Antique Owl

Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff

Big ones, small ones

Following on from my recent post about mental health cartoons I thought I’d expand to take in some of my other current favourite illustrators. These are some of my favourites because … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Anxiety strips

Its been a while since I’ve blogged. I’ve been struggling to manage work and life. But I have been out there, spotting things I love here and there, adding to … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ercol Furniture Fanatics

A little while back we managed to get ourselves an Ercol dining table and some lovely Windsor Chairs from Junk and Disorderly and the Glass House in rock ‘n’ roll … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lifestyle: Hitchin, Herts

Hitchin is a great place if you’re a fan of vintage – there’s a raft of shops from the bottom to the top; charity shops galore, mid-range vintage like Jolly … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bits of Boeing

Did anyone see that Kevin McCloud (I love Kevin) programme on Channel 4 recently where they tried to re-use all of the different parts of an old aeroplane? No? Well … Continue reading

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shop Small day: 3 of the best

You may or may not know but there’s been a campaign gathering momentum online encouraging people to shop at small and independent local stores for their Christmas shopping. Its that … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rainbow Vintage Home: Curtain de-stash!

Hooray for Instagram, I’ve been an avid Instagrammer for a long time now and have managed to amass over 1400 pics and make some lovely friends along the way. It … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Scandinavian Design by Taschen

I bought this beautiful book some time ago, and it’s one of those lovely things which I pull out every once in a while and dip into. Now, I have … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Guest blogging elsewhere… Little Flea!

I was recently asked to write a blog for the amazing Little Flea! Although it doesn’t entirely cover design and vintage, you can catch me over on their blog talking … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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All copy on this blog remains the property of Samantha Villis. Please ask permission copying or re-blogging. I dont bite. Images are my own unless otherwise stated. I try to give credit for images whenever possible.