The fact that today's kids don't make each other mix tapes breaks my heart a little. Where's the effort and anguish in making someone a mix CD or Spotify playlist? You haven't courted someone if you haven't agonised over which killer track to kick things off with. But never mind the tracklisting - the blank tape covers were striking, with their block colours and minimalist print. Head over to Neil Stevens Prints to pick up an A3 casssette print for £30.
Cakes And Ale is crying out to be hung on my kitchen wall. Easy Art have a fantastic range of affordable prints but my favourites are their Penguin book covers. Created on the principle that "good design is no more expensive than bad", I adore their strong, simple style.
Easy Art have 75 different covers to choose from, starting at £19.95. Some are replicas of the original covers like this Bernard Shaw one, complete with well-loved (ie slightly battered) corners. It all adds to the charm.
The London Transport Museum has a huge range of iconic travel posters - and not all of them set in London. I could have shown you the Streatham one (south London represent!) but no - let's coo over one that reminds us a change of residence is as good as a holiday. Does this mean I can turn up on a friend's doorstep with a suitcase and demand to stay for a fortnight, on health grounds? I hope so. Browse the favourites range to get an idea of what's on offer. Prints start at just £9.95.