Wednesday, 11 August 2010

I do... in Aubergine

Tis the wedding season and it's always fun to be asked to do wedding stationery. We love to go to town on the whole caboodle - call it wedding branding! Inspired by some shiny aubergines sitting in a beautiful Morroccan bowl... Flowers by Floral Revolution, stationery by Hello Monkey

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Branded Snaps

I saw a fab mug today - it said on it "she wanted to change the world but couldn't find a babysitter". I can certainly relate to that! Well our childminder is on holiday this week and I'm the busiest I've been in a very long time so it's a bit of a struggle but we're finally there. I decided to enlist the help of my daughters: Thalia has been entertaining us with her cooing while Anna has been sticking labels and sealing envelopes, so what I thought was going to be a hard couple of days turned out very positive!
Along with the orders for prints we at Monkey Towers have created 4 four brands over the last few weeks. And they are: an interiors shop, a faux-flowers business, a recruitment consultancy and a French playgroup. Quite a variety! And here's the snap

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Enough about me... Four (feathered friends) For Thursday

I think it's about time I stopped wittering on about what I can do and start posting some real talent! Well I'm going to feature things I like. Starting now!And I'm going to make it a regular slot and calling it 'Four for Thursday'. I know it's the norm to do these things on Fridays but I try to keep fridays for my two favourite little monkies (Anna and Thalia).

Nmero uno are these chairs I found on Etsy. Aren't they fab. I'm saving...

number 2 is this little lampshade. By little birdy

number 3 is this clever design - an origami little crane

And last be no way least Jemima Lumley's beautiful bird necklace

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Origami Flowers? It's a Swap!

Ever hit the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button on the Google homepage? Sometimes it's a hit...sometimes not. There are days when I do a bit of that with my work. Every so often someone asks for logo design and instead of paying me in money, we swap. Recently I was approached by a lovely lady from Devon called Kat who spends a great deal of her time folding flowers, birds and butterflies out of beautiful (and sometimes recycled) paper. She wanted a logo for her origami flowers so I suggested we do a trade. This is something I do every now and again and have had some, dare I say it, 'interesting' things in return! Still, it's a sure way to create better harmony during this credit crunch! So I now have pretty flowers and birds about my house. And no feeding necessary! This time I got lucky.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Prints Charming

Happy New Year! I'm not sure about you but I have serious cabin fever being stuck indoors due to the snow... will it please melt now! I am being extra careful as I'm expecting baby 2 and with such precious cargo on board I need to take it steady... just 4 weeks to go...

So whilst I'm taking things slowly I thought I'd have a look at some of my favourite pieces available on Folksy. I'll try and stick to a theme, so for the first installment I'm showcasing some lovely prints. Let's hope my Prince Charming will take note and purchase! 1). Show me the Lemons by Madebyjulene , 2). Instant Beauty by Lola's Room, 3). 'Avery' lovely print by Lydia Meiying and 4). Wake up and see the coffee by Mengsel