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Happy Monday

I have my moments and last week I spotted this brilliant graphic and it could not have been more true.
Let’s hope this week is a little less tricky!

Happy Monday folks.

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Wise Words

Yikes, it has been far too long since my last Wise Words post! To get us back on track for the Weekly Wise Words here are some very pertinent sentiments to refer to daily.
Created by Bianca Cash

Wise Words

Wise Words

If you, like me, are having a crazy week and can’t seem to find time to pause and breathe, then here is a little mid week motivation to keep your spirits lifted and your heart pointed in the right direction.

I am afraid I cannot find any solid reference as to who’s quote it is and who did the lettering, but it seems so relevant that I simply had to post it. If you know more about its origins then please let me know.

Have a happy and productive Wednesday folks.

Wise Wiords

Wise Words to start your week with

Can you believe it, the first week of December is here? If you are also feeling overwhelmed with life in general, then this gorgeous wise words typographic reminder, from Colette Creative, will ring true for you.

Remember to stop and take a deep breath – this too shall pass.

Wise Words from Colette Creative

Wise words for a Monday

Richard Perez

Wow, the weekend flew past and it’s already nearly the end of October – time is whizzing by!
This week is going to be another busy one, so in the spirit of not wasting any time doing stuff that is not amazing, I thought I would post this cool poster by Richard Perez.
I couldn’t agree more… make some awesomeness this week!

Always be yourself

Wow – Thursday has arrived already! Although I love short weeks and the prospect of the weekend being around the corner is very appealing, I can’t help but think that time is flying by way too fast (okay, now I sound like my Gran).

Perhaps John Mayer coined it better: “Stop this train I want to get off and go home again, I can’t take the speed it’s moving in, I know I can’t but honestly won’t someone stop this train”

Anyhow, if you are also feeling a little rushed and out of steam – here are some wise words to keep you on track, and if that doesn’t work, there is a poster with some cats riding bikes to get you going again.

Thanks to the clever WEAREYAWN for the motivation.

Always be yourself

Colour Inspiration – Grey & Pink

The glorious Cape Town sun of yesterday has abandoned us and instead the sky is dull and grey and not very happy looking. In an attempt to brighten up a gloomy day, here is a bit of cosy colour inspiration – Pink and Grey – a soft combination that always work well together.

Included in my inspiration board are some of my current lust decor items – stunning wall decals by the super talented illustrator Fathima Kathrada, a gorgeous Harbour rope lampshade by yarn bomber extraordinaire Isabeau Joubert, delicious ice-cream ceramics by Kate for Josephine Road and a beautiful hand lettered cushion by Alice Edy for Lionheart.

Grey & Pink Colour Inspiration

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Type Sandwiches

Beautifully neat typography combined with delicious lunchtime faire – what more could a designer want?
Check out David Schwen’s nifty Type Sandwiches… anyone in the mood for a PB&J?

Schwen1 PB&J


Schwen3Chicago Dog


Schwen5Grilled Cheese




Schwen10Double Stuff




See more of David Schwen’s work here

Adventure starts here

It’s a fresh (and freezing) Monday morning here in Cape Town – the beginning of another exciting week. I hope you have a good one – make to the most of it.

Marta Harding - wise words

Created by Marta Harding

Memory Keepers

I am a sucker for typography and this morning I was inspired by this piece by Zachary Smith. It reminded me so much of our dear friends Desmond and Toni (from DNA Photography).
This one is for you guys, hope you are having a blast enjoying the European Summer. Keep doing what you do so well – you guys rock!

Wise words by Zachary SMith
Visit Zachary’s site for more amazing typography

Wise Words to end your week on

The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster and I am feeling a little battered and bruised.
Today Gandhi’s words couldn’t be any more true – you must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Hand lettering done by BMD Design

The world is tired of hate - BMD Design