Five Wrapping Paper Trends for 2018

The final weeks of February mark the staging of the Sydney gift Fairs – where the latest in the interconnected worlds of giftware, homewares, packaging and most importantly gift wrap and wrapping accessories go on display over three venues and hundreds of stands. It’s a chance to see what’s new, what’s fabulous, what’s enduring and […]

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Graphite Gift Wrap in its Element

Earlier this year my daughter chose a graphite coloured paper as the signature gift wrapping paper for her new Brisbane Retail Store. I was very dubious to say the least. I was worried that it would be a little too dour and that it would not be suitable for a wide enough range of recipients. […]

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Fifty Shades of Pink

I am often asked what my favourite colour is and I answer, without hesitation and with great gusto,  my favourite colour is duck egg blue. Which I have never questioned before until it was pointed out to me recently that most of the touch points in my life are pink. The logo for Daily Wrap […]

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The Triumph of Taffeta

You know that I really love a good ribbon and so it’s just as well there are oodles of ribbons out there – different weaves, different fibres, different widths, different patterns, different edging and different colours. So many oodles in fact that I decided to set myself the task of learning all about the production and history […]

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Envelopegate

Flying home yesterday I watched LA LA Land. The movie that almost but not quite won the Oscar for best picture. That is, until it was discovered the wrong envelope had been handed to the presenter Warren Beatty.  The error was identified, mayhem ensued, Moonlight was named as best picture and everyone reacted as graciously […]

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Going Global

Ever since I was a small girl, I have been drawn to globes. There is something well, worldly about them, evoking images of wonderful adventures to distant lands. I have watched with growing excitement as the  globe has emerged over the past few years as a design theme. So much so, that in 2017 the […]

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Map It Out

It’s no secret that I love maps – most certainly for their primary purpose of helping me get from A to B  – but also as art, as design and, as appropriate, for gift wrapping. Because I am so enthralled with maps and wrapping, I now see possibilities to combine the two everywhere. Map greeting cards, […]

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