Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a very happy holiday this Easter... 

This lovely hand decorated egg comes via

Friday, March 22, 2013

Personalised Spot Artworks

Just completed a lovely commissioned piece - using old postage stamps and postmarks from old family letters, initials of the family and children's birthdates, vintage papers & maps of areas lived in - all in colours to compliment this fabric from Osbourne & Little

Personalised pieces can be made in any size or colour scheme - incorporating special dates, areas, initials and any personal ephemera that you may have - old tickets, vintage papers, hand written letters etc -
just contact if you would like to discuss an idea.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ed Fairburn

Cartography Portraits   Ed Fairburn graphics

In the last few weeks I seem to keep coming across the work of this UK based artist: Ed Fairburn - Totally stunning and unique artworks - Ed creates these beautiful, detailed pieces of artwork through illustrating old maps with intricate pen and pencil cross-hatching. Wonderful vision of creating something out of nothing with, to me, a slightly ethereal, haunting quality. I love the simple black and white designs, where the map lines and textured line of skin blend so perfectly. 
Ed says: " I paint, draw and construct using a flexible range of tangible media across a wide range of surfaces and contexts, allowing my practice to exist across various disciplines. The work I produce  is largely self-directed, allowing me to explore a wealth of ideas and concepts which need to be realised".

Cartography Portraits   Ed Fairburn graphics

Cartography Portraits   Ed Fairburn graphics

"Through my studies of the human form I examine the patterns and structures which exist 
across the body. I disassemble those structures and reconstruct them onto pre-patterned surfaces, including maps. The creative process involves synchronising both subject and surface. I search for similarities between the characteristics of the human figure and the topographical features of the map, resulting in a unique amalgamation".

Cartography Portraits   Ed Fairburn graphics

Available as limited edition prints or original works (I am coveting this piece!) 
You can buy Ed's work here at Not On The High Street 

To contact Ed call:  +44 (0)7534 286 012 or email:
Or follow on Facebook: Ed Fairburn (artist)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Catching up on some past press on various blogs! Just stumbled across this feature on  a lovely German stylists blog:

Siv-Ann Schneider

Rock Villa Designs

Rock Villa Designs was newly launched in 2012 by Suzi Williams. Using her 15 years’ experience as a textile and stationery designer, she produces exquisitely made laser-cut greetings cards, beautiful, contemporary prints and large collaged and hand drawn artworks.
I just love the beautiful embroidered prints that are made from thick Belgian linen and have playful prints that feel appropriate for grown ups and kids at the same time. I like them styled really minimally – they feel soft and textured but clean enough to not distract from a modern space.
See some of her greeting cards and prints:

Midcentury Modern

If you are out and about in London this weekend, Sunday 17th March, then take a trip to Dulwich College for the amazing and inspiring Midcentury Modern show.
"Beautiful sourcing marketplace for all things vintage and modern
from the 20th and 21st centuries"

Midcentury Modern

Sunday 17th March 2013


Dulwich College
London SE21 7LD


Entrance £8 on the day