Early Rider Spherovelo

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Design, Home, Modernism, Online shopping | No Comments

I don’t tend to use this blog to promote one the companies I work for (Toyella). Previously I’d only talked about how much I like the EeBoo studios, one of the brands that we sell. I choose not to obviously promote for a variety of reasons, one is that I like to keep the blog ...

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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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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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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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Farah Howe jacket

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Clothing, Online shopping, Out and about | 2 Comments

The second of two posts about clothing this week… Spring is in the air and I’m on the lookout for a new jacket. I was just going to get a new G9 but I am always open to new suggestions. I like Farah’s vintage range. In particular I like their polo shirts. I also don’t ...

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Baracuta cardigan

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 in Clothing, Modernism, Online shopping | No Comments

I purchased this the other day and was very happy from the moment I put it on. Most famous for the G9 which was and is still worn by countless icons the Baracuta name and quality extends into their other items of clothing, most of which can be seen in the fantastically brilliant This is ...

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H is for Home

Posted by on Aug 11, 2010 in Home, Modernism, Online shopping | No Comments

It will come as no surprise that I’m a little obsessed with mid century modernism. It was a while ago now that I was having a daydream over at the midcentury modern flickr group when I came across the above picture which then became the inspiration for this. Turns out it belongs to H is ...

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