo.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Milky Way timelapse

Oh, this is just so wonderful and ethereal, I couldn't not share.

Friday, January 20, 2012

a cluster of links

Please excuse the lack of posts so far. I'm still trying to figure out the balance between what to pin and what to blog. :-)

+ 50 Reasons not to date a Graphic Designer (almost all of these are true with me).

+ Loving the work of UK doodler, Carrie Lewis.

+ This is a fun one: How fast are your reactions? (I'm a Bobbing Bobcat, haha)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What's on my mind?

Sweet confectionery!

First up is this delicious peppermint bark that Michelle kindly sent me (along with a box of American chocolates!).

I never had peppermint bark before, and I absolutely loved it! I found a recipe here that helped me make my own (which also turned out pretty good if I say so myself!). It's seriously easy+fun to make. Melt dark chocolate, cool it, melt white chocolate, pour on top, sprinkle with crushed up candy canes, cool that, DONE. :D And, oh yeah, post-Christmas sale means cheap as candy canes. Cha-ching! ;)

Now I also want to try making macarons! These guys make it sound so easy! 

Challenge accepted?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Who knew that paint curdles?! Not me. This lovely surprise was waiting for me as I opened my tub of fluorescent pink poster paint.

It looks like a bad science experiment. Hey. Maybe this is how they make slime/gunge (?). I've been madly stirring it, trying to get it all nice and paint-like consistency again, but to no avail.

Does anyone know? Has this paint gone past the point of no return?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fotoshop by Adobe

A new beauty regimen that does everything you want—heal flaws, change your body shape, brighten your eyes, even change your race!

Monday, January 9, 2012


Happy New Year, and I hope whoever is reading this, you're having a wonderful year already!

After a little break where I went crazy pinning things, I am back in the blog-mode for the fourth year now. It's my first year out of any type of education institution, and I'm kind of like, eek, where to from here?! But I'm sure this moment of panic will pass.

Have I made any resolutions, no, I haven't. I will however work towards my portfolio and CV, becoming fit, and getting that job.