Showing posts with label Look At This. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Look At This. Show all posts

March 31, 2012

Put in on Paper

I love my iPad and technology, but still nothing beats the joy of doodling, sketching, and making lists on actual paper.

I've always been a sucker for a notebook, be it Little Twin Stars when I was younger to the classic Moleskine, and more recently the leather bound beauty that is a Smythson.

The other day the husband told me about a new iPad app called Paper. My initial thought was, why do I need another app where I can make notes, lists, jot down ideas? I've already got all the apps I could need help me. In fact I probably spend more time making lists and documenting all my ideas and activities, than actually doing them.

Anyway, the name alone - Paper, intrigued me. Could it really be like paper? So I went to the Fifty Three website and also the iTunes app store to read up on it, and before I knew it I was downloading it.
Not only was the interface beautiful and easy to use, it gave me that lovely familiar feeling of writing and drawing on paper. The effects of the pens as I wrote and the way the colours blended, as if I were using watercolours, filled me with a stationery geek glee.

Image from: Fifty Three
The app itself is free and it comes with the 'fountain pen'. Each of the other 'pens' can be bought in-app individually or you can buy them as a bundle. Of course, I had to get all of them at once.
To see more examples of how people are using the app and what they are creating, have a look at the Fifty Three blog.

Not long after having a play, I had set up lots of different 'notebooks' ready for me to virtually scribble and jot down my thoughts.

Another bonus of the Paper app, everything you write/draw/sketch can be easily shared, and in this age of being social - that's surely a bonus. You can email it or share it to those old chestnuts - Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

So far I am loving the Paper app. I don't know if it's just novelty value right now or if it will be a long term thing. There's lots of room for updates, so who knows how this app will develop, but for now I would say - get it!

P.S On another tech related note, I am currently trying out Blogsy for iPad and am actually using it to write this post. I'll do a quick update once I've published this post.

November 21, 2010

All I Want To Be...

By: Clifton Burt
Nuff said really.

May 10, 2010

Paper Schmaper

Hello I am Jess and I am a paper-oholic. Ok, that sounds silly but what I'm trying to get across is the fact that I am a complete sucker for anything paper or stationery related, as you might know if you'd have happened to stumble across this post I'd written last year.

So it's quite an obvious assumption to make that I would loooooooooove these lined paper and graph paper design tea towels. 

Thanks Better Living Through Design for bringing them to my attention! - Where would I be without RSS feeds and Google reader eh?

So if you want them, I'll race you over to this German site who are selling these paper looking delights. Better get them before I buy them all up!

May 04, 2010

Lovely Bunting

Sometimes you just want to look at pretty things so well done to Urban Outfitters whose store on Oxford Street has windows full of lovely colourful bunting!

Forget trying to sell products in your windows, make them as fun and as nice as these, and I'll come in and buy stuff.

If you can't make it down yourself, here are some pics for you too oooh and ahh over. 

April 07, 2010

Printed Matter: Urban Outfitters Print Shop

Is there anything Urban Outfitters can't do?

Ok so I may be a little biased, but you can't fault them for doing cool stuff.
Urban Outfitters in the U.S has joined forces with Society6 - an international community or artists from over 70 countries - to bring us the print shop.

Here you can choose your favourite image and have it printed as a gallery-quality art print, iPhone skin, or laptop skin - the choice is yours!

These are the ones I would like ..
Being Nice by Will Bryant
Laptop Skin
Work Hard... by Steph Says Hello
Hand Drawn Alphabet by Chris Piascik

Finally, I quite like this one. It's mainly because of the side swept fringe and the plaits. I mean come on! It's a tiger with plaits!

Rock Candy by Valistika

March 29, 2010

What's In Your Trunk?

On a daily basis I not only daydream about dream living, but also about my dream workspace.

At the moment my 'workspace' is errm my lap and dining table as our spare room is currently a bit of a storage space right now, so my dream workspace is just that - a dream.

I saw this the other day and my jaw hit the floor... Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk by Timothy Oulton.

At $2995 it's not an impulse buy, but I would say if you have that kind of money spare - then how could you not want it?!

If anyone is feeling generous and would like to buy this for me, then please feel free to contact me. Thanks.

January 31, 2010

How Do you Spell...

I love the internet and I love fonts, and I love biscuits.

So thanks to the internet - specifically my google reader - I was able to come across these amazing Helvetica cookie cutters by Beverly Hsu (via Made By Girl)
Needless to say I want.

Can you imagine serving these up? Oh what fun! You could spell out words to fit the occassion and then dive in and eat them all!

December 20, 2009

I Make Things

If you are dab hand at the arts and crafts and want the world to know, then this is the tee for you.

I can't resist a bit of Lazy Oaf, and whilst having a pre-sale browse on their website, I saw this 'mayzing 'I make things' tee.

It now has found itself on my 'I want' list which seems to be growing by the day - such is the power of the interwebs.

November 25, 2009

You've Got Turkey!

We're over in the U.S visiting family at the moment and look at
what our nephew made us- adorable!
We woke up to find his hand painted turkey Thanksgiving card pushed under the door.

Posted via email from Left & Write's Interweb Stuffs

November 21, 2009

Dresser To Impress

Going to Anthropologie is both equal parts pleasure and torture.

I love practically all the homewares in the store, so much so I wish I could live in the shop, and it makes me sad as I can't have it all right now!

