Colour Your World | #3 Pantone Scuba Blue

Last week we began looking at Pantone’s spring colour forecast and focussed on the first colour in their palette — Aquamarine — and how we could use it in our homes. This time we’re looking at ‘Pantone Scuba Blue’. As it’s name suggests it’s another aqua inspired shade — although probably most people would call it turquoise! It’s a vibrant, …

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Colour Your World | #2 Pantone Aquamarine

So a couple of days ago I was talking about the colour forecast for this spring and I started thinking about how we’d use some of these shades in the home. This time round I’m looking at Pantone Aquamarine. It’s always a little easier to keep up with trends and fashions for our wardrobe — as the …

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Colour Your World | #1 The Annual Colour Predictions

This is the first in my ‘Colour Your World’ series — talking about the Pantone annual colour predictions. As a designer, I’m always looking at trends and predictions — and my most favourite thing by far is COLOUR! When the design world’s colour guru, Pantone,  releases it’s colour report for each season, it’s amazing to watch how these shades …

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Resolutions, Revolutions & Papercut Art!

I can’t believe that we’re into a brand new year! Christmas threw us a bit of a curve-ball, what with my dad being taken ill, so we’ve been in a state of suspended animation for the last few days. Holding our breath until we knew that he was going to be OK. It looks like …

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A Papercut Art Present for My Friend

I mentioned in a recent post that we had just celebrated my best girlfriend’s birthday. It was her 40th and I wanted to give a really special present, so I thought long and hard about what we should give to her. Eventually I decided to make something, rather than buy a gift. I have spoken in the past …

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Life, work and some luxury party invitations

This week has been a bit of a strange one — mixed blessings, if you like. It started badly. Monday saw an awful turn of events for a much loved family member. I am not going to say anything more, apart from it was a sad day and there were not many smiles in our …

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