My head was already spinning when I discovered this wonderful Matsu wine set while in Madrid’s El Corte Inglés Gourmet Experience food boutique – a festival of specialty food items and inspiring packaging design where I could easily spend a day exploring (and tasting).

Linzie Hunter


I want to be Linzie in my next life.

David’s big problem

Super Duper

Illustrations that make me smile by Marc Johns, via This Isn’t Happiness.


Handmade cruiser boards from Italy. Inspired by the first tables of the Sixties and Seventies.

Maddie the hound

Not only is Maddie the hound, the most loved coonhound on the web, but she now has her very own MaddieCam app.

Dumb ways to die

This is brilliant!

The Lisbonaire

Affordable studio apartments individually decorated by Portuguese designers and artists. A great excuse to go back!

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.