Monday, 29 March 2010

For the love of the polaroid


I have started on my Polaroid zine, I've had lots of brilliant submissions and have begun typing up the descriptions of each photo using my trusty typewriter! Thanks to anyone who's emailed me their fave polaroids! I shall update you on the zine's progress again soon!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Looking into the Past

I recently stumbled upon this group on flickr [via nothing elegant], called Looking Into the Past, in which people take old photos and overlap them with an image from the present day. I fancy trying this myself with some old photos from my parent's albums. One to do when I finish current projects I have on the go!


Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Before I die I want to...

A really interesting and moving project, [found on tiffany's brilliant blog] involves taking polaroids of people around the world and asking them "what do you want to do before you die?" From the website:
The Before I die I want to... project was inspired by a combination of factors: (1) the “death” of the Polaroid, (2) a psychologist’s tool called safety contracts, and (3) a passion to get people to think about (and act upon) what is really important in their lives through this simple, straight-forward question.

("Before I die I want to study")

Interesting to compare people from India's answers with those from the US. See more here.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

n.e.e.t. layouts





I love flicking through neet magazine, and this Spring they have more inspiring pages, including this "paper garden" themed set that I love. I am still hunting for women's magazines that are as good, but until then I'll make do with digital ones like this! It also includes a "show and tell" section where different bloggers talk about their favourite vintage items, and some sweet fashion photos of Diane of darling vintage.

Monday, 22 March 2010

These are a few of my favourite things..


Inspired by the lovely Jennifer's recent post about her room, here are a few photos from my own of my favourite things... (above is my Polaroid camera Taz! Best charity shop find ever!)

[Oh and also wanted to say hello to any new readers and thank you for all your lovely comments recently too!]

My Suitcase (inherited from an ex, this suitcase weighs a ton but is more special to me because of the elliott smith stickers )

My polaroid heart (showing all my favourite people)

My art wall! (I keep changing what goes on here from week to week!)

My typewriter (which i'm just about to type some new letters on!)

A poster I bought from the Katten Kabinet cat museum in Amsterdam

Hello Kitty

Say hello to our new flatmate! Her name is Rosie and she's really sweet! (Although she has a habit of hiding under my bed)

Monday, 15 March 2010

I heart tea


Really like this teacup! Too bad it's out of stock, pricey and unavailable in the uk ;)

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Sunday..


A few photos from my weekend..

(Nut) roast dinner... yummy

A comic I drew for Jennifer about what I did last Sunday

New shoes for Spring! (They kind of remind me of picnic baskets?!)

Saturday, 13 March 2010

New Comic: Radiator Days


I just bought another comic book by Lucy Knisley, author of French Milk. It's a collection of comic strips made while she was at college, containing musings on life, art, sex, and err.. giant squids. It's good so far and I'm enjoying reading comics written from a female perspective too as the comics world is a bit male dominated!

Monday, 8 March 2010

Wanted: Polaroids!


Calling all Polaroid lovers out there! I am planning to make a zine devoted to my love of instant photos and would like to invite anyone who has taken polaroids in the past to send me a scan of their favourite one, with a few words about where it was taken/any memories it evokes. If you'd like to be included just drop me an email or reply below! Oh and feel free to pass this message on to others!

Cheers x

Pic above via the english muse

Friday, 5 March 2010

Goodbye Galaxy!


Me & the boyfriend recorded a song a few weeks ago on the theme of old computer games we enjoyed as kids (hence the tetris sample!) If you'd like to have a listen it's here! (But it's the first time I've had a go at singing so please don't laugh!)

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Woo!


I'm going to see these guys in May!! Can't wait!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Wishlist..



I'm very tempted to order these 100 Penguin Book Postcards, aren't they great?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Return to Sender


Some letters will be on their way soon! I did some drawings from the Jolly Postman on the envelopes :-)

Monday, 1 March 2010

ABC Paper Cups


Am currently researching packaging design and came across these alphabet paper cups. A really simple idea but great for parties!