French creative duo Zim & Zou never cease to amaze me. Their latest colourful paper universe was for the window display of the new Hermès store in Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates. Titled ‘Forest Folks’, the duo adds a little magic into the retail world by creating two different scenes referencing a fairytale world including oversized mushrooms, florals, and whimsical creatures. . . .
Why draw on paper when you can do the complete opposite – draw with paper. The art of paper quilling has been around for centuries, using small strips of coloured paper to create different shapes and turning them images, decorative pieces or even jewellery. I remember getting paper quilling packs as a child and twirling and twisting the paper to create birds, flowers, and a whole range of . . .
Halloween is probably my favourite time of year. It used to be Christmas - now it's a close tie. That's because in Australia, we don't wear funny outfits and roam the streets. Come on. Dress ups, parties, creepy artwork found across Instagram - what's there not to love. Here's me. Here's a collection of wonderful Halloween posts I found while scouring across my Explore feed. From . . .
I went to the Tim Burton exhibition in Shanghai and for those of you who are based in this city, please go and visit it. It's one of my top three all-time favourite exhibitions together with Yayoi Kusama and Cai Guo Qiang. The amount of work that he's created throughout his years is incredible and so inspirational. A smorgasbord of whimsy, creepy and magnificent - all in one place. One of . . .
My colour explosion on Instagram, showcasing inspiration revolving around a single colour. PINK Featuring: Sabeena Karnik | The Taable | Legal Miss Sunshine | Cait Miers | Hedvig Astrom Kushner | Marcel Christ | Taymax Plants | Vilde Rolfsen | THPRKS . . .
My colour explosion on Instagram, showcasing inspiration revolving around a single colour. BROWN Featuring: Audrey Kawasaki | Akiko Ida | Bolig Magasinet | Maria A. Aristidou | Alexandria Manson | Swoon Studio | Katrin Wiehle | Adam Hale | Bear Fox Chalk . . .
"Drawing with a knife" - that's what Hong Kong artist Bovee Lee does with much skill and patience. Instead of channeling her feelings about moving cross-country into nervousness or frustration, she created these intricate hand-cut paper rollercoasters. Talk about a good method of diversion... "In these works, I also draw parallels between one’s romantic relationship and our relationship . . .
Happy New Year! May this year be a wonderful one. One where we learn more, create more, love more. Reach goals instead of simply making resolutions. Embrace change, spread kindness, and explore the unknown. I'm excited for the year ahead - enjoy 2016! . . .
If you're talking about dedication to one's craft...Calvin Nicholls is your man. Some of his pieces can take a couple of weeks to create, and the more elaborate pieces sometimes take a year to complete! This amazingly detailed work is carefully formed from an initial hand-drawn template, with the haut-relief effect being achieved through a meticulous process involving X-ACTO knives, . . .
Happy Friday all! It's a long weekend over here, so we're all even more excited today (despite the forecast of three days of rain). There has been a tad of a blogging hiatus as I've been away in Tokyo, my new favourite city in the world but more of that later... For now, check out this notebook set by Russ Gray - so beautifully whimsical and perfect for Spring. via Nae Design . . .