Workspace Wednesday 103.

October 9, 2013 | Workspace Wednesday

Ah business cards. I haven’t updated mine for quite some time, so when I realised I was going to be needing some later this week, I figured I’d better get on it! Previously I’d just printed them myself, but this time I thought I’d go pro and actually get them professionally printed. So I designed them and handed them off to the printer last week. So excited!!

Unfortunately though, it looks like they won’t be ready until next week, so I’m going to have to stick with self-printed cards for the time being. Not to worry, I think they still turned out ok :)

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Once I’d finished them I was looking around my studio wondering what I could put them in to take them with me, and guess what my eyes landed on? Yep.. such a handy little pouch, the cards fit perfectly! :)

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Loving… Anek

September 27, 2013 | Loving...

I think these prints are so much fun! Wouldn’t they look great in a kitchen? I especially love that they’ve got a screen printed look to them… the big blueberry poster is my favourite :)

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 There are loads more goodies from Anek in her shop, so do head over there and have a look around!

And on that pretty note, it’s time to sign off for the weekend. Do you have any plans? I don’t think we’ll be doing much… I’ve got a craft party to attend, and some work to catch up on. Maybe also a quick trip to the beach at some point if the weather permits :)

Hope you have a good one!

Loving… Minna May

August 9, 2013 | Loving...

There’s nothing quite like a good saying paired with simple graphics.. and these prints by Minna May hit the nail on the head for me! Aren’t they lovely? I adore the handwritten pencil and sweet colours..

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You can get your hands on these prints and more in Minna’s Shop, and while you’re at it check out her gorgeous blog too.. it’s chock full of all sorts of lovely inspiration! What a nice way to see in the weekend ;)

Have a good one friends. x

Small Caps

June 14, 2013 | Loving...

Hello friends!

I just wanted to leave you today with two beautiful photos that caught my eye this week. These are test letterpress prints of laser-cut wooden letters, made by the lovely Sabrina of Small Caps. Aren’t they great? Sabrina makes such beautiful and unique prints from her studio in Berlin, I just had to give her a mention here! :)

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She has a shop full of amazing goodies, a blog, and even an Atelier that you can visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays if you’re in Berlin!  Here are two of my favourites from her shop:

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Find the ‘Travel Notebooks’ here, and the ‘abcdefg print’ here. :)

Isn’t that a great way to end the week? I hope you all have a great weekend! x

Loving… Ta Ta Indian Wood Stamps

June 10, 2013 | Loving...

Hello friends! Welcome to a new week :)

I thought we’d kick-start the week by looking at something extra special that I’ve been meaning to post about for a while now.. Indian block printing!

I was reminded of my love for this artform a few months ago when I came across this video from West Elm – it’s so dreamy, it makes me want to dash off to India immediately. If you aren’t sure what block printing is, this video will be a great introduction :)

It’s a very old way of printing using hand-carved wooden blocks, and the results can be spectacular. It’s easy to forget, though, that the hand-carved wooden blocks can be just as beautiful as the finished results! Just take a look at these beauties from Ta Ta Indian Wood Stamps on Etsy…

Ta Ta Indian Wood Blocks

Aren’t they amazing? I find it hard to imagine that someone actually chipped away at each one by hand to create these intricate designs… clearly they’re very skilled and have a lot of patience haha!

Wouldn’t they be a great way to give block printing a go at home? Or even to use as display.. the designs are just too pretty! What would you do with them? Do you think you’d try printing with them? :)

Another way you can have a go at block printing is to carve your own block (from lino!). Here are a couple of great tutorials – from Pretty Prudent and Everything Golden.

I hope you’re as inspired by block printing as I am! x