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I came across these pillows on a great site called Mr & Mrs House:

Card Cushions

They made me think of the post I did some time ago on playing cards – and the fact that I still haven’t gone my hands on that Motel T-shirt! Mr & Mrs House had more fantastic homewares featuring dice and dominoes. I also saw a great domino necklace at one of Brick Lanes markets at the weekend but unfotunately didn’t catch who it was by. I love the simplicity of the designs and their graphic quality:

Mr & Mrs House

Dice Cushions Lucky Dice Storage Cube Domino bolster

           Cuffs 'n' Collars                                       Dress Code   

Domino CufflinksClub and Spades RingsVEgas Charm Necklace

         Minimum Mouse                                  Muddle Jewellery

Trivial Pursuit NecklaceRubik's Cube Necklace

I have mentioned this company before when talking about the popularity of the alphabet as Somerville Scarves do a great alphabet cushion. Having just looked at their website again this evening, I have noticed not only how great their products are but also how many of the current trends they are embracing. Somerville Scarves make hand screen printed scarves (obviously!) and cushions in really great bold, contemporary designs. Their products are available on their website and also one of my favourite online stores Not On The High Street:

Playing Card Scarf Union Jack Scarf Stars Scarf

Hearts Cushion Alphabet Cushion Hearts Cushion

But I think I’ve got playing cards out of my system now…


(c) Angie Crowe

While in the midst of my playing card obsession I made a notebook cover. I like the idea but I need to re-think the materials, the collage elements are already fraying and the fabric the cover is made from isn’t very hard wearing.

I also need a bit more practise on my new sewing machine…

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So when I was invited to submit some work to the new East End Arts Club exhibition ‘F**k Art Let’s Love’ I did these:

Ace of Hearts

Love Hearts

(c) Angie Crowe

Emerging and established artists, illustrators, graphic designers, print-makers and photographers were invited to produce a print interpreting the theme Love..and Sex!

Affordable framed prints and originals are available and the exhibition is on Sunday 8th & 15th, 22nd February & 1st March from 11-6pm (Weekdays and Saturdays by Appointment Only). For more details and to see some of the artwork go to Alternatively if you find yourself in the Brick Lane area check it out:

Swanfield Yard 2b
Swanfield Street E2

Not only is this my favourite trend of the moment but it also allows me to give a shameless plug for an exhibition I’m currently in…

I think my fascination with playing cards first started when I saw this T-shirt by Motel –

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I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to sequins and I LOVE Motel’s clothing. Unfortunately it has been permanently sold out so I am still trying to get my hands on one…Anyway, since seeing this great T-shirt I have kept seeing more and more playing card inspired designs, including:

Lush Lampshades                                             Dandy Star

Dandy Star

Paul Smith                                           Superdeluxe


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