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Hells yeah – it’s Friday!


This week has whizzed by at super speed and the weekend is here – hells yeah!

Do you have any special plans for next two days? Maybe a braai or a trip to the winelands?
Lets hope the weather plays along and we all get to enjoy some sunshine, outdoors with friends and family.

Have a smashing weekend, whatever you plan to do!

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Colour Inspiration – Rainbows at Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Where is the best spot to view this breathtaking installation at Grace Cathedral in San Fransisco? Lying down on a pew… from there you can look up at the over 1000 statin rainbow ribbons pouring light down from the heavens.

Anne Patterson’s breathtaking work entitled Graced With Light is meant to represent “a series of light pathways, connecting heaven and earth, manifest as ribbons. The ribbons carry our prayers, dreams and wishes skyward, and, in turn, grace streams down the ribbons to us.” Truly inspiring!
Read more about this installation and Grace Cathedral here. Found here.

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral

Photo credits: Esteban Valdivieso, Fiesteban Photography, Mike Blank

On my Christmas Wish List: Chocolate paint box

Dear Father Christmas, please can I have a box of chocolate paint. Thanks – Jo xxx

Who can forget, as a child, the delight of opening a brand spanking new box of pencils or crayons? It was possibly the only cool thing about going back to school at the beginning of the new year. I loved having a new pencil case filled with fresh goodies all waiting to be used for the first time.

Somehow the smell of fresh art supplies and stationary really has stuck with me and I simply can’t help myself around shiny new pens, plump looking novelty erasures, boxes of paperclips, pots of paint, stiff new paint brushes and magical trays of coloured pencils.

Now mix that delight with the treat of a freshly opened box of chocolates and you are in for a real feast.
Nendo have created just such a delicious delight – individual chocolate tubes of yummy gooeyness – each flavor being filled with it’s respective coloured stickiness. So good!

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See more of Nendo’s work here.
Photos by Ayao Yamazaki

Colour Inspiration

Mint and Tangerine – the makings of a delicious cocktail? No, instead the beginnings of a new Blog Makeover for a client – exciting stuff indeed.

Mint and tangerine

I have just started working on a very exciting makeover for the loveliest graphic designer (can’t tell you any more than that at this stage). As part of my Blog Makeover process I usually put together a mood board for each full makeover I do.

This is such a fun process, I get to collect photos, illustrations, typography, colours and styles and pop them all together in one big mood board. This step, in my little creative process, is so therapeutic – kind of like design meditation and being the magpie/bowerbird that I am I have no problem getting lost in Pinterest for hours on end.

Well, my client’s new identity and colour palette are so cheerful and inspiring that I couldn’t resist sharing just a tiny portion of the imagery I have collected to put in her new Blog’s mood board. Okay, I haven’t included all the colours in the new palette, I just picked out two of my favorites – a fresh mint and tangerine splash – so gorgeous!
Ironically these are two colours that keep coming up in designs I am asked to work on, not surprising as they are so lovely.

Photo credits:
Church | Rose | Pencils | Frenchie | Chevron Plates