Category Archives: books

colour – a journey


this gorgeous book immediately caught my attention at a local bookshop and I’m pleased to say that it came home with me…totally irresistible, Colour: a journey by Victoria Alexander, is my happy place on paper. Victoria, an Australian stylist, fashion editor and passionate traveller, has expressively written and photographed a book which reminds us that colour has the ability to transform our mood and brighten our life. Part moodboard, part travelogue, Colour explores the cultural meanings of colours, their history and the way they communicate and inspire us.








“Colour is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the world. It has the power to transform mood, often subliminally.”  – Colour: a journey. Published by Murdoch Books.

images by Megan Smith

the tote bag book

So did you enjoy that cool tote round-up yesterday for Freeworld? Well, I have more gorgeous prints which I couldn’t resist sharing today. This time, all the totes come from the blog Totebags, which is dedicated to the world of tote bag prints, graphics and designers.



Blog author Jitesh Patel has even authored and designed The Tote Bag Book, a spin-off from his clever blog concept. According to the site, the book showcases some of the most striking, inventive and subversive examples of the ubiquitous tote. From eco chic to style icon, the featured totes come from a wide range of illustrators and designers from around the world, with designs including floral prints, typography, illustrations and characters. Each book will be beautifully packaged in an original and eye-catching tote bag.


The Tote could not get any cooler!