This is my very first post and I would like to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit about me. My name is Claudia Owen and I’m a designer living in Brisbane, Australia. For years I’ve been collecting design work that I see around the place, cutting things out from magazines and newspapers, printing things out that I find on the internet and filing them into folders. I’ve collected lots of material in the last couple of years that my shelves are very quickly running out of space. Lately, I’ve been thinking that it might be about time to ‘get with the times’ and continue collecting and admiring the beautiful things that I find in a more ‘modern’ medium – through a blog! (Although I doubt that it will stop my compulsive magazine cutting obsession…). Now instead of keeping all these beautiful finds to myself I would like to share them with you and get your thoughts on things that I have found interesting. I find inspiration in just about anything and you will probably find that my posts will cover a variety of things (all beautiful finds of course!). I hope you are also able to find inspiration each time you visit my blog. I also hope that I will get to know some of you (even if just by email or through the blog) and develop new friendships.
Longina Phillips Designs
A few years ago when I was doing some research into my business (Venerate Card and Stationery Boutique) I came across Longina Phillips Designs and I felt incredibly inspired by their work. The business was established in 1988 and they specialise in textile and graphic design for the fashion and lifestyle industry. They have a large collection of prints and here is a small sample of their inspiring work. If you would like to see more of their work make sure you visit their website here and let yourself be inspired! I would also recommend you have a look at their blog as they have some wonderful images there. You can also find Longina Phillips on Facebook and Twitter.
They also have a wonderful collection of cushions, diaries, stationery, purses, bags, optic cloths and accessories and here is a small selection of some of their beautiful diaries. To view the rest of their beautiful products please visit their website here.