Current Inspirations / by Kate England

iPhone photo: Neon sign in Hökarängen

iPhone photo: Neon sign in Hökarängen

Just now I'm inspired by

Neon signs of the fifties in Hökarängen 

Here there's a unique number of preserved neon signs. There's also a new programme for continuity, that sets up new shop owners with a neon sign in the same style so that the contemporary ATM, tattoo parlour and micro brewery also have neon signs in the Hökarängen styles originally designed in the 50's.  Another interesting aspect of these neon signs is that there is a sans serif as well as a quirky cursive, used consistently for all of the stores. This is the seed of inspiration for two new projects; a hand-drawn font and a hand-drawn label design

Barbecue bucket. 

Barbecue bucket. 

Film

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a bittersweet comedy about a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. 

Balcony Gardening

Sage, basil in bloom, lettuce, and cathedral bells twirling around the balcony railing. 

Al Fresco Dining

Packing picnics and barbecuing on the cliffs of Fredhäll with our new portable charcoal grill. Any tips for how to light it? 

 
iPhone photo. Blossoms in July. 

iPhone photo. Blossoms in July.