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Etsy Seller- Illustrated Ink

Just received an exciting package from one of my favourite etsy sellers, Illustrated Ink. This girls got talent! I've been following her work for over a year now and every time I see it I get so excited! Her old school tattoo and day of the dead aesthetic appeals to me, (by now everyone should know this) and her style and execution is unique.
I would thoroughly recommend you check out her shop!

Here's what I bought;

Thanks Leila!

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Friday, 18 March 2011

Check Out my Etsy Shop online...

I've just listed some treasures I picked up on my trip to India.
Check out the vintage door knobs!

Supermarket Sarah at Selfridges piece for Amelias Magazine

A little late, but we take a look at Supermarket Sarah's launch party at Selfridges, starring Gabby Young! Illustrations by Madi Illustrates, Sam Parr and Danni Bradford

Written by Ester Kneen

Gabby Young at Selfridges, illustrated by Sam Parr
The ‘Supermarket Sarah’ pop-up shop opened last month in Selfridges stationery department, I attended Friday’s opening night to check it out. Press, designers and shoppers celebrated the opening with Campari cocktails whilst enjoying an energetic acoustic set from Gabby Young.
Back in December 2009 I visited Poke Design Studios at The Biscuit Factory for Supermarket Sarah’s Christmas Extravaganza, on behalf of Amelia’s. A year on and Sarah has had wide press coverage, and has celebrity followers such as; Lily Allen, Lindsay Lohan, Tinie Tempah and La Roux. ‘Supermarket’ Sarah Bagner seems, however, unphased by all the attention and continues to do what she does best; sourcing an eclectic mix of quirky vintage finds and indie crafts, and displaying her discoveries in an inspiring and creative way. Starting out in her home in Portobello, Sarah would beautifully arrange her own walls with items to buy and serve customers tea and cakes. The launch of her website expanded her work outside of her living room and has allowed her to exhibit in a variety of locations. Using the website, customers can browse through the items displayed on real walls as part of styled stories.

Illustration by Madi Illustrates
The retro-inspired Selfridges store layout holds shelves of vintage china trinkets, playful plastic jewellery and quirky gifts and accessories, all organized into the walls four sections; Super Stuff, New Designers, Vintage and Gallery where Sarah presents a designer she admires. Currently the Gallery space presents the work ofEley Kishimoto. The collection of printed accessories include; iPhone covers, textiles, limited edition screen printed books, and even a skateboard.
Sarah’s hand-picked selection of designers are given the opportunity to have items displayed in the Supermarket-style ‘gallery’. Carefully thought out curation and styling mean each piece compliments each other, contributing to the personal nature of the ‘Supermarket Sarah’ shopping experience. It was great to see the interactivity at play between customer and product; this interactivity is also achieved on the Supermarket Sarah online platform.

Illustration by Danni Bradford
My favourite pieces included; cross stitch badges from Ma Magasin, Mell Elliot’s Lady Gaga paper doll and Strawberry Creme Nouveau’s rubber moulded biscuit brooches. John Booth’s eccentric bag charms, Nick White fake tattoos, Katy Leigh’s painted egg cups, and YCN’s ‘Light up your mood’ light switch stickers, all also deserve a mention. And other great designers involved include Tatty Devine,PatternityDonna WilsonLynn HatziusSwedish Blonde Design and Rina Donnersmarck.

All photographs by Ester Kneen
Bringing a sense of Portobello Market to London’s central shopping location. ‘Supermarket Sarah’ at Selfridges gives tourists a sense of what the London vintage and craft scene is all about. Congratulations to all involved!
Written by Ester Kneen on Tuesday March 15th, 2011 11:27 am


Originally published here.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

R.S.V.P Papier in Mitte Stationers, Berlin

On a work trip to Berlin last week two collegues discovered the R.S.V.P Papier in Mitte Stationery shop. Imagine brown parcel paper labels suitable for your inkjet printer, traditional lino cutting sets, and masking tapes in amazing colours. Yum!

Heres some products from their website.

It's also worth mentioning that Urban Outfitters are also selling the 'MT Japanese Sweet Tape' pictured above, £12 for 5 and they come in 2 colour options. Buy them here.