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24h Tuokio by Arabia tabelware range by Finnish designer duo Helorinne & Kallio from Skandium, Sandalwood D Tana Lawn, Liberty Art Fabrics from Liberty Vintage Grainsack Pillow Double Blue Stripe from Jill Bent Cut Paper Wallpaper from the Tea House Collection from Thibaut Calico Teapot by Burleigh Nejlika Jardiniere from Nordic Style
These beautiful vintage posters were originally published in 1931 by the Electric Railways Company Ltd. Designed by the Ecole des Beaus Artist Andre Marty, they would have advertised days out form London by tube, bus or tram. You can now buy a beautiful presentation pack of these set of A3 prints from the London Transport Museum shop.
A Little Bird: Only what we Love:- This blog was set up by two Ex- Vogue girls Daisy Garnett and Francesca Martin.. its a brilliant guide to what’s on in theatre, art, film, dance, music, tv, food, beauty and shopping.
Cream canvas printed bag with grey birds and light turquoise eggs
size 33cm x 42cm approx from Thornback and Peel
Swallow and Pebble Cushion made from 100% cotton cambric cover. FromSanderson
Designed by Felicity Hall this Bird and peony clutch bag kit allows you to create a quirky clutch bag by stitching in the pattern yourself. featuring metallic wool, making it perfect for day or evening. From Liberty
Small blue bird print metal bowl made from stainless steel, avaliable from Liberty
Hummingbird Notebook: Printed on fabulous natural-coloured leather and finished with a black satin ribbon, the illustrations for these notebooks are taken from an 18th century encyclopdeidia. Avaliable from Natural History: The Origin of Style
An exhibtion currently on at Tate Liverpool focuses on Lewis Carroll’s two novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The exhibition provides an insight into the inspiration they have provided for artists through the decades, concluding with a selection of works by contemproary artists.
The exhibtion starts off with Carroll’s own drawings and photographs, including those of Alice Liddell (a family freind of Lewis Carroll) who became the inspiration for Alice (see photograph below). There are also illustrations by John Tenniel including his preliminary drawings for the first edition of the novel. Below are a few of his illustrations from my own copy of Alice in Wonderland…
Julia Smith graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1996. Since then she has been producing simple and beautiful ceramics. Smith experiments with glazes to create subtle and opaque glazes that sit over dark red clay mugs and bowls. The illustrations on the pieces are created from simple line drawings inspired by nature. Above and below are some examples of her work. You can purchase her pottery from Folksy and Etsy.