About Me and Design Rocks!

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Hello and welcome. Here's a bit about me: I've spent my childhood and a lot of my life traveling. Places, colour and pattern are my biggest inspiration. I've surfed & lived in a tent in Cornwall. Sketched my way round Morocco. Designed from an antique textile archive in Manhattan (dream job!). Styled and written for an interiors magazine on the sleepy island of Malta. Now I live in Manchester, UK, where I run Design Rocks greetings cards. Whilst in Manhattan I amassed a large collection of vintage textiles. These were used as inspiration for my first card range, Vintage Rocks! We sell wholesale so if you'd like a brochure visit the website or get in touch. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Little Vintage Dresser of Joy..

I picked this little beauty up off ebay today! I've been having a massive sort out, and needed a nice storage/display cabinet for the boudoir. I had a moment of madness and just bought it - it was one of those gut reaction things.

Just think...you pay £100 for a solid wood vintage darling like this but if you bought new you'd have a super flimsy, rattly bit of rubbish. It's a win win - quality craftsmanship, environmentally sound and something I'll still have when I'm 90 as it won't date!

It looks a little Ye Olde Inn at the mo but I have big plans for it. I'm going to paint it a nice grungy neutral then wallpaper the back of the display shelves in a fab wall paper, or I'll paint a nice pattern or illustration to work with the displayed items. I love natural shades with patterns and colours that pop. A bit like my cards I guess. I'll show you the after when it's done.


Mrs B said...

just gorgeous! big, huge, ginourmous fan of ebay furniture! I know its going to look amazing when you have worked your magic! lucky I can't lurk you on ebay, such a good find!! x

designrocks said...

I can't wait to get started - only a slight prob with me having no time, as we're in the throws of a rainy summer holiday.
What on earth are you doing with the kids? I've run out of ideas and it's only week 2 in the Big Brother house!

Mrs B said...

arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr mine are still wee mites so entertained with spoons, pans and lots of bashing, or junk modelling, or the house work, or mummy's funny faces! I only have a few years left of that I imagine! I realy really want to go wild swimming!! where do you go? x

designrocks said...

oh no just got message really late....been busy fiddling with vintage dressers and painting hallways (wheeze, wheeze)!

Check out Marbury Park Lido, try googling it. You'll have a seizure when you see it it's so gorgous and 50's, and another seizure when you get in the water (it's not heated!)
I love it though, and have become quite accustomed to swimming in sub zero temperatures.