Tuesday, May 28, 2013


A big thanks to everyone who came to see us at Surtex, it turned out to be one of our best shows ever !
Our new trend service Oodles Of Doodles was a big success, and got off to a great start at the show. Anyone who missed the chance to see the book at Surtex, will get the chance to see it on our next trip to the US, which will be in early July. We will hopefully be fitting in a trip to the UK as well, at the end of June.
It takes us all day to put the booth together for the show, and this year we took photo's showing the progress through the day :

It takes a while to get the posters to hang correctly, and then all the gaps in the graphics are filled with mocked up products, to show how the artwork can be used. It is a lot of work especially in the build up to Surtex, but we can tell from peoples reactions it is well worth it. A big thanks to Rebecca and Jennifer for making such great mock ups, and a big thank you to Jake in Malaysia for getting the posters printed for us too !

Friday, May 17, 2013

Vintage And Collectibles 3 !

Here are the last photo's of vintage collectibles in that Alladins cave in Stillwater :

Definitely need one of these, surprised no one thought of it sooner !

Not the sort of thing to put in the overhead locker on the flight back home, but what great storage ! 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Crooked Fingers : Your Apocalypse

While surfing some of the newer bands in Itunes, up popped Crooked Fingers ! The latest album is called Break In The Armor, and the more you play it, the more it grows on you !

This first song is a live version of Your Apocalypse :

This next song, She Tows The Line, has been used as a soundtrack on Chuck, a ©Warner Bros TV comedy : 

Enjoy and have a good weekend !  

Vintage And Collectibles 2 !

Here are some more vintage collectibles from the Midtown Antique Mall in Stillwater : 

I'd love one of their beds !

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Vintage and Collectibles !

Midtown Antique Mall in Stillwater, MN, is packed with antiques, but they also have a lot of what we would call Americana. It's unusual to find so many bits and pieces that the American Pickers would love, all in one place ! What makes these items so collectible is that they are from an era when everything was designed by hand, and they all seem to have an individual feel to them. Here are some of the things spotted while wandering around the store :

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Patina Home, Gifts & Zutano !

Bright colours still feel so right at the moment, and there are some exciting colour combinations in Patina right now : 

There is a little range of these laptop covers : 

Not sure if I have shown these next two before, but they would make great gifts for someone that loves being creative ! 

There is a core selection of Zutano childrens clothing in store, here are some of the prints : 

Bright and Exciting !