Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Stones Speak

The Stones Speak from Simon Wild on Vimeo.

I travelled around Iceland a few summers ago, and the dense silence in the countryside is something I will always remember.

This incredible silent animation by Simon Wild, inspired by the glacial lagoon of Jokulsarlon, makes me want to go back.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Helvetica Cookies.

I'm doing hardcore lent this year. No cheese, no butter, no sweets, no cake, no chocolate, no alcohol.

15 hours in, it's going well - I'm drinking miso soup as I type this and feeling very virtuous indeed.

I'm already tempted by these though. Surely typographic cookies don't count?

Helvetica Cookie Cutters from Beverly Hsu - thanks Kelly!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tea and Cake

Situated in a delightful little courtyard behind the gorgeous paper shop Daintree, the Cake Cafe brings together two of my favourite things - gorgeous interiors and great food. With mismatched crockery, hot water bottles and the best beans on toast in town it's great spot for lunch and they also make their cafe available for gatherings on Saturday evenings with yummy bespoke menus.

They are currently selling these super cool Dublin-landmark tea-towels, designed by Niall Sweeney of Pony. You can buy them in the cafe or email

I think the forty foot diver is my favourite!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Animal Magic

Help your little boy confront his demons by making sure he sees them first thing in the morning!

This beautifully screen printed Animal Magic wallpaper from PaperBoy uses light to show and hide the skeletons of family pets. It's slightly scary when the lights are on but the bones vanish at night when the lights go out.

Available from Garrendenny Lane Interiors.