Theming makes me happy

Theming makes me happy

I heard Jimmy Carr on the radio last week, he was talking about how his job is actually more fun to him, than having fun. This might seem like an odd concept to a lot of people, but I get it. A couple of weeks back, I was very, very close to not going on holiday so I...
Welcome Sarah #2

Welcome Sarah #2

Since I started Charlotte Designs in 2005, a lot has changed. I have two teenagers, a dog, murals have gone from being virtually unknown to being everywhere and Charlotte Designs itse’f has gone from strength to strength. So I have taken the decision to team up...
Fake or real?

Fake or real?

Real vs Fake! Looking around these days, there seems to be an awful lot of fake around, and most of it not great. There are times however, when fake is not only good, but preferable to the real thing. From Ancient Rome to the Palaces of the Taj Mahal and Versailles,...
Creativity rules¬

Creativity rules¬

There is a lot of talk about creativity at the moment, how it is taught, how it affects us and indeed a whole wave of activity around mindfulness and colouring books. Those of you that know me will know that I do get my soap box out when it comes to creativity in...

8 Steps to writing a good brief

Back in March, I wrote a blog about how we might be shopping in the future. How advances in technology will enable us to buy exactly what we want, rather than choose the closest fit from a predesigned range. In short we will, far more often, be able to buy something...