Monday, February 14, 2011

Jazz Books


Helping to clear my boyfriend's late-Grandad's house last weekend we came across a whole stack of vintage niceness. He loved jazz and also had French family so these things combine in a whole collection of fantastic book covers, vintage ephemera and gorgeous postcard books.

Unfortunately my camera battery gave up fairly quickly but next we journey up to Birmingham I will adding a whole stack of lovely vintage postcard-book covers like those below to the Flickr set.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mike Perry

Mike Perry, originally uploaded by hello.vickibrown.

An exciting envelope arrived the other day stuffed with lovely printy things from Mike's studio. Lovely stuff!

Sunday, January 09, 2011


Pummelvision takes a whole stack of your photos from the web, whether from Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr or a few others, and turns them into a frenetic vision of your life flashing before your eyes. This version is simply taking my 2000 most recent public photos but you can make it more tailored either by using individual Flickr sets, or Facebook tagged photos. It's interesting to see that it really highlights what my most frequent subjects are - flowers, landcapes, and food!

Friday, December 03, 2010

London Glassworks Open Weekend


The fabulous London Glassworks are holding an open weekend from tomorrow so if you like glass, if you like handmade, and you like a bargain, make sure you check it out! This place is a little gem so I'm planning on getting down there and treating myself to something that looks nothing like my own wobbly efforts, and perhaps some lovely things for Christmas presents too if my budget will allow!

You can find them here, on an industrial estate near Black Horse Road station (Victoria Line & Overground).

Aubergine Coloured Glass Dish


Thursday, November 11, 2010

High Society


There's some lovely print to see, from fascinating little bottles of potions to somewhat modernist, positively Burrill-esque simplicity in the new High Society exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, if this Guardian gallery is anything to go by. It opens today and is on til the end of February.


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Letterpress Calendar

Check out this lovely typographic calendar from fabienbarral. Love the typeface and colours. I don't think it's available to buy yet but check for updates.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pier Neon


Lovely type turns up in the most unexpected places sometimes. These were all in the arcade at the bottom of Southwold Pier. The Pier has the infamous Under The Pier Show which is brilliant, but possibly means the lovely neon in the arcade gets even more overlooked than it would anyway. Looking at the photos now, feeling somewhat detached from their context, the decisively glowing phrases seem to take on an altogether more existential meaning.

Change script


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Genius Debossing

DolcePress 2010 Holiday Cards, originally uploaded by dolcepress.

Spotted this fab card on Flickr today - that snow-angel deboss is brilliant. I wish I'd thought of it!

Sunday, August 29, 2010



I found these fantastic book covers in a second hand bookshop in Lichfield - there were so many, but I think these were the choice picks. Lucky for me, Penguin Plays seem to be pretty unpopular in Lichfield.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Shared Items

Hi! Things have been a little quiet here recently, but no matter how busy I am I'm always reading, and sharing. You can see a stream of all of the things I think are interesting/lovely/funny/beautiful over in my Google Reader Shared Items. If you like the kind of things I post here, you might find those interesting too!

Among other things shared recently are Josef Schulz's stunning photography;

by Josef Schulz

Daniel Freytag's gorgeous typography for Frey & Ford;

by Daniel Freytag

and Peter Slight's beautiful shadow boxes;

by Peter Slight

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blackberry, Blackcurrant & Cherry Gin.


Make your own very delicious gin in a few easy steps.
It makes your kitchen smell brilliant too.




You might find, if your sieve is as rubbish as mine, that you need to strain it twice. After straining mine the second time, I also added a bit more gin - once it's cold you can just add to taste. A very yummy taste.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Absolutely Must Have...


...this dress, from Anne Sophie Back. I love the hood, the sleeves, the material, the length, the photo....