Friday, 22 January 2010

iPhone Wallpaper

If you have an iPhone or an iPod touch – visit this site  ->  Poolga Hundreds of funny / cute / pretty / subversive / understated / interesting wallpapers to chose from.  There’s something for everyone. 



You can also visit the site from your phone, for an extra quick dose of designery goodness.

These wallpapers are free for personal use – if you see some that you particularly like, you can click through to the designer’s website, and investigate their work.  I find it’s a glorious way to spend half an hour on the sofa when Anthony insists on watching football.  Here’s the link again:  Poolga – clicky clicky!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Collecting Letters

blocks1On ebay right now:  Collection of antique Wooden blocks.  (US)

Wouldn’t these look incredible arranged like a higgledy piggledy wall on a long picture ledge (for example Ikea’s Ribba Picture Ledge), high up on a wall.

What would you do with these?



Images via ebay listing here.



One of the best things about a new year is that it’s an excuse to try to get organised. When things get confusing or messy I find it disheartening, and sometimes the last thing I feel like doing is getting organised. However, when the only reason you are organising is because you want to, it’s suddenly an inspiring and enjoyable experience. Just like that!

Maybe you feel like getting organised? If so, I’m sure a set of these magnets will help. Only $5 for a set of four with free domestic and international shipping! Bargain.


Brown and Blue Magnets by undefinedvillage

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Red Velvet Cupcakes

My lovely sister Sarah gave me a lovely book for Christmas. The first recipe I chose to try was the Red Velvet Cupcakes.

The book incidentally is the Hummingbird Bakery book. Would love to link it for you, but I don't seem to be able to using this fancy app. I definately recommend the cupcakes though - they were declared a success.

Posted from my iPhone

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Vintage 50s Italian Articulated Desk Lamp

There is a bargain to be had on ebay here:



Currently at £0.99, £11.95 shipping cost – 4 days remaining on auction. 


According to the listing it’s in the stilnovo style, with no makers marks.  In good condition and checked by an electrician.

This speckled grey finish isn’t quite right for my home, but could look pretty fantastic in the right setting.  Why don’t you give it a new home! See the full listing here.

Images via the ebay listing.

Quest Twenty Eight iPhone Wallpapers

This weekend I created six iPhone wallpapers, inspired by vintage fabric patterns.

These are free for anyone to  use, so if you think you might like to, follow my (very comprehensive) instructions at the end of the post.

iphone working draft Kiwi & Teal


WebAtomic Chocolate


WebAtomic Palm Tree


WebAtomic Strawberry


iphone working draftAsphalt & Cherry


iphone working draftPowder & Purple

Comprehensive Instructions

  • Scroll to the wallpaper you like, right click it, select ‘View Image’ or ‘Open image in new tab’.
  • Go to the new tab, right click the image again, select ‘Save As’.
  • Save the image somewhere obvious – you’ll need to find it again in a moment.
  • Now navigate to your email account (the one you have synched on your iPhone!).  Attach the image you just saved to an email and email it to yourself.
  • Using your iPhone, open the email, wait for the image to show.  Tap it once, and then tap ‘Save Image’.
  • Still on the iPhone, go back to your home screen, select the Photos.  The wallpaper will have saved in your ‘Camera Roll’.  Find the wallpaper, tap it once, then tap the little arrow icon in the bottom left corner. Select ‘Use as Wallpaper’  then ‘Set Wallpaper’.  You’re done!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Etsy Top Ten iPhone cases (+1)

After much to-ing and fro-ing I finally capitulated and got an iPhone.  I’m definitely not regretting it! Next, the all important decision – which case do I buy?  I’ve crocheted 3 so far, but feel I need a wide range to suit my moods

Here’s a round up of all my favourite iPhone Cases. 


iphone sleeve by houseoftnt $19.00


Doogtooth pattern leather iphone case by tovicorrie $38.00


Moustache iPhone Cozy by yummypocket $22.00


OWL IPOD TOUCH Case by EvelynX

iphone 3

Iphone Case – Wool Felt and Leather by byrdandbelle $19.00


Orange Monster Mr Domo kun by craftingwithlove $18.00



Special Edition iPod case in Seafoam Green by onaroll $16.00


Deco iphone sleeve by houseoftnt $17.00


Cute Pig iPod Case by Sydney Angel $25.00


Laura the elephant Iphone Leather Case by leatherprince $37.50. (if you like this one there are 50 designs and colour combinations to chose from. 50!)


Tall Pouch – Horse on Floral Linen by TrackandFieldDesigns $22.00


Obviously i’m still completely undecided.  I may have to set aside an annual budget, and contain my new compulsion to one iPhone case purchase a month.  More on the crocheted versions another time.


Mounting Block

I read this post recently on Hollygab –>  Spirit Animals.  I totally agree with Holly, and also somehow feel an affinity with horses (perhaps, in a previous life I was a horsey person). When I was much younger I took riding lessons for a while, now I enjoy horses more for their aesthetic. And there’s nothing like a pony in snow.

Shetland Pony

New Forest Ponies by jystyn

RP Couple in Horse Pulled






I could go on…

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Sand Drawing

I came across this via Frau Liebe. Ukrainian ‘sand animator’ Kseniya Simonova was the 2009 winner of Ukraine’s Got Talent.  I’m lost for words!