Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Simple Pleasures


Classic novels — especially the favourites that you find yourself returning to again and again, like old friends. I love revisiting Persuasion by Jane Austen about once a year — what novel do you reread regularly?


(lovely photo by Candice Lesage Austen on flickr)

Atelier: Susy Pilgrim Waters







I discovered the beautiful work of artist Susy Pilgrim Waters through a lovely interview by Stephanie of the fab a studio with a view. Just love Susy's drawing and wonderful colour sense — and how she moves effortlessly between illustration, painting and textile design. So talented. And she has a great shop, too!

Giveaway!




I've got a rather special giveaway for you today — a set of six collectable stamps produced by the Royal Mail, celebrating the work of the world renowned design house Morris & Co. The stamps highlight the exquisite hand-made works in wood, fabric, wallpaper, tiles and stained glass produced in the early days of the company, now celebrating 150 years of beautiful design. For a chance to win one of five presentation packs, please leave a comment below — with an email address or link where I can contact you, too. Contest closes midnight EST on June 3 2011. Good luck all!

Many thanks to Dave Macnamara on behalf of the Royal Mail for this lovely giveway.


(top two photos by me, bottom image courtesy Royal Mail)
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