About Me and Design Rocks!

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Hello and welcome. Here's a bit about me: I've spent my childhood and a lot of my life traveling. Places, colour and pattern are my biggest inspiration. I've surfed & lived in a tent in Cornwall. Sketched my way round Morocco. Designed from an antique textile archive in Manhattan (dream job!). Styled and written for an interiors magazine on the sleepy island of Malta. Now I live in Manchester, UK, where I run Design Rocks greetings cards. Whilst in Manhattan I amassed a large collection of vintage textiles. These were used as inspiration for my first card range, Vintage Rocks! We sell wholesale so if you'd like a brochure visit the website or get in touch. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Caravan of love

If I can't have one of these I'm going to scream until I'm sick! I'm loving this baby's t-shirt by Leanne Graeff too.

I long to gut a 70's caravan and rebuild it - it would be an interior design dream. I'd paint tree's and birds on the outside so we could be at one with nature in our darling tin can.

After an in depth discussion on caravanning with the Made in Manchester gals (it was a very important business meeting) it was decided that caravanning, and camping for that matter, was like Marmite - a love or hate thing. Mrs B was also pro caravan.

I was bought up spending every summer in a 70's caravan on the costas eating tinned everything (I'm reet classy me). And I just LOVE it. The smell of gas and matches, ants in your bed, melamine plates. Loads of feral kids playing out in the fresh air all day. Happy days!

There's a wicked picture of me age 7 in my caravan sporting NHS specs and a sombrero somewhere. I must dig it out.

I feel some camping inspired designing coming on!

1 comment:

Vicki-Sue Brotherhood said...

I love your blog,
I'm just finishing my Masters of Art in Design and thought you may like a look at my caravan! I finish in 3 weeks time so the blog will be full of pictures of te actual van, but for now i've just posted a mock-up.
Vicki x