Thursday, 18 September 2014

Guest Post: Paper Pieces for the Home

Good day to you all, paper fans...I’m Nou from Honey Lemon Pie!

The fab Paper Crush has kindly let me take over for today’s post, which I am super happy about and feel very privileged indeed! I have chosen a small selection of my current favourite paper pieces for the home. I hope you find some new fun inspirational things to add to your decor.

Dottie Rocks – Fall in Love Print  - Etsy  £10.00

This gorgeous gold foil print would make a lovely addition to a work space. It would definitely brighten up my day and help me fall in love a little more... Hopefully it will for you too!

Pea Green Boat - Circle Paper Garland – Not on the High Street £3.20

Grab a few of these together and liven up a blank space in the corner of a room for colour and texture.

Kami Lightshade – Habitat £40.00

 This origami lampshade is bound to be a stylish addition to any front room, including mine for sure!

4 Form Maker - The Honeycomb Cactus Planter – Etsy £11.37

What’s not to love about this? It’s so creative and it’s made from recycled materials. I have lots of cactus plants that would look lovely with one of these eye-catching pieces.

5 Form Maker – The Jigsaw Coaster – Etsy £3.79

There are so many lovely pieces at Form Maker I just had to pick something else! These coasters would make a lovely present for yourself or for someone else. I would just need to be extra careful not to spill any coffee on them!

6 Mix Tissue Paper Fan Decorations –  Pipii £6.75

I just really like these… I know that they are intended for parties mostly but I think they can work all year around as a permanent feature

Bookish England – Map Rose – Not on the High Street £14.00

Not able to buy flowers every week but love them anyway? There is no need to worry anymore with this pretty rose made from vintage maps. Yes it is an investment at £14 but I think I can justify it if I save on the flowers! A stylish piece which would look lovely on a dresser.

Kvittra – Box with Lid – Ikea £8.00
These patterned boxes are great for stacking items on shelf units. Especially if like me if you have lots of things that need organising and hiding putting away. They come in a range of patterns for your taste so you can mix and match as you prefer. 

For lots more decorating and lifestyle tips and ideas, please do check out Honey Lemon Pie!

**all prices correct at time of publishing**
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Oh Hello!


I'm a firm believer that cards are not just for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas, but should also be used just to say hello and to brighten someone's day. You only have to walk into a cards shop or browse stores like etsy and NOTHS to see why - there's just so many beautiful generic greeting cards to choose from.

As we've pretty much seen the last of Summer and the mornings are starting to get a little darker, why not send a card to brighten up a friend or family members day? It's a great way to bring a smile to someone's face and these 'hello' gems are a perfect way to do exactly that!

hello flowers

ohnorachio hello

flowers hello card

hello lovely friend

yellow hello card

hello caption card

hello geometrics

hello grass

hello katie leamon

just wanted to say aloe

Couldn't resist that last one!

I have several beautiful 'hello' cards to send to some of Paper Crush readers who'd like a little happy post - the first three people to @tweet me hello this week will receive a return hello from me in the post! (empty card for your own use!) :)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Office Crush #13


I love how the super functional peg board is having a bit of a moment in the spotlight this month, so i couldn't wait to share the wonderful office of Mandy at Fabric Paper Glue with you today as my Monday Office Crush!

office pegboard idea

Now i love the huge pegboard Mandy has used here and she's absolutely made the most of it as a storage option for all her crafting tools and accessories whilst also adding a personal touch with the prints and greenery!

I'm a huge fan of Fabric Paper Glue so please do stop by there for lots of great craft tutorials and inspiration

Friday, 12 September 2014

Teaser: #Paperhaul


Now we all know how exciting it is to receive something in the post that isn't just a pesky phone bill or even electricity bill! So i'm excited today to give you a little teaser into something very exciting on the horizon from those lovely people at Crafty Creatives...

#Paperhaul is an upcoming monthly box of happy post, which will contain gorgeous postcards, washi tape, greeting cards, stickers, tags and much much more for just £10 per box plus p&p.

Each month the box will have a different theme and will be in limited supply so make sure you follow @PaperHaul on Twitter to keep up to date!

As a self-confessed stationery addict, i personally can't wait to see this launch!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Maak Magazine - A Review


As much as i love losing hours reading blogs and exploring the web, i'm a complete technophobe when it comes to reading books and magazines online. I much prefer getting my hands on a good book (i'm currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt) and sitting reading magazines at the weekends over a cup of coffee.

One magazine i've been enjoying browsing recently is a rather lovely Dutch creative magazine called Maak Magazine, which i'd like to review for you today. It's a quarterly magazine with a different creative theme for each edition - #1 Paper, #2 Felt and #3 Beads.

Maak Magazine

Whilst MAAK is only available in Dutch, this hasn't stopped me enjoying the Paper edition of the magazine featuring DIY tutorials, papery inspiration, beautiful imagery and of course a whole bunch of exciting, fun freebies upon arrival!
If you're fortunate enough to speak Dutch, there are also lots of interviews and columnists from other paper addicts too.

Now i love any parcel that arrives beautifully wrapped and from the moment this metallic envelope came through my letter box i knew this was going to be something good!

Maak Magazine

Maak Magazine

Alongside the magazine you also get a bunch of cool freebies, which with the Paper edition was lots of cool stickers and notecards that i cannot wait to use! Oh and a colouring sheet too, which i have to admit i've sat and coloured in on a quiet Sunday afternoon...why not? :)

Maak Magazine

Maak Magazine

I really love the 'there's always room for cake' notecard and they've all got such lovely designs on the back of the postcard too - really shows attention to detail don't you think?

Maak Magazine

So now i'm sure you can't wait to have a peek inside the magazine, which has such beautiful, bright colours and a really high quality finish to all 60 pages so i've just picked out a few of my favourite pages to share with you:

Maak Magazine

Maak Magazine

Maak Magazine

Maak Magazine

It really is a beautiful magazine and whilst at the moment, i'm just admiring the pictures and following the photo tutorials it's inspired me to learn a little Dutch so i can make the most of their future issues!

Tot straks!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

AW14 at OYOY


This may be a little controversial but i cannot wait for it to start getting a little more autumnal - don't get me wrong, i have loved the summer, however i'm ready for the next season now and i cannot wait to go shopping for my new cosy parka coat! Whilst coats aren't quite trickling onto the high street yet, the AW14 collections from some great stationery and homeware stores are. Hooray!!

So to kick off the new season, i'm very excited to share Danish company OYOY's new AW collections. I am in love with OYOY's simple, functional designs. The inspiration behind their collections is a mix of classic, Scandinavian style with simple Japanese design - sounding pretty perfect is it not? If you love the clean, less-is-more look then you should definitely take a look!

Scandi office AW14

Scandi office AW14

Scandi style AW14

I'm desperately trying to make my life a little more organised whilst moving houses, jobs and beginning to plan a wedding (still LOVE saying that last one!) so my two favourite picks from their office range has to be these 100% grain leather trays and the tube in tube cardboard organiser!

leather trays
 cardboard organiser
If you're in the UK, you can find more from OYOY at Story North, Darling Violets and Starling Store
For the USA, you should take a look at Huset Shop or Nannie Inez too :)