Tuesday, 15 November 2011

50's Vintage Birthday Cards!

I've just been rummaging through some old boxes that have been stashed in my parents home and come across these very fab 50's Vintage cards, which my father has collected over the years! I just love the naive illustrations and how the ideas are based on old time hobbies! How sweet and inspiring! 

Over Shanghai....

Just spotted these photos and had to share it with you!! Totally stunning pictures, but not for those living
within the smog cloud! Yuk!

Monday, 14 November 2011

A Humble Abode...............

Not really design related, but heres some snappies of my new humble abode in Nanjing, China, my lovely boyfriend has been helping to kick start things, and I'll be returning next week to do all the nice fancy parts! hehe! 
It should be ready to live in just after Chinese New Year, we're hanging on till then due to Chinese superstition as its apparently very bad luck to move into a new home just before the new year! 
Think I'll be taking a few more Feng-shui tips from my BF's mum! Will keep you up-to speed with any new Chinese superstitions!!!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

They were found on a Tuesday.........

Heres some more quirky Asian Illustrations I've picked up this afternoon! I'm loving the airmail pop-out postcard below! 

The simplicity of this colour block card and envelope is lush! 

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Picking up the Pumpkin............

Last weekend saw a trip to local farmer spot Mr. Copley's found in Pontefract, Yorkshire, where we rode on a tractor.......... scrambled to find the pumpkin & scare my 2 year old neice with terrifying pumpkin faces........heehe (she loved it really). If you are local to this area and you havn't ventured there yet, then I highly recommend it, a few cute piggies and other smelly animals, do beware of the big bull though with the baby calf, I was rather worried that the fence would not contain this particular raging bull! 
Once you've had a good mooch around get yourself into the local produce shop and sit down for some hot chocolate and warm pumkin pie!!
 Yum x