Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

Where I come from (Hungary) and I guess in many European countries we celebrate December 6. as St. Nicholas Day. Today, - well, at least once a year - all children clean and shine their boots and put them in the window, hoping that St. Nicholas a.k.a. Santa Claus or "Mikulas" brings them chocolate and other treats. Kids, who don't behave get little golden coloured twig bunches in their boots - symbolizing a good spanking. Actually, everybody seems to get both the treats and the twigs. It's a nice custom, plus an extra opportunity to get treats. :-) Wish we had it in North America.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Graphic Design

I just finished working on a logo for a Vancouver based sweets company called Sugarmama's Cafe.

Here are two colour versions of the logo.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody in the US!

This is an old illustration from a few years ago :-)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Designers Walk


I'll be introducing my line of hand-tufted rugs at the Designers Walk Resource Centre. There will be a carpet-rug seminar starting at 9 am. I'll be speaking from 10.30-11. Check it out if you're in the area!

The address is: 168 Bedford Rd. Toronto

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Hungarian Folk Art

I have a book from the early 70's, which gives ideas on how to embellish your clothes with embroideries of Hungarian folk art. I love the stylish illustrations (by Iren Gyulai) and the embroidery designs (by Erzsebet Fries). Here are a few of them. Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

MaxiTendance Blog

While I was browsing blogs, I stumbled upon a French blog, called MaxiTendance. You can read about a variety of things: stylish designer products, as well as illustrations, art, design and technology.
Nat at MaxiTendance wrote a really nice article on my designs. It's in French, but you can click to view an automatic translation.
Thanks for the posting!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Illustrator Mandy Saile

I'd like to introduce my talented friend and illustrator Mandy Saile. Her whimsical, vibrant coloured pencil and pastel illustrations are full of colour and life, and they often convey a spiritual or inspirational message, or contain hidden symbolism. Mandy feels that art is a powerful way of communicating our ideas and feelings, and making a connection with others. Her subject matter comes from everyday life situations (she has the ability to capture life's precious moments, no matter how small they seem), nature, music, literature and animals. Mandy is a devoted animal rights activist and some day she would love to run a rabbit sanctuary.


Mandy is also a gallery artist and has exhibited her acrylic paintings in North America as well as internationally with great reviews.

Currently, this talented artist resides in her home town, North Bay, Ontario. Christmas is just around the corner, so if you're in the area, check out the amazing greeting cards featuring her work at The Framemakers or at Cafe Botanica.


To see more of her work, please visit www.bijouswhimsy.com

(images from Mandy Saile, www.bijouswhimsy.com)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Walnut wallpaper


Walnut wallpaper featured the Koi and Peacock designs this month on their website. Please visit www.walnutwallpaper to see more.
Thanks!

decor8 blog


As I was browsing design blogs with my cup of coffee this morning, I noticed, that Holly wrote a really nice article on my designs on decor8. Please visit her blog decor8 to read it.
Thanks Holly!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Beautilicious Products

I finished working on the Beautilicious product labels and they're already available in Scarlett's fabulous new store. If you live in BC, check it out! It's located in the Lower Mainland’s fastest growing area, S. Surrey/White Rock, in the Alder Crossing Shopping Plaza, close to Starbucks and Choices Market.

The house brand Beautilicious is available in five delicious flavours: Lemonlicious - lemon grass and mandarin, with a hint of basil, Playfulicious - a combination of lime and rosemary, with a hint of mandarin, Mintilicious - a lively combination of peppermint and spearmint, Sensualicious - a playful combination of lavender and patchouli, and Kidilicious - a yummi bubblegum flavour for your little ones.

All products are cruelty free and contain no parabens.

For more information please visit www.beautilicious.ca

Enjoy!

Milk Bath Labels

And the actual Milk Bath cans

Lotions and Body Wash




Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wallpaper

I've been working on colour proofs for my wallpaper designs. The wallpapers on the website will all be available to print on demand. You'll be able to order any number of rolls!
Two designs, the Peacock and the Koi can also be seen in Walnut Wallpaper's online gallery. Please visit www.walnutwallpaper.com


Koi - Silver

Koi - Chinoiserie

Magone - Cream

Magone - Pink

Maze - Tea

Rococo - Red

Tulips - Taupe

Ocean - Sand

Ocean - Ruby

Songbird - Blue

Peacock - Silver Pink

Peacock - Black Velvet

Amarilla - Black

Lys - Green

Lys - Rouge

Nouveau - Mauve

Duchess - Peach

Campana - Chocolate