Feline Masks

September has finally rolled around, bringing with it my favourite season. There’s something about Halloween, Bonfire’s Night, and Autumn in general that gets into my bones, a feeling of happiness and warmth. I absolutely love it. So, how else better to celebrate than by starting to upload some of my autumn paper treats? I’m starting September off with four cat masks, ready for fancy dress parties and dress-up days.

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Infinity in Miniature

Today I welcome you to the little world of Charles Matton. Matton was a French painter, sculptor, illustrator, writer, photographer, screenwriter and filmmaker. He sadly died in 2008, but his legacy lives on thanks to the work of his wife, Sylvie. Matton was part of the Hyperrealism movement, a genre of painting and sculpture dedicated

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Secret Wood

I love rings. As far as jewellery goes, I think rings are the best thing you can buy. I’ve had a lot of my collection pieces for years and years, and they’re easily the most pretty things in my jewellery box. (As an aside, this weekend saw my wife buy me a new engagement ring

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Night at the Museum

For the last few years I’ve been playing with the idea of setting up “The Un-natural History Museum.” It’s finally in the works (more on that soon), but in looking for web names I came across this INCREDIBLE project by Lori Nix. Nix creates miniatures of History Museums, with not-quite-as-expected animals roaming each display. I

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Paper petals

My wife often teases me that I would like her better in a bell jar. Hear me out. She’s not bonkers, it’s just that out of the many items we have decorating our house, most of them are “be-jarred.” I love a bell jar. I really do. And as aside to that, I also absolutely

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Olé

Sometimes I happen across an artist who, to me, is perfect. Jose Romussi is one such artist. Taking old images, he embroiders onto them to create vibrant fashion statements. I did this once for a magazine, with moustache styles, and every time I find a new variation of this technique I am thrilled. It’s such

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Shadow Alley

It’s exciting enough to visit Curiosity Shops, without the added thrill of them being in the wizarding world. The Shadow Alley Curiosity Shop is like something out of Harry Potter. The shop holds “Strange Stylings, Artistic Oddities, and Cursed Commodities.” Potions, talismans, and more, this is totally the place to shop for your inner witch

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Tom Lovell

There’s such a disconnect between looking at book covers and magazine covers, and the illustrators and designers which created them. When I look through my collections of old Black Mask Stories and Black Book Detective, I think of the art within as an extension of the brand of the publication. Tom Lovell (5 February 1909

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Pumped Up

Remember when you were little and a terrifying man would come up to you in a clown costume wielding balloons and contorting them into phallic-shaped swords? Ahhhh. The good old days. Maybe that was just one of the horrors of growing up in South Wales with low-budget children’s parties, but balloon modelling has never been

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Blossom Type

I’m a passionate lover of type made from natural materials. Whether it’s blocks of wood printed onto paper, or feathers curving around letter-types then I’m invested. Recently I stumbled across the work of Alice Mouoru, a designer from Hong Kong. You can see her full project here. The painstaking perfection of each tweezer-placed flower is

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