The blog may be a bit neglected for a while, and I have to try very hard to think about anything but babies, so please be patient.
Friday, 26 November 2010
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
1. Printed plastic bags: (left) unknown (right) Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2. Silhouette cutouts: (left) Handmade wedding invitation from my friends P&P who celebrate their 3 year anniversary today! (top right) Hand-cut portrait of my Nan found when clearing out some of her drawers (bottom right) Printed handkerchief business card picked up at a design fair
Monday, 15 November 2010
1. A selection of notebooks from Thailand, Tokyo, Paris and handmade by me on a bookbinding course
2. Homemade birthday cards from old friends
3. Monogrammed postcards
4. Printed kraft paper and casino-used playing cards from Vegas
5. Shooting star & flying fox print paper bag from Colette, Paris
Sunday, 14 November 2010
My collection of ceramics are finding their homes in the flat - the plates are finally on the wall and look fantastic....there is definitely a certain style and look that I seem to be attracted to, often unconsciously when I purchase something new.
Saturday, 13 November 2010
An unexpected letter from a friend in a bird-printed envelope, with a set of monogrammed index cards from my favourite stationery website Present&Correct. It's so lovely to receive a gift in the post, especially when you've been cooped up inside for weeks! It also inspired me to dig out lots of other notebooks/labels/stamps/postcards/packaging that I've been collecting over the years so look out for a couple of stationery-themed posts coming soon...
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
....along with some homemade mince pies and jam tarts in preparation for Christmas (to look the part of both a domestic goddess and new Mum...if he/she ever decides to come out!). Left cooling on my gorgeous new purchases from Skandi print company New House Textiles - Golden Orchard pot stand and Red Fox chopping board.
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
I couldn't resist saving this post for Bonfire night - a collection of fireworks, explosives and packaging curated by colour, shape and size. My final post from the super inspiring Kalender/Wit exhibition in Antwerp.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
I picked up these Penguin English Classics from a second-hand bookshop on Church Street, Stoke Newington, at the weekend....partly for the stories but mainly for the beautiful stylised covers designed by Nathan Burton. I love the flat stencilled quality of the images and the simple colour palettes. Now I just need to find a free wall to hang them on!