When I last went to Greenwich Market (the best craft market ever), I picked up *lots*, from a lovely fabric birthday crown to honey oat soaps, from rainbow macarons to wooden bracelets.
The best finds though were these art cards by Daniel Mackie @the_dmc_daniel - whimsical scenes of nature, watercolour cards inspired by Japanese prints, Art Deco and the Arts and Crafts Movement. So full of personality are these creatures, we had initially only chosen a couple.
They were intended as greeting cards of course, but I carefully cut them around and made them into a paper garland hanging above a door.
I've been into papercraft recently. As a graphic designer, brilliant illustration is gold dust that I need scattering around the house. We ran out of wall space long ago, so I've been turning great illustrations into paper garlands that I can hang off the ceiling 😘. Adobe have a free section in their stock library where I found this whimsical sea story the other day, printed them on card, and sewed them together.
We spent an entire day in Burano despite it being such a small town, the colours just draw you in and keep a hold of you in wondrous ways, as if you can't escape this joyous candy-like reality.
My head spins at the thought of having to decide one one single colour for our house if we lived there.
The epic Casa Milà, or La Pedrera, and Sagrada Familia through an arch and up close. This was a private residence designed by Gaudi more than a century ago - can you imagine living there? I did and almost didn't come back ❤️ all this while my husband and 3yo chose to not climb nine flights of stairs and instead nap outside on a bench. Best me time ever.
This design and architecture style is called Modernista, it's as if he took art nouveau and gothic and made them his own.
#designandarchitecture #modernism #gaudisbarcelona #barcelona #gaudí #gaudi #casamila #lapedrera #sagradafamilia
Gaudí's Park Güell in Barcelona is my heaven, such a place of great delights. Exceptional design and architecture, working with and for nature herself to tell a story of modernism ~ mosaics, angles and curves, colours, flowers, music, sun and sea that make an irresistible cityscape. What a great man he was, such an oasis he's left us.
#gaudi #barcelona #gaudisbarcelona #designandarchitecture #colourfuldesign #mosaicart #modernism #artoutdoors #outdoorart #cityscape #bestpark
Throwback to the amazing design that is this headband from @sophieninaart, psychedelic, luminous, pure chromatic joy inducing pattern that I could easily cover my walls in.
And mine and Nina's matching #grannygoroundcardigan and #grannygoroundjumper from brilliant @iron_lamb which I crocheted last year and we both still wear them like mad. It's so humbling to hear her say "mummy made this for me".
#imadethis #handmadecrafts #crochetlove #designandcraft #womenwhodesign #womenwhomake #womenwhocreate