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coffee art – Giulia Bernardelli

So life lately has been up and down. Illness, injuries and general ball juggling has kept me quiet for a while. Hopefully August will be kinder than July was! However, coffee has been a good friend. Not sure about you, but I cannot even contemplate the day without my first freshly brewed cup, briskly followed by another. I take mine black so it was a joy to see a creative lady take her espresso to another level. We all know coffee art – those artfully scribbled drawings that arrive in your latte at your local coffee shop…is it a bird? is it a heart? no, it’s a cat! – but Giulia Bernardelli creates her coffee art in an enduringly more avant garde manner.


I love that she styles the tipped over cup into the photograph.

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“My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life” Miles Davis.


Sometimes she even paints with the dregs in the bottom of the cup. Why not.


 Find Giulia on Instagram for more of her coffee creations

urban colouring book for adults


Do you remember how de-stressing it is to colour in? No pressure, just make sure you don’t go out the lines. And if you do, oh well, no biggie. So if you’re nostalgic about your childhood colouring-in days then this fantastic new book created by artist Steve McDonald is the perfect distraction to have on your desk. Fantastic Cities* turns aerial views of famous cities into architectural illustrations for colouring in. Based on real cities, the book includes views of New York City, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Tokyo, among many others, which make up a total of 60 labyrinth-like illustrations. So all you creative, stressed-out adults – if travel is not on your horizon, then sharpen your pencil crayons and escape to this intricate urban world for a detox session of colouring-in.

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*Available on pre-order, to be released in July 2015

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