Category Archives: General

Self portrait with sun glasses

…fooling around in the Gucci store in Firenze I thought these pearly frames quite fetching. 🙂 🙂

Self portrait with sun glasses

…fooling around in the Gucci store in Firenze I thought these pearly frames quite fetching. 🙂 🙂

Undercover – Spring Summer 2018

illustration of Junya Watanabe menswear collection, Spring Summer 2018. Featured on Trendillustrated.com

Undercover – Spring Summer 2018

illustration of Junya Watanabe menswear collection, Spring Summer 2018. Featured on Trendillustrated.com

Junta Watanabe illustration

illustration of Junya Watanabe menswear collection, Spring Summer 2018. Featured on Trend illustrated.com

Junta Watanabe illustration

illustration of Junya Watanabe menswear collection, Spring Summer 2018. Featured on Trend illustrated.com

Spring Summer 2018 – Illustrated Highlights – Valentino — Trend Illustrated

Working with a new illustration style for the Trend illustrated. This one of the latest Valentino Spring Summer 2018 Menswear collections…hope you like? 🙂 Spring Summer 2018 – Illustrated Highlights – Valentino Fun mix of Folksy crafted details, Soft colours,

Spring Summer 2018 – Illustrated Highlights – Valentino — Trend Illustrated

Working with a new illustration style for the Trend illustrated. This one of the latest Valentino Spring Summer 2018 Menswear collections…hope you like? 🙂 Spring Summer 2018 – Illustrated Highlights – Valentino Fun mix of Folksy crafted details, Soft colours,

The Creme de La Crop – Evita Nuh

Some recent illustration work for Indonesian blogger Evita Nuh. Evita, runs her own very influential fashion blog, a super fresh and highly rated (Teen) fashion blog called, ‘The Creme de la Crop’. Evita, as well as running her blog and

The Creme de La Crop – Evita Nuh

Some recent illustration work for Indonesian blogger Evita Nuh. Evita, runs her own very influential fashion blog, a super fresh and highly rated (Teen) fashion blog called, ‘The Creme de la Crop’. Evita, as well as running her blog and

Neanderthal Picasso

An illustration I created for a piece entitled ‘Your more creative than you realise’ for Trendillustrated.com, which I really like. The article is based on the news of the recent discovery of cave paintings in Indonesia, which are the oldest

Neanderthal Picasso

An illustration I created for a piece entitled ‘Your more creative than you realise’ for Trendillustrated.com, which I really like. The article is based on the news of the recent discovery of cave paintings in Indonesia, which are the oldest

Liebster Blog Award

Yesterday I was nominated for the Liebster blog award. Haven’t heard of the Liebster? Neither had I. It is an award which exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Liebster in German means: dearest,

Liebster Blog Award

Yesterday I was nominated for the Liebster blog award. Haven’t heard of the Liebster? Neither had I. It is an award which exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. Liebster in German means: dearest,

What’s the Story?

I like these sketches, it feels like they are telling a story. Which story I’m not sure? Maybe one about buildings, that had people living in them and then they all left because a plague arrived, or better still, because

What’s the Story?

I like these sketches, it feels like they are telling a story. Which story I’m not sure? Maybe one about buildings, that had people living in them and then they all left because a plague arrived, or better still, because

Tayasui Sketches

These are my first attempts at sketching with an i-phone app. This one is called Tayasui Sketches, that’s the app not the sketches. The sketches are called Morcote and Excelsior, after the places where they were sketched…which is original! I

Tayasui Sketches

These are my first attempts at sketching with an i-phone app. This one is called Tayasui Sketches, that’s the app not the sketches. The sketches are called Morcote and Excelsior, after the places where they were sketched…which is original! I

Modern Songs as Retro Vinyl

I love these reworked vinyl singles by Robert Penney who has taken records by The Libertines and Lady Gaga and reworked the sleeves as they might have looked had they been released in the sixties. With most music now bought

Modern Songs as Retro Vinyl

I love these reworked vinyl singles by Robert Penney who has taken records by The Libertines and Lady Gaga and reworked the sleeves as they might have looked had they been released in the sixties. With most music now bought

The Wedding Party

Everyone like a wedding, or so I’m told! The Men get to wear their suits and the Ladies get to wear that green Ann Demeulemeester dress that they bought three years ago and have only worn once since. This one

