Happy Friday

12th September 2014

Build your own GIF Dance Floor #speechless

What a way to end the week! Thank you Alex (aka Fuzzy Wobble) for building such a weird and awesome site.

Check out my dance floor here.

(Thanks Justin)


Hoi P’loy

8th November 2013

Eek I’m too excited!

So here’s the deal. We finally bought some coloured cord and this weekend I’ll be making some pendent lights. Yay!

After fretting because the coloured cord company I found in the States didn’t ship overseas and the one in London had rubbish colours, I eventually discovered an even better company right here in the Mother City.

Hoi P’loy is a small, but awesome studio specialising in vintage light bulbs and fabric covered electrical cable. They have a massive range of amazing colours, lots of fittings and accessories and their lightbulbs are just beautiful.

Oh, and their packaging is letterpressed. Seriously. Letterpressed packaging.

I am so in love with this brand — along with our Emerald, Beetroot and B/W Zigzag cord. Yippee!

Stay tuned for more light updates…

The Design Files

21st June 2013

I love this Mother’s Day Gift Ideas shoot over on The Design Files.

How awesome are the colours and styling in this shot?

Kate Moross

7th June 2013

The Love Book design by Kate Moross made me feel all colourful and happy this morning.

Fivefold Happiness

5th April 2013

I love that it’s neon and that it’s a cloud … but what I love best is it’s name.

Fivefold Happiness by Danish artist Astrid Krogh.

(via goop)

Death Star Canteen

28th March 2013

Have a fun Easter weekend dudes! I leave you with the amazing Eddie Izzard.

See you next week,
erin x

Happy Friday

18th January 2013

Happy Friday everyone!

Have this Sweet Bowl, 1967 by Patrick Caulfield for sticking around with me this week.

erin xx

Hong Kong

7th December 2012

This afternoon we fly to Hong Kong for Christmas and New Year with my family! It’s been almost 3 years since we were there and I can’t wait to get back.

I also have the added bonus of some realtime Between the Neon and the Sea action – my blog comes from a short story with the same name, which reminds me of Hong Kong everyday. I will try my best to get some awesome HK-neon-inspired posts uploaded while I’m there.

Happy Friday everyone!

Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends

16th November 2012

Oh, this is too funny. Mostly because it’s so true!

“Do you even know the difference between Baba Ganush and Hummus?”


Happy Friday everyone!

(Thanks Matt)

Koalas To The Max

9th November 2012

I don’t want to give any of it away, so all I’ll say is please go and visit koalastothemax.com.

I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday

10th August 2012

If this doesn’t make you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside then nothing ever will.

Happy Friday folks.

(via ModCloth)

Elizabeth Gilbert: A new way to think about creativity

10th August 2012

A huge thank you to swissmiss for pointing me in the direction of Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk, A new way to think about creativity…

…and what a lovely coincidence that I happen to be reading Eat, Pray, Love.

Gilbert’s moving and inspiring talk has reminded me that it’s all going to be ok – I just need to stick at it.

I heart Eggs

3rd August 2012

Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love eggs … like really love eggs, alot. Eating them makes me happy and Huevos Rancheros are my favourite.

I don’t usually put recipes on BTN, but as I was checking out Livestrong this morning and got distracted (and inspired) by some egg recipes, I thought I would share … and also because it’s Friday and eggs are always best on the weekend!

Baked Eggs
Crack two eggs in a small, ovenproof ramekin. Top with finely chopped vegetables and a splash of milk. Bake until whites are set but yolks are still runny enough for dipping. Enjoy with wholemeal toasted soldiers.
(via Livestrong)

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a new one for me and even though they look like bad 80s canapés, I bet they taste amazing.

6 eggs, hard boiled, peeled
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp yellow mustard
3/4 tsp white wine vinegar
salt, pepper, paprika

Cut eggs in half. Arrange egg whites cut side up on a serving plate and put the yolks in a small mixing bowl. Mash yolks and mix in mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper. Spoon mixture into each egg white half, dividing evenly. Sprinkle eggs with smoked paprika if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
(via PinchMySalt)


Not only does this Israeli recipe have an awesome name, I haven’t tried it before either! 2 egg firsts for me today!

2 eggs
1 tsp oil
1/4 chopped red onion
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1-2 tablespoons garlic pesto (or just use some crushed garlic + basil)

Heat the oil, add onions and saute. Add tomatoes, pesto and simmer for a few minutes. Make two indentations in the sauce and carefully break the eggs into them. Cover and cook for a few minutes till the egg whites are cooked through, but the yolks are still soft.
(via MangoTomato)

The awesome still life shots at the top are by photographer Annabelle Breakey. She takes the most beautiful photographs of food and you can check out more of her work here.

I’m going to make Deviled Eggs and Shakshuka this weekend. Yay!

Hope you all have a happy and egg-citing weekend.

*Sorry, couldn’t help myself*

Happy Friday

20th July 2012

It’s things like this that make the world a better place.

Heartwarming and awesome (it almost made me cry!) the Spanish town of Sabadell sure know how to organise a kickass flashmob.

Happy Friday everyone!

(via enmasse)

Walk Like An Egyptian

18th May 2012

Those of you who know me, also know of my somewhat unexplained obsession with Walk Like An Egyptian.

Kicking off the weekend is a version by The Cleverlys. Quite simply a-ma-zing.

(Thanks Matty)

Neon [ MUM/MOM ] Love

11th May 2012

I’m super happy to be able to give you guys another neon freebie!

I’ve done a ‘MUM’ version and a ‘MOM’ version for those of you in the States (and the West Midlands apparently).

Download a copy of each of them here.


Happy Friday

4th May 2012

I’m happy it’s Friday and I’m happy Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK. I’m going to run away.

Update: This cool image is by Leah Flores. Check out more of her work over on Society6.

Behance Me Up | Happy Friday

27th April 2012

Can I just say how proud I am of myself for finally sitting down and adding some projects to my Behance profile? It’s been on my list of teux-deux’s for about 12 months. Tick.

Any feedback or comments would be most greatly appreciated.

Happy Friday dudes!

(PS. my amazing mouthful of neon LOVE comes from Charlies Bakery…Mmmm)

The Real Cookbook

30th March 2012

Designed by Germany agency Korefe, this Real Cookbook made me smile. Happy Friday!

(Thanks S! and Flo)

Anna Tovar

23rd March 2012

Anna Tovar’s beautiful journals made me very happy this afternoon, as did her baby’s awesome nursery.

Save the Date

17th February 2012

The dates have finally arrived!

8 months ago we sent out our Save the Date email and now 50 of our very best friends and family are winging their way to Cape Town for a massive party on the beach. 3 days of love, champagne and shenanigans in the sun. I can’t wait!

Please forgive me if I forget about you all for a couple of weeks. I’ll be back in full force in the middle of March (with pictures of all the bits and pieces I’ve been busy designing) and a married woman no less! Yippee!

It’s Friday, I’m in love!


27th January 2012

Si just bought me machinarium to play on the iPad. Yay!

If the awards are anything to go by (Best Indie Game of the Year, Best Soundtrack of the Year) and the creatures are as cute as the little guys on this wallpaper – I don’t think I’ll be doing much else this weekend!

Happy Friday everyone!


2nd December 2011

I just found the swissmiss store up and running and this awesome Bookbow print by Paul Octavious. Yay!

Happy Friday everyone!