It’s fair to say I drool over most things letterpress related. My desk is a combination of all the Macs (iMac, iPhone & iPad) with letterpress prints, blocks, and STUFF. Ephemera. Design and illustration inspiration and bits and bobs. *sigh* Lovely.
I am always trawling eBay for old letterpress blocks to play with (last night Mia liked printing my face with them), and I stroke any letterpress printed stationery whilst purring profusely.
So, when I discovered these amazing bags by Alphabet Bags it was love at first sight. This is not a sponsored post, just a declaration of typographic textile lust. LOOK AT THEM. I would be a walking Alphabet given the chance.
Ok that’s it. Off to browse more letterpress blocks.
(yes I know I need to get out more…)
This is just such a brilliant idea. As is National Bed Month (can I get a HELL YEAH?!). So, hotel peeps Ibis have created a Sleep Art app which is available to download for free; the app captures data and movement and sounds from nights sleep and converts it into virtual brush strokes to enable your sleep to be a work of art. I am looking forward to trying this bad boy with a night of toddler shenanigans….
Have you tried it? What does your sleep “look” like?
Pinterest is a mine of amazing infographics and aesthetically designed statements, and this one by the folks over at mindbodygreen.com really caught my eye.
I am a keen napper, and regularly pop to have a snooze if my sleep needs a top-up ( highly common as a mum of young twins!), and I love my afternoon 40 winks. The knowledge that companies encourage naps is just brilliant, and I think Cherry Sorbet should make sure we have a red sofa with soem chillout music for all our team!
Do you like a nap, or does the thought of taking time out fill you with dread?
I wrote an article last week on Graphic Design.com to a poll question I raised a few weeks ago.
In the current economic climate, do designers need a degree, or is it superfluous? I did my BA in 2 -dimensional design, then worked for 5 years before commencing an MA in Design Management as a part time course. Both courses helped me enormously, but then I am a geek and adore studying. Also, fees were not as astronomical as they are now, and the job market was quite different.
I love the infographic which accompanies the poll results, crafted by the team at Killer Infographics.
So what do you think? Join the debate over on Graphic Design.com or leave me comments below.
Finally, FINALLY the Spring sunshine has decided to rock up (can I get a HALLELUJAH?!) and it’s making me smile……
All around the flowers are suddenly brighter, colours vibrant and England is a beautiful place to be. Hurrah. In an instant those weeks of rain and longing for the Balaerics are forgotten. Almost *hides web history*….
I love the floral trends this season; from my beloved All My Finds dress to the palazzo pants and wedges around, I am excited about the florals both funky and feminine.
Here are my favourite florals: Read More >
The lovely girls at All My Finds have just launched their latest collection of recycled fashion – Pick & Mix.
As the girls say: “Treats for kids who know the score – it’s one thing to have good taste, (and we know you do), but when skies are grey and everyone around you is idling in neutral – there’s nothing like shocking colour.”
This line up of limited edition re-worked, re-made and re-loved outfits are all individual one offs of upcycled fashion, clothing with tantalising names to get your mouth watering from Apple Bon Bon to Orange Crystals, Chocolate Lime to Lemon Sherbet. If you have a love of vintage and a head for ethical fashion check out their latest creations and pick and mix your rockin’ outfits for Spring Summer 2012.
(All My Finds sponsor this blog by placing an advert with - this post is not sponsored and I really want to share these fab outfits with you.)
I am a huge fan of anything colourful, so add retro colour to the mix and it’s a Diva winner….these little beauties by Griffin Technology are Crayola Crayon Classics for the iPod touch in mouth watering colours. Just released this afternoon they are brilliant for kids like the Mini Divas who know their way around an app, and of course big kids (ahem). Available from Apple, go get ‘em….
The Crayola Crayon Classics cases for iPod touch, RRP £24.99 available from Apple in Purple Pizazz, Cotton Candy, Caribbean Green, Radical Red and Blue Berry.
Project Endo postcard 2/6
The average age of diagnosis is 27 ( the age I was!)
See the first postcard here.
Endo Uk website and I have also created a downloadable symptom tracker here. Read More >
I have been watching with interest lately several discussions around blog collectives and the way they operate. In addition, my personal observations of blogs who are represented by collectives recently has led me to question: do blog collectives do us any favours? Read More >