Ital Scooters

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Design, Modernism, Out and about, Photography | No Comments

A couple of weeks ago it was my birthday. Thank you. We decided to go and stay in Cheltenham, we like it there but usually just go for the day so thought it would be nice to spend some proper time there. Also, I’m in the market for buying a scooter in the next few ...

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Worcester Styles magazine

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Art, Design, Out and about | 2 Comments

Only a couple of weeks ago over a delicious pint (and a half) of Doombar in the Marwood. Em and me, mainly me, were talking about how some local what’s on guides were lacking a certain something. I mean, they serve a great purpose in promoting local businesses and events. But some of them, and ...

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Polaroid SX-70 advertisement documentary

Posted by on Mar 4, 2012 in Apps, Design, Photography | No Comments

This advert /  mini documentary is a great piece of photographic history. Digital photography has been around for a long time now and these days most people use nothing else. I think it’s great to see how advanced these cameras where at the time. There were a few other things I wanted to say about ...

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Braun BN0032

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Clothing, Design, Modernism, Online shopping | No Comments

A bit more modernist drooling here. Do modernists drool? This one does. Actually to make myself sound cool I’m going to say that I ‘contemplate in quiet appreciation’ this watch. Lovely though innit? I always wear a watch. I don’t really care for digital watches, neither do I like anything too showy or with loads ...

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Bark Furniture

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in Design, Furniture, Home, Modernism | No Comments

One of the things I would like to do in life is make my own furniture and I admire anyone that does. I have made some in the past and think wistfully of the time I have spent sawing and sanding (and forming the odd curve with plywood I might like to add). There is ...

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Siebensachen Nusskubus

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Design, Modernism | No Comments

I love cracking open a nut. It feels pretty manly, like a connection with our proto human selves. Things have advanced since those days. So much in fact that the traditional nutcracker is improved. Modernised. That’s right. We’ve come that far. Flippancy aside this modernist nutcracker does look very cool. Injuries were caused over Christmas ...

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Orange penguin prints

Posted by on Dec 11, 2011 in Art, Design, Illustration, Online shopping | No Comments

Today was a big first for me. As of today you will be able to buy Speakersfive goodies on Etsy. For a while I’ve been mulling over the idea of doing so but been reluctant to. Mainly because I’m worried that I’ll do it and nobody will like my work and it won’t sell. But ...

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Baggelboy illustration

Posted by on Oct 2, 2011 in Design, Illustration | One Comment

A couple of weeks ago I had a nice email from illustrator Alan Rogerson, otherwise known as Baggelboy. Great work, and a really strong style. For me though it’s the concepts and, sometimes dark, humour behind some of his pieces that floats my boat. From London, Baggelboy studied illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Finding ...

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eeBoo studio

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in Design, Illustration, Online shopping | 2 Comments

Among many, a bonus of working with Toyella is the exposure to some really beautifully designed toys and in turn getting to learn about the boutique toy manufacturers from where they originate. One such company is eeBoo, their products have a traditional, timeless charm that brings back happy memories of some of the games I ...

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