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
Waking up in the spring sunshine, stepping onto the balcony of my Nash terrace in one of London’s more exclusive squares, is a moment to savour. Until room service reminds me I have to check out. Set camera to Stun.
Greek Church Bayswater
The architecture of London is arresting, diverse and chaotic. Baroque and Brutalist, side by side. I can’t turn a corner without snapping away. I’m a tourist who stops traffic to get the perfect view, carrying a legal disclaimer for the police (written by the police) in case anyone tries to interfere.
Just a couple of days in the capital, a surprise whistle-stop tour.
It’s so hot on Oxford Street, we buy chilled coconuts and drink the milk through a straw. Luxury in the dust! The sun sets on Soho Square, and we have to make our way back to Manchester. For all the noise and chaos, London is a difficult city to leave.
Categories: Photography, Travel, Vibe Monitor
Tags: architecture, Bayswater, Carnaby Street, John Nash, Kensington, Liberty London, London, Mark Wallis, Mayfair, Soho, The Vibes