Inspiration
28 Up South Africa

28 Up South Africa

I stumbled upon this film while watching the news on Aljazeera this morning. An interesting dissection of South Africans as they grow up in a transitioning South Africa. The documentary has been following the lives of a number of different people over more or less 28 years directed by Angus Gibson who filmed their lives...
Iwagumi, Wabi Kusa & Kokedama

Iwagumi, Wabi Kusa & Kokedama

I have been fascinated with Iwagumi and Nature Style aquariums since I first saw them in Roppongi hills in Tokyo, where I stumbled, quite by accident into an exhibition of mindblowing tanks. The rocks, weeds, branches and myriad creatures all painstakingly crafted into fantastical underwater worlds. I am by no means an aquarium geek. It’s...
Barcelona Doors

Barcelona Doors

The doors in Barcelona smile. So many kinds, different textures, colours, leading to different worlds. “Come in,” they say, beckoning with swirling art nouveau flourishes. I enjoy walking around in the various neighbourhoods, discovering new doors, and admiring the craftmanship and artistry that has gone into producing them. All of these photographs were taken by...
Cat vs Cat

Cat vs Cat

I love cats. I love illustration. I’m getting my very own cat in September. He is a Birman cat, and I plan to train him to come on walks with me like a dog, and appreciate art, and bake banana bread. His name is Professor Zulu Puffling. This little post is inspired by him. Now...
Degas Dancers, Frocks a Flutter

Degas Dancers, Frocks a Flutter

These brightly coloured birds have been flooding my Pinterest boards as I search for inspiration for drawing and a possible tattoo design. I couldnt help but find similarities between them and the beautifully expressive artworks by Degas in his series on ballet dancers. Have a look at my Pinterest for the sources of the images....
Back in Africa

Back in Africa

A friend of mine posted up a video on a weekend spent in Joburg, yesterday on Facebook. Johannesburg, a city in South Africa, and one that I used to call home. I guess in some ways I still do, even though I live in Barcelona, I’m a South African at heart. Joburg was the city...
Inside Out

Inside Out

I have been a little bit under the weather this weekend. A spring cold has me hidden inside, moving slowly, and sipping tea. I have no energy besides to feast my eyes on pretty spaces and nice things to put inside them. And so a lazy Sunday conjuration of architecture, art & interiors. Now I...
Materia Fugaz

Materia Fugaz

My sweet friend Lita Bosch is a whizz at photography. Her first solo exhibition opened last weekend at Espacio Visible. A collaboration of her photographs with poetry by the Barcelona actress Estel Sole, the show was a grand success, and the effect of the words combined with the prints had a huge impact. If you...
Illustration + Art Inspiration: Portraits

Illustration + Art Inspiration: Portraits

Some lovely and interesting portraits by clever artists! 1:Portrait of a Young Woman, early 1800s, by an unknown artist / Benjamin Edmiston 2:Hsiao-Ron Cheng / Andrea CC 3:Olaf Hajek / Marta Slawinska 4:Steven Kenny / Albert Guasch 5:Oscar Delmar / Charlotte Caron
Signature Illustration

Signature Illustration

For the last while I have been posting semi regularly to Signature Illustration. It’s a blog dedicated to the work of artists, illustrators, and various other titbits, all collected, gathered and composed in bite size chunks of inspirational eye candy, yay! I urge you to head on over and browse through the posts, you may...
Ceramics Inspiration

Ceramics Inspiration

Last year I began ceramics classes, and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences. I have spent quite a bit of time learning and creating, and excitedly waiting to see what magic happens in the kilns as the glazes melt and combine, turning my work into surprises that I couldn’t have imagined. A...
Fashion + Illustration

Fashion + Illustration

Recently I have been having a bit of a Pinterest Attack! It’s completely distracted me from my work, and chores, so I thought instead of wasting all my mad pinning, I would create another Illustration and Fashion mashup here in the Inspiration section of the blog. Well at least I’m trying to convince myself that...