Selfie Smiles All Round

14 Jul

SAY CHEEEEEEEEEESE!!
Strike a pose! Trying something new with a Tamper's Cold BrewSometimes all we need are people who can make us smile! And catching up & smiley selfies taken over the weekend with @PinkLittleBean, Rutland Arm’s Chef Mike and Silversmith’s Chef Lee – weekends were certainly made for days like these!

Being one of those ‘a cup-a-day coffee’ drinkers, and loving the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee, and the other day my friend, Clare introduced me to Tamper’s Cold Brew, served black over ice (the guys at Tamper have been brewing, testing, crafting and brewing again!). Some people will find the beverage perfect for a hot and humid day, but I think a dash of sweet condensed milk would compliment a cold brew tastefully! (it has a whopping great flavour. Oh, and it’s pretty potent too! :)

However busy life gets, always make time for a brew!

{Photos by @PinkLittleBean via twitter. Thanks for the selfies, Clare ~ great long arms, indeed!}

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TdF 2014 Dahn Sarf (London)

8 Jul

TDF 2014 LondonTDF 2014 LondonTDF 2014 LondonLondon loves a proper cuppa tea!Cheers London for a great first experience of the TdF!Tour de France 2014 arrives in London

Happiness is not a destination. It’s seeing and appreciating the small beautiful things along the way!

What a fantastic afternoon watching the TdF whizz by to the finishing line on the Pall Mall with an incredible crowd. Those incredibly super fit cyclists riding for hours upon end certainly deserve treats & puddings. London certainly had a party whilst saying ‘au revoir’ to the peloton in the way it deserved!

I have loved following and seeing all the epic photos and tweets about this year’s TdF – from departing in North Yorkshire, making a Stage 2 grand finish in Sheffield and a final leg on UK soil to London. It was a wonderful vision of what beautiful cities could be like, if we truly embrace cycling (sports) and take a chance to become a proper ‘living’ city, a place centred around people not just cars and making money.

PLEASE let there be more events like these that bring people, strangers and communities TOGETHER! Cheers London for a great first experience of the TdF! – Missie Cindz x

{Photos by Oliver Denton and Cindy Cheung}

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Ayup Tour de Yorkshire 2014

6 Jul

 Ayup Tour de Yorkshire 2014Ayup Tour de Yorkshire 2014Ayup! Ayup! – Let’s wear a fantastic bright (yellow) T-shirt and enjoy the ride!

Good luck to all my Yorkshire friends back home in Sheffield today who are all enjoying the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations, and especially to the whole TDF Team taking part in the event’s stage two.

Unless you’ve been living in a hole for the past few months, you will know that the Tour De France is well and truly underway in good old Blighty, and not only that, but the Grand Depart was in my home county of Yorkshire and will be passing through my city of Sheffield today. Unfortunately, I’m not in Yorkshire to enjoy the festivities but the event will be passing through my (current) neighbourhood and ending in Central London tomorrow afternoon. I’m getting excited – and where will you be heading to watch it?

Finally, from the news and photos I’ve seen so far of the TDF 2014, I’m stoked to be a Yorkshire lass! Very well done everyone – Cindz x

{Illustrations by Cindy Cheung}

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iPhone Enjoy the Little Things 02

3 Jul

white-iphone-sail-away-wallpapers-500pxDecorate your iPhone with something So Cindy – a new creative series, where each month as part of my efforts to Enjoy the Little Things with you, and sharing something for your enjoyment. So in today’s post I hope you enjoy these appropriately colourful Let’s Sail Away iPhone wallpapers I’ve illustrated.

I’ve been trying out a new illustrative, graphic style where I’m going back to basics and stripping back all the design clutter, use of several colours and decorative fuss, and yes, I’m also hinting from this post that it’s time for a HOLIDAY too! :) Apologies if I haven’t catered for your screen size however you could try the ‘stretch to fit screen’ option. Please don’t tile this, it’s not a pattern and will look odd and not very delicious if you do.

