Thursday, 29 October 2009


It might be a bit silly but I love these old badly printed receipts. This one is from yum yum (a Chinese supermarket in town) and it doesn't make any sense? Apart from the date. You couldn't tell what you've bought, and what's with the random numbers? 

Wednesday, 28 October 2009


I went to the sunday market at the weekend with my housemates, and came across a lot of gorgeous things I wanted to buy, but my budget didn't allow for much : ( But it reminded me that I still haven't blogged my books from last time round, so here's one which is full of dead cool cowboy illustrations. I love old ladybird books! I lament the day mine all went to charity.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


To stop myself from buying every beautiful book under the sun and being squeezed out of my house by bursting bookshelves (as my dad is), I normally try and justify buying a book for it's cover by having every intention of reading it as well. Admittedly I did just buy this book for the cover. I made a valiant effort to read it the other day, and failed miserably. 

Monday, 26 October 2009


I have totally forgotten, until now, to scan and upload all the postcards I bought in New York over the summer. I think documenting all the things I have collected will have to take a backseat, third year projects and dissertation are taking up all  my time : (

Sunday, 25 October 2009


I had another productive day in the library getting books that were nothing to do with my uni work but were just full of things I liked. Procrastination should be my middle name. 

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Bus Tickets

I wish they still looked like this. 

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

freaky photo

I recently inherited a bag full of old cameras and lenses (seriously FULL) more camera equipment than you could shake a stick at. So pleased with the addition to my camera collection. So far I have all sorts of half broken cameras, and of course the trusty polaroid and lomo, because I like the idea that the photos never come out as you planned. Sometimes worse, but often better. This photo was probably not intended to come out like this, but I think it's better this way. 

Monday, 19 October 2009

Bye bye summer...

It is officially coat season. I love autumn though, my favourite weather is when it's cold and sunny. I went for a lovely walk yesterday in that weather, and i could smell cooking and bonfires, lovely! Today is grey and miserable, which is the worst. I even prefer rain to this! So today I'm mourning the summer. I'm marking the occasion by staying in all day doing uni work and freezing to death. Damn this cold house! 
Top: Winkworth arboretum, near Godalming, Surrey
Middle: Central Park, New York
Bottom: Godalming, Surrey

Thursday, 15 October 2009

More Stamps

I never thought I would get into stamp collecting....

Wednesday, 14 October 2009


We've just been set a very interesting project at uni. We were asked to design something for the side wall of the university that reacts to the weather. I just spent a few days researching lots of information graphics and stuff, and then today we get an email saying that the solution has to be typographic... I guess this is a taste of real life where clients will just throw something like that at you. 

Old man

Another good find, this time tucked into a library book about stone carving. I'm having a hard time working out when this might have been taken, he's a very dapper looking gentleman but that kind of suit is a classic so I'm not sure when this is. 

Sunday, 11 October 2009

South Lanes

Went for an amble round the south lanes with my parents today. I've always loved all the hand painted signs but never got round to taking photos of them. Unfortunately I only had my mobile with me, so the photos could have been better but nevermind!

Monday, 5 October 2009


This is at the top of this mad free standing concrete elevator which takes you up to the top of a hill that overlooks the city.  To  see a better photo of the elevator click here.

Sunday, 4 October 2009


About time I had some more type on here! First week of Uni was far too hectic for me to post anything...