pretty things and random musings

Rifle Paper Co Heart Print January 18, 2011

Filed under: Art,Home,Interiors,Prints,Stationery — Alison @ 12:24 pm
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While on the subject of Valentine’s Day gifts, how about this beautiful heart print by Rifle Paper Co, available from Papermash in the UK? It’s also available as a card which you could also frame, I guess. Perfect to show your special someone just how much you love them.


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


Birds Around Britain Poster April 21, 2009

Filed under: Art,Home,Interiors — Alison @ 3:25 pm
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On the theme of stuff for my walls and, indeed, nature I like the simplicity and elegance of this Birds Around Britain poster by Bold and Noble. They also do it in a lovely warm stone colour (which would go with my sofas) but I prefer the azure. I think.


Sarah Hartill’s Laundry

Filed under: Home,Interiors,Kitchen — Alison @ 2:50 pm
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One day, when I grow up, I’m going to have a dedicated laundry room like this one owned by Sarah Hartill, Style Editor of Canada’s House and Home magazine. Isn’t that curtain pretty?

Via Design*Sponge


Label Heaven April 18, 2009

Filed under: Home,Kitchen — Alison @ 5:05 pm
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I’ve been labelling things again. I bought the Dee Puddy labels I showed you a little while ago – they now do sugar labels too – and placed them on some Le Parfait jars I bought at the local kitchen shop. For those provisions which don’t have their own porcelain label, I used pretty paper ones. Doesn’t it all look lovely?


Willow & Stone April 17, 2009

Filed under: Gift wrapping,Home,Kitchen,Vintage — Alison @ 5:40 pm
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This is my wishlist from Falmouth based Willow & Stone. They principally sell door knockers and other hardware but have a small and lovely selection of homewares, like this scoop, ribbon and antique pots. Thankfully they do mail order so I don’t have to traipse all the way to Cornwall. Not that I’d mind *too* much.


Ferm Living Wallpaper

Filed under: Children,Home,Interiors,Kitchen,lifestyle — Alison @ 5:07 pm
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I know this wallpaper by Ferm Living is targeted at parents of small children but I can’t help wanting it for myself. Just how fabulous would it look in a sunny kitchen, for example? With white units and a wooden work surface. Perhaps a limestone floor. And some daffodils in a vase on the windowsill. Oh dear, the decorating monsters are taking up residence in my head again…