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such & such

April 14, 2015

such and such
such & such.

oh man. this shop.
founded by a brother & sister team, such&such source only the finest in hand crafted & well designed pieces from talented & creative makers committed to their craft  – selling only items that they love themselves, carefully curating a selection of cherishable homewares + lifestyle goods.

i mean T H I S  C H A I R – have you ever seen the likes? have you ever wanted to sit on something so much?!

i love that these guys search for cool + original product making it an important part of the shop to tell the makers stories. working with designers who really inspire them, in the hope that they inspire us too.
which they absolutely do.

these are quality products that will last, things to live your life with you, &, importantly to me, can not be found in every other shop or online store.  spend some time reading through their journal for inspiration, recipes & makers stories. absolutely worth a bookmark.

– c x

and um… i want this pallet lampshade so hard. please.

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shop | future + found

April 7, 2015

future+found
a n o t h e r  g r e a t  s h o p  f o r  y o u r  h o m e !

future and found.

carefully curated collections, beautiful designs & finds for your home. based in north london – and with a bricks and mortar store to visit here – future and found have ‘a vision of whats to come and a love for whats been’. so lovely, so good.

above are my top picks – the oak frame which, cleverly, consists of 4 pieces of wood, 2 bits of plexiglass & a rubber band.  a scandinavian design, of course. brilliant.
the horseshoe magnetthe little toothbrush/paste cabin holder – love that this can be wall mounted to save sink/shelf space.
this is the nicest marble board i’ve found. & those mint storage jars are kitchen perfect – and again, danish designs. (those guys are the best) and this spinning top by HAY is kingsize! super cool kiddo gift.
and then that cushion along with all the other textiles in stock. and THAT concrete desk lamp.

you can find the website – stocked full of well designed, simple & stylish goods – here.

we are getting this print – by onemustdash. there is something about images & drawings of forests, mountains & trees that always get me.. maybe it’s because of where i grew up, but they feel pure magical. and make me feel grounded. it’s a strange thing.

happy shopping y’all – c x

ps. we were away for so long because GILL GOT MARRIED! what a week – what a wedding. i’m sure we’ll do a wee share on here at some point .. it was the most fun, with the best eats & the WILDEST DANCE PARTY. big loves c+g. big huge crazed loves.x

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onehundredforty

March 23, 2015

Lifestyle fashion brush

this might be the coolest thing you hear about today. . .

o n e h u n d r e d f o r t y

//  a revolutionary art experiment that turns any tweet into a unique and beautiful print . . //

t h i s  is super clever. . . no numbered series, no repeats – only originals. . .

Lifestyle tapeLifestyle kitchen yellowOnehundredfortyLifestyle greenLifestyle greyOnehundredforty

‘think about it: how often has a tweet got you giggling, thinking or inspired only to be lost in the ether? With Onehundredforty, those same words can be preserved’

using meticulous design and smart programming, Onehundredforty merge any tweet of your choosing (ANY tweet) with artists’ creativity to produce a one-of-a-kind art print.
at time of launch on kickstarter last month – 15 different artists featured with 50 original designs – that’s over 5000 possible outcomes!
& no tweet can be purchased twice with the same design – meaning your print will be an absolute one off.

it’s so simple – yet such an amazing complex project ..
you select a tweet, the Onehundredforty programme generates a design using a specially created grid system, which will adapt to tweet length & change layout accordingly – BOOM you have your print. and if you don’t like it? hit refresh. you get another.

founded by a group of creatives from Stockholm – these guys are doing something completely unique. the process is amazing – you can read all about the project on kickstarter,  how it came about, how the system works, who is behind the scenes & see more examples of the brilliant designs. it is genius.
i say back them!

Onehundredforty

i’m not even a tweeter. i’m just a tweet reader. sometimes a retweeter. & this project is my favourite find of the year so far – thanks to blogger miss moss (one of my favourite places on the internet) who found it first.

– c x


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just when i thought it was over

March 3, 2015

Golden Year Collectionpaper design

2015-03-03_0003julia kostrevai’ve bought 5 years worth of notebooks & wall calendars already this year. but this 2015 collection –

g o l d e n  y e a r s  // by julia kostreva

– is  S O  B E A U T I F U L i think i have to get more.  i write a lot of lists, ergo, i need a lot of paper goods. there. i said it. i need them. i need the beautiful notebooks. all of them. otherwise i will forget things and never become organised & brilliant.

thanks to designlovefest for first bringing this lady to my attention way back when things were more colourful & just as minimal. & to miss moss for reminding me this year.

her collections & collaborations, past & present, are all effing great.

you can read more about julia in this wit&delight interview

– c x