Thursday, January 29, 2009

I design stuff...

Erica Burns

I relly enjoy this piece, its quirky and just pops! I love the bold line work and the colours throughout it. Her style is alot like my own at times. Click on her name to view more.

I'm a graphic designer, at the moment I do more corporate work in advertising, however my major was traditional illustration! I need to get back into this, I miss my drawing and being able to just let go and draw for hours. At the moment a 9-5 design job is sucking away my creativity. I can't come home and do my personal's sad and I'm trying to figure out a way to get around it. I really want to come up with some great work to show you guys, but at the moment I'm falling short...So for the time being I am filling my head with beautiful things illustrators and designers are doing at the moment, hoping for a little glimpse of inspiration to kick start me to get into my own work again.

Her work is so chaotic and crazy, unexpected, but works so well. I love her use of linework and the splatter effect that is often used.

Some of my faves:
Tobias Jones
Excellent use of typography within the pieces he creates, bold colour and images.

Courtney Brims

Excellent illustrator, works with pencils and a lot of tone work, her images are so soft and beautiful. Really inspiring!

Kevin Lyons
His work could be seen as a little bit controversial, but his stuff is witty and though the images are quite simplified, his work comes together so well. I really enjoy looking at his stuff, and having a bit of a chuckle to myself.

For a dose of music and art and all in between head here to lostateminor.

And for all your illustration eye candy go here

And some gallery news and artists profiles here

Well I feel better already, I hope my finds have inspired you too, till another day.
Tilli with a 'i'

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Nearly time for my dancing shoes...


That is correct, it is Thursday which means tomorrow is Friday! Hurrah! Todays TILT. Derived from gala.

Hmm where to start...I know

* Finally being moved! I love love love the new place.

* Wine on arrival from flatmate

* Little Birdy's new song 'Brother' its rocking my socks. You can get it for FREE! here
(cannot wait for the album in May!)

*My ever growing record collection 53 now! Thanks to dad donating 50! Best dad eva!

* This idea of record frames

*Brings me to, Record album art or cover art in general. There is just so much room to work with, there are some great covers.

I'm loving Suzie Quatro shes so bad ass.

and Joan Jett

*My best friend moving here. I don't know how I have gotten by with out her, we've been friends nearly 8 years. It's like when I read on a card, you share the same soul just different bodies.

* Retro Pin ups

I love these, I think they are so glamorous, like Marilyn Monroe, she was gorgeous.

Well that's all I can think of at the moment, I'm sure more will come to me later!!!
Tilli with an 'i'

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

postcards from penny.

I needed to share with you the awesomeness that arrived in my mail.

It's by far the best postcard I have received! Sorry for the wonky scan! :)

So far today I have been to work, and came home to a nightmare of more packing! There are boxes galore! However I did dig up my old doc martins which I was excited about! I was wearing them with some denim shorts and a singlet and looked utterly ridiculous, but it made the packing somewhat entertaining as I stomped around in my boots occasionally tripping over the untied laces like a dork. (that was when I decided bare feet may be safer)

Anyhoo treasures, this is my last ever post from this house! I'm moving up in the world to a second floor flat with my own bathroom! Ah BLISS! It's going to be amazing not sharing with 3 people and the same shower! Right I have boxes starring at me and a Suitcase full of shoes that needs sitting on so I can zip it up!! hehe.

Tilli with a 'i'


This will cheer me up, whenever I'm down.

she looks completely ridiculous and I love it!

Monday, January 19, 2009

The beautiful people...

Some of my favorites from the collection see others here
Miu Miu here

Now I have marilyn manson in my head...not typically my music of choice, but the name of this blog seemed appropriate. Anyhoo
I feel like I'm busting at the seams with all the things I want to put in this blog! But I will TRY to keep it organised and not jam pack it with gazillions of things that have been running through my head in the last week! So recently I have been thinking about all things fashion. From the photography to the make-up to the clothes. There's a real process to it all, and lately I have been fascinated by the photography side, the last part of the process I guess. I have recently started photography myself, on a more serious level, I now own a NikonD60 SLR. Naturally I have been checking out other artists work and am in awe of some of the beautiful photography out there. Sure the clothes are pretty, make up nice, But I think it takes a certain talent to encapsulate it all into a photograph.

here's a start

see more here

I will provide links intstead of bombarding you with pictures, so your computer won't hate me.

Photography of all sorts from Mark Seliger

This site is gorgeous, lovers of all things fashion and photography should visit

Check out sophie Jarry here
Musician photography! How great would that be!!

As much as I love writing about these things, I also hate it as I get so envious of these people! And also here a blog I have only today stumbled apon she has cute quirky little drawings that I love and look forward to seeing more of 'sourgrapes'

Well that is all I can squeeze in at the moment, my net at home still has not recovered so I am writing to you via work while my collegue is home sick! Oh so scandilous I know, I'm sneaky what can I say. But I best go!
Tilli with an 'i'

p.s 2 days till my new apartment! :)
When I'm all settled I will be sure to give you an update and piccies! Yay!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Well I miss my blogging! My internet at home is not working, it's been raining for 4 days and very cloudy, I don't know wether its mucking around with my wireless? Anyway so I havn't been able to make a blog I have been wanting to for the last week! I am at work and cannot write much, so here's just a quite not to say, no I haven't abandond my blog, just have no internet, and I am also moving aswell! So next blog will most likely come via my new unit/flat! Yay.

Here's a preview of what I wish to write about next blog. I have been obsessing over fashion photography, so here's one I adore.

Jacques Olivar (click)

Tilli with a 'i'

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Put the needle on the record.


I started my record collection today! I'm very excited, I bought 3 - Simon and Garfunkle, Blondie and Eric Clapton! I'm so excited, I've never really collected anything before, but now I'm aiming to have a fantabulous cd and record collection! I even got this great poster in one of the sleeves of the eric clapton record, It's black and white and so fabulous, I want to frame it! What do you collect? I used to collect stamps and phone cards. Do you remember all the different phone cards you could get, back in the day before mobile phones!!! I wonder where all mine went...

oh and I also made chocolate and smarties cupcakes with chocolate icing and sprinkles! Hehe I'm taking them to a dinner party tonight! so cute.


Saturday, January 10, 2009

home again home again tra la la la...

Mums records

Where to start, I have been on holidays for the last 3 weeks, I've really needed this time to get away clear my head, smell some fresh air, feel the rain and feel the sand between my toes. It's been nice. But has now come to an end. Work

To reflect, I had a fabulous time chilling out on the beach, spending time with the fam, occasionally getting up to some mischief ie.pushing my mother around in a shopping trolley on Christmas night. Haha I guess you could describe my family as quirky, I'm the one who acts like a parent in the family! Think loreli from Gilmore Girls and you get the gist of what my mum and dad are like! It's all in good fun, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

Now I am back, relaxed and a little sun kissed. Ready for what 2009 brings!

I move into my new flat in a week, and am so excited! Cannot wait to share piccies of my new pad! yay.

Ok leaving you with some pics from my time away.

lOvE X Tilli with an 'i'

Lucky, who kept me company and filled my car with sand from our beach adventures!