Sunday, 19 October 2008

small spaces

I bought this postcard at the Sunday UpMarket on Brick Lane. I'm going to send it to my Grandma, who, like me is an extreme hoarder, so is always dreaming of storage!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

I'd like to live in their Hood...

Such a great little promo video from Manchester based creative company The Neighbourhood as they put it "...we combine imaging, animation, technology and sharply focused craftmanship to cultivate lucid dreams and luminous futures of course!... Stuff that jumps off the page or screen, sells ideas, realizes visions, and makes you smile." They certainly do that! Their website is really super dooper too so go check it out!

Monday, 13 October 2008

The man with the Kaleidoscope Eyes

Alan Aldridge is by far my most favourite illustrator. Well known for his hypnotic, colourful designs ranging from the celebrated book The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics and the film poster for Warhol’s Chelsea Girls, as well as groundbreaking covers for Penguin books. Some rather delightful imaginings within illustrated children’s books such as the much loved The Butterfly Ball.
Lucky for us who love his work, last week saw the opening of an exhibition - the first complete UK retrospective of his work. Alan Aldridge – The man with Kaleidoscope Eyes runs from 10 October to 25 January at the Design Museum.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Bootiful Kitty-Kat

Here I introduce to you 'Fidel Castro Blanco'. We are cat-sitting him at the moment whilst our friend is on holiday. He is the cutest little fluff ball ever. His favourite spot is sitting on a pile of ChickP boxes by the window, watching the world go by. We love him.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

H is for Home

I recently found this super fabulous website H is for Home where you can buy wonderful one-off, handmade and vintage items for your home. I just bought these cushions for my sofa because I love the fabrics so much. Check out their website as they have so many lovely items.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Photography Auction

A friend of mine, Melina has just opened a cute little Gallery in east London and this friday we are holding a Photography Auction. It is a group show of diverse photography and will be auctioned off for one night only. I have submitted 4 prints (two pictured above as a little taster) as I am also a photographer in my spare time. You can see more of my work at If you would like more info about Oblong Gallery, visit the wonderful new website. Come along on friday for some art consumption and cheap fizzy pop.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Twinkle Twinkle

I love these illustrations on the covers of Twinkle comic from the 70s. Twinkle 'the picture paper especially for little girls' was a popular British comic, published from 27 January 1968 to 1999. It was aimed at young girls and came out weekly, supplemented each year with a Summer Special and a hardcover Annual. The comics were introduced by Twinkle herself and featured comic strips, dress-up dolls, a Twinkle Club letters page, and often puzzles. You can see more of these charming illustrations on flickr.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Dig your dinner!

How brilliant is this set of cutlery? They are meant for kids, but want a set! Digging for your dinner- imagine the fun you could have with mash! Designed by a husband and wife team the set is made up of a Fork Lift Fork, Bulldozer Pusher and a Front Loader Spoon, nice. Available at Spoon Sisters.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Breakfast has never been so much fun!

Those healthy folks at Dorset Cereals have come up with a really novel idea for their recently launched 'Breakfast Projects for kids'. As well as providing a delicious, natural start to the day, they provide hours of activity for kids with a series of projects to make- genius! No more wasting those well designed cereal boxes. They also have a really fun website where you can share what you've made and win a place in the Hall of Fame! Cool stuff. I love their packaging design, makes me want to buy all the colours to have the whole collection!

Laura Marling: Ghosts

A splendid handcrafted video and enchanting song.