Tag Archives: 2011

Visit London – Licensing Awards 2011 finalist!

12 Oct

Look lively people – this may have happened almost a whole month ago, but I was lording it up in the sunshine on my holidays then, so I didn’t know anything about it…
Turns out that the Visit London range that I worked on for Half Moon Bay last year was a finalist in this year’s Licensing Awards – how marvellous!! The products I worked on included giftware, stationery and apparel for the “Official London Merchandise”.
The brand was included in the Best Licensed Giftware category. It didn’t actually win the award, but that is a technicality – pipped to the post by ‘Nerdy’ Hello Kitty (how very dare she!).

You can see the full range of product here.

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Observer Ethical Awards 2011 – official pics of trophies :)

14 Jul

I have been sent through a few of the official images from the Observer Ethical Awards last month, so I thought I’d post some of them up…


Setting up the Dome Room at the V&A before the guests arrived.


All the trophies lined up on the stage with the butterfly backdrop. (the trophies had to be arranged sideways so the winners weren’t revealed too early!)


We put the white pieces in the main room of the ceremony as they seemed to fit in better with the decor and the lighting. The other pieces I showed with the colourful marble papers were better suited in the entrance hall.


Lily Cole presenting the Conservation award to Thurrock Thameside Nature Park.


Livia Firth (that’s The Firth’s wife to you and I) presenting the Global Campaigner award to Greg Valerio.
Greg invited Colombian gold miner Luis Americo Mosquera to accept the award alongside him, so it was a really lovely moment. Americo represents the Oro Verde mining group – one of the first groups certified against the Fairtrade and Fairmined Standards.
It was the Oro Verde mine which supplied the gold for Livia Firth’s Oscar jewellery, which she wore on the red carpet when husband Colin accepted his Academy Award for Best Actor, so it was fitting that she presented the award on the night.


Lola Young (baroness and ambassador for Ethical Fashion Forum and MADE-BY) presenting the Blog award to Shirahime.

Photos: Katherine Rose

 

Design for The Observer Ethical Awards 2011 trophies

10 Jun

You know every so often stuff happens in your life that is just outrageously cool? Well, this happened to me recently when I was asked to make the trophies for this years’ Observer Ethical Awards – woo-hoo!!

The theme of the event this year was butterflies and each award was to be a box of butterflies made from recycled papers. There were 12 trophies to be made in all and each one was designed specifically with the recipient in mind. This was SUCH a lovely job to work on as I did loads of research on each of the winners and it was so nice to be able to make things for such a deserving bunch – hurrah!
Here are some pics of each of the trophies:

This larger award was for the Lifetime Achievement Award, which went to James Lovelock. He got gold leaf in his too for being so clever!

Here is a little film of Mr. Lovelock receiving his award 🙂
(I didn’t even pay him to say that!)

The award ceremony was held at the V&A Museum in London. It was a super-cool night and I was very honoured to be asked to show some of my work during the event. Here are some pics:


Me and Leigh Tunnadine (who did all my beautiful framing for me) before the event started.


Me with one of the smaller pieces of work that I had on show. All my stuff looked SO tiny once we got it into the museum, it was ridiculous!


All the trophies lined up and ready to be handed out.


Leigh with one of the white pieces.


Us with James and Seb from the Bristol Bike Project, highly deserved winners of the Grassroots Award!
(massive well done, Bristol chums!!)


With the inspirational Carry Somers, founder of  Pachacuti and winner of the Fashion and Accessories Award, sponsored by Vogue.com.


With Greg Valerio, ethical jeweller and winner of the Global Campaigner Award.

All in all, it was pretty blummin’ marvellous!
Props to Gilly Woo for dressing me in all her handmade finery and preventing me from looking like a hobo in my hour of need!!

More official photos are to follow…

Chicago Art Fair

20 Apr

Holy moly – this is an exciting one!
I will have work for sale in the Chicago Art Fair starting next week from April 29th – May 2nd at: 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

Just to get an idea of how awesomely cool that is, here is a pic of the place it’s being held in:

– WOWZERS – that’s one helluva building!

As is now the tradition with any exciting sounding exhibition that I am involved with, I will not be attending the show and shall remain at home with the fam. It’s just as well this time though, as the show is on at the same time as the royal wedding – one will surely be very busy hanging around under some bunting, eating cucumber sandwiches and quaffing gin from a teacup…

Let me know if you go – I’d love to know what it’s like! 🙂

Aux Bruxelles

23 Feb

Let it be known – I have artwork in the Affordable Arts Fair this weekend in Brussels from the 25th the the 28th February.
That is all 🙂

Visit London

17 Jan

I was over at Top Drawer in that London over the weekend. Blummin’ marvellous – so inspiring…

Had a happy find on the Half Moon Bay stand where they were displaying their new range of Visit London products that I worked on for them last year.
They let me take a couple of sneaky pics of the range with my phone:

The full range of product can be seen on their website here. I worked from style guides to design all the product and got it ready for print (bar the t-shirts) and developed the final packaging style. I was really chuffed with how it all looked on the stand – can’t wait to see some selling in the shops soon!

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