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.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

'Tis the Queens Birthday today...








... so what better way to celebrate than a visual feast of all things British and the good old Union Jack.

There's a fab old club called the Carlton Club near us, it has a wonderfully dilapidated interior. It's fallen from grace but I love it's tired glamour, there's a huge faded print of the queen in a guilt frame, dusty chandeliers from the 20's, a wooden dance floor and stage and lots of mismatched chairs from various eras.

It's been adopted by local DJ's and hosts some cool underground nights, I love Home on the Range, the last friday of every month, always a sell out. Cheap beer & great tunes - lets hope the Queen is enjoying the very same thing this evening!

3 comments:

eyeshoot said...

You know, I had no idea at all, I'm sure that would be a crime in some countries! Hope you and the baby are well - everything must be good if your still blogging!

Cheryl said...

Yes indeed! I'm fine, feeling better and larger by the day!
Cx

Melanie Adams said...

Royalty and Union Jacks are a huge trend this year, and there have been some great wallpapers and wall hangings that we have featured on wallpaperdirect, including a gorgeous piece from Vivienne Westwood http://bit.ly/cJXYgi