Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Frankie Goes to North Perth

Have you got the latest Frankie? Did you have to go and BUY it? How passe! Mine just landed in my mailbox, as if by magic.

Actually, my husband bought me a subscription to Frankie for my birthday. I think magazine subscriptions make wonderful presents. Because they're really a series of presents, throughout the year. Do you know someone who loves trashy gossip and fashion aka trashion? You could buy them a gift subscription to Grazie and that would be like giving them a present EVERY WEEK. And who wouldn't want a present every week? 

Or maybe you know someone who loves really really good books. You could buy them a subscription to The Paris Review. (My husband did this for me, when we first met, and he's faithfully renewed it every year. Did I mention that he is a truly excellent husband?) It's a quarterly journal, so they would have to wait so long between issues that they would forget all about it. And then it would be a marvellous surprise, which would make them think of you. And because it's really a very classy little number, they would start think of you as a classy little number (if they didn't already), and what's not to like about that?

When it comes to magazine subscriptions, there is something for everyone. So next time you need to buy a gift, get online, click, click, click and voila! Somebody's mailbox will be really really delighted again and again, all because of you. And won't that feel good?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

One Killer Fish Pie

Have you ever sat down to write to someone and then been paralysed by the blank page? Maybe you just wanted to say something short and punchy. Pow!

that was one killer fish pie


sliding across your kitchen floor on that rug was the most fun I have had this year BAR NONE!

Sort of like a txt, but on paper. Keepable.

Designer Sarah Neuberger of The Small Object likes little notes with a predetermined amount of space to say how do you do, I love you to bits and see you soon. Not too much space that the task seems to soak up an hour trying to figure out how to fill up the space. Nope, just the right amount of space. The kind of space where you have to flip it over to write on and your enthusiasm is contagious. That’s the kind of note I want to send. These are it.

You can download the business-card sized template, print and pretty it up with some stamp action. These little matrioska dolls are pretty darn schweet. Or you could go crazy 8 bonkers and freestyle it. Yeah! You could just cut a piece of paper into little bits, and draw something at the top. Don't think about it too much. Jusdoit.
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