NOT in Wonderland: de Tealight

Vandaag is alweer de laatste dag van onze eerste themaweek. Het is snel gegaan, maar we zullen snel met een nieuwe themaweek komen.

Wanneer men tegenwoordig een theepot gebruikt zijn dit eigenlijk altijd glazen theepotten, dit betekend dat de mooie  rijkelijk versierde theepotten in de kringloop winkels terecht komen. Hartstikke zonde vinden wij, en daardoor kwam het idee van de Tealight aan het licht. De Tealight hebben wij al enige tijd geleden bedacht. Gelukkig hebben we een super handige vader die ons geholpen heeft bij de uitwerking van deze lampen. Daarvoor willen wij hem bedanken!

Momenteel zijn er 3 varianten van de Tealight te koop. En er staan nog meer theepotten klaar om Tealights te worden.

Kijk in onze Etsy store voor meer foto's en het eventueel kopen van een van deze prachtige lampen.

Deze unieke Tealights kosten €45,-. Jouw interieur zal zeker opfleuren door deze eyecatchers!

 

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland's unbirthday.
The table filled with colorful teapots gave us allot of inspiration and ideas.
One of them was the Tealight, which is a unique lamp made out of a teapot.

Take a look in our Etsy store for more photo's and to eventually buy one.

You can purchase an unique Tealight for 45 euro. Your interior will definitely brighten up by these eye-catchers!

Hand lettered birthday card

Soms als er iemand jarig is, is het voor ons een mooie kans om het handletteren te oefenen. Zo is er vandaag een vriendin van Linda jarig. Voor haar heeft ze deze mooie kaart gemaakt. Zo kunnen wij verschillende technieken creëren en krijgen onze naasten bijzondere kaarten!

Sometimes when it's someones birthday it give us a great opportunity to practise our hand lettering. Today a friend of Linda has her birthday. That was a great reason for Linda to design this birthday card!

New: hand lettered notebook

Hoe leuk is dit? Een eerste in opdracht van Elia. Een vriendin van Linda die graag haar notebook mooier gemaakt wilde hebben, nou laat dit maar aan Linda over! Kijk de foto en zie hoe leuk het geworden is. Heb jij iets waarvan je denkt daar wil ik iets moois opgeschreven hebben, stuur ons dan een berichtje!

How fun is this? A personalized diary Linda made for her roommate. If you want to have something personalized with hand lettering let us know in a message!

 

Nieuw ontwerp voor ons manifesto

Het is even geleden. Maar sinds deze week zijn we weer bezig met ontwerpen voor ons manifesto. Hieronder staan twee nieuwe ontwerpen.
Deze twee en de rest van de ontwerpen kun je hier vinden!
Hopelijk kunnen wij dan bijna beginnen met het zeefdrukken van ons manifesto, zodat ook jullie van onze quotes kunnen genieten.

It has been a while, but we have been working on our manifesto. See the photo's for the two new designs of our manifesto.
Curious about our other designs? Click here.

The adventures of Saga and Haoqi. It's getting cold outside

"Het is maar goed dat we binnen zijn" zei Saga tegen Haoqi. Op deze dag lagen de druppels van de kou binnen tegen het raam. Maar binnen is het gelukkig lekker warm. "Gaan we wel een keer de kou in?" vroeg Haoqi aan Saga. "Natuurlijk, antwoordde Saga, als jij dat graag wilt. Maar dan zullen we ons eerst moeten voorbereiden!"

My dog wears it better than me #33

Het modellenwerk is Floris een beetje naar het hoofd gestegen. Deze week zien we dan ook een echte diva naar boven komen. Floris had tijd voor een paar foto's en toen moest deze Dandy alweer tot rust komen. Maar het resultaat is weer helemaal top!

Being a model has turned Floris' head. This week he only had time for a couple of photos. Than he was back to resting. But the result is as always, amazing!

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The adventures of Saga and Haoqi. That's not a dog!

