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Friday, December 5, 2014

Oh, to live in the UK right now

For the most part, I'm pretty content to sit right here in my little modernist nest in Texas, USA. Except Midcentury Magazine is offering some fantastic gift items inspired by the 1951 Festival of Britain, and they're only available to residents of the UK.

Take a look at my favorites. How fast do you think I could rent a flat and get rid of this Southern drawl?

Festival Mug:
abstract representations of the key structures
from London's South Bank celebrations

Festival Cushion:
depiction of the iconic Skylon, the Dome of Discovery
and the Royal Festival Hall

These absolutely channel Lucienne Day, who is one of my favorite textile designers of all time! You lucky, lucky UK customers. (A tea towel also comes in this pattern. Wow!)


  1. Ultra cool designs. I could imagine sitting at my desk being the perfect secretary drinking out of one of those mugs/