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Archive: Feb 2012

  1. Birdy pick of the week: Portlandia

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    Have you seen the hilarious genius that is Portlandia yet? I only recently discovered it, thanks to my former Time Out London boss who had an inkling that I might get a kick out of this clip.

    You absolutely have to watch this. Go on. Click to play.

    What can I say? Put a bird on it.

    (and thanks, Dan!)

  2. Wee Valentine’s finds: Sweet hearts

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    Is anyone celebrating Valentine’s Day today? To be honest, I don’t actually know anyone who’s marking the occasion. I’ve spent the day putting together a mega 5×5 IKEA Expedit book shelf in our kitchen, filling it with all my stuff, and trying to catch my almost-one-year-old son’s urine in a specimen jar. Ahem. Moving along…

    I like old-school conversation sweet hearts. I really do. I love the powdery pastel hues, the bleeding red font and the frisky phrases. So I’ve rounded up some clever and rather lovely little things that are inspired by this sentimental sweet. Best of all, you can dig them out and bestow upon your sweetheart at ANY time of the year. Who needs Feb 14?

    Top row, from left to right:
    Ceramic heart studs, AU$18 from Follow Store.
    Union pillowcases, £22, from Twisted Twee.
    Valentine Conversation Heart cookies from Linda’s Edible Art Etsy shop.

    Second row, from left to right:
    Conversation Heart personalised stamps, US$10 for a set of three, from Cupcake Tree’s Etsy shop.
    Valentine’s Sweethearts Card, US$4 by Rifle Paper Co.
    Conversation heart seals, US$8.25 by K is for Calligraphy’s Etsy shop.

  3. Wee find: The loveliest wedding of 2012

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    I know we’re only six weeks into 2012, but surely Rin and Joe’s joyful backyard nuptials take the (rainbow) cake for Wedding of the Year. The Melbourne couple got married in a heartfelt celebration of love on the weekend, and featured the most incredible array of original handmade details. Of course, I would have expected nothing less – after all, the Mum of the Bride is Australia’s Queen of Crafts, Pip Lincolne, of Meet me at Mike‘s fame.

    The beautiful day was the result of the most creative of team efforts – head over to Pip’s blog to read all about Rin and Joe’s dream team. I especially adore the old-school cake table, which featured an array of retro children’s cakes from the original Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book, as well as the magnificent rainbow wedding cake (and not just because one of my mates helped make it!).

    Such a super-sweet couple, right?

    For more drool-worthy wedding goodness, take a peek at the full gallery by photographer Eric Ronald, and read the full story at Meet me at Mike’s.

  4. Wee finds: 12 more sweet things that say ‘I love you’

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    I’m back with more wee tokens of love for February 14 – or any time of the year, really…

    Top row, from left to right:
    Karin Akesson ‘Love is all you need’ print, £20 from A Little Bit of Art.
    Blanca Gomez ‘Enamorado’ temporary tattoo, US$5, from Tattly.
    I Heart U hankie in red by Mr PS, £5 from Mr PS.

    Second row, from left to right:
    Prints Charming tights in Queen of Hearts, US$25 from Yes Natalie’s Etsy shop.
    ‘You’re all sorts of lovely’ tea towel, US$20 from Able and Game’s Etsy shop.
    The Heart tenor ukulele, made to order, US$520, from Celentano Woodworks’ Etsy shop.

    Third row, from left to right:
    Mini Heartlette Crown, US$40, by Giant Dwarf’s Etsy shop.
    Letterpress ‘love u’ die cut card, US$4, by Blackbird Letterpress.
    Set of 20 ‘You’re All Sorts of Lovely’ notecards, US$22, from Able and Game’s Etsy shop.

    Fourth row, from left to right:
    Love brooch by Gemma Jones, US$29, from Paintergirl’s Etsy shop.
    Valentine’s Day pack of 10 postcards, US$10, from Rifle Paper Co.
    Limited edition ‘Love you the longest of time’ print, AU$45, from Bespoke Press.