The Wedding Party

Everyone like a wedding, or so I’m told! The Men get to wear their suits and the Ladies get to wear that green Ann Demeulemeester dress that they bought three years ago and have only worn once since. This one

Wonderful Cinema

I have added a great new link especially if you love film. Wonderful Cinema is a Swiss based blog which reviews cult classic, past and present film and film which is often missed in the general hype and reviews. So

Wonderful Cinema

I have added a great new link especially if you love film. Wonderful Cinema is a Swiss based blog which reviews cult classic, past and present film and film which is often missed in the general hype and reviews. So

My other half

My other half getting her hair manipulated and cut last week in Milan at Alessandro Lisi, in Area 6 Milan. and again at home, happy in her new chambray shirt from J Crew in New York.

My other half

My other half getting her hair manipulated and cut last week in Milan at Alessandro Lisi, in Area 6 Milan. and again at home, happy in her new chambray shirt from J Crew in New York.

Who is Otto Fanda Oswald, Otto the Bossy, the Great Prince of Morcote and Archduke of Lugano?

Otto Fanda Oswald is more than just a cute teddy with a scarf, he has a story, and he’s a Prince!….for the full story follow the link to Wherherethere

Who is Otto Fanda Oswald, Otto the Bossy, the Great Prince of Morcote and Archduke of Lugano?

Otto Fanda Oswald is more than just a cute teddy with a scarf, he has a story, and he’s a Prince!….for the full story follow the link to Wherherethere

Umanbn is updated

Umanbn now has now been updated with a new format, which I hope you like, its even got a fancy new header. It’s a little more visual than before so hopefully you’ll find it easier to find images and navigate

Umanbn is updated

Umanbn now has now been updated with a new format, which I hope you like, its even got a fancy new header. It’s a little more visual than before so hopefully you’ll find it easier to find images and navigate

Evolution of a Blog

As we’ve been clearing out the house in preparation for our move my head has been constantly stuck in clean-up mode. Hence when I plugged my self into the world wide web today, I decided it was time that I

Evolution of a Blog

As we’ve been clearing out the house in preparation for our move my head has been constantly stuck in clean-up mode. Hence when I plugged my self into the world wide web today, I decided it was time that I

Moving House

We are moving house, so you might have some idea what that means. It means sorting through a great mountain of stuff which accumulates over time and which is buried beneath another great pile of stuff, which is just a

Moving House

We are moving house, so you might have some idea what that means. It means sorting through a great mountain of stuff which accumulates over time and which is buried beneath another great pile of stuff, which is just a

Nina Johansson

Struggling to get enough painting and sketching done myself I came across Nina Johansson’s blog, because drawing is good for you. Her sketchbooks are available to browse and I love the variety in her work, especially the looser stuff. They

Nina Johansson

Struggling to get enough painting and sketching done myself I came across Nina Johansson’s blog, because drawing is good for you. Her sketchbooks are available to browse and I love the variety in her work, especially the looser stuff. They

Ballenberg – Swiss Architecture

There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings

Ballenberg – Swiss Architecture

There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings

Its a wonderful Life

New Year has always been a time of mixed emotions for me and I guess everyone has their own way of celebrating it. When I was younger it definitely involved a long night and lots of alcohol and other substances.

Its a wonderful Life

New Year has always been a time of mixed emotions for me and I guess everyone has their own way of celebrating it. When I was younger it definitely involved a long night and lots of alcohol and other substances.

The Power of Making

On my travels I have stockpiled a fair few objects, toys, dolls, books, stamps and textiles… as well as a heap of sketch books. Why I picked them and what I love about them is man’s and women’s innate use

The Power of Making

On my travels I have stockpiled a fair few objects, toys, dolls, books, stamps and textiles… as well as a heap of sketch books. Why I picked them and what I love about them is man’s and women’s innate use

Steve Jobs

I was genuinely saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs. Being a fervent, resolute, card-carrying Mac user from the first day I started working, I asked myself what it was about the mac that could make me feel emotional about

Steve Jobs

I was genuinely saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs. Being a fervent, resolute, card-carrying Mac user from the first day I started working, I asked myself what it was about the mac that could make me feel emotional about