Stuff and Tea Towels | May 09, 2013

I turned to Mark the other night and had a big fat whinge about how I didn't think this flu would ever go away and I would feel like this forever. Long Emphatic Sigh. 

Sorry for the lack of updates recently... it's hard to impart inspiration when your brain's gone seriously whackadoo. 

I am extremely grateful for all the kind and encouraging comments on my last post! You guys rock! I truly have such wise, insightful and beautiful readers. The overwhelming response was, when it comes to this blog I should 'do what makes me happy' and just 'follow my heart' and even though this advice may seem simple and obvious, I think I just needed to hear it! Thank-you for your support! xo

So, I'm off now. I will be attempting to master the art of being non-productive (so I can get over this bug) but before I leave- Do you like the above drawing by David Shrigley? It is available as a tea towel at Third Drawer Down... I think it's kinda cute.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kitchenware, storytelling, Typography

Sideshow Sign Co. | May 18, 2012

Go grab yourself a supremely awesome, fully-customisable marquee or wood lettering sign from Sideshow Sign Co. You know you want to.

I promise to be jealous.

{ photos from Sideshow Sign Co. website }

posted under: Home Décor, Parties, Typography, Vintage Style, Weddings

Mixed Bag... March 6, 2012 | March 06, 2012

mango wood { bread board } from toast

{ jelly letters } by m-inspira  { via plenty of color }

{ sunglasses } from ted baker

{ outfit } from ginger and smart

{ happy note } from tokketok  { via oh joy }

heart me { cushion } from pony rider

{ necklace } from lovisa

{ just another wallet } from asos

mini { pom pom } hair clip/brooch set from

sabrina dehoff { bracelet } in 'tropical' from the goodhood store

confetti { top } from gorman

rondo gold { cutlery set } by cutipol from horne

{ nail polish } from kit

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Jewellery, Mixed Bag, Stationery, Tableware, Typography

Igloo Letterpress | October 06, 2011

Bold and quirky wood type letterpress cards from Igloo Letterpress.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Typography

Mixed Bag... August 8, 2011 | August 08, 2011

Homework pencil case by Present and Correct from Haus

Salad serving set from Leif

Nail polish in 'Leprechaun Lynch' from Scotch Naturals { via Life's Little Jems }

Experimental typography by Anna Garforth { via formfiftyfive }

Mini sequin heart hairclip/brooch from

Mimi CDC dress by Marc Jacobs

Industrial stencil letters from Urban Outfitters

Mask bag by Atsuyo et Akiko from Smallable

Funky juice bottles from Dutch by design { via designlovefest }

DIY wool felt flower hair accessories from Make it and love it

Kissing Stags Flat Purse from Anorak

Repetto BB Patent Ballerina Pumps from Asos

Carpenter pencil set from International Arrivals

Mustard Rose Pillow from jillybeancraft

posted under: Drink, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kids, Mixed Bag, Stationery, Tableware, Typography

Mixed Bag... June 20, 2011 | June 20, 2011

Made for the Shades case from Modcloth

Tangerine April Showers Rain Loafers from Ruche

Cute neckties from Pierrepont Hicks { via Creature Comforts }

Jello card from Pie Bird Press

Two of a Kind Highballs from Kate Spade's home range

Sustainable Type by Vladimir Koncar

Sunflower plate from Pier 1 imports

Illustration of Twiggy by David Downton

Ladies Bowties from Forage

Beer card from Pie Bird Press

Titan Glass Lamp from Stray Dog Designs

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Illustration, Mixed Bag, Stationery, Tableware, Typography

Keep Calm Gallery | June 16, 2011

Sweet screen prints by Hayley & Lucas from Keep Calm Gallery.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Typography

Mixed Bag... June 3, 2011 | June 03, 2011

Felted Foliage Garland from BHLDN

Flex Orange Sofa from CB2

Hey Let's Get Brunch Sometime cards from Kathryn Whyte

Will We Have Rainbows? free printable by Making it Lovely

The Flynn Skirt by Anne M Cramer

DIY Flowers tutorial at Scrapbooks Etc.

