Friday, April 25, 2014


Wishing everyone in New Zealand and Australia a lovely ANZAC Day and long weekend.
See you again on Monday x
Image found here.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

{ Colour of The Week }

Rain Rain ...
I have been trying to recreate a new colour called Rain and attempting to match the TPX colour, in gouache. It always amazes me just how many colours go into making one final colour. This colour was made up of violet, black, yellow and white. It sounds simple, but in reality it's the smidgen of this and a smidgen of that that eventually gets you there. However when you overdose on one colour, you often have to compensate it with another and hope that you don't finish the entire tube without having reached the goal!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Hello! I'm Sarah the new Graphic Designer here at Citta Design. Every month I'll be posting some of my favourite finds in a feature titled 'Currently Loving!'.

I recently stumbled across Laura Manfre's work on Instagram. She is a self taught French Illustrator who creates whimsical watercolour paintings of her favourite things. Maybe I instantly loved her work because it features kittens, cute deer figurines or painted Japanese food that looks exceptionally pretty! If you've ever tried to paint with watercolours, you'll know it can be quite difficult to capture highlights and shadows without making it look overworked (I know I've tried!). I'm loving the combination of her cute and kitsch, often everyday subjects painted in a highly skilful, realistic way.

Check out her website and blog for more.

Sarah x
Cat Tee Mission Illustration

Taiyaki, Mitarashi-dango, Matcha donut, Ichigo daifuku, Peko lollipop & Anmitsu

Geiko & Maiko (section)

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Posted by Sarah

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Hope you all had a lovely relaxing Easter break! We're back to it today: Imogen's working on the colour palette for our winter 2015 collection; Sarah is busy on graphic design for our stores; Holly and I have been creating labelling and packaging specs for summer 2014/15; and Emma is out back with our photographer Tony on a product photoshoot for next summer's catalogue. Roll on Anzac Day…!

Posted by Amy Tonkin

Monday, April 21, 2014

{ Happy Easter! }

We hope everyone is having a lovely Easter break and enjoying a delicious hot cross bun or two. Yum!

Posted by Sarah