Thursday, March 31, 2011

Disney Love

Two beautiful videos which make me both love Disney and people's imaginations. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mid Century Rocker

Well this chair is just delightful. It is both excruciating and a relief that Urban Outfitters don't deliver furniture to Australia.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fifties Dress

Isn't this dress just delicious? Sail boats. On a dress. What's not to love?!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Le Flaneur

Le Flâneur (music by The XX) from Luke Shepard on Vimeo.

This makes me so nostalgic for Paris. The Sacre Coeur, the Notre Dame, the Seine - take me back! Please!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Trunks in rooms

Loving this big old trunk. I bought a similar one recently, and I have yet to show it to you: it's in a spot which seems a bit diabolically bad for photographing, but I'll do my best soon. I do love how these two are stacked on top of each other...
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Matthew Cusick Maps

Alice was kind enough to send these map beauties my way: and what beauties they are! Just adore the way the faces come alive through the map.

All images here via here.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tara Donovan

When I first saw these images, I thought they were stunning, swirling circles drawn in pencil. On closer inspection, I realised they are made up of small pins! Beautiful work by artist Tara Donovan.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Magic Spoon

Never one to walk past good design, this spoon seems just perfect to me. Neat, tidy and delicious for hot chocolate, don't you think?
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Japanese Matchbox Labels

I found these magnificent Japanese matchbox labels, and thought they'd be a lovely tribute to what's happening in Japan - thinking of you all daily, and hoping desperately for happy resolution to such a tense time.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stephen Fry: On Language

A beautiful way to begin the week - happy Monday, everyone!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy, happy bedroom

All, the Design Files does it again. Lucy manages to find the best homes, and this bedroom is such great inspiration: I'm thinking of making some more poms in different colours and hanging them in our house. What a beautiful grey colour. (And those polka dots!)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Help Japan

Like most of us, I've been deeply upset by the earthquake in Japan. I've donated to the Red Cross appeal (which my work gift-matches, effectively doubling my donation, which is amazing). In case you're feel like helping the beautiful country, the artful Swedish photographer Hilda Grahnat has set up a shop called 'Help Japan' which sells some of her prints and postcards. I'd thoroughly recommend donating or buying some of her prints: you are both helping Japan, and supporting a beautiful artist at the same time.
Image from our incredible trip to Japan in 2009.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sapling Press Cards

I found these brilliant cards on etsy, and have promptly bought many of them. (In fact, if you receive one from me, please forget this blog post, and admire the cards!) I have been giggling at "Sincerely, the Unicorns" for ages.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Birdcage Window

My beautiful cousin Sarah made her window into a birdcage - and was kind enough to let me gush about it here. I adore it - the hanging cranes, the cool colour on the walls. One day I'll have to show you the rest of the house...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Packing for Trips?

Have you seen these nifty little devices? I'm wondering whether I'd use them or not - but my uber-organised self kind of loves the idea of one in my bag...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Indochine Writing Desk

You know I can't walk past a good writing desk. And this one is no different. I love how the top looks as though it would lift off, and be portable. Dreamy.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Swedish Bedding for Hay

These are breathtaking! Such crumpled, pastel glory - love that these are feminine, but abstract and linear, too. Denmark has just got to stop being too fashionable - it's painful not to be there and see it all!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Myths and Stamps

I grew up reading Greek and Roman myths, and haven't stopped being an ancient history nerd. I also used to collect stamps as a young girl, and my 10 year old self would have freaked out at these magnificent, modern creations. Ok, I'm probably still freaking out.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stationery Houses

Completely adorable stationery organisers in the form of little houses! I love how pens fit in the chimneys.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Maps on Walls

Design Sponge has put together a magnificent collection of maps on walls. If you like maps and walls, have a look at the stunning collection Grace curated - inspirational and beautiful.

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