For all you letterpress lovers out there, here’s a little Friday afternoon treat. Clerk Ink Well (based in, yep, you guessed it – Clerkenwell. Clever!) are Huw Griffith and Tessa Nicholson and they have a lovely 19th century Wharfedale letterpress. Huw is arty and Tessa likes words and so together they have come up with a few posters with fun slogans…

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Each print is hand-cranked through their letterpress and look at their lovely fruit wood printing blocks…such joy…

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Tee hee! I like this one…

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They use the finest handmade paper and hand mixed vegetable based inks. Prices start from £45 (unframed) and are available to buy from the Clerk Ink Well website. Bon weekend all et bon nuit (je suis suffering somewhat from post-editorial awards fatigue). Sigh. – Alice

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Happy flipping Pancake Day!

February 21, 2012

Wall prints for Pancake Day? Why not? I love yellow. I love lemons. I love Pancake Day and I love these prints brought to you from Etsy

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From the top: 1 & 3. Amanda Katherine Designs 2. Lajlaj – Small Cute Things 4. Freya Art 5. Eco Print. 

Hope you’re all stocked up on eggs, milk and flour. What’s your favourite topping? If you’re stuck for ideas why not try this buttermilk with lemon syrup pancake recipe as seen on Housetohome.  – Alice

The perfect print

September 23, 2009

It’s been floating around the blogosphere this summer, but now this lovely print (the sequel to the TEA version) from American designer Madebygirl is finally being stocked by a UK shop – the lovely Bodie and Fou. Since this screen print seems to be designed especially for me (!) with my caffeine addiction and my obsession with blogs…I just had to share it with you today! – Ellie

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Just in case you don’t already have enough prints around your house with words and messages on them, check out this new limited-edition, exclusive design from Gail Bryson for Pedlars.

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‘Keep calm and carry on’, ‘An apple a day’, ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’, ‘It’s what’s inside that counts’, ‘Tea revives you’, ‘Make do and mend’, ‘Eat your greens’, …these wordy poster slogans are everywhere now and nice and easy to understand. Now, perhaps I’m missing something here, but what exactly does this new Bryson print MEAN? ‘We’re not here because of gravity, we’re here because we like it.’ All very strange. But it’s a poster with words on it, so no doubt it’ll sell like hot cakes anyway. – Ellie

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Eat cake and carry on…

February 23, 2009

This poster from London-based cupcake bakery, Treacle, caught my eye recently. It’s a cute take on the ‘Keep Calm’ poster, and a motto we live by in the Ideal Home office! If you’re not in London, you can buy this poster framed from Treacle – just give them a call. – Ellie

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What a carry on…

February 23, 2009

Ellie and I are loving the Keep Calm and Carry On merchandise…check out the poster in Jane Adam’s home in the March issue (page 54) of Ideal Home magazine… I’ve just bought a t-shirt with the  Keep Calm and Carry On slogan and seem to have got a bit  carried away – I’ve ordered the bag, mug and poster too…oops…think I might be a little too calm now… Carry on… – Emily

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