My Etsy shop window

Monday, 29 June 2009

Mobile boutiques

I came across this article on the Wiley Valentine blog. They have a self confessed obsession with the concept of adorable mobile shops, which is quite understable.

Forget your average dirty burger van, or those dodgy white vans that turn up at your office, open up the boot and present you with a selection of their finest soggy limp offerings. How about a NICE bit of food from a NICE van?
There is bacon sandwich van in Bristol that is on it's way to being something special - the side opens up to reveal a more shop-esque display of goods aswell as a hot plate to cook you fresh bacon - but it's just not quite all it could be.

These on the other hand are going a step beyond the office lunch van.
Read the article on the Wiley Valentine blog >

Monday, 22 June 2009


Check these out...

[n.] uniquely designed Computer Wrist Rest and Stress Reliever made from NASA Memory Foam

Breadou: Doughnut Computer Wrist Rest made from NASA Memory Foam
Visit the Breadou website >

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Rinzen designed animals

Check out these gorgeous animals.

Rinzen designed animalsWinkreative commissioned art collective RINZEN to create this lovely graphical set of animals for a set of credit cards they designed for Cornèr Bank.

I'm always slightly shocked, or pleasantly suprised when I hear of how many creatives it can take to make up one project.
Knowing when to outsource. That's what it's about.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Banksy exhibition

Banksy's doing a massive exhibition right here, back in Bristol at the City Museum and Art Gallery. We'll be poppng down there with the babber me thinks.

Link to story on BBC site >

I ought to post some pictures here of his work from around town when I get a chance.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Etsy Treasury

Another Bristol based jeweller and Etsian, Jemima Lumley, created a Treasury around other Bristol based artists and was kind enough to include me!

Or my Red resin window spot pendant more to the point.

Sunday, 7 June 2009


Oliver was born with blocked tear ducts, which he will be having a small operation to fix a week after his first birthday in July. Because his eyes are unable to clear themselves of tears and dirt, it means they weep and tend to get gooped up and make him look like he has conjunctivitis.
To stop his eyes from getting sore (and looking bad) it means I'm constantly wiping away any fluid, and as a matter of course, have to clean them thoroughly twice a day (sometimes more if it's particulary bad) with cooled boiled water.
It means that even though he's now ten and a half months old, I'm still carrying around muslin everywhere I go so I have something on hand to use. And because they've constantly been around him, Oli is now using them as a comforter.

Because I think of muslin tending to be a younger baby accessory, and because it's acting a lot like a blanket aswell, I thought it would be nice to get a more attractive blue striped piece of muslin and make it look a bit more grown up.
I spent ages on the internet and at first thought it was an impossibe task, but once I included the magic word 'BABY' in my search terms I actually came across a few nice ones including these particularly stylish designer muslins.
They're Swaddling Blanket /Muslin Squares from a company called Aden & Anais - buy them in the UK from here.

Camo Muslin Wraps: Aden & AnaisIf only I'd known about these sooner!
To be honest, they are actually hideously expesive so I don't think I will be purchasing any, plus the only nice striped one comes in a pack and I don't like the other ones in the pack. But these camo ones are pretty cool though.

When I was pregnant I found a multi pack of plain white muslins that I bought from The Nappy Lady as a very sensible, and very cheap option considering it was a pack of 10 - £11.99! They were also huge and have been extremely useful. I've since cut one of them up into four smaller ones and hand sewn some coloured stiching around the edges to stop them fraying.

I can't believe I never came across anything other than plain white ones before.
These are lovely too, and a lot more affordable. I might have to make a trip to Ikea tomorrow.

Ikea: BARNSLIG Muslin squares

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Google's logo

Google's logo today - Celebrating 25 Years of The Tetris Effect.

25 years?! I will refrain from adding any further questions marks and exclamation marks.

But really?!

Celebrating 25 Years of The Tetris Effect - courtesy of Tetris Holding, LLC

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

kaboo and MOo

kaboo and MOo
Originally uploaded by robax

I love cats.
One of my favourite sites is, I'm unable to stop taking photos of our own cat Franklin and I love looking at pictures of other peoples. I came across this pair, kaboo and MOo, on Flickr a few months ago. It's so funny I keep having to go back for another chuckle at it.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Hel Fucking Vetica

Ben got himself this shirt a few months ago now, but it's never failed to amuse me since...

Hel Fucking Vetica
Buy it from Wire&Twine