Friday, February 26, 2010
I bought this great book at the NGV bookshop during the week - 'Counting Birds' by Edinburgh based illustrator Alice Melvin .
Count the birds from one to twenty and watch what they get up to from sunrise to night time, from the cockerel's first crow, to the rooks flying home to roost for the night.
'Counting Birds' is published by Tate Publishing 2009. Take a look at the Tate website for similar beautifully designed books and products for children by artists including Sara Fanelli, Rob Ryan and Orla Kiely.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Today I am heading in a westerly direction from my usual web stomping ground of Sweden and Denmark. These gorgeous pictures are by Norwegian photographer Trine Thorsen.
The Scandinavians seem to have the white wall / whitewashed floorboards / painted vintage furniture / clashing retro textiles decorating look down pat. And how lovely is that colourful crochet throw?
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Last month I was a lucky recipient of a voucher to an online fabric shop via my favourite all-things-fabric-related blog True Up . My voucher was to the Australian website Retro Age Vintage Fabrics , and here are a few images of the lovely textiles that arrived promptly and in pristine condition into my mail box. I think a bit of cushion sewing will be on the cards next weekend!
Take a look at Vanessa's Retro Age Fabrics blog for the latest additions of vintage textile loveliness available at the Retro Age website here .
Friday, February 19, 2010
A gorgeous collection of colourful and inspiring children's bedroom decor ideas can be found via the talented Swedish photographer Anitta Behrendt 's website.
I love the turquoise / harvest yellow / ultramarine colour palette and hexagon patchwork design featured on this bed storage drawer.
And I especially love this cheery yellow wardrobe!
Vintage patterns galore and another bright splash of yellow.
I love the vintage wallpaper details...
Take a look at Anitta's lovely portfolio here .
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Another little peek into a bright and cheerful, vintage pattern filled Swedish interior. A family of six call this apartment home. From the pages of Hus & Hem Magazine .
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Whoops! I'm one day late... but here is our new Hiccups quilted coverlet and sham appropriately named 'Valentine'. Bring some loveliness to a little girl's bedroom all year round with this heart embellished design.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Here are some images of the new Hiccups 'Machines at Work' bed linen collection. We had a lovely afternoon messing about on a construction site - lots of mud to slosh around in, holes to dig and ladders to climb.
This modelling caper is actually hard work!
Coordinating accessories - 'Load it up' fleece throw (above) and 'Danger' printed cushion (below)
'Machines at Work' wall stickers