Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Illustration Love: Bernadette Pascua & GOOP

I recently signed up to Gwyneth Paltrow's blog/newsletter GOOP. Yesterday's update was all about the new Goop App. A city guide for the 'tried and tested of the best and coolest in Manhattan'. A lovely little app and I shall be sure to use it next time I visit New York, however it wasn't the app itself which struck me but the gorgeous illustration icons they have used in it. 
The Goop City Guide App

These beautiful little drawings are by Brooklyn based illustrator Bernadette Pascua. I dashed right over to have look at her website and here is a taste of what I found.....
Packaging Designs for Sugar & Plumm - Purveyers of yum.
Certainly YUMMY! I can't stop looking at them.

Please have a look at Bernadette's website Decade Diary to see more of her extremely talented and beautiful work.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Packaging Love: One of a Kind

Since starting up my blog I have been following the lovely blog 'Lobster and Swan' by Jeska Hearne. A couple of weeks ago Jeska did a post on the boutique One of a kind. Straight away I fell in love with the little urban garden trees and badges designed by illustrator Kate Rawlinson. I know a lot of my friends would love them too so I put in my order for a few Christmas presents and have just received my parcel this morning. I have to say it's absolutely beautiful! All the little details, it made me flutter inside. I couldn't open it without taking some photos to share with you. I can't show you the contents yet as some of my readers might be receiving them but I now want to buy things for our Kate, I might be putting in another order very soon! (Please see One of a kind's competition below)

Kate has just sent me an email asking me to let you know that she is currently running a competition to name a new tree in her urban garden. You can enter here. The winner will be announced on 16th December. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dog Love: And on the subject of pets...

how cute is he? I couldn't agree more with his statement of happiness.....a puppy is always top of my list for Father Christmas! x
Image thanks to Kelly of Fabulous K's 'Notes of Fabulous'

Monday, 5 December 2011

Packaging Love: Tag & collar

I couldn't resist sharing this fabulous wine label (just seen on The Dieline), if you can call it that.  A very clever limited edition wine bottle for Empyreal 75, a pet food protein supplement for dogs and cats. Designed by agency Bailey Lauerman. So simple but such a lovely idea. It was used as a promotional tool at The Pet Food Tradeshow but I think my labrador would love a bottle!! 

All images kindly borrowed from The Dieline

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Cupcake Love: Mings Divine Cupcakes

Ming Makes Cupcakes

Hello friends, I've been a bit quite on the old blog posts lately, I'm sorry (I've been on a lovely holiday to Barbados with my boy). Anyway, to get back into the swing of things I thought I'd share something yummy with you which I just found in the depths of my email. 

The blogosphere is well and truly soaked up in the excitement of advent calendars, Christmas gifts and cards at the moment so maybe this will bring a taste of something a little different. If like me you are not a fan of traditional Christmas cake maybe one of these divine cupcakes from Ming will tickle your fancy instead, and if you don't have a very sweet tooth, she even has savoury ones too such as Parsnip and Beetroot (eeewwww). 

Aren't they amazing! Check them all out here, there are a mere 33 flavours. 

She has also made cookies and savouries too!

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