A truly beautiful Minxy mix of charm, inspiration, practical advice, and pretty projects to simplify and beautify your life and home. - Jane Brocket, The Gentle Art of Domesticity
Have you seen these cute, affordable prints by Melbourne’s Pea Press, illustrated by Vicky Axford? Definitely themes after my own heart!
Speaking of illustrations, I’ve been investigating the work of Antoinette Fleur, a French artist my friend Olivier introduced me to through his blog, Dossier 37. Olivier tells me her drawings are published in all the top French magazines and super-popular in Europe.
I haven’t seen her work before – at least, I wasn’t aware if I have – but think there’s something so free and spirited about Fleur’s fashionably illustrated girls, don’t you? I am loving them.
I’ve had my eye on this site for months now, where you can purchase lovely letterpress prints from artists living all over the world. Wilkintie, which was set up by Melbourne-based couple Carly Hargreaves and Niels Oeltjen, focuses on artwork for children, but their whimsical collection of pieces should appeal to the child inside everyone. Enjoy.
Zoe and I used to work together a few years ago, back when I was a book publicist and she was an in-house graphic designer. Since then, Zoe’s completed a PhD on graphic novels (clever gel) and been getting her art out and about, as well as continuing to design books as a freelancer. I’ve always admired her work and get such a kick out of her illustrations, which are so often whimsical and surprising.