Tag Archive: design

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring !


Pretty blossoms are everywhere now !
Enough to be in good mood and have inspiration with all these colours popping around.
So no surprise my paper cuts celebrate the return of Spring !

I also played around the idea of letters.
That could fit in a child bedroom…

And to train my hand at more intricate cut, I used this paper with original design from Cristina Re.
Papercut seems to be my new hobby, so don’t be surprise to see some more in the near future…

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Home, Sweet Home

layout Last Tuesday, I attended the reception to announce the winning design of the Starter Home competition and I had the opportunity to discover finalists projects.

I didn’t make it until this stage, but I was happy to be part of this event.

My little kiwi house, submitted to the competition has a simple design, with a concept focused on versatility.

Based on single module, the layout can be composed in different ways to allow open plan living or traditional separate living spaces.

To complete flexibility, a spare room is included in each layout. This ‘multi-purpose room’ can be transformed depending on owner’s need as a home office, children playground, entertainment room or simply an extension of the master bedroom.


You can also have a look at Stephen Smith’s winning design and finalists projects here.

The house will be built in Auckland and will be open for visit as soon as completed.

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Craft & Inspiration

paper quilling

Tell me, do you know what paper quilling is ?

Honestly, I didn’t know until recently.

I was shopping downtown and I saw these colourful strips of paper.

Eye catching, isn’t it ? Well, I have this addiction to colours that I can’t explain…

So I checked the packaging: Paper quilling was written on it. I was puzzled, because I still didn’t know what is it made for…

As the shop had a book section, I looked for one that would hopefully mention this craft. I could finally visualise it and purchased this rainbow made of paper.

Back home, I made a quick search on Internet and stumble upon the site of talented graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya !

If you want to get the picture about paper quilling, go and visit her site ! Really, it’s amazing ! If you do love illuminated book, let’s imagine a modern version of it in 3D ! Excellent examples, full of creativity.

Even if you are not crafty, it’s just so inspiring to look at her work


Since then, I just have one idea in mind: to try my hand at it !

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