'Watch Out Cupid' Bootie by Alannah Hill

Fixed Bike card from Howkapow

'One Big Cow' poster from I Need Nice Things

'Love Sick' Candygram by Jesse Arrington.

posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Stationery, Typography

Bold and Beautiful | May 27, 2011

{ 01 } 'She Believed She Could So She Did' print by Valentina Ramos from Beehive Co-op

{ 02 }  Royal Plantation Elephant Basket from Kate Spade

{ 03 } Green Green Cushion cover from Marimekko

{ 04 } Pink Circles Countess tote from Jonathan Adler

{ 05 } Allergy food flags by Allergy Riders from Lark Handmade

{ 06 } Vintage blanket hot water bottles  from My Poppet { via Frankie }

posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties, Typography

Holiday Freebie: Typographic Gift Tags | December 02, 2010

Hope you enjoy this set of holiday gift tags I've whipped up for you. I had fun experimenting with some fancy hand-lettering! Continue to download your freebies.

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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Holidays, parenting, Stationery, Typography

Typography that makes me smile | November 12, 2010

Top:  'Wonderland' font created with felt tip pens by Eve Duhamel for Fontself

Bottom: 'Tie-pography' created by Ed Nacional. Cards available in his shop!

posted under: Gift Ideas, Typography

Where the pretty things are... | September 10, 2010

1 ) Cloud wooden board from Snug

2 ) Nadinoo Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

3 ) Pink stripe cupcake wrappers from The Cupcake Wrapper Co.

4 ) Daily Drop Caps by Jessica Hische

5 ) Note*Shapes paper blocks from Lox + Savvy

6 ) Beautiful illustrations by Ana Laura Perez

7 ) Laboratory Flower Vases from Urban Outfitters

( Oh, and the font I've used in this post, based on the typeface used in the movie "Where the Wild Things are" can be downloaded for free right here. )

posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Illustration, Moody Hues, Parties, Stationery, Typography

LetterboxCo. | August 23, 2010

LetterboxCo. An online concept store with some great bits n' pieces.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Stationery, Typography

Simple + Cute | February 24, 2010

TOP: Illustration by Natsumi Nishizumi.

BOTTOM: Cheese platter by Cinq.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Illustration, Tableware, Typography

Organic Elderflower Pressé by Belvoir Fruit Farms | November 13, 2009

I think I've just found my new favourite beverage! I am totally smitten with this Elderflower Pressé by Belvoir Fruit Farms. It really has quite an unusual flavour and is bubbly and refreshing- perfect for a sunny summer afternoon. I don't even know what an Elderflower is, but I thank god for it.

And yes, the packaging is heavenly and quite possibly a contributing factor to my reverence for this product. I am now really keen to try the other flavours in the series. Melbournites- you can find these at The Essential Ingredient in Prahran Market.

posted under: Drink, Entertaining, Typography

Crazy for Vintage Printers Blocks | October 09, 2009

Love these fun, home made printers block stamps by The Upcycler.

Wooden thread bobbin handles- how inspired!! Check out the article here. Such a great DIY idea!

Also love these Toothbrush Holders found at Baileys Home and Garden (via Follow Studio)

posted under: Do It Yourself, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Stationery, Typography, Vintage Style

Cécile Gonnard Table Linen designs | September 21, 2009

cécile gonnard

How fun and fresh is the use of typography in this collection of children's table linen titled "Mangeur Masque".  Designed by Cécile Gonnard for Grain de Couleur Création. (Personally, I think these make great gifts for 'big' kids too!) Cécile was also the talented designer behind the Woodblock Napkins.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kids, Tableware, Typography

Woodblock Napkins from Anthropologie | August 12, 2009

Woodblock Napkins

Ooh... and while we're on the subject of Anthropologie, aren't these Woodblock Napkins fantastic? I want!!

posted under: Gift Ideas, Tableware, Typography

Wooden Printer's Block Letters | August 05, 2009

Wooden Printer's Block Letters

Although the idea has been around for awhile I still think that using typography around the home is a fantastic decorating idea as it provides such an effective focal point. I love these replica wooden printer's letter blocks from Sage Inspired by Life found on Not on the High Street.

posted under: Home Décor, Typography

Hand-drawn Lettering | July 29, 2009

Grill'd Menu

I'm really digging some of the hand-drawn lettering goodness coming out of Australia these days- especially from Grill'd. Their takeaway menu (above) and the wall art in their stores (below) are simply awesome! For more of their illustrative/typographical craziness check out their website.  If anyone knows the illustrator responsible for this, please let me know!

Grill'd Wall Art

(image credit)

I'm also a huge fan of the Hudsons Coffee wall art by Kleimeyer Industries (below). All very inspirational! :)

Hudsons Coffee Wall Art

posted under: Drink, Food, Typography
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