Sunday, 26 August 2012

Bits and Pieces - Online Finds / Week 2

As you'll know from the first week of 'Best of the Rest', I'll be sharing two wedding finds and two non-wedding/random finds from the web each Sunday evening. The post is designed for individuals, like me, that quite enjoy those few moments looking online, partaking in work avoidance tasks...just before the dredge begins on Monday. 

If you've got something that you just can't concentrate on, take your mind off work for a few moments and have a look at these. 

Enjoy your well deserved moments of procrastination...
  I seem to have a thing for stationery of the hand-drawn variety at the moment. (You might remember these from my last post.) Actually, I just seem to have a thing for all-things-stationery based full stop. 

As a teenager I was more likely to be found in Paperchase than Prada and would spend all my weekends snuggled up with books rather than boys. When the husband and I went to New York a few years ago, he didn't realise what he'd let himself in for when he agreed to a 'quick' trip to Kate's Paperie. He lasted 2 hours and in the end, left me in peace to go and grab some food for himself and picked me back up when it was closing time. That's not an exaggeration either.

So when I landed on Kate Seaward's website I Like Pens I instantly knew I had to include her illustrations here on A Little London Wedding. A new little stationery love for me.

I love the unevenness, the 'realness' and the simplicity of each drawn piece. Kate has an impressive portfolio including designs for Bombay Duck and Harrods

She also has an Etsy shop. (You already know about my obsession with Etsy.)

Here a just a few examples of Kate's work. cool is that first photo?

You can follow Kate on Twitter here and view her work on her website too. I've got a feeling that this is one to watch.

My second wedding find of the evening has to go to the fabulous Garry Williams and his Penguin Book Wedding Invitation. A graphic designer who's recently turned his hand to designing wedding invitations has already started to build up an impressive portfolio.

I've seen lots of Penguin Book wedding invitations but this one particularly caught my eye. There are a whole bunch of other invitations over on Folksy too...go take a quick look! 

An oldie but a goodie. Odosketch has been on my desktop for a couple of years now and I'm always amazed by what others manage to create there.  

Watching the sketches being illustrated back is an insight into the mind of an artist, observing their unique approach to sketching line by line. You have to click on over to see the illustrations in action.

What's the best bit? The fact you can create your own sketches too.

Head on over and watch these sketches come to life. 

And my final find for this evening is Satchel & Sage.  A husband and wife creative team living in Texas. They design colourful printed goods and textiles with hand-drawn typography, playful illustrations, and sophisticated patterns. 
Check out their lookbook and their Etsy store too.
I absolutely adore their Venn diagram prints and I think perhaps I'm drawn to them because I experience them a good few times a year in my real job. The super talented couple Gerren and Morgana also have their own individual projects too - both of which can be found by clicking on their names. What a partnership hey?!

Had you seen these before? What did you think of them? Do you have a fab find that you think would be perfect for next week? Did you actually manage to get any work done tonight?! Let me know how you got on. Even if it's just to continue avoiding that awful piece of work you're avoiding by reading this. x

Much Love,

Samantha x


  1. Great finds! I love the invitations and I just know I'll be getting lost in Odosketch for hours!!!

  2. Hi Samantha,
    I'm very happy to say that the first picture is from A Most Curious Wedding Fair which I was about to write to you about in a moment. We would love to show you the rest of the images. We are working on a brand new shoot as we speak also. You can see our website here:
    Really loving the blog!! :)
    Gem (Most Curious) x


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