Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Until next week...

I'm off to visit my sister in San Francisco on Thursday. I can't wait! I'll post about it next week, once I return & recover from my jet lag ;)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Close to my heart.

I have a love of lockets, jewelry that can hold a favorite photo of a loved one, or a pressed flower, or lock of hair. Recently I got hold of some wonderful tiny copper envelope-shaped lockets and felt the only thing to do was make myself a necklace.

But what to put in it?

I went through scans of some family photos and printed a group of them small enough to fit in the locket. Now I can keep my family close to my heart all day long.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

House party.

I've just ordered House Industries' catalogue.Fabulous fonts and books, and especially terrific: Alexander Girard-designed and -inspired merchandise.

Alphabet blocks

Jigsaw puzzle

Memory game

Nativity set

Girls' t-shirt

Their website is incredible, and they've got a great blog too. Design junkies rejoice!

Monday, April 6, 2009

fly, Black Bird Fly.

Yes, I know. More photo-related posts. Forgive me.

Ever since I first found out about it, I've been loving this.

I really, really want one, but I already have one of these. Actually, this is mine:

I have loved using my Rollei ever since I got it about 20 years ago. However the Black Bird Fly uses 35 mm film, which is a bit easier to get processed, especially in the digital era, than the 120 mm film used in my Rollei. (Not to mention that their website is really great.)

Unfortunately I won't be getting the Black Bird Fly unless the tooth fairy owes me some back payments with interest, or my money tree starts to produce :)