Categories / Design and Interiors

Postage stamp pouffe

You may remember the distinctive rug we featured recently, in the instantly recognisable shape of the British postage stamp. If you wanted to go all the way with this look, you could also invest in this postage stamp pouffe

The pouffe is covered with colourful variants on the postage stamp, printed onto cotton velvet. Shown together, the bright colours, not to mention the iconic depiction of the Queen, and the whole object has something of a Pop feel. 

Each pouffe is handmade and costs £269.

Buy it from Rocking Pony

Categories / Film and TV

Royal Mail to introduce FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson stamps in early 2011


Not just any old retro stamp issue, FAB: The Genius of Gerry Anderson stamps also feature action sequences that work with a flick of the wrist.

Buty let's start with the stamps. The basic set features six landscape stamps featuring all of Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation TV shows from the 1960s – Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Joe 90. Plenty of presentation packs as you would imagine, all with their own added extras. But we like the one with a special pull-out four-page comic, which tells the story of the creation of the Thunderbirds through the illustrations of original TV21 comic artist, Gerry Embleton. Nice.

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Categories / Design and Interiors

Stamp Rugs – postage stamp designs for your floorspace


It's one of the most recognisable symbols of the UK and now you can get the postage stamp for your floor (or wall) with the Stamp Rugs.

Yes, featuring the Queen's head and available in pretty much every denomination and colour, the rugs are hand woven from 100% New Zealand wool in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Those scalloped edges that mimic the perforations on Royal Mail postage stamps are individually hand carved too, creating a 3D effect. The design is then embosssed on top.

Check out the full range at the website, with a price of…well, we don't know as the website isn't giving anything away. You'll have to drop them a line and you'll get a price based on your individual requirements.

Find out more at the Stamp Rugs website

Via Craftzine

Categories / Cars and Bikes, eBay watch

eBay watch: 1950s Morris Minor Royal Mail van


Always fancied yourself as Postman Pat? Well, now you can get the van, specifically a Morris Minor Royal Mail van from the 1950s.

It actually dates from 1956, completely rebuilt and restored, even with a new engine to improve performance over the original. It even comes with all its history, right from the days it was doing the rounds through all the owners up to the current one.

See the full write-up for exactly what you get, but suffice to say, no detail has been overlooked in the renovation. Right now, the price is £870 – you should get that back in movie and TV rental fees.

Find out more at the eBay website