Antique Owl

Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff

Tag Archives: design

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

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

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

Most wanted: Wishbone Flip

Now I don’t usually veer into baby things territory on this site but just sometimes you encounter such beautifully designed products that they warrant talking about. This evening, while online … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

New obsessions: Not Another Bill / Ferm Living

Ok, so this isn’t exactly a new obsession, it’s been building for some time now. But it’s new to the blog so… Not Another Bill! Let me ring their praises … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hermitage Rd. & co, Hitchin

Anyone who knows me, will know that I’ve been a fan of Hermitage Road coffee shop in Hitchin for a while now. Despite being attached to a very popular restaurant and … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Discovery: Natalie Gibson

You may remember that I mentioned I bought some fabric at MK Handmade and Vintage fair a few weeks ago. It’s a vintage Heals print by a fabric designer called … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

design twenty, Mid-century owling, Bedford

I recently spotted this gorgeous little shop in the newly redeveloped Castle Quay area of Bedford after a hearty mexican lunch. On my first visit I’d noticed an awesome mid-century … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

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