Sunday, 29 August 2010

Sunday Morning Song

Train - Hey, Soul Sister from Matthew Stawski on Vimeo.

The summer might be over but put a skip in your step with some West Coast swing from Train.

Sunday Morning Song

On the floating, shapeless oceans
I did all my best to smile
til your singing eyes and fingers
drew me loving into your eyes.
And you sang "Sail to me, sail to me;
Let me enfold you."
Here I am, here I am waiting to hold you.
Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you here when I was full sail?
Now my foolish boat is leaning, broken love lost on your rocks.
For you sang, "Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow."
Oh my heart, oh my heart shies from the sorrow.
I'm as puzzled as a newborn child.
I'm as riddled as the tide.
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or shall I lie with death my bride?
Hear me sing: "Swim to me, swim to me, let me enfold you."
"Here I am. Here I am, waiting to hold you."

Friday, 27 August 2010


These graphics by Hong Kong based branding company CODESIGN are simple and beautiful. The visual branding is designed to illustrate the idea that facing different emotional feelings with an attitude of mercy will empower oneself for the challenges in life. The Give and Gain symbols are part of the Buddhist belief in the cycle of giving and receiving.

Some more stamps...

Can't resist going stamp hunting on Flickr on a rainy day...

Monday, 23 August 2010

Milk from home

Dairy packaging from Dalarna, Sweden. Very folklore, very nice.

Source: Joakim Sundström on Flickr

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Happy Chocolate

Beautiful we think!

Monday, 9 August 2010


 Source: Jane McDevitt from Maraid Design, Matchbox Labels on Flickr.

Matchbox labels

Makes our hearts sing with joy! Old matchbox labels, many Easter Europeans from the 50s and 60s.
Source: Matchbox Labels on Flickr.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Yummy stamps

Old stamps from Israel, Russia, China, and Holland.
Source; Karen Horton on Flickr.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Pretty pretty

Source: Matchbox Labels at Flickr


These beautiful bottles contain the Swedish christmas drink glögg. Alcohol can only be bought in state run shops called Systembolaget. And although this paints an image of a mid century communist black and white state - it really isn't like that. Well, maybe just a little when you fancy a bottle of red on a Saturday afternoon and everything's shut...


For anyone who just needs to lie back and relax for a couple of minutes...

Home Sweet Home

We found this through  and oh what lovely packaging it is! We love these and will be sure to buy some next week when we land in Stockholm.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Share the love...

Some exquisite letterpress that we love. We found this through

Monday, 2 August 2010

Put a smile on your face

Fun and sweet packaging from The Botanical Bakery in the US. Via

Lily's Kitchen

Stumbled across Lily's kitchen cat and dog food today over at Design Muse and the packaging alone makes us want to get a pet or two. Beautiful!