Friday, February 25, 2011

Last Call

A few tardy packages of BPS postcards have trickled in through January and February — which is great, but waiting for them has meant that I've delayed getting started on the book. So, final cut off date for mailing your postcards in is March 5 — anything postmarked after that date will not be included in the BPS book. Sorry about that, but I do need to start this soon! Thanks for your understanding.

(photo via nice room)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Penny Dreadfuls

This post is a little late, but I just had to share a link to the cynically amusing slideshow recently posted on Design Observer. Penny dreadfuls (or vinegar valentines) were 19th century insult greetings sent out on Valentine's Day — though the slideshow includes some later examples of the genre, too. I shudder to think that anyone actually got one of these in the mail! Have a look at the slideshow here.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I've just discovered that the charming Postcup by bailey doesn't bark is available through etsy! A black Pebeo porcelain pen and instructions are included with each cup, so you can write your own personal message — a sweet idea for Valentine's Day. Order it here.