• Design | Ikea’s going Indian

    A friend just tipped me off about this – Ikea has just launched an India-inspired limited collection! It’s a story of three firsts for Ikea – India, Pinterest and Facebook. Called True Blue, the collection draws upon Indian design influences, all in the colour blue. And Ikea seems to be testing out Pinterest and Facebook […]

  • Urbanism | Container Urbanism

    I was thinking about how shipping containers seem to have become the new pop-up urban spaces for any number of uses  – from retail, to culture, to even hospitality – and thought of the term “Container Urbanism”.  And then I thought to myself, “what a brilliant term to describe the trend!”, and was patting myself […]

  • Design | The V&A Illustration Awards 2012 Shortlist

    Speaking of illustration art, the high-priestess of design academies, the V&A has announced its shortlist for the 2012 Illustration Awards. Chosen out of more than a 1,000 entries from across the UK, the shortlist that spans four categories, is a treat: Book Illustrations 1. Cathy Maclennan: Bunny Bunny Catkin 2. Laetitia Devernay: The Conductor 3. […]

  • Design | City Illustrati

    I often trawl Etsy and other art sites for handmade illustrations, and it never ceases to surprise me just how many talented folks there are in this world! I love Etsy for how it has made this talent accessible to everyone, and for the artists, a brilliant platform to showcase their work. I will be […]