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, 1 March 2010

Vintage Yardstick Coat Rack of Joy!


I love finding unique items on Etsy, I love the mellow wood of these yardsticks. They remind me of the wooden meter rulers of my school girl days.

I think this is a fine example of how to create something fantastic out of found items. Sometimes when you discover something of beauty you're not always sure what you can do with it. Thinking laterally about how to approach it and what else you could turn it into is much more resourceful and you end up with something totally unique and environmentally friendly.

3 comments:

PaperFish! said...

did you buy it? is it yours? ....can i have it?

Cheryl said...

No, they only had postage to the USA, gutted! You could try contacting her through etsy and see if she'll post to the UK - good luck!!

Cheryl said...

UPDATE: She will post for $30 so $80 in total - ouch, but it is gorgeous.