Monday, 15 November 2010

Lucky Win! Roddy cushion!

Quiet times at PlanetMithi ... we've been busy living life and enjoying the company of friends but somehow keep forgetting to take the camera with us - like our tandem trip last week to Bath to make samosas (yum!) with the lovely KimStar.

Anyways, one other lovely thing that happened this last week was that I entered a competition over at Roddy and Ginger to win one of her cushions ... really didn't espect to win - but Virginia's stuff is SO lovely and I've just been waiting to have our own house (and Ercol Studio bed/sofa) before I blew the budget on a bunch of Roddy and Ginger originals; so I thought I'd just try my luck ...

My lovely win came in the post over the weekend - doesn't Roddy look
smashing on our Ercol Windsor chair (inherited from the sister-in-law) on some Dandelion Clock by Sanderson seating?
It took us a year to get round to getting the seat cushion cut for that chair; another year to source a fabric we liked; and another further year to actually get round to cutting the fabric; plus a few months on top of that to finally sew the seat up (thank you mum for that!). Now its all done and has its own Roddy cushion too ... Happy Mithi!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Lucky Finds - Nymolle Hoyrup Art Faience Dish and Cup

Some of my favourite finds - a vintage limited edition Nymolle of Denmark little dish and matching little cup (slightly larger than a shot glass size) designed by Paul Hoyrup illustrating a lovely little scandinavian habour sceen ... I've not found out much about Hoyrup but all the stuff he did for Nymolle is Adorable!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Lucky Find books - "What Makes an Orchestra" by Jan Balet

A quite recent find and in really good condition ... This is fairly simple (illustration that is) - and absolutely adorable in its simplicity. Although if you Google image search Jan Balet, you'll find a plethora of other work, including this lovely multicoloured version of this same book. The drawings (although I seem to have not included the best of them) are quite entertating too - you can see what I mean from the mother and crying child. The text is great as well - and its really nice to find an illustrator/writer combo in one person like that.