Giveaway from Mariann Johansen-Ellis!

February 11, 2013 | Art

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Happy Monday guys! And Happy Chinese New Year to all those celebrating!

What better way to start the week than with a giveaway – right?!

I received a really lovely email last week from Mariann Johansen-Ellis, a full time printmaker from Spain, introducing herself and her beautiful artworks to me. And I’m so glad.. they’re gorgeous! Just have a look at these bright and colourful etchings she does for kids…

Mariann Johansen-Ellis

 

I’m in love with those little elephants! Mariann also does etchings and linocuts for adults, which you can find here and here. And if that wasn’t enough, she also holds printmaking workshops from her studio in Spain! How cool would that be? It’s been put onto my to-do list :)

So – the Giveaway! Well, luckily for you guys, Mariann has very graciously offered to give one of her original etchings away to one of you lucky ducks! YAY! So today, you’ve got the chance to win either one of the two etchings below (your choice).. how great is that?!

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The giveaway will only be held until midnight this Thursday, so get in quick! Here’s how you can enter:

PRIZE: 1 original etching by Mariann Johansen-Ellis (your choice between either ‘Caught a Star‘, or ‘Welcome‘ – see above)

TO ENTER: Head over to Mariann’s shop and/or flickr page, choose your favourite print, and leave me a comment below telling me which one it is! Be sure to use a valid email address when commenting, so I can contact you if you’re the winner! The winner will be chosen by random.org.

GIVEAWAY ENDS: Midnight (Singapore time) Thursday 14th February, 2013.

EXTRAS: Prize can be shipped worldwide. One entry per person only please!

Good luck! And a huge thank you to Mariann Johansen-Ellis for giving away such an amazing prize!
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Question: What are your favourite iPhone cases?

February 5, 2013 | Art, Design

Late last week I had an email from lovely reader Kaela, wondering whether I had any favourite iPhone cases. Why yes, yes I do!

Quite a few it turns out. I thought you all might like to see them too, and so here we are about to see a rather comprehensive list of the iPhone cases that have tugged at my heart.

Most of these are from my go-to case shop – Society 6, but there’s also a gorgeous one from Fossil (of course), and another from Anthroplogie.

Florals: Into the Wild by Elizabeth Olwen . Painted Floral by Threequalsquare
Floral Heart by Anna Deegan

Animals: Fox by Landon Sheely . Bunny and Bird by Kerri-Ann Hulme
Key-Per iPhone Case by Fossil

Circles: Pebbles by Leah Reena Goren . Color Play 1 by Garima Dhawan
 Rain 2 by Garima Dhawan

Geometric: Moon Flower by Anna Deegan . Winter Stripe by Alice Rebecca Potter
 Atym by Spires

Feminine: Biscotti & Vanilla by CMcDonald . Sparkle Stripe by Social Proper
Scalloped iPhone Case by Anthropologie

Thanks for the question Kaela! And for everyone else – if there’s ever anything you’ve wanted to ask me, shoot through an email and I’ll do my very best to answer it for you (either privately via email, or here on the blog)!

Loving… Sanna Annukka

December 28, 2012 | Art, Loving...

Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to drop in today to share a gorgeous shop I discovered a week or so ago..

Sanna Annukka is a designer and printmaker, and my oh my do I love her work! These gorgeous original screen prints are so bright and cheerful, I’d love to have one hanging in my house. They’re also quite large which just makes me love them even more! :)

Aren’t they great?! You can see all of Sanna Annukka’s work in her shop, and also on her blog.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season! x

Loving… Anna Emilia

November 23, 2012 | Art, Loving...

Three cheers for happy floral patterns! Are you sick of me and my floral obsession yet?? ;)

I’m completely in love with these prints by Anna Emilia.. especially the first one, which comes in a delightful A3 size!! Preeeetty.

You can find more of Anna Emilia’s beautiful work over on her website, or buy these gorgeous prints (and more!) at her shop! And you can find more floral love from me here and here.

Have a happy Friday!! Oh, and happy Thanksgiving for yesterday to everyone living in the US!

Found via Design*Sponge.

Loving… Amanda Blake

August 9, 2012 | Loving...

For quite a long time now I’ve been toying with the idea of purchasing a piece of art. And for quite a long time now, I haven’t been able to afford or justify it. That, and I just haven’t found the right piece, or the right wall to hang it on. But, the minute I saw these extremely sweet little portrait blocks by Amanda Blake.. I was head over heels. Seriously, I want them all.

Aren’t they lovely?? I can’t get enough of the colours, the stripes, the flowers..

This is just a small sample of the beautiful work Amanda does, so head over to her shop and blog to see more! The ones above are all only 3.5″ x 4.5″ (teeny tiny!) but she also does larger paintings, and prints too :)