These beautiful hand-drawn birds were taken from two books by Mary and Elizabeth Kirby; Beautiful Birds in Far-off Lands and Birds of Gay Plumage. Read More →

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Husky in UK Traveller Lonely Planet Magazine

I found this delightful picture in the most recent edition of the UK Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine.   This Husky has different coloured eyes caused by a condition called Heterochromia.  Heterochromia results due to uneven melanin distribution and inbreeding.  Melanin is what gives colours to the irises.  It so happens thatRead More →

Travel section

I was reading the Weekend Australian this morning and I noticed this fantastic photo of a smiling husky.  If its grin was any bigger the ice would crack.Read More →

This morning I took time out of my busy schedule to have a wander around the sumptuous Vaux-le-Vicomte one of the many Chateaus around Paris. This trip was sponsored by the Google Art project, and after setting up my iMac deskspace, I was there within under a minute. My WifeRead More →

Tabby Cat

No member of the animal kingdom has garnered internet fame like the humble domestic cat. I always think if you’re going to procrastinate then do it with mindfulness and intention. Internet Cat Videos have always been one of my favourite ways to procrastinate. New research indicates that Videos can provideRead More →

blue sky ocean

The Colour Blue has always been my favourite colour.  Apparently, I am in good company as blue is one of the most well-liked colours.  It is the least gender specific having equal appeal to both men and women. Blue can affect us physically it calms and sedates, cools and aidsRead More →

Daisies close-up

If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swimRead More →

Rosie Boylan Hats Shop

I have just added some images to the shop page for Rosie Boylan Hats on the Newtown Business Precinct website. Rosie’s latest project was designing hats for the cast of Alien: Covenant. Bio – for Rosie Over 30 remarkable years of hat-making Rosie has perfected her extensive repertoire of millineryRead More →

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These are 5 Cool Fonts that I am excited to introduce. Great typography is just as important for web design as it is for print media GOGOIA Gogoia is a clean elegant tropical inspired font. It is also a small plant with many thorns on the leaves and stem; It givesRead More →

GOOGLE STREET VIEW is an excellent way in which to find street art.  I also believe that the camera is placed a little higher than one can get standing in the street allowing a different perspective in which to view them. If you would like a hand with a design project,Read More →

I was reading today graffica (with the help of Google translate). Interbrand, a multinational branding consultancy has been involved in the creation of the brand for El Salvador. They have created a visual identity aimed at inspiring their citizenry and placing El Salvador on the global map. Interbrand utilised theRead More →

Ukiyo-e woodblock print of a cuckoo and azaleas by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai

Ukiyo -e, translated as “pictures of the floating world,” has indeed captured wisps of the natural beauty that one sees around us every day. The phrase “floating world” derived from a Buddhist notion of the transience of earthly life.  To a devout Buddhist, our time on earth though experienced asRead More →

The Reasons for Failure There is a cause for everything! Nothing ever just happens. If you do not get a promotion to a better job there is a reason. If you lose your job there is a reason. There are many causes that lead to failure. Here is a listRead More →

A boom in gadgets and a growing middle class has contributed to a spike in e-waste in East and South-East Asia, raising environmental concerns Source: Gadget boom sees e-waste in Asia spike 63 per cent in 5 years There seems to be and insatiable appetite for these materials. E-waste includesRead More →

  Yesterday I watched a video by Simon Sinek on “Millenials in the Workplace.”  It was an excellent discourse on why Millenials are so unhappy.  In the 15 minute interview, he covers the addictiveness of social media to flawed parenting.  He argues an entire generation is growing up with lower self-esteem.Read More →

Zen professional web designer

Take a mindfulness break Mindfulness practise and meditation is an integral aspect of my working day. It has allowed me to take a softer and gentle approach to the way I design. As I create more space in my mind it changes the way I see. The following ‘curated content’Read More →

I  have just finished watching the  trailer for Blade Runner.  If you are a fan of science fiction, take a look at the first preview of Blade Runner 2046, which takes place 30 years after the previous film.  Harrison Ford returns and it also stars Ryan Gosling. I enjoyed theRead More →

Illustrations to inspire Illustrations and imagery inspire my designs. Visuals help website users retain ideas, words and concepts.  The following are a selection of illustrators that excite and stimulate my creativity. Linesandcolors  Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts BunchRead More →

Hamburger Recipe - Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang recipe illustrations explore a unique and fun way to show a recipe as well as the completed dish.Read More →