Celebrating Magical Zines At Auckland Zinefest

It's strange to think that my sister and I made dozens of these zines when we were younger, without realising it. As I walked in the Auckland Art Gallery at the different stands, it felt like being at a market, with all these wonderful zines of stories and beautiful art surrounding everyone. I got a … Continue reading Celebrating Magical Zines At Auckland Zinefest

Cindy Mangomini | Fashion Illustrator

Cindy is an illustrator and blogger from Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands. She graduated at the art school Fontys Academy of Visual Arts, specializing in illustrative design. Her work is all handmade, where she likes to mix materials and techniques. Cindy uses a mix of acrylic paint, gouache, water colour, colour pencils, pen and … Continue reading Cindy Mangomini | Fashion Illustrator

A Rant On People Who Make Fun Of Arts Degrees

Creativity starts the moment you are born into the world. As a child, you start to create things with your hands. When I was young, I remember my parents taking my Sister and I to Ballet, Piano and Drawing lessons. That really started off my love for creativity and self expression. Over the years I … Continue reading A Rant On People Who Make Fun Of Arts Degrees

A Pocketful of Loveliness

This painting of two girls at the piano was one of the first paintings that was introduced to me as a young girl. It makes me smile, especially at the time when I was learning how to play the piano. I remember there was a Nancy Tichborne Cats book, full of watercolour paintings. She inspired … Continue reading A Pocketful of Loveliness

The Key to Paradise

A beautiful friend of mine sent me a post card with an image of the Pantheon. It's glowing light into the building and has perfectly proportioned architecture. It's incredible, that I felt like it couldn't be real.  The simple reminders in our life that there is so much beauty in this world. There was a little … Continue reading The Key to Paradise

Cherish Every Memory

Spending time wandering around places during the day, always makes me feel adventurous. Which is why long walks are simply the best. Whether you are alone or walking with someone. There is always something about taking time back, just to relax and seize the moment. These circular lights of beauty hanging out. They are like … Continue reading Cherish Every Memory

LILA

A beautiful short film by Carlos Lascano The simple beauty of life. Imagination can take you beyond the horizon. Art is a universal language that anyone can understand. Our actions speak louder to people than our words ever will. Our self projects so much energy of how we feel and others can truly feel that when … Continue reading LILA

White Rabbit Gallery

After walking past the White Rabbit Gallery on numerous occasions, I finally gathered my footsteps towards the entrance. The Gallery opened in 2009 to present some of the most significant collections of Chinese contemporary art made in the 21st Century. The Gallery is owned by Judith Neilson, who was inspired by the culture and art and was … Continue reading White Rabbit Gallery

Little Joys In Life

It's so often that we allow negative thoughts to consume our mind. It is also so often that we focus on the things that we don't have, rather than seeing and appreciating the things we do have. Our thoughts are incredibly powerful, as they are literally the seed of our actions. What you think, you become. … Continue reading Little Joys In Life

Cats in Clothes

Heather Mattoon has extraordinary creativity and a beautiful imagination in creating wonderful clothes for cats to wear. Her art work makes you feel a tingly sensation of happiness and joy when you look at the paintings. Mattoon gives each cat a name and a description of their personality, creatively bringing them to life. Henry is … Continue reading Cats in Clothes

Stephanie Surtida | Fashion Illustrator

 Once I discovered Stephanie on instagram, I have always been endlessly inspired by her beautiful and unique vision and creative creations of fashion and art. Stephanie studied at the Fashion Institute of  Designing and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, where she graduated in 2008. From the year she graduated, she has been a trend forecaster, after realising … Continue reading Stephanie Surtida | Fashion Illustrator

Aya Yamashita |The Artist

Art by Aya Yamashita. Words by Katie Kuo. First things first. Aya Yamashita is one of the loveliest person you will ever meet. When you talk to her you can't help smiling because she radiates a beautiful smile and sends positive energy to other people. I first met Aya in 2013 in New Zealand. She … Continue reading Aya Yamashita |The Artist

Tammy Kuo | Media Design

Photo by Liam Neal Tammy Kuo is a Media Designer situated in Wellington, studying at Victoria University. She moved to New Zealand at a young age where two years later her little sister (me) was born in the land of the long white clouds. Tammy is someone I feel that has a remarkable and creative … Continue reading Tammy Kuo | Media Design