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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

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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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

Colour Inspiration

Do you ever have days where the same colour keeps popping out at you everywhere? This happens to me often, once I have noticed said colour, I will keep seeing it everywhere – and I mean everywhere: TV ads, magazines, shop windows, business cards etc etc.

This week it has been the turn of an old favourite – purple. A dark and moody colour, full of mystery and intrigue. A colour you can almost touch and smell with your eyes.

As a tribute to the lingering heavy scent of purple, I have put together a mini collection of some of my favourite purple pics of the week.

Colour inspiration: Purple

Figs | Mushrooms | Roses | Ice Cream