Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Anthropologie Little Plume Coat by Handmade Charlotte

Some girls have a thing about shoes, but I've always had a thing about coats. This Little Plume Coat for kids is just the cutest thing! It is designed by Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte for Anthropologie. Sadly, this limited edition piece is no longer available.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oilily Spring Summer 2012

Oilily Spring Summer 2012 Collection

Every season Oilily is the label to watch for inspiring fabric design.The Spring Summer 2012 collection doesn't disappoint and includes these detailed, magical prints depicting delightful fairytale scenes: 

Tinka Dress Kleinduipje - Oilily Spring Summer 2012 Collection

Toef Dress Once Upon a Time - Oilily Spring Summer 2012 Collection

Djoeke Dress Fairy Friends - Oilily Spring Summer 2012 Collection

Dwarf Jumper Dwarf Print - Oilily Spring Summer 2012 Collection

View the entire collection at Oilily USA.

Many thanks to Oilily for allowing Kitty as a Picture (Illustration and Surface Design Blog) permission to publish these images.

New Cath Kidston

LOVE the new retro floral by Cath Kidston; spotted on Print and Pattern :

Changes to Kitty as a Picture

Oh my poor neglected blog! A number of significant changes in my life has left me with very little time to devote to Kitty as a Picture. One of them being a new baby...

Baby Dallas

Another change has been moving into the fabric design industry, an exciting move for me given my fascination with surface pattern and design. I'll continue with Kitty as a Picture when I get a chance but perhaps in a more casual and personal way, and there is likely to be more focus on pattern and fabric. I may include some of my own designs, and I may also include sketches and comic strips by my partner Mike, along with anything that inspires me relevant to surface design and illustration. For example...

This is one of the many beautiful gifts we received for Dallas. Everything about it is appealing and fun - not a bad introduction to eating! It came stylishly wrapped in white, with a strip of gift wrap in the circus print below, and finished with a retro-style red and white twine. 

Too cute!