Elegant animals, fabulous fauna, a turquoise Thames. Is that a giraffe sporting a Mohican or is it a skull?

It’s not all about minimalist. Wonder and colour in our lives is essential and as adults moments of wonder can feel few and far between. Design is a practical and aesthetic discipline. Its function is both utility and to impact feeling. In the deep of winter with the seas of dark coats and the steely skies we need retreats from the the minimalist to delight in the exuberant.

That’s why we love Kristjana S. Williams, who is a regular inspiration for us. Her collages are a brilliant fusion of nature and culture – “a magical universe of exotic botanicals and vibrant animals.” Kristjana’s work can be found at The Victoria & Albert Museum, Penhaligons perfumeries and Fortum & Mason – as well as at Skylark of course!