September 11, 2009

Zid Zid Kids + Myan Campbell-Zurek + Imedagoze

Welcome to the end! Well not the end, end, just the end of this alphabet*six. What an amazing journey we have been on.. I have so thoroughly enjoyed sharing it with you. Your regular visits, comments and emails mean the world to me, I really do appreciate you joining me on this alphabetical adventure : )

Zid Zid Kids

When I was in the 'baby business' I did many-a-calculation, many nights dreaming and scheming of ways to get the absolutely gorgeous, fairly traded, Moroccan made, Zid Zid Kids into my collection. Unfortunately it was the shipping costs that made its inclusion un-viable but my love for Zid Zid hasn't changed, it is still one of my faves .... have you seen the Ballet Slippers pictured last or the gold embroidered pouffe (2nd) ?- divine!

"Zid Zid Kids is an award winning company recognized for its designs, use of noble materials, bold yet elegant colors, unlimited imaginations, the fun in the unknown, the magic in pretend, and the art of the handmade. By blending together old and new artistic influences alike, Zid Zid Kids aim is to bring you and your child designs that surprise, inspire and ones to be treasured for years to come."

(images and quote from Zid Zid Kids)

visit the Zid Zid Kids

Myan Campbell-Zurek

Steve and I are planning a weekend away. A weekend that is kid and routine free. We both need a break, and Steve especially has been working really hard all year and deserves some time away.

While I was compiling this last alphabet edition I started thinking about how I wanted our weekend to be. When I saw Myan Campbell-Zurek's Photographs, I knew I wanted it to be just like these images below...

- well, I'll actually pass on the surfing : ) but I think these photographs encapsulate what time off should be all about - the freedom to do what you want, a moment that is long enough to take in the beauty of the world, and surroundings that are silent except for nature's noise...bliss

(images from Myan Campbell-Zurek)

visit Myan's
read Myan's
visit Myan's

To be honest I didn't think I would have much luck finding a 'Z' blog. I didn't have one in my catalogue, so I went browsing, and as luck would have it, I found Imedagoze.

What I like about Imedagoze is that it has a nice dose of architecture. When I visited again today I was actually gobsmacked by this image. I like being gobsmacked : )

Compiled by Singapore based Imelda, Imedagoze is a nice mixture of design, architecture and lifestyle..actually Imelda's blog banner sums it up - "Imedagoze - Home and Lifestyle Design Blog". If you feel like being whisked away, skip on over...

(image and quote from Imedagoze)

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It is so lovely to end this alphabet*six with these three talents - Zid Zid, one of my all time favourites, breath-taking photography from Myan Campbell-Zurek and the divine Imedagoze blog...just lovely.

So, for our 'inbetween-alphabets week I am going to be taking a writing break. I will be updating bits and bobs during the week - like the 'stars of alphabet*six blogroll' and a few more site improvements, so I will be popping in and out checking comments and reading emails.

As always, if you have (or know of anything) that you think should be included, please don't hesitate to get in touch, I love hearing from you.

In the meantime my friends, thank you so much for joining me, we will be back into the swing of alphabet*seven a week from Monday...

See you then! xxoo


Kickcan and Conkers said...

Great post - I love Zid Zid too.



just stopping by to say thanks for your kind words abt my blog. Much appreciated!

You hv one lovely blog yourself. Lots of beautiful textile links here! Glad to have found you in the blogland. ;-)