Saga and Haoqi see a cat in Linda her room, they don't understand what that cat is doing in their personal space. What they don't know, is that it is a photograph of a cat sitting on a window sill. A new project of No Ordinary Tales. Luckily they are not afraid of cats, because they will see a lot more!

Still busy with hand lettering designs!

Last week we looked back on our Manifesto and how all the designs looked. It's been a while since we designed some of them, and we realised we can do a lot better on some. So below are two new designs. These two almost complete the ten. Only one to go!

Instagram Update nr 22

Enjoy our inspiration from last week! To stay up to date you can follow us on Instagram
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The adventures of Saga and Haoqi. Making a mess

Today Saga and Haoqi were back on Linda's desk. There they admired all the papers with black images on them. Saga explained to Haoqi that those are words and that words are made up of letters. And if you put several words together you get a sentence. Then Saga explained that because they are drawn by hand it's called hand lettering. And that is what Astrid and Linda use a lot in their work.

My dog wears it better than me #22

A new week, a new look. After all the scarfs, hats and jewelry Floris had to wear, we are, for now, staying with a male and sophisticated look. No question about it if he pulls it off!

The adventures of Saga and Haoqi.

Today Saga and Haoqi went on a new adventure. While walking across a table Saga and Haoqi unknowingly got separated by something big and unexplainable. They just could not figure out how they got separated while still seeing each other. Saga and Haoqi explored and admired the object for quite some time and had a lot of fun doing so.

 

Manifesto update

As you know we made ten illustrated typographic designs that form our manifesto. We know that we want to screen print them, because it gives us more options with colour and paper. But untill it's time to screen print, we're first trying out how these designs look in a frame. And with the first two we're very happy!

The adventures of Saga and Haoqi. Who's this guy?

While cleaning out some cupboards Linda found a couple of figurines she collected for her study and placed them all on the cupboard. Saga and Haoqi found this one especially interesting because they're both dogs!

Manifesto in the making

The last couple of weeks we've been working hard on designing our Manifesto. The Manifesto consists of ten "guidelines" that we live by and want to bring into the world so everyone can apply them in life.
Every guideline is hand lettered by us and here you can see a couple that are close to the end result. We're still figuring out what will be the best way to showcase them. But for now we're very happy with how it looks so far!

Snails making art in my backyard

I recently discoverd these beautiful patterns all over my balcony fence. After a bit of research I found out that these are the patterns snails leave behind while eating. I think it's a true work of art :)

New hand lettering designs!

Today we wanted to show two new hand lettering designs that are now ready to be digitized. Both are part of our manifesto. And will be featured on posters and cards.

 

The making of a Birthday card

When it was Linda's Birthday I (Astrid) made a card with Floris wearing a Birthday hat. It was so cute that we decided to make a real card with Floris in a Birthday setting.

This photo is already adorable, but it needed to be a bit different.

This photo is already adorable, but it needed to be a bit different.

We started to brainstorm a bit about a new setting, and what we needed to make it happen. As you can see cookies are a big part of our accomplishment. Further we made lots of hats just to see what was best.

We also thought it would be nice to have a hand lettered Bithday message, so Linda drew one up.

Before Floris got in his place we've got the scenery in place. You don't want to keep your model to long at work because he gets easily distracted....

And the end result:

The photo speaks for itself so we decided to not use the lettering Linda made. But luckily we had another card that needed some hand lettering. As you can see below!

The photo speaks for itself so we decided to not use the lettering Linda made. But luckily we had another card that needed some hand lettering. As you can see below!

Some yummy cupcakes with the hand lettering of Linda.

Some yummy cupcakes with the hand lettering of Linda.

If you like one or both cards and you want to purchase them, send us a message. They are €2,50 incl. envelop. And if you purchase five it is only €10,-

It's friday, so it's Handlettering-day!

In the last weeks we worked out some sketches to these finished designs. We are going to use these on cards, posters or bags. Two of the designs below ar part of our manifesto and the Dear Deer is just some fun design Linda came up with. This handlettering is really great to do!