Thursday, 30 April 2009

Bank Holiday Offer

We are so excited about the forthcoming bank holiday that we are giving away a Cat Letterpress greeting card with every order placed on our website until Monday 4th May.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Cupcakes? Yes Please!

These note cards give us the munchies! They were delivered to the office today and we were really excited to see that there is a cupcake recipe on the back cover of each card- how scrumptious!! In fact, here is the recipe for the Fresh Fruit Cupcakes (image above):
2 Eggs
60 g sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
90g all purpose flour
180ml double cream
250g fresh summer berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, red currants)
icing sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 180 celsius
Line cupcake pan with paper cases
Put eggs and sugar in a large bowl and whisk for 10 minutes until thick and pale.
Add vanilla extract
Sift flour into a separate bowl twice, then sift into the egg mixture and fold in.
Spoon mixture into paper cases and bake for 12 minutes until risen and golden and skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Whip the cream until it stands in peaks, then swirl over the cakes. Top with fresh berries, dust with icing sugar and serve immediately

Cute Mini Address Books

We really love these mini address books which have just been added to the shop. They are perfect for carrying around in a handbag and make lovely girly gifts!

Monday, 27 April 2009

Coco Before Chanel

We were lucky to see Audrey Tautou's new film Coco Before Chanel at the weekend. Directed by Anne Fontaine, it is a beautiful production, but we left the cinema hungry for more biographical detail. There were so many unanswered questions, so I'm off to buy a Coco Chanel biography at my local book store...

Rob Ryan Greeting Cards ( Part 2)

Here are more delightul and magical greeting cards by Rob Ryan for Roger la Borde- they have just been added to our online shop.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

New Rob Ryan Greeting Cards

We have just added these stunning cards designed by the inimitable Rob Ryan for our lovely supplier Roger la Borde.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

New Cards by Jonathan Pugh

We're really excited to be stocking these cute and humorous greeting cards designed by Jonathan Pugh, the award-winning Times cartoonist. Each design from this collection has been approved by his 10 year old daughter Phoebe and Fidget, her pet hamster!

The Best Brunch in Town

After shopping at the Flower Market on Sunday morning, we headed across to Spitalfields for a hearty brunch at Canteen, one of our favourite spots. The best Eggs benedict and tastiest Bacon baps ever!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Kuniyoshi Exhibition at the Royal Academy

Popped into the the Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) exhibition at the weekend and it was absolutely packed. Intend to go back on a week day when it's a bit quieter. We particularly loved the landscape prints and the Kabuki portraits...

The First swallow has arrived

I am not 100% certain but I'm sure I spotted a swallow outside the office window yesterday evening. It was just the one and swooped out of sight as soon as I opened the window!

Easter Pics

We spent many a happy hour in my parents' beautiful garden over the Easter weekend. Here are a few shots of mum's tulips and pansies. And one of my sister's cat Loulou who lounges in the sunshine whenever he gets the chance. A bit like us I guess!

Monday, 20 April 2009

Helen Musselwhite Paper Sculptures

I have just discovered Helen Musselwhite's work via Elphick's website (see blogs I follow) and I am blown away by the beautifully crafted paper pieces she produces. I can't find out a lot about Helen apart from the fact that she works from her studio in the North West of England. Here is her website:

Columbia Road Flower Market

Yesterday we wandered over to Columbia Road Flower Market where we were met with a riot of colour and the magical scent of fresh blooms. We popped into some of our favourite stores including Sharon Elphick's beautiful and welcoming gallery space Elphick's. We love her floral photo montages- see below.

New Cards by Nila Aye

We have really fallen for these stylish retro greeting cards designed by Nila Aye who was born in Rangoon in 1972 and subsequently studied Graphic Design at Central St Martins. They are now available from our online shop- more designs coming very soon!

Monday, 6 April 2009

Wild at Heart

We are totally enamoured with these wild and wonderful cards from Umpen Editions which you can now purchase from our online shop.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

We love Michelle Obama

This week, during her visit to London, Michelle Obama made the most wonderful, inspiring and empowering speech to pupils at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington. We talked about it all day and agreed that we hadn't heard such a powerful and moving speech for years. Totally amazing.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Sneak Preview

Coming soon to our online shop, are these adorable magnet cards which should go down a storm at birthday parties near you! Each card has a detachable magnet on the cover -why not collect the entire range?

Lovely London

We've just added these lovely blank greeting cards which are based on London Underground poster designs from the 1950s and 1960s.