Paradise is here on Earth, brightly coloured and full of cats, butterflies and friendly parrots. Ladies and gentlemen – Key West!
Probably the most amazing holiday I’ve ever been on- heaven for a cat lover with a passion for old American houses. The food was excellent and the caribbean vibe was made all the more exciting by the wildlife wandering free in the streets. There were strutting cockerels and swaggering iguanas, a holiday of surprises and beautiful sunsets. It felt like being in an old movie with it’s waving palms and ceiling fans and there was many a sun-bleached wooden porch where I could spend my days lazing in the warm evening breeze.
Leaving was quite an emotional experience, but I’ll be back one day to play with Hemingway’s six-toed cats and sip some rum at sun down.
Categories: Cats, Photography, Travel, Vibe Monitor, Video
Tags: Ernest Hemingway, Island life, Key West, USA, vacation, wildlife, wooden houses
It’s a gift! The home of the Chorlton Cat Cartel, Mark Wallis Design is expanding, with new lines such as coffee mugs and tote bags. Also new are my wooden pattern boxes and prints and greetings cards featuring Rainy City. Pop down to Chorlton Art Market in the precinct off Four Banks on Wilbraham Road, or buy online at markwallisdesign.com
Categories: Art, Cats, Design, Music, Random, Travel, Vibe Monitor
Tags: greetings cards, Kate Bush, Mark Wallis Design, Mugs, Prince, Tote Bags
Here’s a travelogue of a crazy vacation in the City by the Bay. My favourite place on Earth, I’m never happier than when I’m tearing about trying to see everything at once. Such a handsome place, bursting with character and charm, inspirational and romantic. And if you’ve never seen a zebra crossing turn into a coy carp then you’ve never been to The Haight…
Categories: Photography, Random, Travel, Vibe Monitor, Video
Tags: Haight and Ashbury, iPhone 6s, Mark Wallis Design, psychedelic, San Francisco, The Haight, travelogue, USA
Halloween is just around the corner! Chase away the seasonal chills with some colourful autumn cards and prints at Manchester’s Chorlton Art Market in the precinct or buy online at www.markwallisdesign.com Featuring the Wizard Merlin up on Alderley Edge, cats pumpkins in Chorlton and fireworks above the village green, these are all made by Mark Wallis Design in Manchester.
Categories: Art, Cats, Design, Travel, Vibe Monitor
Tags: autumn, cards, Fall, fireworks, Graphic Design, guy fawkes, Halloween, Mark Wallis Design, prints, pumpkins
Categories: Photography, Random, Travel, Vibe Monitor
Tags: Beech Road, Chorlton, Chorlton Green, Chorltonville, flowers, Manchester, Mark Wallis, Spring, St Clements Church