Archive: Mar 2009

  1. Inspiration: Maria Grossmann


    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.

  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


    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.

  5. iPAD: Fab Prefab


    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.

  6. Wee Easter finds


    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.