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New haircuts

A visit to the hairdressers always inspires me – a morning of pampering mixed in with pots of tea and red velvet cupcakes is good for the soul (yes, my hairdresser spoils all her clients with the cutest cupcakes). I always walk away from the salon feeling ready for anything.

After my most recent visit to this magical place (otherwise known as Mooi Hair & Beauty Salon) I happened to spot the amazing collage work of Erin Case. One of her digital collections is aptly called Haircut (done in collaboration with Andrew Tamlyn) – I love the simplicity of these “cut’n pastes” so sublimely surreal.

Erin Case

Erin Case

Erin Case

Erin Case

Erin Case

Erin Case

Erin Case

Erin Case

Check out more of Erin’s work here

Collage Work

As a school girl I used to spend hours and hours cutting up old magazines and creating collages in my homework books. I loved transforming what would otherwise have been a boring and much hated part of my daily school routine into something bright and colourful. Sadly I haven’t actually done any collage work since those days, perhaps I should get out my trusty scissors and Pritt stick and get gluing – if only my finished peices could look half as fabulous as Laura Redburn’s gorgeous creations. Laura is a very talented collage and mixed media illustrator from Cardiff in Wales.
You can see more of her work on Society6 and on her own website

Laura Redburn

Laura Redburn

Laura Redburn

Laura Redburn

Laura Redburn

Laura Redburn

Laura Redburn

Laura Redburn

Laura Redburn

Laura Redburn

Blooming lovely

Looking for some serious spring inspiration, I recently revisited Dutch designer Anne Ten Donkelaar. (Read my previous post about her here)
Needless to say, Anne is still at it, making the most exquisitely detailed masterpieces. Her work combines paper cutouts, photographs and actual pressed flowers along with what looks like real little root systems and all. Each piece is so delicate and intricate, positively inspirational. Thanks Anne for brightening up spring!

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Anne Ten Donkelaar
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See more of Anne’s amazing work here

Collage art

Lately I have been seeing more and more collage art appearing everywhere – while I like a good mashup of style, colour, technique and media, a lot of this new stuff is really quite average. Not so are the clever collage pieces being created by Paris based ( Ma + Chr ).

( Ma + Chr ) is an art and design studio founded by Mathilde Aubier and Christine Delaquaize. Their light hearted, fresh and simple approach is most evident in their Baignade & Parasol collection. Don’t you just love the colours and whimsy of the original photos used.

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I couldn’t resist including their crazy cat collection (which I first spotted on Happiness is). Isn’t it silly how adding some human eyes to a really naff kitty photo never fails to entertain. I think my favourite is the last one, the shot with the very nervous looking dog. So cute!

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You can see more of ( Ma + Chr ) here.
Do check out Happiness Is too, it’s full of magical goodness.

Bird in a bunny suit

It has to be said, I am a huge fan of the wabbit. I also quite fancy birds, now combine the two and you have the perfect subject matter for a unique collection of collages. Bayley Collins is the talented Kiwi designer who creates these precious little gems. There simple silliness makes them so adorable – I have to have one. You can get yours here and here

My Deer

On my wish list for Christmas is this fabulous print by Kelly Smith, titled “I Love You My Deer.”

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