Carlos Meira – Paper Sculpture

Carlos Meira was born in Rio de Janeiro and studied at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he attended the Arts Course. He has been working with paper since the 1990’s and has since organised several exhibitions, illustrated seven books and worked on Brazilian and international advertising campaigns.

I think you’ll agree that Carlos is an incredibly talented paper artist.


11 gorgeous wedding invitations

How I do love looking at wedding invitations! It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my favourites.

This round-up has a real international feel with designers hailing from far flung places around the globe like Vietnam, India, Romania and even Indonesia. It’s nice to know that the language of love is celebrated so beautifully all over this big, beautiful planet.

1. A Drim Design // 2. Natalie Diaz // 3. Wedding Paper Divas // 4. Green Wedding Shoes // 5. Raxenne Maniquiz // 6. // 7. Cempaka Surakusumah // 8. Dung Tran
// 9. Anthony Gregg // 10. Maheswari Janarthanan // 11. Greg Coulton //

Moon Garden Art

We are in the depths of winter down here. While we may not have snow, we do have some very chilly mornings. I think we should celebrate winter… of course I’m saying that from the comfort of my heated office, wearing three layers and a pair of Ugg’s.

I think this gorgeous circular prints from Moon Garden Art celebrate art. What do you think?

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Words to live by

These prints from Oh My Deer caught my eye today. I’m a sucker for a beautiful, hand lettered poster. If you’ve seen pictures of my office on Instagram (@krissyb) you’ll know what I’m talking about. Nothing looks better than a beautiful, flowing script proclaiming some catchy wisdom about getting up, dusting yourself and giving things another go (check out my Words That Inspire board to see what I am talking about).

I think I have *just* enough space on my wall for these three.



Arminho

I’ve got some very pretty notebooks to share with you on this very wintery Monday afternoon. They come all the way from Portugal and were created by Raquel and João from Arminho. Very pretty, don’t you think?




For the love of pets

I am a bona fide animal lover. I love them all; cats, dogs, lizards, birds. It doesn’t matter what they are, I love them. I’ve been lucky enough to have shared my life with some wonderful pets – a neighbour’s cat that we adopted and named Pickle O’Brien, a Rottweiler that my brother named after his then favourite band – Jovi, my beautiful dog Benny who passed away three years ago (he was 10) and our cat Jasper who also passed at the ripe old age of 14. We have two cats now, Lai and Ruby, and even though it hurts like hell when you lose them, I know that the time I spend loving them will far outweigh any sadness I may feel later.

We love our pets with all of our heart. Want a way to commemorate your darling pet? Why not commission a pet portrait!

1. Under the Num Num Tree
2. Pet Zoiup.
3. Danica Novgorodoff.
4. Katie Grove.
5. Peggy Ferguson.
6. Lili Di Prima

Bringing the bokeh

Today I’m looking at bokeh.

In Japanese bokeh means blur or haze which is kinda self evident when you look at the examples below.
Personally I really like the effect because there is a softness to it. It strips away parts of a photograph leaving the focal points behind. It also reminds me of when I was a kid and I squinted at lights on buildings at night to turn them into fairy lights (something I learned from Mum).

What do you think of bokeh?

1. Bree Madden.
2. Carolyn Cochrane.
3. Chelsea Victoria.
4. Ti Amo Foto.
5. Pop Pop Photography.
6. Lawson Images.

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