I wanted this Found on Facebook to have a personal touch this week after telling Jenny about the wood-turning and pyrography business that my parents ran when I was growing up in the wilds of the Outer Hebrides. A hunt on Facebook brought up lots of high quality examples of pyrography but Apolonia Pyrography particularly[.....]
Archive for August, 2011
Andrew Davey makes beautiful household items from slate stone found in North Cornwall. He uses Delabole Slate or slate from Trevillet Quarry and explains that, “This is among the finest slate available and quite often I find flecks of fools gold and tiny quartz crystals.”
The slate is made into mirrors, frames, journals,[.....]
My cat poster arrived last week, all the way from Champaign Illinois. He now occupies the prime spot above the mantelpiece in the front room.
The poster is by Jill Nickel and you can find examples of her work at www.etsy.com/shop/jilliannickell
I didn’t notice this at the time but was delighted to discover that[.....]
I recently completed a coast to coast charity bike ride from Whithaven to Sunderland covering 140 miles in four days. On the last day, in our eagerness to reach the finish line, we managed to completely miss our first scheduled break and planned lunch stop, eventually stumbling across Arts Centre Washington as a suitable place[.....]
I like these pictures, both in terms of the clothes themselves and also the photo styling. The designer is Ryn Wilson and the label is Altar Clothing. Ryn is a photographer too which explains her flair for imaginative and narrative portraits.
She describes Altar as ‘a conceptual clothing line of handmade[.....]
Design fuers Heim or ‘Design for Home’ is a small but mighty design studio run by Maike Timmermann in Munich.
Maike describes the products as ‘a blend of quality, originality and durability’. Inspiration comes from ‘numerous borrowings from abroad and the nostalgic past’.
Maike’s training in architecture is evident in the simple lines,[.....]
Some of these posters bring to mind Steinlen and his iconic Chat Noir poster. The vintage style fonts and the reliance on a few bold colours remind me of the nineteenth century posters associated with the Montmartre region of Paris.
The artist is Jill Nickel fromChampaign Illinois. Most of her posters[.....]
So, this is the view from my desk, made much more dreamy than it actually is by Instagram.
The meeting table and lamp are both from IKEA and the picture on the wall is by Rosina Watchmeister. You can’t quite make it out from here but the cat in the picture has[.....]