Over the past month or so, I've been trying to decide which phone to upgrade to - and being sent a Nokia Lumia 830 to review in August only made matters more difficult! Thankfully, the decision was taken out of my hands when my parents very kindly gave me an iPhone 6 as a birthday gift. I now well and truly appreciate why people love smartphones so much.. which makes my years of protesting against them a little more than embarrassing. God knows why when the rest of my tech collection has enough Apples to fill a fruit basket. It's sad, but true. But hey, at least now when I lose my way whilst out on my own, I don't have to rely on passing strangers for directions - three cheers for safety!
There truly is such thing as perfect timing and my encounter with Mia Felce is a perfect example of this. Having already known of her colourful designs via Instagram for a while, it seemed like fate for her beautiful Azure Printed Phone Case c/o to meet my new naked piece of technology (under layers of beautiful packaging, of course). All of Mia Felce's snap-on cases feature slimline designs and can be made to suit a variety of phones, including models of iPhone, Samsung and Blackberry. However, my first choice was the Azure design thanks to it's whimsical watercolour print. I've always favoured abstract art over any other form and so to to wrap my new baby in the style seems like a match made in heaven!
The Dream Big A4 Art Print c/o featured in this post is also by Mia Felce and of the same design as the phone case. Right now, my interpretation of 'Dream Big' is to imagine the possibility of not dropping my iPhone within the next month - seriously, it's inevitable, as I'm not used to holding a phone that isn't shaped like a chubby square yet. Joking aside, I absolutely adore this print and not just for it's dreamy appearance. I love the positive, encouraging statement it's sending out and I love even more that it's been designed by someone so passionate about their work.
Mia Felce is a printed textile designer who's graduate collection was shown at Graduate Fashion Week and was shortlisted for the Gala Award Show. Since then, her achievements include setting up her own accessories collection. As well as prints and phone cases, her website also stocks equally creative notebooks (don't even get me started on how beautiful Pixel Blur is), all of which have been originally created by hand. I mean, wow. I get such a kick when I see people taking a road less travelled and pushing it into something fantastic.. it's yet another source of inspiration to 'dream big'!
Let me know what you think of these designs by Mia Felce - and whilst you're at it, do your best not to shout at me for waiting until 2015 to get a smartphone. Well, I'll love you and leave you for now, as I have a new phone sitting next to me that's calling out for some fingerprints/smudges and a set of hands willing to do the deed. Have a lovely weekend!