Archive for August, 2010

Well Branded: Gelateria

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Some beautiful work by London-based designer, Joe Stephenson. The system was designed to promote and highlight the abundant “flavors” of the Fedrigoni specialty paper showroom. With Gelato as the teaser, guests could enjoy a cool treat while collecting paper samples and getting familiar with the showroom.

I love the simplicity of the work and the playful connection between the gelato flavors and the delicious paper colors. Yumm indeed!

Etsy Faves

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Happy Monday to you all! I wanted to start off the week with some pretty Etsy inspiration. From top: Sweet Alain teardrop earrings from Elephantine, inexpensive and beautiful printable gift tags from the Bella Card Co., charming purple felted acorns from Fairy Folk, and lastly, a set of 5 engraved doily birch coasters from Uncommon – brilliant!

They Draw and Cook

Friday, August 20th, 2010

I was so delighted to discover They Draw and Cook recently! It’s a clever site that posts a new illustrated recipe everyday from artists all around the world. The recipes vary in their complexity but if you love art and enjoy to cook, this is a great read for everyday. Cheers!

Pictured above from top: Extra Ice Tea by Elizaveta Makurina, Banana Bread by Eliane Mancera, Fruit Cake by Julia Gyshina


Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Why send a postcard when you can send a botanical PostCarden?! One of these pop-up transforming mini gardens would surely brighten up any day! Simply unfold, pour in the seeds, add water and wait. Within a week your very own watercress garden will sprout; transforming your card into a beautiful architectural wonder.

Available in four distinct scenes: Allotment: a small courtyard garden. Botanical: a Victorian greenhouse. City: simplified cityscape scene. And lastly, Football: a miniature football field complete with a tiny (Euro style) football. All can be purchased through the PostCarden shop. Happy gardening!

Liberty of London Printed Suitcases

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Dear Liberty of London,

Why do you torture me so with your never-ending adorable floral prints and drool worthy items? My poor little wallet can’t keep up will you continued brilliance! I covet every last item and I long to swim in all your beauty. I will happily take one of each of your charming little printed suitcase – thank you!

Sincerely yours,
Adoring fan at Twig & Thistle