Friday 24 June 2011

INSPIRED BY: brandon boyd

I've always been a bit of a fan of Brandons Boyd's work (artistically and musically). For whatever reason I seem to be attracted to strong line–based illustrations. Perhaps that is why I'm quite fond of comic books? These are some of my favourite works of his...

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Hurley Project Exhibition | Elephant

He recently collaborated with Hurley and H.O.P.E. to raise funds and bring awareness to conserving our oceans. Along the walls Brandon wrote: "We are an island. And whether by luck or misfortune, we have nowhere else to go. We are a beautiful island. But we are misguided and off course. Demand clean energy! Ban single use plastics! Protect our island, and give hope to our children's children. Leave the island better than you found it."
Check out more photos of the exhibition here and the video documenting the process here.

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Spilling/Spinning | Spinning Hair Girl | Orangutan

Like many fellow Incubus fans I can be a bit obsessive! I remember doing at least two projects based on their work while I was studying for my degree. One of them was inspired visually by Spinning Hair Girl (above) and inspired conceptually by one of my favourite Incubus songs Redefine.
I'm motivated to do some illustrations now :)

Tuesday 21 June 2011


This was a poster I needed to quickly whip up as a favour for the lovely team at StreetWorks (a group that does amazing work in our community). So if you're looking for something to do on Friday night head over to Agora Café and swap your old clothes that you've grown tired of for exciting finds of the op shop variety.

Sunday 19 June 2011


I do some work for a local restaurant called Iguana and I thought I'd share some of the "weekday rituals" posters that I've done for them. They have a bit of a retro vibe and were all created from black and white photographs from the 40's and 50's.
The idea is to have a ritual each day and some type of deal to go with it. Sweet Tooth Tuesday is my favourite day... I can never turn down a dessert! Yum.

Tuesday 7 June 2011


Soo.... I thought I'd do one last post about my wedding... It's the last I promise!
For our Order of Service I really wanted to do something a little different. I like little details, things that are a bit unexpected with an element of discovery. I decided to do a design that has four sides and folds inside itself three times... A little hard to describe in words! Here is a wee clip to show how it folds...

Some people got it right away, others took a while to figure it out... And some just couldn't get it at all! But fun none the less :) Plus it entertained our guests while they waited for me to arrive!

We really wanted this to be an opportunity to honour and thank our families and bridal party. It was also a good way to "introduce" our bridal party to guests who didn't know them. We also included photos of our parents on their wedding day! They're too cute :)
See the matching invites HERE

Monday 6 June 2011


This Queens Birthday weekend my hubby Brendon and I went to Taupo for a little getaway. We went partly for a winter escape and partly to celebrate my birthday which we didn't get to do properly as I had a nasty cold at the time.

We arrived in Taupo just in time to watch the sun go down and have a stroll by the lake. The trees were still in all their autumn glory.

Then we went and had a nice hot spa in the thermally heated private pools at DeBretts. The next day we put on our adventure hats and went wherever the breeze lead us. We went to Huka Falls and took in the lovely scenery.

Brendon bought me these shoes for my birthday which I just LOVE. I'd been eying them up for a while and now I'm hunting through my wardrobe for outfits to go with them :)

On the drive home we found a driveway lined with beautiful trees that made an archway and littered the road with leaves. It was so pretty we stopped to take a few photos.

We had such great time wining and dining... Can't wait for our next weekend away!

Friday 3 June 2011

FEIJOA WINE: part two

After letting our brew hang in the bucket we got to put it into the demijohn (or carboy). To start off there was a ton of sediment floating around in it! After a week we drained it into a pot and caught all the feijoa bits in a cheese cloth, then put it back into the demijohn.

Each week we syphon out the liquid and get rid of the sediment that has gathered at the bottom. Each week it gets clearer and clearer! It's already tasting yummy, really sweet but still quite strong...
Still a long way to go yet.

Check out part one of our feijoa process HERE if you haven't seen it yet :)

Have a lovely long Queens birthday weekend if you're in New Zealand xx