KBM D3signs stands for designing dynamic, bold and personal surface designs to help customers expressing their personal home decor style.

Partnering with print on demand platforms like Zazzle, Artsadd, Artofwhere and PAOM opened a world of possibilities to do what I love most:

Experimenting with shapes
Creating pattern
Imitating textures
Playfully combining colors

Inspiration for designs and compositions come out of every day life while sauntering the city, hiking in bush and rain forest of the Waitakere Ranges or from exploring Auckland’s varied and beautiful beaches.

Monarch Butterfly Designs

Monarch Butterfly Designs and the Law of Attraction in Action

 What have the Monarch Butterfly designs to do with the law of attraction?

On a blue skied summer morning in the first week of January, while driving to the market, our family car broke down. A single event that set a burst of inspired action in motion, apart of majorly inconveniencing all parties. During this time of the year customary many small businesses are on their yearly vacation. Often businesses are closed for one or more weeks. As it turned out our mechanic had a break of two weeks. Consequently a mind boggling long week needed bridging without car. Luckily a close by living friend jumped in to help with our transport dilemma and lent her car on Sunday for the trip to the local market.

After returning the car, I crossed the neighborhood school ground on my way home. Routinely I would have followed the path along the fence. This time differed. Responding to an inkling I wandered past the classroom entrances. Guess what, the flower patches lining, the classroom windows were dedicated to? A study project monitoring the life cycle of Monarch Butterflies.

Milkweed bushes were scattered throughout the beds to attract these beautiful winged insects. In New Zealand milk weed is commonly known as swan plants in reference to the swan neck-like bending of the leaves. On this delightful morning Monarch caterpillars with their eye catching markings in black, yellow and white proved the students’ intention successful. The butterflies spotted the bushes and laid their eggs for breeding. Now larvae competed hungrily in munching leaves, blossoms and seed balls. Where clusters of caterpillars feasted the bushes looked bare.

Testing the possibilities of the phone camera, during this and multiple return visits in the proceeding fortnight, I was able to capture different morphing stages from caterpillar to the hook like meditative stage before cocooning, the chrysalis and the hatched butterfly itself.

Always on the lookout for new design ideas this stroll off the routine track unleashed ideas for original designs. Inspired action filled every available second for weeks with creating templates and strategies on how to spread the word about the new designs.

Surprisingly when our mechanic re-opened his garage, nothing was detected that could have caused the motor malfunction. Since this incident the car drives reliably on. As a strong believer in the law of attraction followed by inspired action I take it as such and am happy about the creative phase the incident prompted. For now five beautiful summer designs are the result and more are in development.

Visit the Monarch Butterfly collection on Zazzle.







Beach Brunch

Beach Brunch

The NZ art print “Beach Brunch” by Holly Roach had been inspiration to the design series “Colors of New Zealand.

Beach Brunch by Holly Roach

“Beach Brunch” explores a composition of a red beaked and long legged oyster-catcher in-midst a buffet of sea fruits like shells, clams, cockles and kina with sea water sweeping the shoreline.  The print beautifully captures a scene encountered on a walk along one of West Auckland’s vast beaches.

Colors of New Zealand collection at Zazzle.


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Services of KBM D3signs:

The POD’s Zazzle, Artsadd, Artofwhere and PAOM offer a wide selection of products. For you that means:

  • Any of our designs can be adjusted and published on the product of your choice.
  • We accommodate your color scheme and will adjust the design to fit the chosen product.
  • For retailers interested in wholesale we can prepare custom designs that are only available to them.

For inquiries please contact us.