Monday, 15 November 2010


I've been working with the lovely Janet at LittlePod for a while now, but now I'm based up in London it's a bit harder to get involved as much as I'd wish. So to combine my love of cooking and my need to lose a few lbs, I've started the LittlePod diet blog! Check it out:

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

This is how to write a blog

I keep a blog so I have somewhere to archive my favourite things. This is mostly for me, so I don't forget about them. I don't read many blogs that aren't to do with design, but one I check up on regularly is little miss Tavi, the Style Rookie. I love fashion, but I just don't know how she finds the time to do all this! Especially seeing as she's still at school. She's recently written for Pop magazine. This girl makes a mean mood board too.

Update: Still freelancing in London , but pretty much full-time now. It's amazing! Working with a great team and get to work on some exciting projects for big and small clients. I love my life right now.

Sunday, 19 September 2010


It's really been a bit hectic, so no posts for a while. Needless to say, Vintage was AMAZING, and since then I've been littlePodding, The Other Thingsing and freelancing in London, all very exciting. So because I've got another deadline looming, here's a visual diary of some highlights of the last few weeks...

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

"The New Festival of Britain"

Wow I can't believe how fast this has come along, but it's nearly time for me to pack my little tent and skip across the country to Sussex for what promises to be an amazing festival. Yes, that's right, I'm off to Vintage at Goodwood! A combination of art, music, fashion, film and design curated into five areas focussing on all decades 40s - 80s. As well as looking back, they'll be questioning what will be the vintage of the future - what (if anything) are we to take from the 90s for example?! We're going to set up camp on the thursday so we can fit some horse racing in as well! I'll report back next week (with a significantly lighter purse I fear, uhoh)!

Saturday, 7 August 2010


This company is heading for the stars, and I'm ecstatic that I've been asked to get involved in the design side. Living in Devon has it's perks! (click on the title of this post to fly to their website)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

To Kill A Mockingbird

I watched this film for the first time yesterday, I read the book years ago and loved it and the film was no disappointment, far from it. But the title sequence of this 1962 production stole the Oscar award winning show for me. So here are some links:
(Stephen Frankfurt's biog on the Art Directors Club website)
(the title sequence itself)
(a 1965 BBC documentary into Frankfurt's advertising career)
(Frankfurt talking about the title sequence)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Vintage Labels

Found these while rootling round my room, don't know how they got there but they're pretty delicious (especially the pink one)...

Monday, 5 July 2010

Exeter Festival

See the BMW ad featuring Theo Jansen on youtube:

I was lucky enough to see the fabulous Theo Jansen kinetic sculptures strolling round Exeter on Saturday, far removed from their normal beach locations, but absolutely amazing to see in the flesh. Instead of their normal fuel of wind, they were aided by plastic bottles of air and small children. The Spacex gallery in town has been holding the first UK exhibition of the Dutch artist's work, and although that's over now, the gallery is still worth a trip.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Craft vs Design

Well I do love my weekly (Design Week) and bi-monthly (Crafts) visual updates, and look! Same cover! Highly recommend picking both of these up, they're full of talent and interesting articles, my favourite is probably Crafts Glenn Adamson's feature on the replica.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Eetsy crush on Etsy

I love getting my Etsy Finds newsletters in my inbox, and just wanted to share a few of my favourite items out there in the ultimate everlasting craft fair...

From top:
Bambi by Hopeimages (
William the tea cosy by MessyFishDotCom (
hazel and ingrid, a double brown bear by EveryEskimo (

Saturday, 10 April 2010


Oops no posts for a month - bad Harriet. Bit distracted atm, so here's some new redesigns of weekly papers to review. Nice? I think so. Life changing? Fraid not. But I just want my fix of the design world (sorry I don't read NME anymore! Not enough time/pocket money) to be easy to navigate, easy to read and full of interesting stuff. And yes the new design does that better than the old I think. Both use colours well, adding interest on the magazine rack and variety in each issue. But I still don't really like the DW www. Better than NME's though!

Now the sun beckons. I'm able to listen to it now, so will take advantage before I go back to being up to the eyeballs.

Sunday, 7 March 2010


Well I had an awesome weekend in Falmouth last week, thanks to some lovely people. So here's some Hedluv - who were FANTASTIC at the Haiti fundraiser at the Pavilion, some 90's girls on the beach, Christmas pressies I made for Sarah and Jo, and my magbear (or bearpie). He's had a clean and a new coat of glossy paint, and is looking quite lovely. We may make a series for The Other Things.

Busy week in London (freelancing) followed. Design Bridge tomorrow!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Visual Audit part I

More to come, but I felt that as I am having a fairly productive day I should start documenting all my knitting projects. Normally I make for pressies and forget to photograph them. Well that's got to change! My good camera is charging and the sun just set, so will carry on my task tomorrow.

I want/need/want want want

Oh wow how gorgeous. I mean, wow.

American designers Anthropologie opened their first European shop in London in October. I'll be back up in London in two weeks and I know where I'll be heading! Click on entry title to get to their website.

This may inspire me to use my newly acquired french knitting machine! My mum had it when she was a little girl growing up in Sweden.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Oliver Critter

I had quite an experience at the hairdressers on Friday, and have now been left with very little to cover my ears. Luckily, this little critter turned out a charm and has cheered me right up. I don't think he's right for the intended recipient, so Reginald will have to stay here with me. This is not a selfish decision I promise! (Well maybe a bit, but only because I don't think he's their kind of fella - thats the problem with making things, you get too attached!) I'll be whipping up some uber cute baby booties over the weekend, so won't go empty handed on visiting day!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Purl Bee

Love love LOVE this website, full of inspirational, gorgeous projects in gorgeous materials. I'm working on this for a friend's new born beautiful girl - working it in white, hoping for a quirky polar bear ghost.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

The Other Things gearing up

We're not there yet, but here's a cheeky sneaky peek at one of the first kits and the website design so far. Watch this space...