Posts Tagged ‘design’

All Booked Up!

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

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Selection of newly published art & design books that we will shortly be reviewing on this blog

We just wanted to give you a quick, little preview of some of the art and design books that have arrived from publishers in the past couple of weeks. We’ve got a few other blog posts already in the pipeline, but the next Bookmarks review won’t be far off!

Marble Menagerie

Friday, July 20th, 2012

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vintage Merit "Marble Fun" game with illustrations by Kenneth Townsend from his Menagerie range

We bought this vintage marble game last week. It’s a simple little game which involves rolling marbles down the wooden shoot aiming at archways with different scores. We’ve done a little research and found that the game is called “bridgeboard”.

vintage Merit "Marble Fun" game with illustrations by Kenneth Townsend from his Menagerie range

What makes this version extra special are the fabulous illustations by Kenneth Townsend.

monkey detail from a vintage Merit "Marble Fun" game with illustrations by Kenneth Townsend from his Menagerie range

The animals will look very familiar to fans of the artist’s “Menagerie” tile series that we’ve blogged about before.

Wallpaper Sale!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

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mosaic made from the covers of issues 1-15 of Wallpaper* Magazine
you can click on the mosaic to expand the view

We’ve been having a bit of a spring clean this week. We’re letting go of a few things – one of the first things is this collection of Wallpaper* Magazines.

The group consists of the very rare and covetable launch edition and the following fourteen issues – they span late 1996 to late 1998.

They’re currently up for sale as a single lot on eBay!

Tuesday Huesday: Charley Harper’s Octoberama

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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Charley Harper's "Octoberama" open edition lithograph print

Long-time followers of our blog will know that we love the art of Charley Harper. This one, entitled ‘Octoberama’ is one of our favourites!

He was very prolific and his work can be found as originals artworks, prints, books, calendars, stationery, mouse mats… the list goes on & on. All of which can be bought from either the Charley Harper estate website or Amazon UK or USA.

Tuesday Huesday: Paul Smith designed London 2012 Olympic stamps

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

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Isle of Man commemorative stamp depicting a bicycle designed by Paul Smith for the London 2012 Olympic Games

We’re big fans of postage stamps here at H is for Home and this gorgeous example was designed by British fashion designer, Paul Smith. It’s one of a set he recently designed for the Isle of Man to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Oh, and did you know that Paul Smith is a HUGE cycling fan?