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I was quite intrigued when I first saw Erica Weiner's work in one of my magazines. I love the idea of combining tiny artifacts together to create a repurposed piece of heirloom jewelry - so fun and beautiful. Love her photography too.
This is such a clever spring idea - fresh and fun and earthy - this would suite our house to a T - all the birds are madly seeking out their specific real estate requirements around our trees at the moment - its a nesting frenzy out there. From Pillow Happy.
I still have to take pictures of our house for a sneak peek on design*sponge - Grace asked me a couple of months ago and I haven't done it yet. I just wanted to wait until it was a bit sunnier - everyone's home looks nicer on a sunny day right? Maybe I should get Emma Michell to come over and style our place and take pictures too - she certainly knows what she's doing, look at these gorgeous images . . . . .
There are places that I know of, in different cities around the world, where I can go and stock up on perfect little treasure from days gone by that inspire my design work and give me classic graphic design references that are hard to find these days. One of those places is a store called Au Petit Bonheur La Chance in Village St Paul in Paris. It is chock a block full of tiny little vintage labels, buttons, signs and cahiers from old french schools, shops and market stalls. It's like a treasure hunt - I love it and I always come away with lots of good stuff. The last time I was there I bought boxes of vintage french holiday greeting stickers from around 1910. Anyway, I always thought you had to travel far and wide to find all those vintage goodies but yesterday I was at d.Sharp and saw this pretty image on her blog(below) - it caught my eye and I followed the link to an online Canadian store that sells all sorts of wonderful little treasures just like I would find in the flea markets in Paris. Here are a few of the goodies from Papier Valise . . .
This is a drawing that Doug did for Runners World magazine last month. I really loved the rough sketch that he did and was excited to see the printed piece - which arrived in our mail box yesterday. You can see there were a few small changes from the editor! Good job Doug!
This week Doug's working on a cover illustration for Forbes Magazine - it's looking really good - I'll show you the finished piece when we get it.
I'm always on the look out for storage solutions and I love bull dog clips. So when I saw this organizing system I was very excited - I'm just not exactly sure what it is that they are organizing with this system - but it looks cool! Also really like the bucket system. I think this is an IKEA system - they have had it for years at their stores. Anyway, all these images have very pretty ideas for you to copy when you start spring cleaning!
Just what every blogger needs - a Foreign Correspondent's Desk - in blackened steel no less!. All these lovelies came to me by way of a long and winding road that started with my Country Living magazine, which I finally managed to get a hold of to see our Cartolina notebook feature(thanks mum!) If you would like to know where all these beautiful things came from just email me and I will go back in time and retrace my cybersteps for you.
One thing I do know is that these wonderful cushions come from www.shopskout.com
Fiona Richards | Cartolina Cards . . . . I have never considered myself a trend follower. The only things I follow are my instincts. Collecting and creating have taught me to trust the art that moves me and question the fads that don't. This blog reflects the diverse design influences behind my work and all the things I love.
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