Friday, 17 April 2015

Chloé Fleury

Beautiful paper craft by French lass Chloé Fleury to round off the week. Decorative animal wall art for little and big kids alike, and some other work from her portfolio.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Cloud 9

I know, I know, I have a tonne of fabric in the cupboard. But this is just virtual window shopping. Thing is, I can't make anything with my fabrics until I know if Mini Pou #2 is a little man or little lady. Clothing patterns are just going to have to wait a few more weeks. Though I know Oscar would love the dog pattern above. Dog obsessed, that one. All these beautiful fabrics are produced by Cloud 9 Fabrics. Their range of stunning organic cotton prints is huge. Browse online and then search for your nearest stockist/online store. They have a lovely Instagram feed too. Here are just some that tickled my fancy...

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Portable Pocket Projector

Here's a nifty idea: a projector for your smartphone. It's got a 8x magnification ability, which is pretty decent from your phone, I think. Found at Luckie's of London, the Smartphone Projector is a steal at £15.95. Self assembly.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Sharon Muir

Looking for some Mod-styled ceramics for your place? Sharon Muir has a range of retro-inspired ceramic pieces that will do the job nicely. I love these Mano hand dishes. The leaf plater and dish are also fab. And the fox is just cute. Lots more on offer via her website.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Home Life

I wish this was a picture of my vase collection. Alas, it s not. Random image from the interwebs but I would have most of these (but not the blues ones...) in my collection if I could. I have a few variations of a few, and fear the collection will come to a standstill in the US. Missing my Amsterdam Ij Hallen for sure, but what can you do.
Anyway. I love looking at my collection, especially now that I'm home all day every day. Very peculiar being a housewife after so many years of (crazy all-hours ad-land) work. I'm enjoying the time with Oscar, but it's getting a bit challenging with a growing bump. He's super fast and I'm now super slow. Ha.
Still cannot believe in approx 5 weeks from now we'll have another little bub in the house. Two little terrors! Oh my goodness. Might even be earlier than that; the way this little one is kicking, I think sometimes it's trying to break free already... time will tell. Thankfully my folks and siblings are on the way and that will be invaluable help. Little Dash better just hang on in there until the calvary arrives!

Friday, 10 April 2015

PET Cacti

Here we go! Something fun for Friday. These up-cycled plastic bottles have been turned into a cacti garden by artist Veronika Richterová. Who wouldn't want one of these beauties sitting on their window sill? Veronika has hundreds of PET sculptures on her site, but these are my favourites.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter Weekend

Hope you all had a happy Easter weekend! Our Brooklyn celebrations kicked off with the opening of the outdoor Brooklyn Flea for 2015. Had a bit of a mooch, but didn't find the bookcase we were looking for for Oscar's room. Next month maybe. It was sunny and pretty mild, but windy as all hell. Afterwards we had brunch with friends from the 'Dam. Fantastic. 
The I tried to get my Easter craft on with these Easter totem pole eggs... hmm. Not quite how they looked on Pinterest. We had Easter cookies, too, they were a hit. And of course bunny ears for all. But the boy wouldn't wear his. Oh well, maybe next year! Otherwise a lovely Easter weekend. We've got a friend staying with us, and have had lots of visitors already this year, so too busy to blog post. I'll try and make amends in April. 

Monday, 30 March 2015

Bee Teeth

I'm a bit of a bunting junkie, I'd readily admit it. So it goes without saying that I adore these banners by Bee Teeth. I've only just come across this designer/artist, Dan Christofferson, and absolutely adore everything he does and makes. There are so many people making banners and the like, I know they're all the rage, but none that are as unique and well designed and crafted as Dan's, in my opinion. Next level, yo.

But Dan's creative juices don't stop at bunting. He's also designed these gorgeous banner flags. I feel like my son NEEDS one in his room. I love the 'Stay Wild' but given Oscar is 16 months old that might be a tad scary for the little dude. 'Stay True' I think is beautiful and perfect for the grub. Site says sold out... Dan, Dan, Dan, we need to talk. Chop chop and start makin' some more please!
But wait, there's more eye candy yet. These gold wall plaques are fab. Can't decide which I like more... Bee Teeth, I'll be keeping an eye on your Instagram feed and shop for sure. Keep making beautiful wondering lovely things.