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Tuesday Huesday: Richard Erdoes

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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illustration of Piazza San Marco by Richard Erdoes from his book 'Peddlers and Vendors Around the World'
image credit: Pop Up Venice

Today we were introduced to the fine illustrations of Richard Erdoes via the Fishink blog (thanks Craig!).

This illustration of Piazza San Marco is from his 1967 book, Peddlers and Vendors Around the World. If you’re into vintage children’s books this would be a good one to add to your collection. There are currently a few copies available to buy at Abe Books.

Another artist in the vein of our favourite, Miroslav Sasek!

Tuesday Huesday: Homemade bathsalts

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Home made bathsalts "how to" from the Martha Stewart website
credit: Martha Stewart

Who’d have thought homemade bathsalts would be so easy to make? 6 parts coarse sea salt, 3 parts Epsom salts, 1 part baking soda and then a few drops each of natural essential oils and food colouring – that’s it!

Perfect as diy presents decanted into pretty bottles and finished with labels and ribbons.

Tuesday Huesday: Jenny Grimsgård

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Photograph of a monochrome kitchen for Casa Facile by Jenny Grimsgård
credit: Jenny Grimsgård

This image encapsulates so much of what interests us – interiors, cooking, styling, photography. The colours in the kitchen are so very Scandinavian – steely monochrome greys – cool, understated and sophisticated.

Stockholm-based Grimsgård has a gorgeous portfolio of interiors, fashion, food and portraiture shots – this is one of our favourites.

Tuesday Huesday: El Zurdo

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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vintage poster from "El Zurdo" aka "The Left Handed Gun" starring Paul Newman
Image credit: Cinemamix

Happy Left-Handers Day!
Adelle is left-handed (along with about 10% of the world population). To celebrate we’re featuring a vintage Spanish film poster for El Zurdo (meaning southpaw). Starring Paul Newman, the original English title is The Left Handed Gun. It refers to the (disputed) fact that the infamous outlaw, Billy the Kid was left-handed.

Tuesday Huesday: Jumbo cable knit throw

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

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jumbo cable knit bed set

I LOVE this jumbo cable knit throw, it makes the bed look so inviting. Hand-knitted soft furnishings make a bedroom feel cosy, comfortable and luxurious.

I’d love Granny Glittens to make us one but the pattern on the NZ House & Garden website only gives the pattern instructions for the matching cushion cover. I’m sure she could rustle us something up that’s similar!