Ponoko has been establishing itself for a few years now as a website that specialises in laser cut objects. Nothing totally new there, but the truly great thing about these guys is that you can be a buyer or seller! Whether you have some great designs up your sleeve and need a manufacturer or just want to buy some great imaginative pieces from independant designers, then this is the site for you. Some of my favourites are above - the Typographic Kern Ring Set (£7.50), Ruskian Fortress £270 or I Love Tea felt coasters (£13.50). There really is just way too much to look at!
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Sunday, 26 April 2009
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
For many of you Donna Wilson needs no explanation - she is one talented lady making some absolutely gorgeous things. She has also just relaunched her website which is now filled with even more of her wonderful wares. At the moment I'm drooling over her mini blabla blanket and fox cushions - I think a new Donna Wilson order is in order!
Monday, 20 April 2009
Perhaps its because I am busy nesting, but I cannot seem to keep my attention away from great ideas for children and the guys from Juju Books have some beauties!
The Finnish team have produced two gorgeous books - Juju focusing on clothing and Maja looking at creative projects to keep children entertained for hours. Published entirely in Finnish (sorry - I can't translate) these books are so creative and fun they bring out the child in all of us. How wonderful is the magic forest/bedroom/playroom - if only I could create an adult version!
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
I'm not exactly sure how I missed the release of this great book at the end of last year, but I did, which means to some of you, this may seem like 'old news'. Hopefully there are still a few of you out there that will be full of excitement at the idea of exploring 'Handmade Hellos' from our favourite card supplier Hello Lucky. This book includes a huge number of greeting card craft projects from an equally large group of contributing artists. I couldn't pick my favourites (that task is just far too difficult for me today) so I have just posted a couple that I really really liked. Above is one 'Ahoy There' postcard by Kate Sutton and one hillarious humpty dumpty card from The Small Object.
This book is a must for those of you who like creating lovely things on rainy days, so if thats you, then this is a must for your bookshelf or coffee table!
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
I vividly remember painting peg people as a kid whilst staying with my Granparents. It entertained us kids for hours on end which is why I developed a huge grin on my face when I stumbled upon the Naked Peggies etsy shop.
These guys not only produce famous characters, but will happily customise a peg to look your family or loved ones, giving you a truely unique set of little peggies. Hmmmm - now to just think of what superhero I have always longed to be!
Monday, 13 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
Happy Good Friday everybody. We hope you all have a relaxing and restful day. For those of you who love a craft DIY project, head along to craft queen Martha Stewarts website which has some super fun Easter recipes, decoration ideas and ways to decorate eggs! We found the projects above just adorable - Happy Easter!
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
There really is something to be said about an Easter Egg that not only tastes delicious (and lets face it, what chocolate doesn't) but also puts a big smile on our faces and this 'Mr Potato Head' Easter treat does just that! Available from either Waitrose of John Lewis, this treat will set you back a good £12, but to be honest, I can't think of a more attractive and fun egg on the market!
We got a lovely email this week from Makato Yamada who recently wrote an article on 'Unknown Scotland' for the website 'Japanese Design Net' which featured The Red Door. Thanks for the mention Yamada - I wish I could say that my Japanese was good enough to read the whole article.
Monday, 6 April 2009
The lovely Melanie emailed us a link to some tasty treats this morning in the form of the wonderful website - Pimp That Snack! If you have a sweet tooth, then it really doesn't get any better than this. Full of larger than life creations for just about every treat you can think of, this website will get your stomach rumbling and oven begging you to bake something of such substance. My favourite pimped snacks so far are the massive 'Cream Da La Creme' egg and the ever popular Jammy Dodger which looks like something I would demolish very happily indeed!
Saturday, 4 April 2009
The day a lovely big box of Belle and Boo goodies arrives compares to Christmas here at The Red Door and yesterday was one of those days. Just in are loads of badges, prints, mirrors, wrapping paper and greetings cards. We also have the brand new print 'Walk With Me' (above) in store.
Thanks Mandy and Tracy - we had big Belle and Boo smiles all day!