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July 12, 2011
Sometimes I don't know I need something until I see it. Do you get that? Recently its been the yummy stuff filling up my every growing Pinterest food file, but this morning it is these curious hand-painted animal figurines in the Strange Planet collection from Italian artist The Good Machinery. I need one on my desk, and think it really has to be the rhino.
July 11, 2011
July 8, 2011
If you're looking for something fun and colourful for your walls, look no further than Woop Studios. They design an awesome collection of graphic prints based on collective nouns in pictures - so random, and so cool. Collective nouns are a quirk of the English langage, and Woop Studios initial portfolio includes two alphabets of 52 images, one for the collective nouns and another for the collective terms, found in the animal kingdom.
The prints would make a fantastic addition to any room, especially a kids room. Here's a selection of my favourites.
June 30, 2011
I love the idea of afternoon tea or any excuse for cake really, and although I'm quite fond of the cutesy floral and 'granny chic' tea party theme, it's kind of been overdone. So here's my more contemporary take on a summer table setting with clashing brights and vintage style vessels, perfect for sipping Pimms and devouring cupcakes in the sun.
1. Museum coasters; 2. Lemon meringue cupcakes; 3. Radiance cutlery; 4. Silver plated beaker; 5. Geométrico paper napkins; 6. Helianthus goblet; 7. Raspberry tea towel; 8. Nigella cakestand / cheese dome.
June 29, 2011
We have a second artist to decorate our walls with more loveliness today - Australian gal Catherine Campbell from Melbourne. Catherine's whimsical work has been a firm 'favourite' of mine on Etsy for some time - I adore the curious compositions and stunning detail. I'm really drawn to illustrations of girls at the moment - I think I'll just go with it and create a little collection of pretty prints. Visit her Etsy shop here, and find out more on Catherine's blog.
June 29, 2011
Today I'm loving the work of London-based Norwegian printmaker Maria Hatling. Maria worked as an in-house designer for Orla Kiely before launching her own range of Giclee prints and soft furnishings which is inspired be memories of growing up in Scandinavia. She hand draws many of her designs directly on the computer and says her work explores the relationship between colour, shape, texture, space, technology and tradition.
June 23, 2011
So Greece is in the news at the moment - admittedly not for the best reasons with its turbulent economy - but its exactly where I'd like to be this summer. Island-hopping through the azure waters, exploring quaint buildings and dining on delicious mezze sounds like a perfect way to spend a holiday - but for now I'll just have to recreate the look at home with these fresh Grecian inspired goodies. Enjoy.
June 20, 2011
Since my little taster with a lomo camera, I've been fascinated by them and the awesome images they can produce. While the pictures are undoubtedly great (although mine were questionable), the design of the cameras themselves are what really do it for me, so I was excited to see the latest release from Lomography - La Sardina.
Inspired by the La Sardina fish market, the four models are based on the design of the humble sardine can, and come with fun names - El Capitán, Fischer’s Fritze, Sea Pride and Marathon. The camera is a point and shoot model, using 35mm film and with a plastic wide-angle lens, which is said to be great for both pros and beginners. El Capitán and Fisher’s Fritze also come with Fritz the Blitz, Lomography’s newest and most powerful flash. Such a good gift idea! Find out more here.