Wednesday, 26 November 2008

very talented friends

so one of my loveliest friends has just today launched her new website and I'm so happy and delighted for her, as its a lovely clean space in which her intricate prints get full attention.for as long as i have known Nicola,..the big boss lady behind the label Jessica James, she like me as strived for an independent way of living through what we both love to do, and that is to just create and make, but Nicola has been much more focused than me and has built up a solid style that is instantly recognisable as her own.beautiful understated colours are used on her hand drawn detailed prints that are often many layers of different styles, that she applies to clothing and home accessories, and even to a book cover for poet Roger Robinson.she promises me an etsy shop is on the near horizon so you all can grab a piece of her. but for more images and some hints for a better life, visit jessica james.

Monday, 24 November 2008

i love sparkly things

so i did it..i put my tree up and had much fun making a pathetic little plastic thing look resplendent and festive, we don't have much space for the gigantic tree i dream of but i still love what we did..when i say we, i mean me, you see i wanted to make the baubles we already had a little more me, so thanks to a million little sticky spots i got what i wanted, my David on the other hand just stared at me like i was mental, and all he said was, why don't we buy some spotty ones ?..he just does not get the fun of doing it yourself.... i always get my way though...and i hope you agree its brilliant...i love Christmas....

Friday, 21 November 2008

i like these

so i saw these pictures over on desire to inspire, a blog which shows some incredible interiors and buildings, but today this image stood out and im not sure why, its kinda the opposite of what i normally go for, its clean and has a very specific style where i like a more eclectic miss matched approach, but i think i could and i know i would happily sit on that fancy chair and plonk my cup of tea on them tables and be quite this next picture is just incredible and i would kill for this and happily committ many crimes for a view like that, im not really bothered about having a garden, but having a little terrace or balcony with a few shrubs would satisfy my green fingered urges, but please just look at that view....i would never go indoors...

Thursday, 20 November 2008

its christmaaaaaaas

so here in London certain streets seem to compete with each other for the best Christmas lights, and this picture shows 2 streets near where i spend most of the week, the left image is regents street which has gigantic star shaped nets strung across the street and the picture on the right shows Carnaby street where this year they have put massive snowmen up the whole street, and between me and you, they are a bit scary, but still brilliant...i love Christmas and i really want to put my tree up this it to early ? the pics to make bigger...

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

roll up roll up

so i just bought this from here and cant wait for it to arrive, its tiny, and i do wish it was bigger, but im not a size queen. i just like nice things.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

this is so true

this is what its like inside my head and its from here

its tea time

so i helped my friend set up her stall at the country living show that has just been on here in London and this picture below shows my favorite part of her stand, 1, because i styled it, and 2, because this cosy is just the best tea pot keeper warmer that has ever been knitted for the purpose of keeping tea pots warm..its all about the slogan, i dont know about you but i cant say it without speaking in a posh english accent.... and it is available in a whole rainbow of colors from my friends website...but if you want one be quick,they were selling like hot cakes..or should i say hot tea.

Friday, 14 November 2008

i want this

so i blatantly refuse to tell you where i saw this, because im waiting to go home and ask permission to get it, but look at it...just look at it...its got my name all over it....arghhhhhh whats a boy to do, so many nice things and no money in his pocket...arghhhhhhhhh, but will you just look at it...

Thursday, 13 November 2008

more lovley things

I'm not gonna say much about this...because it is just to brilliant and does not need me blabbering on, but i will say that the illustrator linzie hunter who did these doodles in her sketch books just blows my mind... i think its the dedication to her passion that i love..i change my mind more often than i change my socks... her blog is full of lovely stuff and her flickr sight is even better...she makes me want to get some felt tip pen and just doodle, and she reminds me what a crap flickr keeper i am (does that make sense ?)..i have gazillions of images i need to put on there...its on my list of to if you want to know where to go.

its work in progress

so i have recently spent a stupid amount of time working on one of them light bulb moments i often have, you know, the kind where your head spins until you actually just get down and do it... so this image shows a work in progress, the left side is the front and the right is the back which i actually think i prefer more.. that's a happy accident if i ever saw one, but I'm gonna persevere, i have made 3 of these and intend on them being a cushion...actually I'm gonna do a mini collection based on this theme, i like things in 3...not sure why ? this space....

Saturday, 8 November 2008

im a fatty lover

so a little bit of dribble just fell onto the computer keyboard when i saw these amazing illustrations from hennie haworth, whose website is just full of eye wateringly brilliant images, and it turns out that she has also designed a range of products for habitat, and it just so happens that yesterday i was looking at one of her designs in habitat thinking "i want you", but obviously did not know she had done it...if you go to her website look at the repeat pattern section and dribble some of your own drool at the wallpaper possibilities....i love the candle one, but for now i love these the most...wonder if its because there is cake involved, and whilst id like to pretend to be a skinny lad, lets face it im a fatty, and kinda proud, especially when i see things like this...

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

i got more lovely stuff

so i want you all to know i live in a tiny 2 up 2 down house.and it seems to be my mission to fill it to the brim with stuff i just don't need...but i cant help it... i love stuff... stuff with nice colors..stuff with cool graphics...and stuff with both things you know what i mean when i say graphical things ? that's my favorite word to describe my current tastes.... and look what i found recently... can you guess where from ?
these amazing flash cards were from here...and without being in anyway disrespectful to the seller, were a steal.. i initially thought the listing was for only one card... not the full alphabet...the little illustrations are so cool...look at Y.. the yarn image is lovely...
i also like things with my initials on.. i have a lovely little collection of letter S's but these are a current favorite and they were from here...and in their original packaging...another etsy bargain... you must admit its a fantastic place to go shopping...I'm addicted...but i cant afford this me...or then again don't... i like it...

Sunday, 2 November 2008

i want this...and this

so its Christmas..its November and as far as I'm concerned its time to put up my tree and deck the halls... but the Grinch..also known as my David wont let me get my baubles out yet as he says its to early...but I'm rapidly adding things to my list that Santa will be getting very soon.. i have as always been a very good boy so i deserve good things, and this incredible height chart is just brilliant...that little kid is just spoiling the picture i think....its £30.00 from graham and green... and i want it...
and my ex boyfriend Christopher Jackson, who had to move all the way to new Zealand to get over me, has designed an ever so clever flat pack picture frame that turns an ordinary image into a Polaroid... its just too sad that they have stopped doing Polaroids so this is a lovely homage..check it out here...oh and if you read this Chris...ill never get over you and have your laminated picture with me always...