Spring is officially in the air, so I thought I’d share what’s been putting a spring in my step this past month. March is always a time of reflection for me, where I look at what’s been going on and set new goals – or review old ones. It isn’t serious stuff all the time, sometimes it’s as simple as educating myself more on something or giving myself more time to paint, and learning new skills.
What’s been inspiring you lately?
Love these ice lolly invites, too cute! Follow the DIY tutorial on Martha Stewart to make your own. They’d be ideal for anything from a birthday party to a summer gathering – there’s also some other cute designs for kids’ parties, baby showers and much more.
*2 – Dear Data
Two women living in different countries, who both work with data and like visualising data with illustrations have committed to being pen pals for year. Each week they pick a different topic they want to explore and once the week is up, create a visual data postcard and pop it in the post. What a great idea! Thanks to one of my fans (Khokkey Smith) for sharing this with me on my Facebook page.
*3 – DIY rainbow rug
Turn a plain old brown welcome mat into something that’s guaranteed to make you and your guests smile every time they see it. Love this DIY project from Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House that Lars Built – I’m a big fan of her blog (see previous eat/share/listen here).
Stunning photo series by Australian photographer Tom Blachford of California’s iconic Palm Springs. Taken at night, using a long exposure the photos have a decidedly retro feel to them and could easily be mistaken for years gone by – particularly like the vintage car in this one.
Bit by a Fox won the Readers’ choice Cocktail blog of the year in last year’s Saveur’s blog awards, and it’s not hard to see why. Accessible, fun and most of all delicious cocktail and alcohol-related ideas, particularly like the DIY Limoncello recipe, something I’ve always fancied making myself!
I love Lewis Carroll’s fantastical stories about Alice. The description is so rich and vivid it’s no surprise it’s inspired so many artists, various film adaptations and even one of London’s legendary afternoon teas is themed on the tale. Really love this project: 150 Alice. Arists and illustrators from all over the world are each creating an illustration to mark the 150th anniversary, so interesting seeing the different interpretations.
*7 – Sensory art
Absolutely love the sound of Tate Sensorium, a multi-sensory experience powered by some innovative sounding technology. The exhibition will allow visitors to taste, feel and smell the art on display, rather than just see them. Set to launch in the summer, I’ll definitely be checking it out!
*8 – Floral wallpaper
Design*Sponge is always a source of inspiration, whether it’s interiors, travel or DIY projects. I absolutely love this gorgeous floral wallpaper made by British designer Abigail Borg, would look lovely in a big, light room.