It’s been a mad few days. We’ve started working with an incredible brand consultant (more on that when the time is right), and there’s lots of change underway at Ditto as we evolve our business. Of course, for anyone who has a business – and if you’re reading this blog then I suspect that you do – you’ll know that what this translates to is lots of late night scribbling, planning, brain storming, researching and all sorts of other stuff. It’s all very positive (and I genuinely can’t wait until the time is right to share things with you), but right now it feels a bit like being caught in the middle of a cyclone.
Calm is most welcome. So it was very, very welcome when Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap gorgeous chill out track came on the other night will I was reading up on colour psychology. It’s summery, it’s chilled out… it’s bliss. You’ll love it.
Eyelines opticians have recently undergone a complete re-brand and stunning re-fit at their shop on Sevenoaks High Street (go and have a look, it’s fab!). Neil and Max asked us to create a brand new website for them, which we did alongside our friends at …Happen.
The new site features intuitive navigation, content management to allow updates to be made easily, and plenty of calls to action so that visitors know exactly what to do on each page – and most importantly, how to get in touch. The design is just as slick as their new shop fit, with plenty of personality and attention to detail. Take a look!
This week we’ve been working with the lovely chaps at Marshall Murray. Marshall Murray source sculpture and artwork from the most incredible artisans, hand selecting and representing the finest artists in Britain. Incidentally, they have an amazing sculpture trail at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, where pieces have been thoughtfully sourced and placed to make the most of the vista, light and surroundings.
Through Marshall Murray I’ve been introduced to the work of Heather Jansch, who specialises in pieces crafted from driftwood (driftwood?! Isn’t it madness to think that these works of art are composed entirely of things that are washed up on the beach?!). Heather’s work is highly sought after, attracting a three year waiting list for commissions. Her driftwood horses are simply stunning – the musculature, fine detail and characteristics are so life-like that it’s unreal. As you’ll no doubt know by now, I’m a total horse nut myself so I’m naturally drawn to her work. Isn’t it exquisite?