With Christmas just around the corner, Design daily has decided it is time for a little break from design (don't worry it's just for a week). Instead take a long look at this wonderful image of Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. For those readers outside of Australia, Tasmania is the southern most part of Australia and YES, it can be cold and snowy but not during the Christmas season when it's hot and often plagued by bushfires. This image was taken during the winter months - hence all the fluffy white stuff. The image is by photographer MIchael Wee, who I work with on a regular basis shooting house stories for various interior magazines. Taken from his wonderful new book Seven Walks which, as the title suggests, covers seven amazing walks around Australia, it is a collaboration between Michael and his long term friend Tom Carment, who illustrated and wrote the beautiful words found in the book. Seven Walks combines Michael's revealing photographs of Australia's most heart-wrenchingly beautiful scenery and Carment's mood capturing watercolours. If at this late stage you are still struggling for a christmas gift, this could be the one for you.....
Happy Christmas to all and special thanks to everyone who has allowed their work to be featured during the first year of Design daily. Without all of your talent not only would there be no Design daily but the world would be a a much less interesting place. Good design is not only highly creative, but sometimes thought provoking and often emotionally rewarding. It talks to those who want to listen and be moved by it. Thanks also to those who have supported the Design daily blog in other ways - either through providing feedback, advertising or just by subscribing. Thank you so much. Have a wonderfully peaceful/exciting/crazy/lazy whatever it is that you want and need right now type of holiday. Please come back and visit again next year. It will, I can guarantee, be full of good design (and the odd thing that I just love regardless of its design pedigree).
All the best for 2015.