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January 2017 – Free Printable Calendar

Happy 2017! Since this is my first post of the year, I thought we’d kick things off with a free download. As you can see, I’ve decided to bring back our free printable calendars. This year however, we will be featuring some guest blog posts – each month’s calendar will be styled by someone else.…

Greenspiration: How to Decorate with the PANTONE 2017 Colour of the Year

In case you haven’t heard, PANTONE have announced their colour of the year 2017 and it is called ‘Greenery’ (see what it looks like here). I was a little surprised at first – I guess I had expected something more neutral. However, PANTONE explained their reason for picking this colour, saying that it “symbolizes the reconnection we…

Christmas Printables (Free Download)

To continue with our mini Christmas blog series (see the first two posts here and here), I decided to throw in another free download – this time some gift tags and stickers that you can print at home and decorate your gifts with. (For more gift wrapping ideas, see here.) What you will need: The gift…

Our Christmas Table

As promised in the last post, here are some photos of our Christmas table. I was going for something natural and toned-down but still festive, and I think this look achieves all of those things. Plus, this was super easy to do, so for those of you who have something similar in mind, I will…

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

– Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“The details are not the details. They make the design.”

– Charles Eames

“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.”

– Orson Welles

“A drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.”

– William Strunk Jr.

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”

– Leo Burnett

“You don’t have to be ‘a creative’ to be creative.”

– Drory Ben-Menachem