Old school RULES

November 16, 2010

Typing like a woman possessed today, frantically trying to finish features. I pause briefly, to bring you news of this stunning recycled ruler lampshade  (designed by Rory Dobner and spotted in Roost Living‘s upcoming spring/summer 2011 range)…

I bought a load of old rulers at a junk shop recently – and now perhaps they’ll have a purpose in life again. I’m sure my PVA attempts wouldn’t be a patch on the one above though! Vintage rulers, if you like ’em, are available at shops such as Present and Correct and on ye olde eBaye of course, as well as at a car boot sale near you…

Boston-based Malcolm Studio upcycles vintage advert rulers into smart storage boxes…

…while the home-owners on the US cover of the new Decorate book (by writer Joanna Copestick and blogger Holly Becker of Decor8 fame) prop vintage metre sticks up in the corner of their lovely living room:

I won’t dwell on this, but I much prefer the US cover to the UK one! Even the fonts are nicer on the US one! Sigh. Right, I’ve gotta dash. Skirting boards to paint – oh, the glamour! – Ellie


HOT SHOP: Roost Living

September 30, 2010

Bonjour, blog-browsing buddies. Today, I am licking icing from a cupcake (mmmm) and admiring the new autumn/winter collection from the teeeny weeeny but oh-so-lovely mailorder company, Roost Living

…I’ve got my beady little eye on these wee bowls, too! Let Roost loose aboot your hoos…

So many lovely things to lust after – cat and skyline cushions from the fabulous Charlene Mullen, exclusive Ruth Cross designs (for the knit-addicts among you), and cute little gold finches from Shan Valla (a Cockpit Arts gal who is GOING places – check out her website). – Ellie

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