Hello folks, don’t forget to sign up to our secret sales on my website, this month we will be sending out a catalogue of typewriters at reduced prices for people who sign up. These will all be one-offs, so if you see one you like you’ll need to act quickly before someone else snaps it up. The catalogue items will be available at these reduced prices for 24 hours, and after this point any that are unsold will go back up to the original price and offered up on my public shop.
Are you thinking about having a halloween party this year? I have always LOVED the idea of having a halloween film night, although I don’t like scary movies, I find the fear diminishes almost entirely when you are surrounded by your friends and plenty of moonshine! If you did want to get into the halloween spirit but can’t really be bothered to make any invitations, here’s a free download of an invitation flier I made for the movie night.. based on The Shining, and features one of my latest typewriters – a 1930s brushed steel Oliver. it’s A5 pdf and you can add your own details. Download the pdf here halloween_invite
If you do have a party, let me know how it goes!
If you’ve not already looked at the Writing Ball blog, and you consider yourself to be into typewriter culture, then you should check it out because the blogger Richard Polt is writing a book all about typewriter culture called The Typewriter Insurgency; A Field Guide to the Typewritten Revolution.
At the moment there is a list of potential chapters that he intends to include, and he’s asking for input if you have any other ideas. I was most excited to see that he had included a chapter on zines, because that’s how I started to get into typewriters, so it’s great to see that this is being explored.
So here’s the link http://writingball.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/book-plan-please-comment.html and get obsessed with his blog.
I caught this film on a flight last year and I could not contain my excitement – it was as if the film had been made specifically for me. It encompasses everything Claire La Secrétaire stands for; French 1960s office life with a fun twist. If you haven’t already seen it, do not delay any further. Here’s a clip.
I have a typewriter featured in ELLE magazine this month! They chose to feature the pastel blue Olivetti Lettera 32, classic choice. I believe Claire La Secrétaire is now officially “trendy” 😉 I sell this particular model on http://www.notonthehighstreet.com, £400 as well as a vibrant red or mint green option.
Hello everyone, I’m so excited to announce we are going to have a typewriter featured in next month’s Elle magazine! It’s coming out next week so I can’t reveal which typewriter it is yet, but it’s going to be very very chic, and ever so slightly christmassy..
I will post the picture when it’s out!
Catch you on the flip side
If I was in a situation where I had to make the really tough decision about which of these colour combinations to pick, I think I’d go for the blue and yellow. Yep. Decision made. There is something Wes Anderson-y about the blue and yellow.. It makes me think of The Life Aquatic, one of my favourite films. What about you?!