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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.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

I heart cassettes...



Remember the clunk and whir of stopping and fast forwarding cassettes? I'm showing my age when I say I used to listen to Bananarama (who are apparently releasing another album!) and write down the garbled lyrics so I could learn them. My sister even learnt the dance routines!

I'd forgotten about the variety of colours and hand written scribble. And you always knew your boyfriend loved you if he made you a mix tape - my husband used to!

Check out these beauties...hmmm, I feel a design coming on....

4 comments:

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Love this post! I used to religiously tape the top 40 on a sunday night, trying to cut the song off before Simon Mayo/Mark Goodier started talking! And then rewind, listen and stop the tape writing all the lyrics down (badly!)I still also have many tapes that friends/old boyfriends made. Burning a few songs onto a CD or USB stick is SO not the same!!

designrocks said...

You're SO right! And how hilariously wrong were those lyrics?? I found some years later that were hysterical. They sounded ok as a sing along but were just goobledegook!

Emily Pickle said...

Hi Cheryl, I still love Bananarama! Thanks for the shop advice. I think that if I can get one shop to stock a few of my things then I will feel a bit more confident going in and asking in other places. I will find it hard not to take it personally if places I go in say no! I just like making stuff, I'm not so good at the selling part! Kate x

designrocks said...

Me too! I like sales but hate selling - it's that first bit when they either look at you like you're from another planet, or they're really lovely and order loads.

Let me know how it goes - you'r things are lovely, I'm sure it'll work out well

Cx