Thursday, 4 December 2014

Saturday Night At The Disco.....

I was out in Dalston, London seeing Wrangler play a great gig at The Servants Jazz Quarters, I looked down this is what I saw.....

Friday, 21 November 2014

Tiles With Style

I wish to decorate my London garden with vintage moroccan tiles 
And my kitchen walls .....

And my studio floor.....
Vintage style with tiles! 

Falling Foliage

Yummy Brummy

Last weekend I visited Birmingham and I found an inspiring
array of art, architecture and sunshine

vintage concrete
vintage style

the new library building

inside and


gillian wearing's controversial bronze sculpture named
a real birmingham family


a real london family

See The Sea

Peace and beauty in Port Quin, Cornwall. 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Vintage Park

Last week I visited the York Sculpture Park in Wakefield. It is the UK's first open-air gallery established way back in 1977 and includes work from many modern and contemporary artists including my personal favourites Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth....and many others too - Sol Lewitt, Tracey Emin, Julian Opie, Martin Creed and Andy Goldsworthy....

henry moore

the teenager..running.

peter liversidge

anthony caro

I loved this place, it is really special and worth a visit. Exhibitions showing at the moment are Al Weiwei, Fiona Banner and Brooklyn based Ursula Von Rydingsvard - this is an example of her original and beautiful work.

....pack some walking boots as the YSP is housed on a 500 acre site and it has won the Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2014. Head for Yorkshire!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

It's A Russian Revolution

Follow the link below to watch an amazing visual and audio treat from the Russian designer Vika Gazinskaya showcasing her new collection. Very inspiring.
And here is a selection of past collections. Very original.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Power Flower!

At fitness studios,floral prints are in full bloom!I love the hydrangea plant and up and coming Australian brand The Upside have designed a vibrant floral Hydrangea Prana Pant.

My favourite hydrangea of the moment is the Serrata. Hydrangea Serrata is a species of flowering plant in the family Hydrangeacea, native to mountainous regions of Korea and Japan. Common names include mountain hydrangea and tea of heaven!

I have been using this plant as inspiration for my fashion print designs after discovering it in Cornwall growing in Ben's garden and where I spend many special days drawing and painting.

Flowers are blossoming everywhere in the gym!
I love Markus Lupfer's Floral Track Pants...

And Adam Lippes silk track pant is beautifully subtle...

Pack Of Cards

Here is my new business card - I am fussy about fonts! There are thousands of different typefaces in existence, with new ones being developed constantly. Thank you to Benge for finding the designer font I used for my name. The other font I used is one of my favourites,Futura which is described as having an appearance of efficiency and forwardness! Futura is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed in 1927 by Paul Renner and is based on geometric shapes that became representative of visual elements of the Bauhaus design style of 1919–33.

Futura was commercially released in 1936 and in 2014 it is still being widely used and admired.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Flower Girl

I love flowers. I love drawing flowers. I love the garden this flower grows in.

Vintage Prints


My desk wall....I have been designing the LYN BLAKSTON print collection for Autumn/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer highlights to be exhibited at the London Textile Fair on the 16-17 July

at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014