My 100th Post

It has three years since I started this blog. As my brother reminded me, it was originally a gift from him, and a good one it has been too! As the years have gone on, I have realised that this blog is not only a digital sketchbook for me but in fact a device to…

Side 1 Designs

While these nights now draw in, I have been designing designs for a beautiful brand. The brief was to make a twill scarf for Strathberry, so this is just one side of it. This is meant to the be the main side, but who is there to say which side is which. I am loving…

Side 2 Designs

The side 2 designs are a little more tame and have more incorporation of the brand in it. From studying other brands, I have made designs that could work whatever the design on the other side. Majority of the designs are in black and white, but can also lend themselves to some colour too which…

The Stamps of Edinburgh

During this Strathberry project, I made up some stamps of places in Edinburgh that truly mean something to me. They are a mixture of line drawings and acrylic paint colour blocks. I think it has made something quite characterful but I am still unsure about the line work. Any thoughts?

West End Details

If you read my previous posts, you would know that one of the areas that I am looking at for my scarf project is the West End. The West End hosts so many beautiful buildings as well as little boutique shops, as well as the Strathberry store. The area is full of history, of which,…

City Drawings

This weekend was definitely one for painting. The weather was horrible, wet and grey. The perfect time to cosy up and start some bright paintings of some of my favourite places in Edinburgh. Each place has a special place in my heart, turning a simple scarf design project into something quite personal for me. I…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One)

As part of my flatmates fourth year course, she has to visit lots of galleries to blog about. I tagged along as well, it finally got me out of the house on a wet Monday morning. I have never been to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One before, but here is another one…

Colour Research

For this project, I wanted to find colours in more obscure way than what I usually do. Actually, I don’t know what I usually do! Anyway, for this scarf project I was inspired by the doorways of Edinburgh. Whenever people think about Edinburgh, they always comment about the grey weather. However, around the city, there…

Scarf Research

To really understand what the Strathberry brand want from a twill scarf, it is understandable that you need a substantial amount of research. We had to look at their main competitors which were H√®rmes, Dior and Burberry. Additionally, I also looked at Dolce and Gabbana, Liberty London and Mary Katrantzou. Looking at all of these…

Strathberry Store

As part of the project, we had to visit the Strathberry. I say have to, it was a rather nice excursion on a grey and wet Monday morning. We were greeted by a foliage arch outside the store, between the black Georgian iron railings. To enter into the showroom, we had to press an intercom,…

Somewhere in Northern Scotland

I decided to go up to Edinburgh at the beginning of August as I had to sort some things out for my new flat, that I am very excited about. I should also say, I know that Edinburgh is not in Northern Scotland, but it just goes so well with my title. This project is…