I read and hear a lot of things about kindness disappearing from our daily lives. I think there are still awesome people in the world though. Random acts of kindness are fantastic and fun to be on either side of.
Michael Landy is an artist who has explored acts of kindness on the Tube in London. I have to admit, the Tube is not the place that instantly comes to mind when I think of kindness, so I really enjoyed looking at this project and thinking about it differently. I am excited to check it out on the Central Line when I head to London in a couple of weeks. I will keep this project in mind when I am squashed against the window of the carriage!
Monday already! I hope you had a great weekend and I hope you have a great week ahead. Let's hope we all have some fun surprises in store.
I love these surprise balls from the USA. They really remind me of Christmas crackers. How fun would it be to receive one? And how fun would it be to make one? I am thinking of all the things you could put inside- the possibilities are endless!
Happy Sunday! It's funny- when I was younger I used to hate Sundays but now I look forward to them. A day to catch up and chill out, watch programmes like Pan Am and Borgen and go on a nice walk somewhere with a picnic (if it wasn't January!).
I also love Sunday to catch up on all of the fantastic blogs, ideas and inspiration out there. Here are some links that have caught my eye this week:
It's the weekend! Hooray. Hope you have a good one!
Have you seen the amazing Hotel Crayon in Paris? I love it when hotels break out of the box and do something different and that certainly applies to this hotel. I think it would be so much fun to stay there!
Happy Friday everyone! What are your plans for the weekend?
This week's Friday Photography is focusing on the work of Norman Parkinson. I love fashion photography. I also love the fashion from the 1950s and 1960s, so this set of photos and prints released by his former assistant is a fantastic way to spend some time. Norman revolutionised fashion photography the 1950s and 60s, taking models out of stuffy studios, and I think you can really see this here.
I love how a lot of these dresses would not look out of place at all in 2012. And that black dress in the middle of the top photo is gorgeous! Very Joan from Mad Men. (I love her and even have a pen necklace too ha!). I don't know about you, but now I really want to go vintage dress shopping.
Happy Thursday everyone! I really like Thursdays- the weekend is getting close and you can start to think about plans and lie ins!
As I have posted about before, I love looking at real apartments and houses. So, when I discovered In The Make I was really overjoyed- a chance to look in studios of artists. It's a collaboration between
Klea McKenna and Nikki Grattan and it's a great project- you can get lost in the site for hours. Really, it's fantastic and you should check it out. This studio space belongs to artist Annie Vought. I love the art and the studio.
I am sorry, but I could NOT resist this post. I just couldn't. Especially on a pretty dull Wednesday afternoon. Above are our two cats, Toby and Scout. I am showing you them because OH how I wish they would let me dress them up like this:
...just for enough time to get a photo! As someone who works on pet photo shoots for my day job I have serious professional appreciation for this cat! Cat ties and accesories for the well turned out, social cat can be found here at Snoop Catty Catt.
I really do! Like me, Debbie Carlos has a Psychology degree. Unlike me she also produces these fantastic prints. If you've read my blog before, you'll know that I love prints. I would happily cover all my walls with them.
I think my favourite is the cloud print- there is something so relaxing about it. You can check out her Etsy store here and also read a great interview here too. I love the fact that to get out of a creative rut, she plays pranks on her pets. Ha!
Firstly, I love the term 'paper inventions'. Secondly, I just love these! They totally take me back to making paper dolls when I was a child. Created by Faye Moorhouse, these paper inventions include garlands, moving zebras and animals in Christmas hats. What is there not to like? You can find out more on Faye and check out things to buy here. I thoroughly recommend it.
The weather here this morning is sleety and slushy. Happy January! So what better to brighten up your morning than some lovely images from a party company based in a warm, sunny country. I love the styling and the products available from Spanish event company Nice Party. Gorgeous, bright colours.
I really need to host a party so I can use a metallic backdrop!
I'm so glad I found the design studio of Nancy and Betty! As I am starting to scope out things to stock in my store, I love finding awesome stuff. I love their twists on things like wedding cards and wrapping tape. Who wouldn't want to receive a package wrapped up with the words 'practically perfect in every way'? Lovely! Check out their store and more designs here!
Good morning, I hope you all had brilliant weekends. Do you sometimes need a bit of a boost on a Monday morning? I know I do! 3 cups of strong coffee, a big bowl of porridge and this phrase should power me through this morning. Check out the prints and find out more here. Everybody do something like a phenomenon this week!
I found this amazing cake project while browsing Apollinas and I thought it would be a really fun post to kick off the weekend. I love red velvet cake, so I think this blue twist on it is awesome. It looks so delicious! Look at all of that delicious, thick frosting...