I discovered the work of Mouni Feddag recently on instagram and immediately wanted to see more.
I mean...seriously...how nice are they?
Such rich palettes with wonderful combinations.
I love her beautiful illustration style and the clever little observations she makes within her work.
Whether eating in a restaurant, picking at a buffet or doing such mundane task like hanging out the washing, her figures are full of character, so much so that you're drawn into their worlds and want to know more.
"Meet Cade and Carrian Cheney in their debut cookbook, Our Sweet Basil Kitchen, based on their very popular blog, Oh, Sweet Basil, which has amassed a dedicated and popular following since its debut in 2008 and is one of the few cooking blogs by a husband-and-wife team.
Their fresh approach to cooking appeals to a new generation of enthusiasts who love to cook and who want to share the experience of cooking together alongside a real couple. Cade and Carrian's stories of cooking together and their exuberant affection for the traditional fine-tuned regional cuisines invite readers to share their own stories and attempt their own culinary creations. The flavor palettes of their roots-the South for him and the Pacific Northwest for her- have lead to their joyful creations of amazing and ingenious food mash-ups, including Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna and Roasted Red Pepper Mac 'n Cheese.
Carrian grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and her cooking essentials are great food finds in farm-to-table produce and bringing out the robust flavors of natural and healthy eating. Her recipes include Heirloom Tomato Tart.
Cade was raised in South Carolina and loves all things Southern-particularly those that involve a grill.
His recipes include Steak Burritos with Grilled Zucchini and Sweet-Potato Apple Turkey Chili."
"When Fearne's not making us laugh onscreen or keeping us company on the radio, you'll find her in the kitchen cooking up a storm. Easy, healthy recipes that are fun to make and delicious to eat - these are the recipes Fearne loves and has become famous for. Recipes she can't wait to share with you, too.
With chapters covering fresh and delicious breakfasts to start your day well; simple, sumptuous lunches to enjoy at home and on the run; and comforting dinners that show you how to eat the rainbow, Cook. Eat. Love provides over 100 recipes that will have you eating happily and healthily at every meal time.
A veggie herself who cooks meat for her family, Fearne includes recipes that can cater for both and be packed with goodness either way.
You'll also find plenty of ideas for elevenses, afternoon treats, baked goods and desserts that use plenty of natural ingredients to make those sweet treats guilt-free and just as satisfying.
From Thai Coconut Soup to Quick and Healthy Pizzas; Roast Chicken Cashew and Chilli salad to Salted Caramel Chocolate Slice and Beetroot Cupcakes, Cook. Eat. Love is guaranteed to bring joy to your kitchen and beyond."
"Over 100 delicious recipes perfect for a busy family life.
Make family meals fun again with this approachable guide to adventurous cooking.
Claire Thomson wants to revitalise cooking for the family making it less of a chore, with separate meals for children and adults, and more of an enjoyable way to refresh your culinary imagination and make cooking for the family something to look forward to.
The book is divided into timescale sections: quick lunches and suppers that take around 10 minutes, 20 minute reliable recipes, savvy family stalwarts that take 40 minutes at most and unhurried and imaginative recipes that take between 45 minutes and an hour. National Trust Family Cookbook is packed with delicious and colourful recipes for lunches and suppers as well as healthy (and indulgent) breakfast ideas, lunchbox alternatives and food for Sunday roasts and summer barbecues."
"Many of us, for various reasons, are trying to reduce the amount of meat and dairy in our diets but are reluctant to let go of our favourite foods.
When chef Sam Murphy decided to change her lifestyle, originally just to lose weight and have a more balanced diet, she assumed that her days of eating pizzas, burgers and brownies were over. But after experimenting in the kitchen, Sam realized that she could still eat all of those irresistibly indulgent dishes while looking after herself and the world around her.
Bringing all of Sam's best recipes together, this incredible collection includes delicious, healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as sides, salads, sauces, smoothies and desserts.
