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  • design

    the grammar of ornament

    Jun 24, 2009

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    EricGjerge has an amazing set on Flickr where he has uploaded images from Owen Jones’ book The Grammar of Ornament. I could look at all the prints and patterns forever – there is so much inspiration on each page! Check out the whole set for many more awesome pictures like the ones above, in bigger (…) Read more

  • friends

    a visit to bibliodyssey

    Feb 24, 2009

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    These gorgeous pictures are from the Collectanea Botanica, a series of monographs by John Lindley issued between 1821 and 1826. I love things like this! I saw them on BibliOdyssey, which is becoming one of my favorite sites to visit lately. The guy who works on it finds pictures from all kinds of old books, (…) Read more

  • fashion

    le ballon rouge

    Feb 10, 2009

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    Do you recognize the little boy and his red balloon? When I was a little girl I had this book, Le Ballon Rouge, and I loved it so much! It’s the story of a little boy and his best friend, a red balloon. It has fabulous pictures, and the story is really cute and touching! (…) Read more

  • décor

    a house for your books

    Jan 16, 2009

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    What do you think of these cute houses for your books and such? Called Library, this little project was designed by Thomas Bentzen of Denmark. I love how it reminds me of my dollhouse from when I was a kid. Looks roomy too! Via dezeen. (…) Read more

  • friends

    book cover archive

    Jan 15, 2009

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    I had lots of fun flipping through this online gallery of book covers and designers! I love seeing the different versions of the same books and seeing covers I’ve never seen for books that I have read. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover? Did the book live up to the art? (…) Read more

  • DIY

    an antique book

    May 15, 2008

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    Floating around the office of late has been an extraordinary old book filled with even older postcards and snippets, some dating as far back as the 1870’s. The lucky owner of this beautiful book is our Senior Knits Designer, Gianna. The book had been passed from friend to friend for many years, with each of (…) Read more

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