Sunday, 31 March 2013


I spent my 22nd birthday in sunny Falmouth with my parents and a couple o’ friends. It was lovely and relaxed – definitely feeling like an adult now, and it feels good. I took quite a few photographs on my Pentax film camera but it’ll be a little while before I get those developed, for now here’s some typical iPhone photos.


I’m not really one for saying Hey! Look what presents I got for my birthday / Christmas / [any other occasion]. However, I did receive and purchase some pretty neat things this year, so I’m going to share a few of them here.

Lime(!) curd with nice packaging and Chuck Ragan’s book about being on tour.
Some nice books I bought myself in Beerwolf Books, Falmouth, which is a pub and a bookshop. One graphic design book and one about waves (I love the cover illustration rather a lot).
A trinket box made from wood and an old map (at least, it looks that way). It also currently contains some nice jewellery that I bought myself at the market in Falmouth.
Nicely illustrated toiletries travel bag – I did really need one of these!
Because I stupidly lost one of my previous pasty earrings, that my mum bought me when I finished my degree, I replaced them myself. These ones are ever so slightly different though, a bit bigger and with the traditional Cornish pasty score marks.
I wanted a nautical door stop. I quite fancied a lighthouse one. But I didn’t think they existed, until I found one in Truro yesterday.

Saturday, 30 March 2013


It was my 22nd birthday on Thursday, Alice sent me this illustration. It's rather good.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The Magic Roundabout

I could make many more fake road signs and not get bored. I could make a project of it… this one was simply for Asparagus Feet, but potentially more to come.

Amusing animal faces

These are the amusing stuffed animal faces at the Natural History Museum in Tring, that Ruby and I laughed at and photographed yesterday.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Bruce Mackay

I spent several hours last night (whilst watching a few episodes from the latest season of Dexter – it’s good) ploughing through blogs that I haven’t been keeping up to date with. The one thing that stood out amongst the 300-odd other posts was these illustrations by Bruce Mackay featured on It’s Nice That a couple of weeks ago.

The colours, the strokes, the imagery – I love it all.

Friday, 22 March 2013

CFF website for 2013

Check out my choughs on the latest version of the Cornwall Film Festival website. I didn’t have much part in actually designing the website but I created the banners and notice my name down the side as one of their sponsors/supporters. I should point out that the images do change though, it doesn’t permanently say my name!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

There was sunshine in Cornwall

So, I haven’t blogged in an abnormally long time – over a week is an abnormally long time for me. I’ve been in Falmouth over the weekend, although I have no excuse for not blogging last week. I guess not a lot has happened and I haven’t been keeping so up-to-date with design blogs and such to share anything like that.

For now, here’s some typical sunny Falmouth iPhone photos to pass the time until I have something more interesting to blog about..!

The Pavilion gardens shell cave is amazing.
What a view.
Mini Cornish stonehenge.