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A graphic designer living and working in beautiful Zürich, Switzerland.
Interests: Parallel to my passion for art & design, l enjoy spending time outdoors, as l find fresh air helps to rejuvenate the creative mind. l enjoy socialising with my friends and family, cooking delicious recipes, travelling, listening to music, attending concerts, reading books, swimming, and ski-ing. l feel it's important to take time to nuture friendships, and so it's a favourite past-time of mine to enjoy the company of close friends. Each piece of work featured on Looking Glass is with kind permission of the artist. No downloading or use of image is permitted without prior authorisation from the original source.
Recent Activity
The animal kingdom has long fascinated me. My trips to Africa and Asia, have fortunately allowed me to take the opportunity to observe animals in their natural environment. These trips truly hightened my awareness, leaving me with an indepth sense of awe and wonder. The visual delight (spent one late... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Looking Glass
lt was through printing talent Rita Nicolussi that my introduction to the communicative charms of Le pigeon voyageur was made. A collaboration (based in Switzerland) between Rita and illustrator Naomi Baldauf, the classical form of high-end stationary is richly celebrated hand in hand with creative illustration and extensive exploration of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Looking Glass
Welcome to the world of Nendo! The Nendo objective is to give people a small "!" moment. On discovering Chief Designer Oki Sato and his team's work, l've certainly enjoyed many a moment. A refreshing feeling evolves when browsing the Nendo website. Looking at everyday objects from a different viewpoint... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Looking Glass
With an accomplished background in textile and interior design, Denise Fiedler has successfully expanded her exploration of textures to a creative project called 'Paste'. Re-discovering in 2009 vintage books and flashcards which she had collected over a number of years, Denise came up with the idea to turn these new-found... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Looking Glass
Pearl Jam live in concert, Milan, 20th June 2014. A date that will remain steadfast in memory. A band that l've followed since the release of their debut album 'Ten' (1992). A repertoire steeped in emotive music, richly indepth lyrics sung with a beautifully haunting voice... A captivating combination of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Looking Glass
l was introduced to the creative charms of Flow by artist friend Sandra Ondraschek, who on a trip to Edinburgh wrote, "I thought of you as I picked up a copy of 'Flow' (magazine) and wondered if we had talked about it?". lt was early morning when l read her... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Looking Glass
It was at the beginning of the year that glassybaby was brought to my attention in the colourful shape of 'belle' via the Pearl Jam newsletter (l'm a long-term follower of this gifted band, hence inclusion of "given to fly" ). Upon reading the articles, l subsequently clicked on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Looking Glass
What a wonderful way to spend the calender year, plotting your way through British made 'Dot-to-Date' - a playful piece, designed by Dan Usiskin. Each design takes a well-known London landmark and invites you to join the dots in your choice of medium. Perhaps you may feel inspired to brighten... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Looking Glass
A few months ago, l had the immense pleasure to work in collaboration with artist Sandra Ondraschek-Norris on a book project, drawing together a collection of her landscape paintings. And over the years, l've been fortunate to observe Sandra's work during the different stages. Sandra's studio is an inspirational sight... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Looking Glass
Stepping away from an extensive career in the advertising industry, British-based Andy Poplar now channels his creative talent for word play into the form of witty glass etchings. As Andy, aptly describes; "The actual name for his brand [vinegar & brown paper] derives from an English nursery rhyme called Jack... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Looking Glass
In an earlier posting, you may recall that l waxed lyrical about the intricate paper sculptures from Japanese Terada Mokei's Architectual Model Accessories Series. And so l was thrilled to recently receive an update from Terada Mokei, introducing their latest model - No.37 Rockstar, which will be released on 1st... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Looking Glass
"La Casuni" is a world where fairytales and imagery of far-away lands leap off the page and enrich the imagination. Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, Valeria Cis has created a space that merges her talent for illustration with childhood memories of engaging story-telling. l am captivated by the bold,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Looking Glass
Despite the unpredictable weather, my 'minds eye' view of this glorious month is resolute. June is...a glowing fireball of orange sunsets, sailing boat on the lake, the summer solstice, brighly lit lanterns hanging in the forest, al fresco gatherings, the scent of freshly cut grass, long lazy afternoons in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Looking Glass
l was thrilled to recently discover a fellow blogger writing about Looking Glass and sharing my sketch-book work on her blog. Titled "My Book of Inspiration", l read the posting with a smile. Altered Fantasy founded by Mahe Zehra Husain (MZ), is an art blog dedicated to upcycling items into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at Looking Glass
How charming to travel through beautifully paper-made Paris! This exquiste parisian delight was created by artist and designer Joel Henriques - founder of 'Made by Joel'. Set up as an art & crafts platform, 'Made by Joel' encourages us all to explore the playful process of creating. 'DIY Animated Walk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Looking Glass
I recently had the immense pleasure to work again with jallé and design a set of materials for a client workshop. One element of the design brief was to create an A6 postcard depicting a quote from fashion & style icon, Coco Chanel. In homage to the 'Little Black Dress',... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Looking Glass
l discovered Crayon Creatures last week, and they certainly brightened up a wintry weekend. Created by Spanish designer Bernat Cuni, Crayon Creatures turns a child's imagination into a tangible sculpture of endearing beauty. Digitally rendered by computer modeling, and in combination with 3D print technology, a drawing is beautifully brought... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Looking Glass
Copyright © Sarah Maycock, 2012 It was whilst reading an online article in relation to the Virgin Short Film Awards, that l came across talented artist, illustrator and designer, Sarah Maycock. The article presented pieces of work by various illustrators, and it was the poster for the Short film 'Without... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Looking Glass
With a pencil, ruler, compass point, stacks of paper, along with a steady hand, Australian based designer and artist Bianca Chang guides her blade, to produce what can only be described as works of pure paper wonder. Taking typography as the subject matter, Bianca hand plots and cuts stacks of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Looking Glass
It's astonishing how quickly time passes by, as it feels like only yesterday that l took flight and explored the vast wilderness grasslands of Kenya. You may recall a previous posting that acted as a prelude to my travels - The perfect journal . It certainly proved to be the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at Looking Glass
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Sep 21, 2012
Whether it be laying in the long summer grass, or curled up by a roaring fire during the winter months, reading a book is a favourite past-time of mine. And so to discover 'The Bookbirds' was a moment of pure bliss. Dutch artist Pia Drent artistically combines her marine biology... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at Looking Glass
Upon recently discovering these exceptional lightboxes, l was immediately struck by their fairytale charm - radiating a glow that is original in concept and structure. Created by Deidra, owner of The Rekindled Page, these night lights celebrate all that is beautiful, within the repurposed, upcycled ethos, which is the creative... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at Looking Glass
As a nine year-old, the world's biggest sporting event of 1984 generated within me a compelling sense of aspiration, as it reflected how dreams, with an input of hard work, dedication, and belief can be transformed into a beautiful tangible form of reality. l also recall making a promise to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at Looking Glass
Indeed! How does your garden grow? A question l asked myself, when l discovered these intricate bowls of nature. Created by Yorkshire Dale textile artist, Anne Honeyman, each bowl vibrantly tells its own botanical story, from meadow, hedgerow to cottage garden. Alongside the intelligent use of colour, and delicately crafted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at Looking Glass