Monday, 21 December 2009

tom, dick and harry

meet tom, dick and harry! a set of porcelain tea, sugar and coffee storage jars. the glints in tom, dick & harry 's eyes indicate what's inside (T: tea, S: sugar and C: coffee) and their air-tight heads have room to fit the handle of a spoon. designed by Thabto (two heads are better than one) london based design and giftware studio.



Sunday, 13 December 2009

the clever hamsters

the latest ad for drench water by CHI & Partners who assembled a hamster jazz band! the tune from the ad will be released as a single in time for christmas. brilliant! this made me chuckle!



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Saturday, 12 December 2009

song que

just went to song que (cheap and cheerful and very tasty vietnamese on kingsland road) and this is the hand dryer in the ladies toilet! very creative!


Friday, 11 December 2009

i want one!

2010 desk calendar i would love to buy! designed by Studio 8 for Fedrigoni (specialist in fine italian papers for designers and printers)


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

kill chill

i am not a big fan of yo sushi but i am liking their 'kill chill' campaign image... hmmm wouldn't mind trying the mushroom kara age?

Sunday, 6 December 2009

noodles

check out the pop up noodles restaurant on dean street in soho. it's open until 01 january but it will return permanently as rosa's second branch (thai restaurant in spitalfields) food is really tasty and they do a good lunch deal.




Saturday, 5 December 2009

colour accent

i 'finally' discovered the colour accent feature on my camera the other day by fluke. no more photoshopping! woo-hoo!





Friday, 27 November 2009

peter callesen

danish artist peter callesen has been around a while but i have only come across his works recently. i love his paper art which is created from one sheet of A4 paper and he also creates large scale paper installations. impressive!







Wednesday, 25 November 2009

beautiful graffiti



Graphic design studio Truly Design introduces us to the street art of Ninja182 and his latest project called ‘Anamorphism’ made with contemporary art techniques to create a mind-blowing artwork, which can only be seen in its completeness from a specific angle in the room.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

little chef in popham

the first hestonised little chef in winchester, hampshire. you’ll find it at popham services, the first one you come to on the A303 if you're on the M3. its a good hour and a half drive from london but it was a fun road trip for me. two more have since opened in york and kettering (northamptonshire) so check it if you're in the neighbourhood as the food is tasty...




Prawn Cocktail £4.50 | Prawns with marie-rose sauce on a bed of iceberg lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes, served with a slice of brown bread.


Fish and Chips £8.45 | A fillet of hake in crunchy beer batter, served with chunky chips, mushy peas and the smell of the chippy!

Friday, 20 November 2009

bistrotheque toilet graphics

i went for dinner at bistrotheque last night and discovered these cool graphics in the toilet! oh and the food was very tasty! great cocktails too. highly recommended!





Thursday, 19 November 2009

best lemon tart

i haven't been to princi in a wee while as it's always so rammed. but this is my fave lemon tart so far. i've tried several (paul, peyton and byrne, patisserie valerie, carluccios, amato, konditor & cook and not forgetting the waitrose lemon tart). try it next time you're on wardour! YUM

fabric font

beautiful font design by graphic designer and illustrator tania alvarez. her inspiration came from letters being wrapped in fabric. very nice...



Tuesday, 17 November 2009

fruitbag

i do like a good looking brown paper bag with some text on it... 'keep it simple' as i saying these days. the bag is actually made out of regenerated leather. designed by Setsu & Shinobu Ito for Regenesi. www.regenesi.com/welcome.html






some material info if you're interested: the regenerated leather produced by Salamander is entirely made of natural raw materials; genuine leather fibers tanned with vegetal substances, natural latex (extracted from rubber plants), water, natural fats and natural colouring agents and salts. and for the sales pitch: because it uses regenerated leather, the bag guarantees durability, colour resistance both to light and rubbing and a smooth surface. ooh

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

bread shoes

twin brothers and designers R&E Praspaliauskas have designed a collection of shoes made of bread. i found these on the dezeen website: http://www.dezeen.com/ called bread shoes, they come in different designs and dough recipes. every pair is unique and comes with a best suitable, hand-picked cardboard box. there are also kiddie sizes!