December 30th 2009

Happy Christmas – I hope you all had a lovely holiday. I definitely did; nothing better than being spoiled at home, champagne and snacks at 11am and a pretty dusting of snow outside. Here are a few snaps of my time at home.

Letterpress necklace
My lovely main pressie from Josh, an Erica Weiner letterpress necklace – she uses vintage letters re-cast in silver to make these.

Penguin Bookchase
It’s always customary for my sister to force the family to play loads of games over Christmas. She got this one – the Great Penguin Bookchase – for Christmas after I saw it on notcot – no better gift for a board-game loving English student. It’s like Trivial Pursuit but all literature related and with tiny books instead of pies to collect. So cute.

Fat Duck cookbook
One of my favourite presents, the hefty and beautiful Fat Duck Cookbook. The illustrations by Dave McKean are truly gorgeous making this a dream to flick through, even if I’ll never try any of the recipes.

My other favourite pressie is a lens adapter for my E-P1 so I can use a ton of interesting vintage lenses on it. I’d already bought an old Wollensak projector lens and these are my first few shots with it. I love the super-pronounced vignette effect and it’s surprisingly sharp for such an old piece of kit.

A few more photos on my Flickr. Oh, and happy New Year!

Comments (2)

  • Mette May

    December 30th 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Wow – a cookbook illustrated by Dave McKean.. Didn't see that one coming. Very nice :)

  • notjustmedical

    December 30th 2009 at 10:15 pm

    What beautiful pictures! Is that a Mickey Mouse scrabble? I need to go have a look for that!


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