The piece labelled 'Old Skool' is a firm favourite amongst Banksy fans and we cant help but love its ability to challenge stereotypes of the elderly and reminding us to look beyond what is first seen. This particular piece was situated in London’s Clerkenwell Road and showed old people engaging in the type of loitering usually expected from young people!Read More
Photographs can have a powerful effect on mortality, time and memory. This image is from a touching stop motion film titled Paper Memories by filmmaker and photographer Theo Putzu who explores the ideas of both happiness and loss in old photographs.Read More
We’re feeling inspired by the recently announced Pantone colour of the year! Coral being a combination of reds and yellows is known to have nurturing aspects appearing often in our natural surroundings bringing energy and life.
How incredible is this paper art by illustrator and paper artist, Yulia Brodskaya!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy holidays from the team at de Fiddes Design.
Music like art can often influence our mood and have a positive effect on our well-being.
This incredible piece by Debra Hurd perfectly captures the sounds and movement of Jazz with its bright strokes and strong textures.
Creativity can be found everywhere. Even in a library through the placement of book spines to create an image!
We always strive to include libraries and or reading nooks in each project for those to enjoy some time away to relax with a good book!Read More
As designers we know art can often affect our mood and create ambience within a space.
Colour, technique and placement encourage different reactions and emotions. Lively colours will often give a feeling of generally having more energy, while darker colours can bring a sense of melancholy along with a calming, reassuring effect.
In the throes of winter we tend to retreat, seeking warm and cosy spaces. We love this space with its focal fireplace, abundance of greenery and wood finishes. A perfect space to curl up with a good book and relax!Read More
This mesmerising shot reminds us to always explore our curiosity. Children have a beautiful way of doing just that, seeing the world in a magical, extraordinary way.Read More
We love working with colour and texture particularly when you find that perfect paint shade! Paint can be such a simple way to change things up and this calming Dulux Light Leaf green is perfect for lifting the mood in these mid winter days.Read More
Ethereal scattered light at dusk can influence our mood and wellbeing. These moments of beauty are sometimes overlooked but can be a reminder for us to take a time to capture the moment and breathe it all in.Read More
As another Anzac Day passes by its a reminder to us all to take a moment to reflect.
Capturing our imaginations during this time is of course the red poppy a tribute to those who have served and a symbol to many of hope and regeneration in the face of loss.
Visiting the Marimekko Exhibit anytime soon? You are in for a treat!
Being immersed in the wonderful bold and bright patterns reflective of the Marimekko signature style showcased a fantastic evolution of the Marimekko brand hosted at Victoria’s Bendigo Art Gallery. This particular piece 'Siirtolapuutarha' was a personal favourite for it's intricate detail and fine form.
The exhibition is a true delight and one which leaves you empowered and inspired!
As designers we often find it helpful to look at things from a new perspective. Our incredible Hyde Park is a great example shot by @liamfboland. We can't help but be mesmerised by it's beauty, our own little Central Park. It's a reminder to us all to take a moment to reflect, look up and experience the world around us.Read More
How fantastic are these botanical prints by Materialised Fabrics and Sparkk Studio!
Wallpaper has the ability to transform a space before your eyes. With a broad range of patterns the design options are endless as print technologies continue to push the boundaries and forego the less traditional for interesting new applications of decorative designs that aid in wayfinding and can be a poignant talking point!
After such a busy year we are embracing the end of year with open arms as we take a break and rejuvenate.
Photographer Tadao Cern captures the essence of this flawlessly with his endearing photographs capturing a ‘less- than-perfect’ but beautifully content beachgoers.
Who doesn’t love a Bali escape? Being immersed in the rural Balinese landscape surrounded by paddy fields for a couple of days is an assault to the senses in the best possible way.
Everyday was a changing backdrop of beauty.
These lotus flowers revealed their full glory on our last day, a fitting end to a sensory experience.Read More
Food can be a great source of joy in our lives particularly when shared with friends and loved ones. We recently come across Maggie Beers latest cook book ‘Maggie’s Recipe for Life’ written in collaboration with Professor Ralph Martins with the suggestion that good food can reduce your chances of Alzheimer’s and other lifestyle diseases. Informative and packed with delicious recipes to enjoy and within our four seasons, this book could heal your body and your soul.
We also came across some remarkable images by Hargreaves Levin & Caitlin Levin and we thought the pears, potatoes, sage, rosemary, brussel sprouts, persimmons, shallots, nutmeg, mandarins & cranberries was an appropriate way to celebrate Maggie’s idea of the beauty of good food for life.
As an all girl design team we are always inspired by strong creative women who love style and colour. Meet Ilona Royce Smithkin at 97 years young she is an artist, teacher, author and a model for Ari Seth Cohen @advancedstyle. She is truly inspiring for the way she completely embraces her own individuality and we totally love the fact that she makes her gorgeous lashes from her own hair. Woo!