So when I saw this handcrafted sheesham wood Brigitta dresser in the new Regents Street store I nearly sobbed on the spot.

Just look at it...

I am going to pretty much stalk this piece of furniture until it is in my house.

November 03, 2009

Hello Pretty Things

The words want and need must be used when refering to these diaries from Smythson, which happen to be a collaboration with Erdem!
If I could swoon over stationery I would, in fact, what the hell... *swoon*

I would really like the Butterfly and Garden print Soho diary pleeeeasssseeeeeeee.

Thank you.

Fashion Girl Diaries

Butterfly and Garden Print Diaries

October 14, 2009

I Wish I Could Draw Like This...

I heart Gemma Correll's illustrations.

However it is her blog What I Wore Today... In Drawings that is currently taking pride of place in my Google Reader.

It's like a street style blog, but not as you know it - it's better! It's a record of your outfit, but instead of a photo it is a drawing. Genius!

I love looking through all the submissions to the blog, and as well as loving some of the outfits, I am totally inspired by the illustration styles. It makes me wish that I could draw better.

Oh well, I suppose I better start practicing unless Gemma is willing to accept a stick figure version of my outfit.

If you want to see more, you can at the blog of course, but also in the What I Wore Today Flickr Group

October 08, 2009

Oui, Oui

Bonjour! I'm feeling all French after coming across this lovely Parisian Font.

Unfortunately, 'bonjour' is as French as I get. Anything I learned at G.C.S.E level has long left me; which is a shame.

However, that French inspired font has set up a theme for the day and these collectors edition 'Paris Bourjois' eyeshadows (as seen on Kiss & Make Up) fit in nicely.

I'm not too fussed about the colour of the eyeshadow, it's the packaging I'm after!

September 18, 2009

Paper Chase

Whilst waiting to settle down to a night of TV and potentially watch the last few episodes of 'True Blood' Season 1 (so excited) I thought I'd squeeze in a blog post.
After a quick browse through the internet I came across these paper inspired products.
I love graph paper and actually prefer it to regular lined paper, so I totally want these please.
Graph paper napkins, £3.50 - (Available at Colin Dowd)
Now you can doodle to scale!

These are also quite ingenious - wallets that look like a folded sheet of binder paper complete with authentic looking scribbles.
By Dynomighty Design USA, and available from: Design Boom

They also come in the guise of folded paper maps, or one of my faves - Airmail envelopes.

Clever no?

Well anyway, it's TV time now off to melt my brain with Vampire fodder. I love the fact that TV season is back - lots of new shows to look out for.

September 15, 2009


With all this rain and return to grey skies, it would seem that last Saturday may have been the last day of summer.

So I'm glad I made the most of the sunshine with a trip down to Portobello Road with the husband and my brother to fill our bellies with good grub and take in the general hub-bub of it all.

We had some very tasty Ghanaian food from Spinach & Agushi Yum.

I wanted some Churros for dessert, but alas we did not find anyway.

So along our trip up Portobello and on the walk home, I obviously took a few snaps:

All 3 of us on our phones - they were checking some football scores on their phones, I was just taking the pics

But the things that caught my eye, were all the bright coloured mosaics that seemed to be all over the place.

I liked how this mosaic even went across the front of their door.

and more...

It's nice to see lots of splashes of colour around LDN town especially as it seems it may be next year before we see some sort of bright blue sky.

August 17, 2009

Sharpen Up

More genius stationery related stuffs... Stationery inspired jewellery.

I want please.

First up, are these pencil necklace, keyring, and even pencil sharpener ring from Whistles.

and second...

These paper plane and notepaper necklaces from Enfant Terrible

The notepaper necklace though doesn't need to go on my 'I Want' list - as I already have it. Huzzah.

August 13, 2009

Prints Charming

What to do in a lunch hour around central London?

Visit the Prints Charming Liberty Print exhibition of course!

Luckily I only work 5 minutes away, so off we went.
Obviously when in Liberty you have to browse and oohhh and ahhh over everything.
I came out of there without any purchases, but with a list of 'I wants' as long as my arm.
However, by the time we reached the exhibition space on the 4th floor the ooohs and ahhhs didn't stop.
How could they when we were faced with lots of lovely floral goodness... from notebooks, hats, hairbands, furniture and more... (excuse the camera phone pics)

They had lovely furniture by Zoe Murphy complete with liberty print fabric lined drawers... so nice. I want in my house please.

There was also some information on who Liberty had done collaborations with, including Kate Moss, Nike, Opening Ceremony, APC etc al.

My favourite part though must have been the wall of swatches. Who needs wallpaper when you can have a little bit of everything to cover your wall!

To compliment your swatch wall, you could always get a lampshade to match...?

It was a lovely way to spend a lunch hour, and I not only got to see nice things, but I also got to test out my new iPhone photo editing app. What do you think?
From this...

to this...

(Pics are of the Liberty lights in store)

Anyway, if you are in the area it's definitely worth popping in to see. The exhibition is on until 2nd September.
After the Liberty lunchtime frenzy and being overwhelmed with nice things and florals, I was drawn to this maxi-dress in New Look.

I didn't get it as it was a bad fit, but the print was nice.

I was a bit miffed I was unable to get to the floral fash-mob Liberty had at 6pm, but they've put some pics up on their blog.

I wish I'd worn my Nike Liberty Print Blazers today... oh well, there is always tomorrow.