Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daily Drop Cap

I've been nerdily drooling over Jessica Hische's Daily Drop Cap project over the last few weeks so I thought I'd share a little typographic joy. Every workday she posts "a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere."

I have such a design crush on her.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Echino Gecko Lace Fabric

Yellow, white, grey, dots and geckos!

What is there not to love about this fabric?

I am still trying to persuade the other half that we should use yellow in the study. It turns out that he was right to protest about the saplings wallpaper, the colour in the sample (while not hunger inducing) was too dark.

But imagine this as curtains. mmmmmmm

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


It's times like these that having a child would be a good excuse. Without one I must admit that I love these and would like them for myself.

ShapeMaker wooden blocks by Millergoodman

Monday, October 19, 2009


It's annual basil death week in my house.

No matter how much love, water, care and affection I lavish on my favourite herb it always dies in October.

Last year's plant had gotten so big it had BARK.
October came, and boom! - it was just twigs in a pot.

This years plant has a few wilted leaves left, but I can feel it rebuking me every morning.

Any basil resurrection tips anyone?

Skyplanters from Thorsten van Elten

Friday, October 16, 2009

Newmarket Brocante

"Newmarket Brocante" is a brand new new furniture and antique market in the Co-Op Building on Newmarket Square, Dublin 8 that will take place every 3rd Sunday of the month, starting this Sunday.

At this event you will find a selection of second-hand, refurbished, antique and hand-crafted stuff for your house and garden. There will be bargains, freebies, café, good wholesome food and chilled out tunes all under the one roof.

Sounds good to me!

Bunny Wave

I've been a fan of Uprisings by kozyndan for years, but I finally bought it today. It's going up in the bathroom. I'm rather excited!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Urchin Pouf

Christien Meindertsma from Flocks hand-knits these amazing poufs with supersized knitting needles.

I feel a trip to Hickeys and the Woolen Mills coming on...

Second image from Inhabitat

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chair Socks

We have horrible white stickers on the ends of our chair and table legs to protect the white floorboards in the dining room.

This is because I was not clever enough to think of putting socks on my chairs.

By chris&ruby

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coloured blackboard paint.

24 colours! I feel a little faint...

From Hudson Paint via Knack

Monday, October 12, 2009

Shower heaven

While we were away over the weekend we had to ring reception twice after being outsmarted by sanitary ware and light switches.

It's an uncomfortable feeling when bathroom fittings are more sophisticated than you are...

'shower heaven' by philippe starck from design boom

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Colour Challenge

I'm off to a wedding tomorrow so I thought I'd post the Friday quiz a day early.

Has all that looking at paint samples or swatch books improved your colour vision?

Find out here

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Saplings Wallpaper

I've just started working from home so doing up the office is high on my procrastination list.

I love yellow and white at the moment so I nearly fell out my chair when I saw this wallpaper yesterday. Unfortunately my excitement was not shared by the other half.

“That colour makes me think we don’t have enough food”

Not exactly the response I was expecting.

Perhaps a sample will make him feel less hungry?

Saplings wallpaper from Miss Print

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Little Red

I got this print as a birthday present last year, aren't I a lucky girl!
Little Red Silkscreen by Jaime Zollars

Monday, October 5, 2009

Adrien Gardère Decals

These decals by Adrien Gardère crack me up.
From Domestic.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Irish Trees?

I have been lusting after an Irish version of this poster for a long long time. Any ideas folks?

One of many gorgeous prints from Bold & Noble

Friday, October 2, 2009