I’m Shermaine, an Australian currently living in Shanghai. Like how a
magpie is drawn to anything that glistens, I have a strange attraction
to all things wonderful and collect them bit by bit. This blog is my
nest: a combination of art, design, photography, words, and a whole
bunch of other bright and shiny things.
I love writing about absolutely everything and am completely paper-
obsessed – one of my life goals is to bring hand-written notes &
cards back into style. Other loves include travelling, haute couture,
art galleries, leather, typography, good reads, musical theatre,
photography, concrete houses, and last but definitely not least…
The Paper Project: It all starts from a blank canvas. Each week, I will create something new on an A5 piece of paper – both original and inspired from things I have seen over the years. Draw, paint, cut, paste, collage, write, tear, sketch, create…the possibilities are endless.
Would be happy to hear from you, feel free to drop me a note at