Now I Know My (Vintage Letterpress) ABC |
May 2, 2012
Some of you may think I’m weird, but here it is: I’m obsessed with old letterpress printing blocks. I don’t know if it’s the type, the words or maybe the meaning and the history of it… But does it really matter?
You won’t be surprised that when I walked into a Beitili store (a staple in the Israeli decor world) and saw this dresser, I was instantly drawn to it (or you might say, glued to it). I loved that the drawers were small (perfect for things like my trims or business cards, that tend to get lost in bigger drawers) and the wood, which gave it an air of history and would sure look fabulous against the navy-blue walls of my home office. After I instagrammed it, my friend Tara Bradford tweeted that she has the same one from Kent & London, and blogged a sneak peek of her own beautiful home office (don’t you love that green?). That’s when I knew I wasn’t through obsessing about this; Tara’s photo reminded me of a necklace I once coveted and which I visited loyally until the shop closed. Further research brought up a beautiful lamp made of printing blocks, and this art piece, which – I am sure – will feel extremely at home on my walls. Just when I started writing this post, one of my favorite Israeli bloggers posted a home tour with a gorgeous letterpress drawer – coincidence or fate? Yes, I thought so, too.
So, please let me know – am I the only one? Or are you just as in love as me with anything inspired by old printing blocks?