Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Grand Budapest Hotel in Gifs

If ever I’m in need of a bit of cinematic escapism, I’ll watch The Grand Budapest Hotel (or The Shining if I’m feeling edgy). Even after the 837th time watching it, I easily become so

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Adorable Brighton Homes for Sale

I love browsing estate agents' websites imagining what I could buy if I won the lottery! It's totally addictive, don't you think? Turns out that behind Brighton's sea-weathered

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Socialites in the Summer

The photos in this post I'm about to show you are the kind of thing you love to hate while sitting at your desk when it's hot outside and the air conditioning's broken…

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The London Restaurant with 'Press for Champagne' Buttons

By now you probably know that when it comes to eating out, I love a good-old honest food gem restaurant, where it's more about the heaped platefuls of homemade goodness and

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Cool Vintage Crate Labels

Sometimes I wish food packaging still looked like it did before the war, when fruit was delivered in wooden crates decorated with these beautiful and colourful labels. I found them in a collection on the Boston Public Library. Here's the backstory:

'Prior to World War II, produce was packed in wooden crates with attractive labels, designed to catch the buyer's eye, pasted on the ends. After the onset of war, rationing, cost-cutting and a search for cheaper materials in every industry motivated the fruit packers to experiment with cardboard containers.

Since wooden crates were more labor intensive and most available manpower was involved with the war effort, cardboard containers eventually prevailed. By the early 1950s, wooden crates had almost disappeared from the packing houses. The transition to cardboard containers left warehouses full of unused labels.'

You can discover more of these amazing designs on the Boston Public Library's Flickr page.

Friday, 2 September 2016

High School Fashion, Circa 1969

hippie high school fashion 1969

I can't believe it's September already! Summer seems to have flown past and I'm in complete denial winter is on the way... so today let's keep that summer feeling alive for as