Whether you're looking to go without meat or dairy every day, every week or just once a month, or if you just want to indulge in guilty food without the guilt, Beautifully Real Food is the perfect guide to making meals you can really enjoy."
"This is the follow-up to 2015’s much-acclaimed My New Roots! Since then, one of the most common requests author Sarah Britton has received from fans was for wholesome, nutrient-rich, recipes that come together in a snap.
Sarah delivers with a host of recipes that can be made with ingredients from the local grocery, not specialty stores.
These 100 recipes will inspire you to cook every night! Sarah’s back a second time with her signature bright photography and fantastic flavours. Britton shows how to streamline vegetarian cooking with chapters on mains, sides, soups, salads, and snacks (both sweet and savoury).
Instructions feature easy cooking techniques that anyone can master,
as well as icons for vegan and gluten-free options for quick reference."
"Gather celebrates simplicity and nature, both in ingredients and cooking styles.
Head Chef at River Cottage for 10 years, Gill Meller showcases 120 brand new recipes inspired by the landscapes in which he lives and works. Featuring chapters on foods from Garden, Farm, Field, Seashore, Orchard, Harbor, and Woodland, Gill gently guides the reader through simple recipes, with no need for obscure ingredients or complicated cooking. Gather is the most contemporary of cookbooks,
with photography that captures a year of the best cooking and eating."
The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Amy Hodkin...
Amy is currently in her final year at Leeds College of Art studying Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design.
After growing up with the desire to do something creative and struggling to find the perfect design course for her,
she was eventually introduced to the world of surface pattern
and hasn't looked back since.
Surface pattern design allows Amy to combine her love of drawing and colour with narrative and whimsy, creating beautiful prints for a variety of products.
She likes her work to feel natural and handmade
as if it came straight from a sketchbook page;
most of the time her little mistakes become happy accidents.
Amy takes an illustrative approach when designing by combining painterly textures and expressive line amongst colour palettes of muted shades and vibrant tones.
Even though Amy is open to designing digitally, her heart is in screen printing for the unique textural qualities it delivers.
Amy shares her passion for a creative lifestyle through her blog, The Creative Outlook, which she updates frequently with her own illustrations and designs, inspirations and little adventures.
In the past she has also worked with a number of brands on sponsored posts.
Through blogging Amy has been commissioned to illustrate and design branding for fellow bloggers, had features and interviews about her blog and design work, as well as been given the chance to constantly meet likeminded creatives.
For Amy, inspiration comes from the world around her as she likes to draw from observation.
She is inspired by exhibitions, visiting museums, going to the seaside, watching movies and anything else with an interesting story and concept.
Her favourite artists right now are Jonny Hannah, Léa Maupetit and Maria Ines Gul.
When she isn't busy drawing, painting and printing she likes to listen to records, explore new places and admire cute dogs.
In the past year she has sold designs at Première Vision in Paris and MoOD in Brussels, exhibited her work in Sheffield, interned at a fashion print studio in London and won a placement at Hallmark cards in Bradford.
Her work has been featured on WGSN and published in the latest volume of Stolen Publications.
At the moment Amy is working on her final project for her degree show and continues to share her work through Instagram and her blog.
Set to graduate in summer 2017, Amy is excited to showcase what she has created and hopes that she will be able to exhibit at New Designers later on in the year.
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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Amy, and seeing a selection of her work.
To get in touch with her, please visit her website here for details.
If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Jodie Smith, you can read it here.
And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured,
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios,
and some info about you and your background, etc...
The new SS17 'Mini' collection by Bloomingville has launched, and its otterly adorable...
Sorry. (It'll make sense later, promise)
The colours are in keeping with their main collections, so you can expect similar colour themes; rose pinks and ocre for girls, light blues and mint for boys, but with plenty of new products and hand-drawn illustrations inspired by the sea.
Expect to encounter seahorses, crabs, otters, sharks, sea turtles, and more, in the form of soft toys, cushions, mobiles, melamine, puzzles, toys... the list is endless!
Here are a few pages from the new catalogue...
Click here to see it on the Bloomingville website.