This is another one of those great finds and arrives in my house just as I find a vintage Lettera 32 typewriter. A match made in heaven? Perhaps…but I may have a better use for it which will not only be useful, but also pretty and will add that touch of retro inspired je ne sais quoi that all living rooms need. Watch this space, I will post my idea soon.
Why not take all the hard-back books in your home library, give them a sleek lick of white paint and either decoupage an image of a weird and wonderful thing, or if you are feeling adventurous you can paint it directly onto the spine.
You could buy a selection of vintage books at a market stall if you prefer not painting your own.
I promise you it will look amazing!
New addition to my bedroom made from vintage Lexicon cards. I would say it sums me up quite well and maybe a pre-word of warning to anyone who dares to share a bed with me!
I’ve just recently been to a wedding, everything was perfect without being overdone, all the decorations executed by hand and unexpected surprises made the day worthwile and enjoyable. Usually the attention is on the bride’s dress but my attention this time was taken by the choice of rings. The groom designed a sweet vintage tattoo in the shape of a heart, lit by little red light bulbs resembling a retro sign. Her initial ‘a’ proudly sits in the middle trasported there by a floating ribbon. I will post a photo when I get a chance to take a sneaky snap-shot of his hand.
Her’s is altogether a different affair, a 50s vintage ring made of carved coral and leaf-shaped diamonds, stunning!
Why match when you can be unique?
This is what I brought back from my last trip to Italy, an original Olivetti Lettera 32! It encapsulates everything that is Italian design and through form and function it is an object that will continue to capture our imagination for years to come.
I’m just so excited to own one of these beauties and can’t wait to start tapping away.