Category Archives: loveliness

Say Yes

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One of my close friends recently simplified and improved one of my rambles of a new years’ resolution as the classic ‘Say Yes’. So I’m going for it, and I’m combining it with my other two resolutions; 1. to take more time for art projects, and 2. to write more letters to people I actually know and care for (instead of just snail mail projects!), most specifically my mum who always sends lovely postcards and totally deserves to receive more.

Each month I’ll be ‘saying yes’, so embracing a new skill, going somewhere new, just, you know, trying something different to my normal routine. I’ll illustrate it on a postcard and then I’ll send that postcard out into the world. BOOM. Three New Years Resolutions in one project. Winner.

January’s ‘Say Yes’ will be combining a project for work (multi-tasking to the max), 31 Days of Inspiration, where I’ve been tasked with reading Sali Hughes’ Pretty Honest and putting her advice into action!

For those of you who follow me for music suggestions, I’ll still be doing those. Say Yes happens to be my favourite song on Langhorn Slim’s Be Set Free Album (a foot stompingly amazing album folks) so rather apt for today.

Enjoy x

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Let’s Make Labels together, you and I


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Just a note to add to my general music recommendations…  I know I haven’t said much in a while … so … ‘hey’. I bought a label maker, and we’ve been making loads of little notes together – I even jazzed up the spice rack, uhuh, it’s pretty awesome actually, infact it’s this awesome. And yes, I joined instagram, and no, I don’t seem to be getting the hang of hashtags, but i’m going to keep trying godammit!

Stationery purchase of the month (so far): my Work Hard & Be Nice to People, Anthony Burrill for Rubberband notebook – with, you guessed it, bright. pink. pages. My heart fluttered so fast when I saw it I knew I wasn’t going to be able to walk away without taking it home. Isn’t it beautiful?! x

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Hard Life

After being introduced to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy on a desk swap earlier in the year I’ve been slowly working my way through his records and falling in love with track after track. The very same colleague who introduced me to the ‘prince’, reminded me of this absolute beauty this week, and I can’t stop listening. Go on, fall in love with it x

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Paper Cinema: West

It’s no secret that I think The Paper Cinema are one of the best artistic companies out there at the moment. They’re innovative, creative and oh so so lovely. Combining illustration, cinematic devices and live music, Paper Cinema bring stories to life like no other. And luckily for those of you who haven’t had the chance to see them live (and for those of us who miss them dearly when they’re not touring) Joshua Gaunt of Workshops and Docs has put together a lovely ‘making of’ documentary, as well as filming one of their most recent projects, West. They’re super x

The making of West:

Full length project, West:

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Ásgeir Trausti: Going Home

Icelandic singer songwriter Ásgeir Trausti is absolutely gorgeous. Going Home is one of his few songs sung in English which is why it’s the one I’ve chosen to feature in this blog post – but he’s super talented right? The rest of his songs sound just lovely – if only I could understand them!

Enjoy x

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Stationery lovers: Pencils

I’m a big fan of the pencil. Here’s a collection of my current favourites:

Classic Rhodia pencils – I’ve been using mine all week.

Love these weekday pencils! From Etsy seller Amanda Catherine Designs

I’ve had these Inkit Gold tipped pencils on my radar for a while now

Complimentary pencils courtesy of Nonesuchthings

Batman. Need I say more?! Thanks One Up Designs!

Moleskine highlighter pencils

Moleskine highlighter pencils

Jeffrey Campbell Pencil Shoes

Jeffrey Campbell Pencil Shoes! I know, whoah.

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Little Papercuts by Catherine Campbell

Little Papercuts by Catherine Campbell

I love this print by Catherine Campbell. It’s so adorable.

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Paper Cinema’s Odyssey

My sister and I celebrated our birthday by watching Paper Cinema’s Odyssey last night. We’d already seen the show at Latitude Festival in 2012 so knew how amazing it was going to be, even so I spent the entire show mesmerised and smiling from ear to ear. It really is brilliantly done.

If you’re in London, and you want to see live animation at its best then head to the Battersea Arts Centre, the show is on until the 9th of March. Go! x

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