I'm a half British, half Kiwi graphic designer, currently living in Wellington, NZ. I work as a designer at Xero and in my spare time I run my own apparel label
Liner Note Kids. I have a permanent case of wanderlust and I spend way too much time online. As you will see from this blog, I love: design, photography, music, travel, airports, retro technology, the colour purple, high waisted skirts, drinking tea and far too many TV shows.
A sneak peek at the flyers you’ll be getting to hand out to future LNK fans at shows if you’ve signed up to be a part of the LNK promo drive!
There’s still time to sign up, so if you’re heading to any shows in the next few months and want to earn yourself some free prints & shirts then check out all the details here and sign up here and you’ll have some flyers like these (but with your own unique promo code) on their way to you too!
Are you heading to a show soon? (Perhaps it’s one of the many shows our favourite band Fall Out Boy is playing?) How would you feel about promoting LNK at that show? And earning yourself free prints and shirts?
Here’s how it will work:
First you fill in this form, and we’ll send you a stack of flyers to hand out to kids at the show. (Take some pictures of people with the flyer you gave them and send us at least 5, and you’ve won your first free print.)
Your stack of flyers will have a discount code on it that is unique to you, and each time someone uses it in the LNK store, you’ll get a free print! (Your pick of these)
PLUS when your code is used 10 times, you’ll also get a free shirt! Your pick of any in the store. (and if your code is used 20 times, you’ll get two free shirts. and so on and so on)
We’re looking for people who truly believe in LNK to spread the word to other people you think might like it. Given the inspiration behind many of the designs, Fall Out Boy shows will be full of future LNK fans! But feel free to hand out flyers at any show you think will be appropriate :) You don’t have to own LNK shirts already to take part in this (in fact, doing this promo could mean you get yourself a free one to wear next time!)
So what do you think? Fill in the form and help LNK take over the world! And if you’ve got any questions you want answered before you sign up, feel free to email email@example.com
Dissatisfied with the muesli bars on offer at the supermarket, I decided to try make my own this weekend, and I have to say, I don’t think I’ll ever buy pre-made muesli bars again. I love knowing what goes into my food, so i can snack guilt-free! (and I snack a LOT) This recipe is one I made up by taking bits from a bunch of different recipes I found online. Give it a try! It could obviously be made healthier by cutting down on the amount of dried fruit, and leaving out the chocolate… but I like to have a muesli bar as an afternoon pick-me-up when I’m craving something sweet so this works for me. I also really wanted to include chia seeds, but my budget didn’t allow… perhaps after payday! ;)
3 1/2 cups wholegrain oats 3/4 cup chopped almonds 2 tbsp oat bran 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1 tbsp linseed 1 cup chopped dried fruit (I used apricots and berries) 2 bananas (mashed) 2/3 cup homemade applesauce 1 tbsp honey 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 4 squares of dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), chopped into small pieces
1. Set oven to 180C 2. Put oats and almonds onto a lined baking tray and toast for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Meanwhile, combine applesauce, honey and mashed banana in a medium bowl 4. Put toasted oats and almonds into a large bowl and mix with dried fruit, sesame seeds, linseed, oat bran, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. 5. Pour the banana/applesauce/honey mix on top and mix until combined. 6. Transfer mixture into a baking dish lined with baking paper and press down firmly. 7. Bake for around 20 minutes or until golden 8. Lift onto a wire rack and leave to cool, then chop into bars and wrap for a healthy snack!
I got this set of drawers for only $20 just over a year ago and was happy to discover they were in pretty good condition (after I gave them a thorough clean!) but of course no amount of cleaning could change the dirty cream colour… A few weeks ago I saw these ombré drawers on Pinterest and was inspired to do something similar! This is my result and I’m pretty darn happy with it. :)
EDIT: because someone asked: I painted the chest with white gloss enamel, and painted the drawers with 4 different Dulux test pots.
New print for Spoke Art’s annual “Bad Dads” Wes Anderson tribute show! The print was released last weekend at New York Comic Con, but will be available Oct 29 at the show, and after on www.spoke-art.com.
My little tribute to Moonrise Kingdom’s young-and-in-love-heroes on the Old Chickchaw Harvest Migration Trail.