Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sad news for London's Covent Garden.

The Dover book shop will be closing in March. The Dover Bookshop has been a huge source of inspiration to many designers specialising in royalty free images and will be closing after 27-years in Earlham Street.

Julie Verhoeven, Paul Smith and even Vivienne Westwood have used Dover pictures in their work. Artist Stanley Donwood also made use of Dover imagery in the title graphic on the cover of Thom Yorke's album, The Eraser.

It’s hard to miss with its bright yellow frontage and sign featuring a design donated by the artist Eduardo Paolozzi, a long-time fan of the shop. A treasure of a shop that is really worth checking out before it disappears.

For now, the Dover Bookshop is running a closing down sale, with 20% off all Dover titles in the shop or a 10% discount online (with free P&P).

Best of luck to Tim and all his staff at the shop.

The Dover Bookshop is at 18 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LG

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013

When I have the time I will embroider everything.

A little ethnic inspiration, one of my mood boards:

1.       Wear colour.
2.       Feeling a bit artsy.
3.       Parna Linen.
4.       Pinterest.
5.       That bohemian girl.
6.       Pinterest.
7.       Aida Coronada.
8.       Calabash design.
9.       Blue grass thread sky.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


I've recently started making my own fonts using my I-pad. It’s a lot of fun (I’m a font geek) and I’m really looking forward to using them in my work.

Check out www.2ttf.com to make your own fonts on a I-pad.

Here is a font I made, it’s called Monique font:

Head over www.snippetandink.com/50-fonts/ for lots of FREE pre-made fonts and to www.handmadefont.com for some beautiful unique fonts to purchase.

Happy fonting