Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Glitter light shade

I was perusing the fantastic blog Oh Happy Day for some inspiration and came across this amazing diy project for a light shade. I've been having trouble finding an inexpensive but fun/pretty way of covering the lightbulbs in our not so new flat. The kitchen has little spot lights but the bedroom and sitting room are tricky. We have low ceilings so anything big might be too much, but something small and white seems so boring. This idea might just solve our dilemma.

Photo by Elovephotos for Oh Happy Day

Simply get spray glue and glitter and a cheap paper lantern and tada! It would be great for parties too, imagine a dozen pretty gold ones hanging with a white linen table and gold candles...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Wishing for a smaller head

Look at these great bicycle helmets for children. Wouldn't they go well with some of these bike accessories for adults!

They are found at Look Mum, No Hands, along with other great bicycle buys

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Vintage infographics

Look at this amazing display of data visualisation from the 1930s, made by using woodblocks and hand printing:

It looks so modern!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Lego = amazing

Forget about the new iphone, have you seen the augmented reality iphone app, 'Life of George'? It shows you a picture which you make out of lego. It then marks you for how well you made it and how long it takes, or you can race against people. I'm desperate for a hand-me-down iphone now!

Thanks Mrs. Toad

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


I've grown to really quite like JK Rowling.

In this time of applications and interviews and general need for a challenge, it is such a relief to see someone be inspiring. My wonderful friend Megan put me onto this fantastic TED video. It has made me well up a good few times!

Friday, 30 September 2011


Wow, look at this website dedicated to letterheads. I can hardly pick favourites there are so many!
What a lovely thing to have, I say we bring back old fashioned letterheads and letters and good stamps and whistling posties. 

Andy Warhol

Hahhaa! A perforating machinery company!

Simple and refined, Leonard Cohen

Frank Lloyd Wright

Walt Disney's wonderful world of colour

Ok, Ok, I'll stop! But go and have a look and tell me your favourites...

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Berkeley Brown Jewellery

Berkeley Brown is one of my favourite jewellery designers I've ever come across. She is from Canada but is Artist in Resident at Glasgow School of Art at the moment.
She has taken food as her inspiration, because she loves the pasion that it brings out in people. Berkeley says that "everyone tends to have quite individual, personal responses to food and I hope to evoke that in a playful way."

Here are some of her designs:

A grinder ring

A genius whisk necklace, with words about food on the 'wires'

A beautiful colander pendant 

My favourite is her moving petal ring, which Berkeley describes as an "effort to move away from the more literal references to cooking utensils...while keeping that original inspiration"
You can definitely get the feeling of a whisk in action with this amazing ring:

(Thanks Berkeley!)