Tara Dougans is a Canadian-born, London-based art director and illustrator. Focused on the value of ‘taking one’s time’, her early illustrative work is reflective of a preoccupation with the authenticity of a hand-drawn line. Seeing fashion as play, illustration as flexible and digital as opportunity – her most recent projects explore the intersection of handcraft and technology, static and motion.
Hi everyone, today I want to introduce you to my lovely new sponsors Poppies and Paperbacks and La Bottine Couture, both of them ran by a very nice lady: Gwen. She is a school teacher, now trying to change carrers. Everything started when a friend of hers got married, she helped with everything, from the florals to the shoes. After that, when she got married, not only designed, but made her own shoes, how awesome is that? That’s where her blog La Bottine Couture got that name, there you can find all kinds of inspiration for your wedding, plus she has some great connections with photographers, florists, caterers and stationers.
When I asked her how her other blog Poppies and Paperbacks was born this is what she said:
Poppies and Paperbacks began because of my zest for life. I love travel, language, laughing, cuisine, music, books, film, art and design – not necessarily in that order. I also love writing. I have begun a novel and plan to create a page on the blog to share it with my readers. I also am a crafter so I have a link to my Etsy store there too. I am really focused on expanding Poppies and Paperbacks. For now, I create music mixes, post “Street Style” (I stop people dead in their tracks if I like what they’re wearing!) in homage to Bill Cunningham from the New York Times and write about recipes, interesting and useful things I find on Etsy and spill (without spoilers) about movies. I want this website to grow into something that people can use for a resource – A resource for great design, sense of humor, and a resource for art and style.
So please go visit her blogs, you’ll find a lot of pretty things :)
I’ve seen other barbie jewelry before, but when I saw Margaux Lange work I really liked it, and I’ve never been a barbie fan. It is very nicely done and I loved the idea of barbie body parts as wearable art.
“The Spring Ladies Club” on PLASTIK Magazine, shot by Ryan Houssari, Eli Rezkallah and Ross Feigher.
Hey! It’s been a while I know, my poor blog has been abandoned since… I don’t know when. I moved back to Barcelona, I found a new job, I’ve changed apartment twice, so you can imagine how busy and tired I’ve been.
But I’m back with these lovely pictures from a loft near Barcelona. I’m decorating my new bedroom and I was looking for some inspiration when I found this.
¡Hey! Hace tiempo que no actualizo mi blog, ha estado abandonado desde… no sé cuándo. Me mudé a Barcelona, encontré un nuevo trabajo, me he cambiado de piso 2 veces, así que se imaginarán lo ocupada y cansada que he estado. Pero ya estoy de vuelta con estas fotos de un bonito loft cerca de Barcelona. Estoy decorando mi nueva habitación y estaba buscando inspiración cuando encontré esto.
Dig for Victory at etsy
I just found this wonderful etsy store, and I want them all! /Acabo de encontrar esta maravillosa tienda en etsy, ¡los quiero todos!
“This great one bedroom apartment features splendid renovations, beautiful wood floors, a tastefully renovated kitchen with a space for a dining table that fits 8-10 guests, high ceilings (2,85m) and double exposures.”
High & Low by Lindstrøm and Christabelle (I swear I can’t stop listening!)