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Archive: Mar 2009

  1. Inspiration: Maria Grossmann

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    Maria Grossmann trained as a photographer and now works in Hamburg, Berlin and Paris as a stylist in collaboration with other photographers.

    I had a hard time choosing which images to show you, as all her work is so beautiful and rich with texture and colour.

    Image Source: Maria Grossmann

    Also have a look at this series of children’s rooms imaginatively styled by Maria.

    See more on Maria’s website.
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  2. Vintage Playboy Magazine Design

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    These are a couple more images from my husband’s collection of vintage Playboys (which I blogged about here). I love simple and graphic design of the fashion feature on hats. The second image is actually a back cover… would you ever have guessed it was Playboy?

  3. Wee Easter finds: Hand-painted Rococo chocolate

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    Clockwise from left: hand-painted gentleman hare, made with dark and white chocolate, £30; hand-painted dark chocolate egg with Japanese bird design, filled with a mixture of Grand Cru ganache-filled mini eggs and truffles, £25; and hand-painted egg with leaping hare, filled with Grand Cru ganache-filled mini-eggs, £18.95, all by Rococo chocolates.

    Rococo shops in London:
    321 Kings Road
    London SW3 5EP
    Tel: 020 7352 5857
    Click here for a Wee Birdy map.
    Opening hours:
    Monday 12pm – 5pm
    Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 6:30pm
    Sunday 12pm – 5pm

    5 Motcomb Street
    London SW1X 8JU
    Tel: 020 7245 0993
    Click here for a Wee Birdy map.
    Opening hours:
    Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 6:30pm

    45 Marylebone High Street
    London W1U 5HG
    Tel: 020 7935 778
    Click here for a Wee Birdy map.
    Opening hours:
    Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 6:30pm
    Sunday 12pm – 5pm

  4. Cart Before The Horse

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    These hand painted folk art dolls are the delightful and inspired work of Jo and Dylan of Cart Before The Horse. The dolls seem to have an other-worldliness and serene innocence about them. That little one with the mask is so adorable with her spotty little hat, stripey tights and monochromatic outfit. I want to take her home!


    Visit the Cart Before The Horse website, Jo’s blog, Dylan’s blog and their ebay shop for more.
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  5. iPAD: Fab Prefab

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    The iPAD is a stylish and versalite prefab kit home designed by kiwi architect Andre Hodgskin. Wouldn’t it make a wonderful studio or holiday home?

    The design is modular and has several versions: single, single with guest suite or double. The single has 50 square meters of interior living space, and the decks that surround it are about the same size.

    Image Source: Clever Bastards

    The iPAD is ecomonical, versatile, sustainable and beautifully designed. You can find out more about it at Clever Bastards.
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  6. Wee Easter finds

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    What do you think of my first collage-y Easter thing-y? I've got a folder full of Easter finds and was thinking of palatable ways of serving it up. There's more to come, but I thought I'd have a play with these ones first.

    1. Egg trinket box, £5, from Paperchase.

    2. Tin of glitter vintage-style Easter postcards, £10, from Willow and Stone.

    3. Painted egg decorations, £3 for a pack of six, from Paperchase.

    4. Mini feltidermy bunny brooch, US$25, from Girl Savage’s Etsy’s shop.

    5. Chick iced biscuit, £1.49, from Marks & Spencer.

    6. Alessi Cico egg cup, £9, from John Lewis.

    7. Easter crackers with confetti, £8 from a pack of six, from John Lewis.