banjolele

pretty things and random musings

Bank in the Form of a Pig May 1, 2009

Filed under: Art,Home,Interiors,USA — Alison @ 5:35 pm
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Not that I have much money to save, but I totally adore Bank in the Form of a Pig by Harry Allen for Areaware, seen here in situ in a shoot for Mod Livin’ and Winifred Ross Reilly’s home. It comes in several colours, including gold and hot pink, but I like the purity of the white. Apparently it was cast from the body of a piglet who dies of natural causes and can hold $10,000 in dollar bills. I wish they sold it in the UK as shipping from the US is extortionate (Areaware quoted me $125 before taxes!!). Selfridges do the gold, pink and copper but have no stock until July. And I want the white anyway *sulks and stamps feet*!!

Thanks to Design*Sponge

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Happy Tape and Knitting

Filed under: Gift wrapping,Knitting,Stationery — Alison @ 5:17 pm
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I know it’s been all over the blogosphere and I’m very tardy in posting it but isn’t this Japanese masking tape from Happy Tape just gorgeous? I wish I could think of more uses than just sticking it to everything and making me happy but my lack of crafting ability lets me down. I have just bought another knitting book (second hand and cheap) so (with the help of three books and YouTube) I’m going to finally teach myself to cast on and knit  a scarf before it’s time to wear one again! Wish me luck!

 

Happy May Day!

Filed under: Accessories,bags,Fashion — Alison @ 5:00 pm
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Happy May Day! I ought to have done this on May morning to go with the image of Magdalen tower (my old college where the choir sings from the top of the tower to, usually drunken, crowds at 6am on 1st May) but I’ve been a bit slack today. Instead of posting lively things for you to look at, I’ve been spending money I don’t have on dresses and bags! The dress is for my birthday from Jim and is on a four-week back order so I should get it in time for 5th June, if I’m lucky. It’s this one from Boden:

 

 

It’s principally for my holiday in Greece in August for my sister’s wedding though I’m sure I’ll wear it a few times before we go and lots when we get back maybe with some jewel-coloured cropped cardigans when the weather gets cooler. I’ve also bought a bag from Meringue on etsy. It’s called Tzatziki, to keep with the Greek theme, and it looks like this:

 

 

It’s to go with quite a busy dress for the wedding itself but it should go. Shouldn’t it? It was a bargain $15 and is winging its way from Melbourne very soon and I can wear it with lots of other things. Hurrah for shopping (but boo for my bank balance!)