Category: Travel

Wabi Sabi by Beth Kempton

I’m so excited for my friend & business partner Beth Kempton who has just released her second book ‘Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life’. Beth’s first book ‘Freedom Seeker’ was truly immense & this new one is just as much of a gem! I wanted to wait for the right moment to […]

Plant Girl Iris on Instagram

Hello lovely people, for those of you that know me well or have followed me for a while will know I’m a creative soul who juggles a lot of things & I always love to learn. At the moment I’m furthering my knowledge in the botanical world to compliment my design studio work & I […]

Plant Girl IRIS

I’m up to all sorts of randomness as per usual. Story of my life & career! If it’s to do with creativity or learning then I have a thing with a lot of serendipitous occurrences following me around. To cut a long story short, I’ve been drawing plants & nature for my job for over […]

Summer colour inspiration

My summer has been so full of colourful inspiration from trips around flower shows to gigs in London, I’ve spotted so much around me. This pretty rainbow flowered R I spotted at the RHS Tatton Park flower show. Gorgeous tropical flowers from a gift given for my birthday. Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to […]

Beautiful Drawing Retreat

I was fortunate enough to stay at the stunning Offa’s Pitch fairly recently & call it work whilst I locked myself away in the beautiful Shropshire countryside for a few days as a part of a little drawing retreat. I was in desperate need of some sketching time for a new design collection & the setting […]

Havana Design Work Trip

I’ve decided to go another design adventure in November & H A V A N A is the next destination for me! I love travel & I feel very lucky to have visited many countries & in recent years, there’s been a fair amount of overseas travel for work too which I know is a […]

Cinque Terre Design Work Trip

During the Winter I’ve been feeling somewhat unmotivated & uninspired so I acted on impulse & booked flights to Cinque Terre, Italy – you only live once right! I’m going to be sat sketching & writing & I’ll be in designer & colour heaven. What a great way to celebrate 10 years since deciding to leave my […]

The World’s Favourite Colour!

Global paper company G. F. Smith (who we used for our very own alphabet heart decorations) have recently shared their results of a global survey in which they had people from all over the world choose their favourite colour. They announced the colour in such a fun way with a cascade of paper helicopters over […]

The Power of Networking

Some thoughts from my NYC work trip! I spent a fair bit of time networking whilst out in NYC. Some people may view it as glorified socialising & in some ways it is… When you run your own business it can become isolating at times & you naturally always put extra pressure on yourself & […]

Thursday Inspo – Uplifting Street Art!

Hello everyone! As you know, the Rachael Taylor blog has always been about inspiring people & lifting their spirits. Whether that’s through bright surface pattern, encouraging quotes, or simply sharing the creativity & passion of others, we always want our readers to feel that little bit more energised & positive when they visit the blog. So […]