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Below are a handful of my designs that I created for Animal SS18 Womenswear. These were created well over a year ago in the office and I have moved onto pastures new but here is the final collection. Graphic include chest prints, all over repeats, trims, badges and faux leather bag emboss. To see the full range, please send an email to email@example.com.
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Perspective - when you look at a piece of art, is all you are seeing a reflection of yourself, or the or is it a exactly what you see before you as it is? Do you simply see it as it is, or see it through yourself? Or just see yourself? See memories, senses, remember scents. Remember moments in time or are you just seeing the chair in the painting, or the background and the sky? Is it that you don't see anything at all and you only see yourself.
You think, ''that reminds me of'' or are you seeing a reflection of the artists journey and not the subject matter at all. Is it the subject matter disguised, invisible even though we do see a chair, or a book, or the sky in the painiting. Is it just emotion and journey we are looking at belonging to someone - the artist? Is it that the chair is actually just the emotion or a journey described and disguised by the artist in the shape of a chair? Or is it when we looking at a painting, it's actually like looking at just a reflection of our own thoughts, of ourselves. Like standing in front of a mirror. Are we just seeing out memories, a painting, a work of art, a blank canvas, or just ourselves?
This week I have been working hard on the bathroom and I switched up some plants and putting one extra plant in the bathroom and this plant - has changed the game. Suddenly this palm tree turned our white, low light bathroom into a jungle. That's when it clicked. My bathroom was lacking. This was the room that needed to be full of plants! I love the rainforest. I love the heat of a tropical climate and the wet environment. The was going to be the jungle room. The theme, 'Outdoors Indoors'.
I love being outside in the garden in high summer, when the plants are in full bloom and then it rains...... I miss this in the winter. The bathroom is always hot and wet. Add air plants, bog plants, sticks! Make it an outdoor shower indoors. Here are some pictures. Less white walls, more wild walls. Keep up with my day-to-day bathroom updates via Instagram stories. I will post the final finished bathroom when it is done. Sign up to my newsletter to ensure you don't miss it.
After walking along my local beach I recently discovered this incredible animal skull which I plan to clean up and keep as an interesting feature to the study. A sad story, but an interesting find. I have been drawing animal skulls and bones for years as a part of my previous design job. I have studied whale vertebrae, a mammoths tooth, a megaladons jaw and a few bull skulls all for the purposes of Illustration, to name a few. I plan to put this on the wall of the study next to my mask from Morroco that keeps away bad spirits.
Another amazing find is something that my other half bought home to me. These are industrial lightbulbs and they are enormous! My plan was to take the tops off, open them up and take everything out and get some plants inside and watch them grow.
However upon taking the first top off we ran into some difficulties. Seeing that they were industrial lightbulbs, the seal and the tops were sealed really tightly shut, so we had to crack and hack into the brittle ceramic at the top of the lightbulbs. We managed to successfully get into one only to find that the lightbulbs were sealed shut again with a glass vacuum that was pretty much inpenetrable.
Somehow we managed to get into one lightbulb - the lightbulb exploded into itself, as it sucked air back into the vacuum chamber.
After seeing this happen, we decided to leave the remaining two as they were and simply hang them up in the bathroom as design features - minus the plants inside.
Join me again to see my Moss Wall come to life for the bathroom shortly - blog post to follow.
It's been scarily nearly two years since I visited my families roots. The closest I will get to what my family know as home and the island of Barbados has kept a tender hold on my heart strings since visiting.
We started on the South coast but moved up to the West side of the island to stay in what I can only describe as real Barbados. Full of locals and the entire atmosphere and vibe was much more slow paced and restful on this side of the island. No surf to be had on the west coast, we enjoyed snorkelling and identifying some of the world most deadliest fish - stone fish and the cutest puffer fish just a few metres from the beach. We explored in caves, visited botanical gardens and dined on the best beaches.
Just Grilling restaurant was the tastiest local food to eat and we found ourselves there on numerous occasions. Jerk chicken with rice and a light caesar salad was a repeat offender.....
If you like a slow relaxing life, Barbados is for you. If you want to stay in real Barbados, Four Seasons Europia is perfect. You each get a small home all to yourselves with a veranda to sit out on an dine with your loved one. The only way to describe staying at the Europia - it's like staying at home. It felt like home. It felt right. It was quiet and a place I will truly never forget. The night chirping of the brown tree frogs were a welcome meditational song to send you off to sleep.
Barbados is filled with incredible animals, stunning clear waters, magnificent marine life, I am still a little bit in love with the way the island made me feel. At night, when the rain started the ground would come to life with cane toads jumping about after hiding from the constant 30˚c blistering heat. One moment you would be soaked and a moment later heat has returned. I fashioned a bird bath out of a fallen palm tree which all the birds enjoyed. You will find crabs in land, far from the sea living in the ground? As well as slugs bigger than a big banana and huge shells accommodating the giant snails you find everywhere. Monkeys can be seen as well as mango trees and coconut trees all over the island.
Lying in a hammock may well be one of my favourite things to do. Wonderful memories and I may have to return one day - I am sure I will.
These coconut fell in the night after a storm. When we woke up, a cable had fallen onto the tree still sparking, setting the palm tree alight.
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