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Give me a label

6 Jan

For as long as I can remember I have always had a fascination with labels, clothing labels mainly. Over the past year I have started to collect interesting labels. There all displayed on my notice board, as I was staring at them today I thought why not post my favourites onto this blog? So that’s what I’ve done. I hope you will enjoy looking at them as much as I do. 
pretty-provocative.png“New look” lingerie label pretty-inside.pngblack-button.pngNew look” button sleeve ted-baker.png  Ted baker wash bag label I personally think these small pieces of design are absolutely beautiful, there has been a lot of time invested into the design of these labels, and I personally really appreciate it.  

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Let it snow….

3 Jan
Where’s all this snow then? I remember watching the weather report a few days ago and getting really excited when I saw weather warnings for heavy snow. I have been truly disappointed to wake up to no snow what so ever! But there was something which did make me smile….
 
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I found this on Swissmiss’s blog. This image has made my day, it’s something which is so familiar but has been represented in a truley origanal way and I love this. 
 
“A few years ago I went to St Moritz in Switzerland. I decided to build a non-conformist snowman. When the art collector who owned the hotel saw it he became very excited that I had created an artwork in the grounds of his hotel. I had to explain that it was not an artwork- it was just a snowman. Its an easy mistake to make.”
David Shrigley creator of the snowman. 

Ho Ho Ho…

7 Dec

After we put up our Christmas tree we took a few pictures of it, I don’t know why really, we do it every year, they all look the same sort of. So anyway I thought I would take one just to use as my phones background, then I got a little creative taking pictures using my phone. I was really surprised at the amount of beautiful images that could be taken from one object, amazing! I thought I’d post a couple up for you all to see. ball-reflection.png All images taken using a 3mega pixel camera phone. 3-tree-balls.png 

Innocent’s big knit!

30 Nov

I was in Sainsburys today, and as I was looking in the refrigerator section, I looked up and saw a little army of bobble headed Innocent smoothies. They all looked so cute all wrapped up against the cold! So of course I had to buy one; 1. Because of the hat and 2. Because Innocent make great smoothies.innocent-smothies.png 

But on a more serious note, they have been produced not (just?) as a clever marketing campaign, but to help raise money for the charity Age concern. When you buy a smoothie with a cute hat, (which by the way are only available in Sainsburys,) 50p goes straight to Age concern, which in turn, will use the money to help support the elderly against the cold. It’s a really beneficial cause with 25,000 elderly dying from cold related illnesses last year. Their target is to sell 400,00 smoothies, this is equivalent to raising £200,000. Not bad eh?

I think its a lovely idea, the design is really appropriate to the cause. Can I say this is design with some ethics? Ok so Innocent are going to be making money out of this campaign, but it does have a purpose which is not purely selfish. 

Enough of me; I suggest you check out Innocent’s big knit, have a look at “hats of the week” some people have really gone to town with their hats, there are some fab designs featured. There’s also a page on “how to Knit“. Definitely worth a look. 

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All images from Innocent and flickr