Mar 2, 2011

Snoop in my bedroom....


Kirsty is hosting a new meme called Snoop my stuff. So I am joining in.
From top to bottom the book Just My Type by Simon Garfield is about fonts ... It is fascinating reading for the typography lover- and seriously you will never use the font Gill Sans  first designed by Eric Gill again if you knew the relationship the weirdo had with his dog. It is the perfect gift for the font nerd like myself....a whole chapter on my shared hatred of comic sans... ( I will go on as I am sure some of you have fallen asleep)  Next we have The Art Of Conversation by Catherine Blyth. Now allow me to explain... people that know me would laugh at me having this book because the title suggests it's for someone shy and quiet of which I am neither but I am really bad at small talk.... because of my other work where within 5 minutes of meeting someone I am asking them incredibly personal questions I am no good at not going straight for the jugular... no good at small talk... although this book is more about the history of conversation and how it has changed I have learnt some useful things.... I think....  
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover, I read this book a while ago and I just borrowed it from a friend to read again- I love it. Have you read it? How to use my camera- get it out of Manual mode.... The Divided Heart : Art and Motherhood by Rachel Power- I pick this up when I feel like I am struggling with the juggle... if you are a mum and a maker it is a life changing book. Another how to take photos book... and at the bottom the ever inspiring Handmade Nation . My friend made the necklace hanger for me for my birthday last year...Chef made the bedside table.  The lamp, made from string of tiny beads was the first home wares kind of thing I ever bought, when I was 16. I still like it.

I don't think this really shows anything you didn't already know about me? Amateur photography, crafter, mother, font lover....What do you think?


16 comments:

  1. Hi Cath, long time reader, first time commenter... :)
    Thanks for sharing your book pile; my husband is a font lover, I may have to get him that book for his birthday, and I will most likely enjoy a sneaky read myself! I'm also intrigued by 'The Divided Heart' and will have to see if I can get my hands on a copy.

    Love the beads too!

    Janine x

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  2. Those books look fantastic! I am such a font-fiend too! About to indulge in going through every single link to check them out. Loving all your cool bead-action too Mrs :) Kx

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  3. Oooooo, I'm looking at that delicious lamp. It is a lamp isn't it? That gorgeous torquoisey, fringey beauty on your bedside table? Can I find one somewhere, anywhere? It's serious lamp love I'm suffering from here.
    Have a great day,
    Anne xx

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  4. Oh wow I think I'd like to read each of those! I'm craptacular at small talk too; I can't see the point in it!

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  5. Also pretty awful at small talk.

    I think this lot shows you are a keen student too ... like to be good at things?

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  6. LOVE the necklace hanger!!!!
    Maybe it shows that you have lovely friends!!
    Andi x

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  7. I love having a little snoop too! My bedside table is fairly empty right now though, everything has been put away or else it is fair game for Cohen!

    :)

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  8. Yep, it looks just like mine but a bit nicer. The divided heart has been on my bedside table for the past two years. I think I may just need to dip into it again soon. Ahh the juggle.

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  9. Always love a list of good books. thanks!

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  10. poisonwood bible has been on my bedside table for months, you have inspired me to have another go.

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  11. Um, hello gorgeous photo! Looks straight out of a gorgeous interiors magazine! And hello, amazing font book. I think I better go and get you for myself. Font nerds rock, you know! ;)

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  12. It looks as though you're well read and have a thirst for knowledge in many areas. That's really cool.
    P.S. DIE COMIC SANS!

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  13. thank you for the snoop - I think I might need to check out some of those books, and I like your combination of special and handmade things...

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  14. hey there Cath. Lookin' lovely over here, those cushions are super. Handmade Nation is a rippa.

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  15. How could you do it? Post up a pick like that of all your yummy beads and not expect me to drool all over my keyboard. Tease!!

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  16. I love The Poisonwood Bible too!!! One of my favourite books actually, so good choice!
    I'll have to checkout the fonts book (I love typography too) and the divided heart book too - they both look very interesting.

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