Pretty Postal Monochromatic Mail Swap

It's been a long, grey winter and I don't know about you, but I could use a boost of spirit lifting colour. Luckily, it's the perfect time for another Pretty Postal mail swap ...

The Monochromatic Mail Swap invites you to create pretty mail using a single colour family of your choice. I'm feeling rather partial towards pinks and reds, but sunny yellows or even classic black and white would be fun too.

Pretty Postal swaps connect you with 2 to 4 other creatives across the country and around the world to exchange well-crafted mail on a chosen theme. Since 2016, we've brightened mailboxes with nearly 2000 pieces of mail!

For full details on this swap and how to sign up, click here.

Basil & Ford - Screenprinted Wit

I have been smitten with Basil & Ford's lucky dip screenprints for quite some time.

What do you get when you combine vintage illustrations with a bit of screenprinted English wit?

These one of a kind prints which are such a clever combination of old and new. They're really striking, aren't they?

I had the hardest time picking just a handful to share, so do pop over to their website to ogle them all!

Basil & Ford are Lucy and Matt, a married pair of British designers. You can also follow Basil & Ford on Instagram. I do!

Patchwork Love from Preloved

We aren't big lovers of Valentine's Day around here. February in Canada doesn't particularly inspire one to get dressed up (or really to get un-dressed either) and we met and married in Japan where Valentine's Day is more chocolate-driven than romantic (which actually can be pretty great).
But if we were, one of Preloved's heart sweatshirts would make the perfect cozy heartfelt gift.

Preloved's Heart Collection is filled with cleverly constructed pieces with subtle (or not so subtle) patchwork hearts made from a variety of vintage and deadstock materials.

If you don't know Preloved, they are a Toronto-based brand which designs and manufactures all their products in Canada and try to incorporate an ethos of reuse into their products through the use of vintage and deadstock materials.