Down to earth drawing by artist Natasha Clutterbuck

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While at Yeo Valley this summer I picked up a leaflet advertisting workshops run by Somerset artist Natasha Clutterbuck, who uses charcoal, mud, rocks and tea to create fantastically expressive drawings of just-picked vegetables. I loved the idea of trying my hand at a natural pigment drawing of my own but was sadly too slow… 

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The Makers Project: meet Brooklyn’s beautiful creatives

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I’m fascinated by photo projects and am always intrigued by the niche subjects people choose. Kinfolk magazine (my new obsession) led me to The Makers Project by Brooklyn-based photographer Jennifer Causey. Jennifer has made it her mission to capture the creative goings-on on her doorstep. From painters and florists to perfumers and distillers, she’s recorded… 

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Shot in the dark

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I love these deep, atmospheric images styled by Hans Blomquist – the watery light and inky blues set the perfect mood for autumn. {Styling Hans Blomquist via Agent Bauer} I’ve written before about my recent conversion to blue interiors – these just about seal the deal. Blue so often feels like a cool or fresh… 

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Playful pattern by Jessica Hogarth

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It’s always great when young designers are proactive enough to promote their work, so when Jessica Hogarth emailed me she immediately grabbed my attention. At just 24 she’s just exhibited at New Designers: One Year On and opened a NOTHS shop to boot. I really love her playful designs inspired by daily life in Paris… 

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Write more handwritten letters

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Remember the sentiment of this Pinterest A-Z post? Last week I came across this appropriate print by Mary Kate McDevitt and have really enjoyed browsing her work. She’s one designer who definitely practices what she preaches! I’ve always enjoyed messing around with my handwriting… adding my own little loops and twirls to the regulation joined-up… 

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Intricate illustrations by Claire Scully

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I have a habit of leaving my computer logged into Decorator’s Notebook so I usually miss the thumbnail links on the WordPress Freshly Pressed page. Today though, my laptop took it upon itself to log me out of it’s own accord… fortuitously as it happened as I discovered these. One click took me to The… 

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Tweet tweet!

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Just a quick note to let you know I’m going to be making more effort with the whole social media thing, so I wanted to remind you that you can follow Decorator’s Notebook on Twitter. Be warned, there will probably be some wittering on about grey paint! {Fleurografie at Etsy} By way of illustration, I… 

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Elegantly faded: photographer Idha Lindhag

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Swedish photographer Idha Lindhag‘s portfolio is a thing of beauty. I love the relaxed yet atmospheric mood of her pictures – I feel like a want to pick up a mug of tea or a glass of still lemonade (depending on the season) and step right in… {all Idha Lindhag} There’s lots more loveliness to… 

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