Friday, 26 November 2010

New Blossom & Bill Tea-towels



Our new tea towels are now available from ISAK. They come in colours and you can wipe stuff with them...

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Brussels






As the time of Yule approaches there is no better place to be than one of the breath stealing, skin biting capitals of Scandinavia. However, we just span through Brussels which is making herself cosy for Christmas. And with a grand selection of lace, beers, chocolates and trinkets available it really fires up the Christmas spirit. There is the beautiful Christmas setting in the Grand Place and then have a cocette of mussels with fries at Chez Leon. The staff are attentive but not overbearing and the surroundings are traditional but not pretentious and more importantly they have their own beer. Start Christmas early go shopping in Brussels!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Grow til tall



A stunning talent and a beautiful person... Was that a picture of a boy with a live wolf round his shoulders?...

Sunday Night Sounds



Listen to this whole album overlooked discarded just like so many dreams and hopes...

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Wonderful advent calendar!


The best advent calendar we've seen so far! It's beautiful and we've bought it for ourselves!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Blossom very much wants for Christmas








Blossom would LOVE to be given one of these Dior rings for Christmas. The smallest starts at £1300. Especially the two bottom ones would make perfect engagement rings... Absolutely gorgeous. Come on Bill!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Sunday Morning Song



A great band, a great song, a great live version, great energy. The drummer is bionic...

Anything need drying?




Browned Off? In the Pink? Or Feeling Blue? Maybe a little Green with Envy? Never mind all that you can wipe all your wet stuff on our faces! Longlasting linen tea-towels in 4 colours available soon...

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Laboratorium


It appears that glow in the dark is popular in Croatia, as design agency Laboratorium have produced this glow in the dark cocktail list for Shinebar in Zadar. Just fancy a Mojito...



We also like their office calendar for 2010. A take on the periodic table over 3 sheets with 4 months on each sheet. Neat.

Bruketa & Zinic




  

Bruketa & Zinic is a Croatian graphic design studio and ad agency. We love their quirky approach. The annual report for the Adris Group glows in the dark to show that - "the power of ideas becomes capable of shattering the darkness"-,and their annual report for the food company Podravka needs to be baked in an oven for 25mins at 100degrees before the text becomes visible. The report is entitled "Well Done". The company is in the process of updating their website but at present is just a landing page where each employee is invited to make an excuse as to why the site is not ready yet. We particularly liked the excuse from Izzy - "the website is not ready yet because Izzy is a dog and has no programming skills" -... We like your style!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Paris vs New York






We love the graphic observation and simplicity of these comparisons between Paris and New York by graphic art director Vahram Muratyan. One of the creators behind Viliz.

Pedal Power

Street Stepper Bike for that upright, low-impact outdoor workout.

 Freewheeling foldable city bike entered into Designbooms Korean design contest. Very compact and no chain to get your suit trousers dirty.

 All terrain bike with 600W electric motor. 100miles on a single charge at 20mph. Use it on the beach or in the snow, the chunky tires will take you anywhere.

 PI Cycle with electric motor. 20 mile range at 20mph, takes 3 hours to charge. Start price about £2000 and offer a host of accessories including WiFi for your smart phone!
 The Hula Bike from Bike Forest has an offset hub on the rear and is powered by hopping in rythm. Some say it's fun other say you look a bit daft.

The Treadmill bike by Bike Forest for those of us who enjoy the low impact treadmill workout but don't want to be cooped up in a gym.

Is this starting to get silly?...

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Sunday Morning Song



A New York band with a dirty riff, what more do you need? For the official video click here...

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Blossom Would like this too for Christmas...


Blossom would also like a new pair of slippers in pink and a silver bracelet with black felt from the wonderfully talented Pia Wallen.

http://www.piawallen.se/main.php?view=Jewellery&product=128
http://www.piawallen.se/main.php?view=Felt&product=131

Blossom Would like for Christmas...

Christmas wish list to Bill...
Beautiful packaging from Aussie MOR cosmetics. They ship world wide.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Wooden Toys



Rustic wooden toys made from discarded traffic barriers by designer Victoria Ladefoged for innovative design company re:Something. For more Danish crafts look here...






And some slightly more sophisticated animals by Karl Zahn for Areaware. They look adorable and they open up to store a little treasure inside...