Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Inspired by Patternity

When I’m feeling a bit low on inspiration or bored at work, one if the sites I like to check is Patternity. It’s full of images of patterns from the ‘mundane to the magnificent’ and I particularly like the more mundane ones!

I hadn’t really paid much attention to their shop before. I checked it out today and fell in love with the tights. Being someone who wears black an awful lot, these are a great way to make a black outfit a whole lot more fun! Steve would probably moan at me for spending £42 on tights, but they are not just any old tights now are they?!

I also love the packaging.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Jean Jullien

Discovered this French graphic designer via Booooooom website the other day. I love the 2D/3Dness of it all and the fact it makes you smile. You can check out his site here: Jean Jullien

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Not a velour tracksuit insight!

I was half listening to some history program on BBC2 last night whilst trying to do my effing website (grrr) when I happened to turn around and see this amazingly beautiful house on the screen. The owner of the house, an American women was talking about how much she loved the history of it and liked to imagine who would have lived there.... blah blah. I wasn't really paying attention but I was intrigued by her and the house and this crazy American women, so did a bit of googling.

It turns out she is Gela Nash Taylor, the co- founder of the multimillion-dollar Juicy Couture company. (and wife of Duran Duran bass player John Taylor) No way! How did she manage to restore the house so authentically, coming from a company who sells diamante and velour tracksuits?!

Apparently, she was sick in bed one day at her home in California, and reading ‘Country Life’ magazine. She got to the bit at the back with the ridiculously expensive real estate adverts that take up 3 pages or something, and thought. I want that. She rang them up straight away. Imagine?

What a bitch!

It sounds like she has embraced the ‘English Country Lady’ look, and will now "even wear wellies" (only Hunter though darling!)
She says things like "I only use the green-and-cream macaroons in the dining room, and I use the red macaroons in the drawing room."
In another quote she describes her house as "psychotically gorgeous." hmmm.


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