The best things in life are free!

Download the iPhone 5 mobile template below:

Sail Away Cyan & Minty GreenSail Away Blue & Red

How to install wallpaper on your iPhone

The easiest way would be to actually download it directly into your iPhone.

  1. On your iPhone, open up your browser and navigate to this page.
  2. Choose the wallpaper you wish to download by clicking on the download link. Once the image displays on your screen, press down on the image until a menu pops up and then click ‘Save Image”.
  3. Open the “Photos” app and go into “Camera Roll”. Select the wallpaper that you would like to use. Press the arrow button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen and a menu should appear. Select “Use as Wallpaper”. Hey presto!

Don’t forget to ‘like’ my page over on facebook for more tasteful good stuff and updates.

Conditions of use: All artwork are copyright to Cindy Cheung. Artwork is free strictly for personal use and your enjoyment.

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Creative Stars of Tomorrow

20 Jun

missie-cindz-shu-siadegreeshow-1missie-cindz-shu-siadegreeshowmissie-cindz-shu-siadegreeshow-3See what the class of 2014 have to offer as art schools and Universities in your local area the offer a glimpse at the talent of the future, showing off the creations and hard work of their latest graduates.

With final-year art show season is amongst us, so when I was back in Sheffield last weekend, I grabbed the opportunity to pop over to Sheffield Hallam University’s SIA Degree Show. The Summer Shows offered a glimpse at the talent of the future. Here, students from courses including Animation, Graphic Communication, Games Design, Illustration and Product Design present their final projects. An outstanding level of work was on display, and anyone interested in Product or Graphic Design should go look in the Sheaf Building – there’s LOADS of it found in there! After all these are designers of tomorrow – if you can find the time, please do go and show your support. Very well done ‘Class of 2014′ creative grads.

missie-cindz-sheffield-design-weekSheffield Design Week 2014
Sheffield Design Week kicks off on Monday 23rd June, a week aiming to promote a honest and broad debate about design; including workshops, exhibitions, film screenings and talks spanning architecture, design and visual arts. With the main Design Conference taking place on Friday 27th at the Showroom Cinema, exploring the theme of – ‘Can Design Save the World?‘ – a purposefully provocative question and I’m looking forward to hearing people’s answers.

Can Design Save the World?
We all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability to make a difference. I believe, fantastic things could happen if a Graphic Designer, Product Designer and a Maker join forces, and Design is certainly capable of changing our world…. and for the better! For example, improving a way of living, a way to see things or the way something functions. This (heated) discussion topic, reminds me of Ken Garland’s 1964′s First Things First Manifesto. A manifesto that rebuked the prominent call of advertising, and instead urged those with creative talent to pursue more socially ‘meaningful’ causes. It’s an important time for those of us who work in design, on the web and in technology; my ardent hope is that the week and Conference will become a meaningful part of where we go from here.…. let’s see….

{Photos by Cindy Cheung and Evolution Print}

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A Place of Memory

8 Jun

missie-cindz-childhood-memoriesmissie-cindz-childhood-memories-2They do say, the best things in life are people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we’ve made along the way.

When I was a kid my dad would take me to his favourite quaint coffee shop for a cuppa and fruit scone in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The amusing time that we passed there was unforgettable – I shared conversations with him about Uni stuff, and eventually my work and career; dad would share with me stories that I thought I’d only get to hear and read from encyclopedias and he would give me advice to be a better person.

It’s times like those that left indelible marks in my mind, and is why on a super sunny day like today when I WISHED he was down here in London with me so that I could take him to my favourite coffee shops for a cuppa and sticky cinnamon bun. Spending time with my dad in coffee shops is in my memory as the most favourite place I visited during my childhood and that’s probably why I spend most of my time in one, when I’m not working in the studio.

What’s your favourite place from your childhood that you remember fondly?

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend with someone very special ~ Cindz

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Where: Nordic Bakery, Golden Square, London.

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