July 31, 2011

Cake + Art

What a perfect combination, Cake + Art! We do like cake over here at Our WorkShop. So when we found out about artist, Amy Stevens' cake artworks, it made us smile. Amy first started making Martha Stewart's cake recipes, then realised that her cakes didn't look perfect like Martha's, hers looked more imperfect. So she thought they were better off imperfect. It's the cakes imperfections that make them so striking to look at. Amy also uses handmade and vintage fabrics and wallpapers for backdrops for her photos. More of her cakes here.
Via cocandme and amystevenart

P.S OUR SHOP'S 1ST BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY, ONE MORE DAY TO GO!!! Talking about cake....it's Our Shop's 1st Birthday tomorrow! Pop over to our Facebook page and help us celebrate, by giving us a 'LIKE' and you'll be automatically entered into our 1st Birthday giveaway! Click here to enter. We'll announce the winner over at Facebook tomorrow. Good Luck!


July 25, 2011

New One Stop Gift Shop

Hi there, we'd like to let you know about our new One Stop Gift Shop service. Making gift buying easier for you. Choose a gift, a card, a gift wrap and email us your message. And we'll wrap your gift and write the card and post the gift for you, so no queuing for the post office for you! For more info, please click here.


July 21, 2011

Vintage Treasure Hunt

We've managed to get a day out of the studio this week to do a spot of antique shopping. Keep your eyes peeled over the coming week for some new treasures that will be cropping up in our vintage section. We have some great utensil pots and storage jars for the kitchen plus loads of other treats. Here are some pics plus a sneak preview of a gorgeous sugar shaker we picked up.





July 17, 2011

Sunday Market

Hey, we had a stall at today's Sunday Upmarket, Spitalfields. It was a rainy Sunday, however it was really nice to meet some of our online customers, thanks for popping over to say hello! and it's always great to get feedback from the public too. All in all, a fun day!

July 14, 2011

Say it in a letter

Check out this website that plays homage to letterhead designs for the famous. It's quite intriguing to see what Bowie, Johnny Cash and Marilyn Monroe's personal stationery looked like, to name but a few. Have a peek at letterheady.com for more designs.





July 12, 2011

BLOG CHAT 09_ALEXA MOTTRAM



Hi, we would like to introduce you to Alexa Mottram, a product designer. Alexa was working in a furniture company and realised that all the offcuts of upholstery leather were being thrown straight in the bin. Confident that there must be an alternative, she started taking it home and making it into slippers! Making lots of gifts for friends, and enjoyed it so much that she decided to set up a business. Do check out more of her work, click here.

1. WHY ARE YOU WHAT YOU ARE?
This is quite tricky to answer!  I guess I’ve always loved making things and creating objects. I’ve gradually realised that this is the thing that makes me happy, and that I’m best at.

2. IF YOU WEREN'T A PRODUCT DESIGNER WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
I think maybe a writer.  I used to write weird stories all the time when I was little.

3. HOW DO YOU OVERCOME A DESIGNER'S BLOCK?
I usually have a coffee, which I don’t normally drink.  It makes me hyper and also like a ‘proper designer’,
because I reckon they all drink coffee all the time! 

4. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?
A friend is helping me overhaul the website, which is really exciting, and I’m about to start designing a new product range.

5. EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?
Early bird.  Chirp chirp!

6. WHAT DO YOU TREAT YOURSELF TO FOR ELEVENSES?
Cake and/or biscuits.  (Same goes for tensies and twelvsies…)

7. MY FAVE COLOUR IS...?
I’m mad about brown at the moment. 

8. MY FAVE SMELL IS....?
Freshly baked bread.  It’s a cliché, but I love it.

9. IF YOUR HOUSE WAS ON FIRE, WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU SAVE?
I think I’d probably be too busy panicking and flapping about like a headless chicken to save anything!  I’m a total wetbag. 
I’d just have to hope that someone would save me.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVE BLOG?
www.itsnicethat.com

July 11, 2011

Our Giveaway - The products!





























We thought we'd go into more detail about our fab giveaway which we'll be revealing
on our Facebook page on 1st August 2011. Just give our page a 'like' for automatic entry.

Salt & Pepper Sailboat worth £40
Earthenware shakers to brighten up your Summer table. read more 

Sukie Bright Idea Notebook worth £9.50
Each page is printed with a different lightbulb for your bright ideas. read more  

Cassette Wallet worth £13
A nifty way to store your cash, bank cards and oyster card. read more 

Pocket Pencil worth £5
A pencil with a clip so you can carry it in your pocket. Simple and genius.
read more 

Pencil Sharpener Pen Pot worth £16
Giant pencil sharpener to cheer up your desk. Made of wood and stainless steel. read more 

Vintage Pineapple Ice Bucket worth £30
What can we say? Use it as a pen pot, to store your teabags or for your ice! read more 

Good Action Notebook worth £7
Chunky, durable, lined notebook, scattered with good karma actions. 

Tea Sub worth £9.50
Super cute yellow submarine tea infuser. read more

Limited edition Notebook worth £12
Exclusive hand-made notebook with plain light grey pages. read more

Vintage Ships wheel Brooch  worth £7
Ahoy there! Cute vintage nautical brooch in a kraft gift box. read more

Sukie Plain / Lined Notebook worth £5.50
Plain or lined paper, can’t decide what you need?
Why not have both? read more

MT Patterned Tape worth £3
Decorate your papers, presents, envelopes, notebooks etc. etc. etc. with
this yellow patterned tape

July 01, 2011

Our 1st Birthday Giveaway!





























It's almost our 1st birthday! We can't believe that it's gone so quickly! We want to say a huge thank-you to all the people out there that regularly check out our website and have supported us in our first year.

Yellow is our favourite colour (you'd never have guessed!) and so to celebrate, we are giving away all of the yellow lovelies above to one lucky person (worth over £180). All you have to do is give our Facebook page a like and that’s it! The winner will be randomly picked by us and revealed on our Facebook page on our birthday which is 1st August 2011.

We do hope you like Our Shop and we invite you to leave any comments you have here on Our Blog, on our Facebook page or email us direct. We'd love to know what you think as your opinions are very important to us. Without our customers we wouldn’t have a business, so we say a big thank you to you all. We’re looking forward to Year 2 and have some exciting things in the pipeline. We’re going to be introducing a gift wrapping service to make present buying really easy. Thanks for staying interested and good luck for the giveaway.

Love Pui and Gemma

Click below to give us a LIKE and enter to win our big yellow giveaway!


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