Weekend links

This morning before I'd even got out of bed or had my first cup of tea, thanks to Twitter I already knew what the weather was doing in most parts of the UK - early morning thunder in London apparently. Hopefully there won't be any need for umbrellas this weekend, but I love how this fun card from Nancy and Betty reflects the British obsession with the weather.

Founded by Hannah Bidmead, the Canterbury based studio has just launched a new website. If you feel like stocking up your stationery cupboard with whimsical cards, wrapping paper and notebooks featuring strong simple graphics and the odd retro influence, there's currently a 15% off launch offer. (Use code WELCOME15).

Here are a few more links I loved this week...

A Russian guesthouse with a patchwork timber facade.

The Simple Life - a charming Etsy treasury.

Candid and poignant images of Preston Bus Station.

Alan Yentob's excellent profile of Zaha Hadid is well worth catching up with on iPlayer if you missed it.

Tracey Emin and Joan Collins rocking poolside chic.

Design Hunter will be taking a break from its usual Monday to Friday posting schedule during August. I'll still be popping in regularly, but a little less often. I'll be taking some time to enjoy the rest of the summer and also working on a couple of offline projects before returning to daily posts in September.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Helen x