One for t-shirt lovers; a pop-up in Carnaby Street for one month only. Get your t-shirts printed with an all-over design (one of your own or one of theirs). I went to the launch and made this little tee. The user interface needs some attention, but it was great seeing it printed before my eyes and popped in a bag. I think they’re going to get some serious interest here…I predict it will stay for longer than a month.
Some people are musical, can grow beards AND have great hair. But noone said it would be fair hey.
This is Matt Corby; a singer/songwriter/musiciany man from Australia. Here’s one of my favourites, the heavy-hearted Lighthome…it’s a little bit good, in a it’ll-make-you-cry kind of way.
@MattCorby | mattcorby.com.au
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Feeling more than a little cheated that I only just found out about Present & Correct; an excellent store full of office bits and bobs. I am however, making up for this by making a hefty wishlist. Family and friends, be prepared to only receive gifts from here from now on, it will be a bit like when Homer gave Marge a bowling ball with ‘Homer’ on it, do you see?
7. Notebook Paper Bag
2. Dot Tape
3. Linen Diary
4. Bright Wood Pencils
5. Striped Rulers
6. GIant Button Card
1. LCD Card
8. Tab Notebook
1. LCD Card, £3.65
2. Dot Tape, £7.00
3. Linen Diary, £16.50
4. Bright Wood Pencils, £5.50
5. Striped Ruler, £7.50
6. Giant Button Card, £2.50
7. Notebook Paper Bag (incudes 5), £4.00
8. Tab Notebook, from £5.75
There are few Kickstarter campaigns that make me donate, but this could well be one of them, and it was 100% funded in just 2 days.
“Our inspiration comes from the positive feeling one gets when they are immersed in a natural surrounding. “
The Carpenter Collection by Analog Watch Co. is the first ever line of wooden watches designed with a flexible wooden strap. They are 90% biodegradable, they have interchangeable faces, they use some of the world’s thinnest wood veneer (Silverheart, Makore and Teak), they weigh just 25g, they have a solid wood body…it’s probably easier for you to check out their campaign yourself!
A busy workspace!
Solid Wood Body
Check out Lorenzo’s video below and see if you fancy kickstarting them; $85 will get you a watch of your choice!
“We were uninspired by traditional metals and plastics”
Analog Watch Co. | analogwatchco.com
Say hello | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Print Club London and Urban Cottage Industries; a match made in creative heaven. Last night they held a launch party to celebrate their new letterpress and print collaboration. There were prints to buy and prints to make, mojitos and pizza (complete with printed boxes…obviously), live cardpress machines and baaayutiful lighting by the aforementioned.
Print Club London
The star I am coveting…
#Cardpress with Tom
Pizza guy!…Don’t think we couldn’t see you through the crack…
My favourite from UCI…the light bulb cages!
Illustrator Sarah Elaine Bromley snooping
Beautiful lamps and the bar!
The result of their little get together is right here: a lovely little lot of letterpress cards that you can personalise…and talking about personalisation, they are the *only* company I could find with no minimum order on bespoke embossed Moleskines using individually crafted linotype slugs (ha. slugs. made me chortle too). Nifty hey?
Urban Cottage Industries | urbancottageindustries.com
Print Club London| printclublondon.com
Only your grandma (and sometimes mum) knows what is best for you.
This is my absolute favourite photography project at the moment. Gabriele Galimberti’s wonderful homage to all the grannies around the world and their love of cooking, begininning with his own Grandmother; Marisa.
He has returned from his travels with a cookery book detailing all the recipes accompanied with a portrait of the granny, their ingredients and a photograph of their final dish. I just wanted to squidge them all a bit too hard.
I hope Gabriele makes this into an actual book, I will be first in line.
This Thursday was a particularly good one…I got to attend a mini workshop with Google and the superb textiles designer Zeena Shah. Over a few g&t’s she taught us how to make a little screen print simply using paper cut outs, and then we rolled our sleeves up to print our design on to a tote bag.
I thought I might try a gincident print in anticipation of the poster that I shall be making. After much scissor brandishing and a furrowed brow, I had lots of little letters cut out ready to go…and it only bloody worked! Stories bar are keeping it safe and sound until it is no longer soggy and ready to prance around with.
Labour of love letters
Preparing my tote
The finished creation!
For much more beautiful textiles and homeware, nip and have a look at lovely Zeena’s shop, or stop by and have a cuppa with her in her Hoxton studio, that’s what I’m going to do because I now owe her a new Babyliss hairdryer…printing is not without its perils people! These are my favourites…
What every pressie needs… mini bird tape.
Cosy lovebird blanket
So. The gincident tote will soon be made into a hand screen printed poster (as well as some move lovely cotton totes for good measure). If you want more details or to be given a shout when they’re ready, register your interest below! I’ll post more design details ever so soon:
Zeena Shah | www.zeenashah.com | @heartzeena
Stories , Broadway Market, E8 | www.storiesonbroadway.com
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Google teamed up with the folks at Connected Roots to help us plant up our very own window box on the 9th floor of Google HQ. What perfect timing because @anjitilley has been trying to teach me her green fingered ways…it is a very slow but sure process thanks to mum’s patience and her ridiculous amount of planty-herby-flowery knowledge.
Matt from @connectedroots talked us through the evening and their ace little company before having a nose at Google’s allotment for inspiration and picking a lovely recycled window box.
View from Google HQ
Bumbles in the allotment
Our boxes ready to go!
Dav and Dario working their botanical magic!
Everyone loves a goodie bag
Riding the bus home
Dav and Dario from The Gilbert Scott kept us topped up with ridiculously lovely botanical cocktails, which can only have improved my attempts. My sure favourite was Hendrick’s Gin with homemade rose and cucumber tonic…though I *may* have also tried gin with gooseberry tonic and a very snazzy cocktail Dav made with a foam syphon gadget!
If you fancy making a tipple at home, Hendrick’s Gin have some recipes on their curious little site here!
If you have a little urban area that you need help with, I highly recommend getting in touch with Connected Roots; they’ll teach you all you need to know and it’s heaps of fun, not a jot like Gardener’s World!
This was my final creation! It rode the bus home with me despite many glares and clunking it off one unfortunate person. Stay classy, Louie.
Connected Roots | www.connectedroots.co.uk | @connectedroots
The Gilbert Scott | www.thegilbertscott.co.uk | @thegilbertscott | St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, NW1 2AR
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