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Find inspiration with Dior’s new colouring book

Plus, some of the most luxurious art supplies you can use to fill up said book – or any other colouring venture.

With things the way they are now in the world, perhaps it’s time for a dose of mindfulness. Colouring — that childhood activity that seems to have found a following among grown ups in recent years — has been proven to not only reduce stress, but promote focus and creativity. You could pick up any old colouring book, but you could also do it with the whimsy and high fashion panache of Dior. The house has released a 14-page colouring book as a “playful new way to dream and escape”, featuring toile de Jouy-esque designs of tropical flora and fauna — seen through the lens of Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior’s 2020 cruise collection. There’s also a chance to colour in the building where it all began: 30 Avenue Montaigne, Dior’s iconic Paris flagship, reimagined in a jungle dreamscape. 

The Dior colouring book can be downloaded here

Where to find fine colouring instruments

Should this be the start of your colouring journey, then you’ll need the right tools — whether its a beautiful box of watercolours to render every hue of a dusk sky on fire; or a luxurious array of colour pencils to shade in the details of a lush jungle. 

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    Copic Markers

    Japanese brand Copic is considered to be one of the best manufacturers of alcohol-based markers by artist and professional illustrators — and for good reason. The markers are quick-drying, provide vivid colours, and are solidly constructed for a thoroughly satisfyin experience. The biggest sets come in 72 colours, and is available is serieses A to E — so you'll have have to purchase all 5 sets to own every one of the 358 colours (with 2 duplications) in Copic's repertoire.