Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Etsy Wednesday - Hello Sun!

Oh, hello Sun!

I saw plenty of legs on show today... legs and dresses and smiles. Summer days mean bright colours so here are some of my favourite bright treasures:

Geometric candy colours around your neck = perfect summer jewellery

How cute are these reclaimed wood ring boxes? 

Summer of Lovebirds

Alfie is teething his face off at the moment, so these would be greatly appreciated!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Etsy Wednesday - Scandinavian

Yes, I know, it's Thursday...

I love me some vintage Scandinavian design and I'm hoping that when we (finally) get some shelves up in this place, I'll at least have an excuse to go buy some vases or something.

Stig Lindberg is one of my favourite designers. I'd pretty much have anything with his name on it. This is no exception.

I need this cookie maker. Who cares if it would take forever to make a batch. It is sublime.

I am a massive Rya rug fan. In fact, I saw one on ebay the other day and almost flipped when I saw that it was £30 and walking distance away. And then I saw the measurements. Enormous. Damn it. This looks more our size. Slightly more than £30 though...

Finally, a little fun, albeit expensive fun. These guys are hilarious. And expensive. So expensive.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Lazy Weekend Links

Shameless plug for my friend's band Citizens! and their new single (I hope you like it!)...


Coolest sushi ever.

 Check out this flickr group that features men in typical female poses.

 Cute new baby blog.

 This story about a make-up-less Hilary Clinton made me mad as anything this week. Why do we judge women so harshly on looks? Unless their chosen career is being a model, what has one got to do with the other?

 And, finally, thank you Mr Sendak. Great interview with a really interesting man.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Etsy Wednesday - Vintage Kids' Clothes

I've noticed (and been introduced to) a growing number of vintage childrenswear market stalls lately. I'm a big fan of vintage children's clothes and was so happy to be able to put Coco in dresses I wore as a child. What can I say, my mother NEVER throws anything out! Anyway, I had a look on Etsy for some fun things for my kids and found loads...

Bunny Romper. Too cute. Also, too small for Coco. Pfft.

I really want this coat - it's a bit big but I'm so tempted to buy it and put it away.

 Oh Oh so cute. Hello Alfie's new jumper from this shop...

    Sweatshirt awesomeness.

 And, because you can't have vintage clothes without vintage hangers, I present to you: bear hangers

p.s If you're a Londoner, this us one of the stalls I was talking about (but I have dibs on the Giraffe dress!)...

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Lazy Weekend Links

So, for obvious reasons, this week's video is a Beastie Boys classic. My teen years are thankful for Mr Yauch and he was so young. Too young. 
If they had a video for it, I would have chosen "Girls" which is one of my favourite BB songs. Alas, I couldn't find one so I will make do with the brilliant Sabotage - a great song and video, directed by the one and only Spike Jonze in his formative years. Genius.

On a lighter note:

A hotel I would love to stay at. So much fun.

Pets with human eyes. I'm sorry - if that's not awesome, I don't know what is.

London from a new perspective.

I love this idea - minted or skinted for decorating. Just goes to show it's style not money that counts!

Despite the fact that I am ridiculously anal when it comes to board game rules, I still manage to talk the odd person into playing me. This Scrabble edition is so beautiful it might help me twist someone's arm.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Etsy Wednesday - Cute baby animals

So, it's been a couple of weeks... I have a good excuse. Thanks to my gorgeous baby boy, I've been sleeping in one and a half hour chunks lately and this has meant very little brain power...

I hope to make it up to you with some seriously ridiculously cute animals. Observe:

Here's a gang of printable animals from Mibo Studio that would get anyone smiling.

And who could resist this little giraffe face

Chipmunk Cheeks have a whole bunch of cute floral/animal prints like this, but I think this is my favourite. This or the lion one...

But I've saved the best for last. Anyone who doesn't ahhhhh at this has no heart and that's a fact. And if you like this, I guarantee you will love the rest of their stuff.

So there you have it. I've cuted my way back into your hearts xxx

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Lazy Weekend Links

I went to a toddler dance session yesterday morning that was awesome. Even I loved it. Anyway, the guy who took the class had the kids all dancing around in a way that reminded me of this video:


I'm a big fan of TED talks and this one is a goodie. Tavi Gevinson on feminism. I only wish I had enough time to listen to more of them.

A bit of weekend silliness that is enough to make you squeamish. This blog is addictive.

I love this series of photographs.

 Not a bad place to work. And, it's only around the corner from me! 

Finally, my friend's Tumblr has been making me smile lately.