Friday, March 27, 2009

Ampersands

I personally think that typography is a lovely feature in a home and I particularly like the ampersand. Why? Because to me it infers a whole raft of possibilities...

Today the sun is shining and...

See what I mean. The rest of the sentence could be anything that you want it to be.

I also like ampersands because they're used as a conjunction, bringing two things together. And what's better than bringing things (and people) together. Jack & Jill. Punch & Judy. Thick & thin. Bright & shiny. Here are a few examples of ampersands I've come across in blogland...

Grey metal ampersand from Ville Kulla...



Letterpress stationery from The Beautiful Project...

A bright ampersand cushion from a sneak peek over at Design*Sponge...
Another ampersand cushion, but this time in muted neutrals. Best of all, this gorgeous cushion is handmade by the lovely Ness over at Marley & Lockyer and its available for sale on her Etsy shop...A small white ampersand resting against an intricate carved wooden panel (as found on Geisslein's blog)...
Handmade ampersand notebooks from Leah Mackin...

A framed ampersand collage from Green Chair Press...
And here's my very own ampersand that is currently resting against the wall in my living room...


Hope you all have a happy and relaxing weekend filled with lots of good things.

10 comments:

ness lockyer said...

& I love it all...& thanks for showing my cushion...& I love your &!!!
Ness xx
Have a great weekend Lee.

Mrs B said...

What a beautiful feature for the house lee...and I have also admired Ness's cushions for quite a while. Can I also just add, the picture of your house looks so pretty and your ampersand... just perfect for that space.
Mrs B

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Ooh I love this little corner of your room. And I have those same sticks!
Have a great weekend Lee.
Catherine xx

That my name is PJ and that said...

Enjoyed the post and thanks for introducing me to Ness's work!

Geisslein said...

Cute post! Wish you a great weekend! :o)

vicki archer said...

Such a fun & lovely idea for a post - have a very happy weekend, xv.

Blair said...

Oh, I love ampersands! Love them on the pillows. What a fun post!

Millie said...

&&&& - I love them too!
Millie ^_^

Rosa said...

Where did you get your ampersand? I love it!

Lee said...

Hi Rosa - thanks for leaving a comment. I got my ampersand at a lovely little shop in Healesville, a small town about an hour's drive outside Melbourne. Wish I could remember the name of the shop! Lee :)

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