Monday, 1 December 2008

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After a period of over-zealous ampersand use on my part, a friend (and professional editor) wrote to me and said, "Reading text with ampersands is like eating pasta with tiny stones in." Do you agree? I have curbed my use of them, but I couldn't resist looking for some ampersand designs on Etsy, as a silent protest against the editor's pen. Ampersand T-shirt by Ampersand Shoppe.

Vintage-inspired print by Font Supply.

Ampersand paper bracelet by Kapcity.
Birch bookend by Crows by Bows.

13 comments:

juliette c. said...

oh I ADORE this bookend!!!

coco said...

I love the t-shirt.

citysage said...

LOVE ampersands. I'm not ashamed to say that we designed our wedding invitation suite based solely on how much we loved the ampersand that went with the typeface we chose!

That bracelet is too cool...I'm so addicted to Etsy for jewelry lately!

Tara said...

Who is this person who doesn't like ampersands? Not only do they look good wherever they are, they also SOUND good. I'm thinking I might steal your 'blog post on a theme' idea as well. Looks fab.

Char said...

Html no likes the & but I love them! It just flows better at times. Great finds.

winterbarn.blogg.se said...

really beautiful!

Blair said...

What a hilarious quote! I love that paper ampersand (what a fun word!) bracelet.

Geeta (Babetteworld) said...

Lynn-
Thank you so much for leaving that lovely comment about my leather flower necklace on 'Bliss' last week:)

please sir said...

Haha - very cool - they are so pretty!

Julia said...

I'm a friend of the ampersand!

SwissMiss posted about the cuttinboard ampersand:

http://www.houseind.com/index.php?page=accessories&category=cutting_boards

green zebra studio said...

Hello! I found your blog through Creature Comforts. :-)

I loooove the ampersand. It manages to be a graphical design & symbol at the same time.

I am javascript:void(0)longing for those book"ands"!

amy@inspirationchic said...

I love the vintage print! You have such fab taste!

Piper Madison said...

Ha! Funny post. I love the T-shirt. Very cute & adorable & fun. :)