Friday, May 27, 2011

Printed Lighting!

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I thought I'd share with you a few of the lamps & lighting fixtures that you can buy in the US (& very soon the UK too!) The designs are from my signature collection with seascapelamps

UK shipping will be available very soon, I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Do what you love! E-course

Hello Everyone! I'm sure you have all enjoyed reading about Rachael's fab experience at the DoWhatYouLove retreat!  It sounds like a dream break, and something we should all do at least at some point in our lives. I'm definitely hoping to make it to the next one, not only because of all the great things I've heard about it but because I recently completed the DoWhatYouLove e-course!

That's exactly what I wanted to talk to you about today.  For all of you that wish they had gone to the retreat and are wishing you could have an experience to better your life, yourself and indulge in dreaming a little bit more without having to take time off work, this is the perfect solution.

The DoWhatYouLove e-course is a virtual classroom that has a duration of 6 weeks.  During these weeks you will get different fun and interesting assignments and tasks on a daily basis.  You will do it at your own pace and post the results online for your fellow classmates to admire and comment on. It is a fun, energizing experience which will take you on a little journey towards doing what you love. I loved every single moment of it.  My classroom was made up of people from all over the world whom I had never met but somehow were all looking for a way of leading a happy life by doing what we loved in a successful way, like me! I honestly felt like I learned a lot about how to get to the things I want out of my life.  It is an eye opening experience in the sense that it helps you realise how happy you can be when you do what you love and how amazing it would be to do that for a living.

I would really love to recommend that you sign up for the upcoming e-course summer2011, starting on June 6th!
It is a fabulous experience, like a little companion for 6 weeks, a new hobby you'd want to get home to and a spark of excitement for future plans.

If you would like to find out more about it, click here.  Exciting!  Hope you all have a brilliant weekend!
Love Moni!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Here's a little sneak peek of some designs I've worked on for a client, I'm needing to refresh the portfolio on the website a fair bit as I'm wanting to share my designs...I've worked on so many new exciting projects since setting up on my own in 2008, I feel very blessed :)

I just LOVE creating patterns, hope you like them!

*All images are subject to copyright *rachaeltaylordesigns 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Do What You Love!

Happy Monday everyone:)

Sorry it's took me a while to get back into the swing of things as I've been overloaded with work since I got back from the amazing dowhatyouloveforlife retreat

So I finally started to upload some of the photos I took at the retreat & it's brought back so many happy memories. I met so many fantastic & inspirational people there & I'm so happy that I got to be a part of it. There was a great buzz at the retreat & a lovely atmosphere too; it was relaxing but at the same time very busy as we got to hear so many inspirational stories & also take part in some fantastic workshops & creative enterprise sessions.

I was honored to be asked to speak at the event also. I was very nervous before my presentation but I loved it & everyone was very kind & lovely! So thank you xx

I have so much to share about the wonderful retreat, so I'm going to write a fair few blog posts about all the events & artists & individuals I met there.

Here are a few words to sum it up:


So I'd highly recommend booking next years

 *Top images just taken on my Iphone, the lovely photography (last 6 images) is supplied by the super talented photographers navyblur

Thursday, May 19, 2011


How about some decorating this weekend?  We all have an interior designer inside us wanting to turn our homes into magazine cover spaces.  It's not easy to get that since most rooms come to be within a period of time and we get separate objects at different occasions, in different moods.  Today I have a very exciting secret weapon to help you make this happen.
I'm sure you've all heard of the fab Decor8 blog.  Created by Holly Becker, it is a brilliant place that brings you daily updates on colour trends, furniture, etsy finds and loads of exciting things from the decorating world.

Today I'm happy to introduce Holly's new lush book published earlier this year Decorate!  This is a true gem that will fill you with tips and information and a whole lot of inspiration throughout the different spaces of your home.
I definitely recommend that you have a look,  it is now available at Amazon. Enjoy. Love Moni!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Andrew Montgomery - Photography

Wow!:) So my week has started off nicely...  I received some lovely images from the team Red Magazine from the shoot they did at my studio (featured in the May 2011 issue) Thank you Red Magazine! I'm a lucky girl:)

I can only share lo res copies on my blog but I was pretty amazed by the beautiful photography from the acclaimed Andrew Montgomery

Andrews work is fantastic (more on that to come) but for now here are the images he took at my home studio. My room is colourful anyway but somehow he has made it look a whole lot prettier... what a talent!


****Image credit - Andrew Montgomery, Copyright Red Magazine

Born in 1969, Andrew Montgomery's career in photography began at 14 with a darkroom in the garden; progressed to a five year degree course in Fine Art and then on to a three year apprenticeship in photography. Since 1995 his work has appeared in a diverse range of top publications with clients in the UK and Europe.
Commissions have included artisan workshops in Paris, Coracle makers in Wales, Costume dramas in Prague, portraits of designers, single mothers, fishermen, gypsies and Cistercian monks.

Clients include:

Conran, Country Living, Elle Decoration, BBC Homes and Antiques, Independent On Sunday, Sunday Times Travel, Sky, Food Illustrated, Gardens Illustrated, Red magazine, IKEA, The National Trust…

Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm Back!

Hello everyone! Happy Monday:)

So I arrived back home yesterday from the amazing #DWYL art & creative enterprise retreat. WOW!!!! That's all I can say for now what an amazing experience! Loved every minute of it.

I will share all this week on the blog... I just need a day or so to sit back & take it all in.

Here's a lovely image that sums it up for me :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Beautiful Obsession

Happy Thursday everybody! As you have seen, we've been blogging a lot about this new site that has got us very excited. If you don't know what it is all about, here it is the wonderful world of Pinterest!

* Warning if you have no free time or are prone to procrastination stop reading now, the following content is highly addictive!

Everyone knows that a moodboard is the best way of building up inspiration for any project or job you're working on. Pinterest is a virtual pin board that allows you to choose from an unlimited social catalogue.
How does it work? When you become a member, you are given a Pin It button that lives in your bookmark bar, every time you see something you like on the internet, you can pin it into your own boards and create a collection of your favourite things. You can also have access to other people's boards which you can follow and share with! it's just fantastic!

I definitely recommend that you have a look and join them soon. You´ll have the time of your life!
Just check out their website .  Happy Pinning! see you tomorrow, Love Moni!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Midweek Inspiration

Here is a bit of inspiration for everyone to feel refreshed and happy on this lovely Wednesday! Courtesy of Pinterest sit back, have a look and have a great day.  Love Moni

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