More Scrabble. Sorry.

January 6, 2010

Am I obsessed with Scrabble tiles? Possibly. But I couldn’t resist sharing these lovely letter pics from our new February issue, out now!

This is such a cute idea for place settings – and after a meal and a few glasses of wine you can rearrange the letters to see who can make the rudest word. Hours of fun for all the family! Here are some more pretty letter pics from our stylish style team…

These MDF letters are £5.50 each from Really Linda Barker, and you can paint them yourself to match your decor – pretty pastels here for a nursery. You’ll find the apple stickers in Paperchase.

Head to RE to find these self-adhesive letters for £1 each, and if you like the heart dec shown here, it’s from Emily Readett Bayley. Now, how can I cheer you up on this snowy, cold day when you’d much rather be at home snuggled up in bed with a good book, a hot cocoa and a cat or two than slaving away at a desk? Ah, I know. New spring/summer TOAST pictures anyone…? – Ellie

Scrabble-tastic

December 7, 2009

Scrabble cushions, Scrabble wall art…who’d have thunk it? My favourite game is finally cool. Of course, I usually get stuck with seven vowels while my opponent scores 96 on a triple word score square with ‘opaquer’ or some other RANDOM word that I didn’t even know existed, but HEY – losing aside, I do LOVE Scrabble. Check out these fabulous Scrabble cushions from Rockett St GeorgeMaybe this trend started a while ago with Stephen Reed’s Scrabble cushions installation for the Bloomberg offices in London? I’ve got a bit of a thing at the moment for vintage black Scrabble tiles with white lettering…ever since I saw some in Vintage Heaven‘s Halloween display back in October. I bought the letters ‘LOVE’ (cheesy, I know) and they’re in a grey rack in front of my old typewriter – how pleasing…

Sometimes, it’s as if the lovely people at Rockett are reading my mind…

These cushions look so cool on a white sofa in front of a dark grey wall (REALLY need to get this dark grey thing out of my system soon!) If you prefer the traditional cream tiles, check out this stylish Brigitte Herrod artwork, also from Rockett:

This is lovely, but I can’t help thinking you could make your own…vintage Scrabble sets are cheap as chips on eBay, and some shops (such as Vintage Heaven!) sell old Scrabble tiles for pence. A trusty IKEA Ribba frame, some super-glue, and job’s a good ‘un. Right, I’m a bit Scrabbled-out and still recovering from the opening party of the fabulous London pop-up Drink, Shop, Do…(Smack my Stitch up, anyone?) so let’s see if those lovely pics from Sibella Court’s new book,  Etcetera, have arrived yet…oooooh, they have! – Ellie