Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Projects (for next year...)

Attempt the minimalist Christmas tree bookshelf. Variations from apartment therapy and (too 'designed' for me) modern design.

Apart from the whole meltingly hot aspect of an Australian Christmas, I love the idea of this candy wreath from skip to my lou. Tho' why cut the sweets/lollies/candy off? Eating by unwrapping one end would leave a fluffy silver-papery wreath.

Make your own paper Hermes Kelly gift bag with downloadable patterns (from the Hermes site).

Recycled gift tags made from glossy catalogues and magazines by peapods.

I confess that I was inspired by these crocheted candy chains (from dollar stores crafts) to finger-stitch some chains with bells and buttons instead of lollies... for the cats.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Linear History

Found via better living through design, the 'History by the Meter' ruler by Metermorphosen: see here for this and more (I can recommend their 'Paintings By The Running Meter' ruler).

Monday, December 15, 2008

Squirrels of France

It is perverse to add Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte to the 'must see' list just because of the heraldic squirrel connection. Paris Breakfasts has some images. Sadly it is closed in Jan./Feb., but just thinking about their restaurant called 'L'Écureuil' makes me happy. I'd settle for a mug...

Monday, December 8, 2008

Famous Blaggers, No. 83

Where did I first see this image which I've been transferring from notebook to notebook for many years? I can't recall now; however it is reproduced in Steve Pile's The Body and the City: Psychoanalysis, Space, and Subjectivity (Routledge, 1996) with ©BIFF Products.

Monday, December 1, 2008


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