Retro Wedding Stationery

I’m back at the ‘ancestoral home’ this week and as my dear old Dad is such a hoarder (+ I’m pretty nosey) I usually find some nuggets from the past here. This time I found a box containing some cards from my parents wedding back in ’67. There are some pretty ‘far out’ greetings card

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Happy New Year

One week into the new year, a little late I know! but best wishes to you all and thanks for checking in. I’m now living half way between two houses and both are in disarray so neither feels like home right now. I can’t wait to get the fun part done – decorating! Whilst the

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Retro print goodies

Yum! just check out this beauty as seen on International Poster Gallery.  

Retro Fun at the V & A

I’m back! (sort of) The baby has arrived (she’s great – all is well) and I’m supposed to be on maternity leave but, 3 months in, I’m getting twitchy and need to be creative again! When the little one was a mere 4 days old, I received a call from a nice chap at the

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Some of my earliest memories are of the picture books I was absorbed in as a small child. On my latest visit to my family home I rummaged around in the loft and found a few of these books. It was a bit like being reunited with an old familiar face as I poured over

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Being a fan of art from the 1950 sand 60s, I had seen some of these incredible images before but I hadn’t made a note of the name until now. The vivid designs David Klein produced for TWA posters really represents the visual language of this era and perfectly captures the thrill and novelty of

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More Mid Century Eye Candy

Oh dear – I’ve been slacking off again. it’s been a week since I posted last, sorry! I’ve had a bit of work on and have been getting myself into a couple of new galleries which I shall report on soon. For now let me share with you what has been my main vice and

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Vintage Tea Break

As mentioned in the previous post, I was looking for a few references of vintage ceramics; the image below is one of the resulting illustrations. This is a theme I really love so there will be more to follow, also planning to do a few prints featuring vintage ceramics.

Mid Century Modernist blog

Whilst researching references for a recent illustration, I stumbled upon this perfect blog. It summerises all manner of mid century design in architecture, furniture, products and art inspired by this era. A load of goodies to feast your eyes on from Eames, Knoll and Saarinen among others. There are also a few very interesting films

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Etsy – Miss Brigette

In the process of forming my Etsy store (it is coming along-gradually) I came across the delightful prints of missbrigette’s shop. These are all from original gouche paintings and collages and they sell at such fantastic prices too. Her style, colour palette and quirky subjects are all so mid-century and right up my street!