Tuesday, 25 May 2010

British blogs

First up, a new (to me) discovery but already a firm favourite, Wish Wish Wish. Student Carrie mainly writes about fashion, but there's a healthy dose of general vintage inspiration - check out her lovely hollow book treasure box. The photos above are from My Sugarland, where's she is currently interning. I love, love, love her blog design too. Thanks, Polly, for the tip-off.

Quaint Living is a photography blog by Oxford-based Alice, and documents lots of lovely excursions around Oxford and beyond (with recent trips to Brighton, London, and Shropshire.) I'm very jealous of her lunchtime picnic in the first photo. (I think I was subscribed to it already, but if not, it was recommended by Caroline, No.)

I like blogs with a very specific subject matter - and Quad Royal fits the bill. This is a blog about vintage posters from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, written by two collectors.

20 comments:

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I'm following Quad Royal and I love it. Off now to explore these two new addresses...

sammy and glenn: pacha design said...

we are really enjoying this feature - it's great finding more british blogs, thanks lynne.

Clare B said...

Beautiful links - the photos are making me check them all out immediately.

crownfolio said...

Thanks for the kind words - they're much appreciated. You might also appreciate Serge and Tweed (http://sergeandtweed.blogspot.com/), which wanders about in some of the quirkier corners of Britishness

Masha said...

They're lovely. Thanks for pointing them out!

Helen said...

i love carrie's blog, been following here for a long time now. going to check out the other blogs!

Lisa-Marie said...

Lovely, thank you for the new reads! x

Katie said...

Loving Wish Wish Wish, Quad Royal (and Polly's blog) - but the Quainty Living link didn't work for me, anyone else see a page about hosting?

Debbie said...

Lovely lovely blog……….i started out reading a new blog called http://rosiesarmoire.blogspot.com/ which lead me on to lobsters blog list and then to you now im off to follow your links ………..the journey continues

Lynne said...

Katie - thanks for pointing out the Quaint Living link doesn't work - it was the right address...

alice said...

Thanks so much for mentioning me!! I really appreciate it! :)

I see people are commenting that my site is down. I am really sorry to everyone but there is a momentary problem with the hosting :( We are working hard here to try and get the site back up. I hope that it will be back up tomorrow.

Drewzel said...

Thank you for sharing!

hoopty doopty said...

Thanks for these. The wish wish wish blog design is shear delight, oh my! I couldn't get the second link to work either but will try again perhaps.
Cheers and enjoy your day.
x

Louise @ Illume Design said...

how great...beautiful pics

Just wanted to pop on over and let you know I now have a new blog address.
http://illumedesign.com.au/blog/

Please pop on over and connect with me again, dont want to lose any of my lovely followers.

I have also added you to my new blog roll

Hope your having a nice week

Louise @ Illume Design Invites

alice said...

Quaint Living should be back up for most people now. There may possibly be a few people for whom it will take a few more hours to go live for but for most it should be fine. So sorry to everyone that this happened! At one stage I thought I had lost everything because there was an issue with the database and nameserver.

Thanks so much again Lynne for mentioning me!

Katie said...

alice - glad you got it sorted, I can see now why Lynne featured you. Thanks Lynne for sharing!

Emile de Bruijn said...

Thanks for featuring these fascinating links, I had been hoping to find more British visually-oriented blogs.

Caroline, No. said...

I'm pleased that more people found Quaint Living (possibly) through me! Love it. Will check out your other recs, too!

nath said...

Great links, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!