Tuesday, August 30, 2011


This is my parents new kitten and the newest member of the Argyle clan. Her name is Abbey. She is very cute and enjoys getting her photo taken.

Now we just need a tortoise for her to ride about on!

Monday, August 29, 2011

tool boxes.

downloading...We have a couple of old wooden tool boxes hanging around in our flat we love them but i had major envy when i saw this one. its contents are amazing, everything has its own little place. it also appears to be teeny tiny which makes it even more covetable. find it here. although id hate to know what they are charging for it. sadly i think it will never be mine.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Hydrangeas are everywhere at the moment. I got these on the way home from work and made a little blue installation!

p.s listen to this.

Now we are off for the weekend. Excellent.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I just think this is so incredibly sweet. We got given one of these tinyments for our wedding and i would love to add a few of these lovely little houses to make a village on our shelf. Its like sylvanian families for grown ups!!

Go visit The Oak Leaves Esty shop its a million times cute. I have my eye on shelf city no. 263. Pictured above.

Photos both via The Oak Leaves.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Littleferry Pier.

During our time up north, we tried out our new bikes by cycling to one of our favourite spots in Golspie - Littleferry Pier.

Here are some snaps from my DSLR, Sally had her Nikon out so she might upload a few pics when her next batch of film gets developed!

Monday, August 22, 2011


The other day Sally mentioned bringing two new members of our family back home from Golspie – and here they are!

Sally has been on the lookout for her perfect bike for a while and I think she finally found it – and even better, it used to by my Grannys! I love all the little vintage detail.
Im looking forward to saying farewell to the underground and cycling to work (as long as its not raining)!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Golspie weekend!

We are heading back here tonight to meet three new members of the family and hopefully bring two home. But more about this when we return. 

I hope all your weekends are excellent! 

Picture by John taken with his fisheye back when it was glued to his hip. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Alice Dansey-Wright

I recently stumbled across the work of the hugely talented illustrator, and fellow Glasgow-dweller Alice Dansey-Wright

Not only does she have a great illustrative style, but also a great taste in baked goods!

Her blog, here, is also well worth a look.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Donna Wilson.

We have been fans of Donna Wilson for a while now and there a quite a few things of hers we have on our wish list. her new catalogue is out and looking smashing - see if you can spot Wilbur the koala hes my favorite. but honestly go explore for yourselves if you haven't already, her website here and delightful blog here.
photos by Gareth Hacker  

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Last night i discovered that you can only just fit six people in our flat for dinner. We don't even have six appropriate chairs. But any excuse to use my vintage linen napkins and see some good friends. 

These handkerchiefs where my grandmothers, i held one at her funeral and one at my wedding. i cant help but love them. 

Our office chair and my sewing stool made for the head and foot of the table. 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ping Zhu

Some fantastic illustrative work by Ping Zhu. I especially like the style on these animal illustrations.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


While on a walk to find a 'real home'. I found a lot of 'wish they where my homes'.

Friday, August 5, 2011

the tallest man on earth.

A few months  ago we managed to catch The Tallest Man On Earth play a show in London. Kristian Matsson better known as The Tallest Man On Earth (who is actually not the tallest man on earth by a long way) was brilliant/excellent/wonderful.

I managed to meet him after the show and he was most polite and he graciously agreed to let me take a snap of him. After giving him strict instructions to stay still as i had not bought my flash and made him stand under a dim light, i giddily took this photo and in my excitement didn't check any of my settings.

So that explains why this photo is so awful and also why i love it. listen to his music here. Trust me its well worth it and you will listen to nothing else for weeks.

Monday, August 1, 2011

They Draw & Travel

Aylesford, UK
Welcome to London
Unfortunately we are a little late with this as the contest has now been closed - however - what a great idea! (click images to see bigger)

They Draw & Travel is a lovely site where talented artists from around the world illustrate and submit maps of there chosen city/town/village and you and I can download them for free!

The world definitely needs some better looking maps…
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