Friday, 17 December 2010

Because its friday... And we have a new team member....!

This post is purely dedicated to the heir of the nineteen seventy three throne who was born yesterday weighing in at a very impressive 8 pounds 9 ounces. Herbert Tiger Emmerson has arrived and although I appreciate this song has no reference to babies (i am not a sailor, I am captain)  I couldn't post the monstrosity that is the current number 1 (the week of his birth)

Featured!!! House and Home

I managed to spot this little post about Paula Asple's beautiful home. Paula owns Mabel & Violet and the House and home blog went to see her gaff for themselves ..

I spied with my little eye this wall of mounted postcards, which happen to be a selection of ours. The wall features PC's from our  and Heidi

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Maybe you're more Green.........

yes the green stuff is quite nice too! 

1. Tiger Drawing book Sukie ... £7.99
2. Russian Doll The Good Life Invitations ... £4.99
3. Snowflake Felt Decoration card ... £2.75
4. The Monkees It's Pop It's Art card ... £2.00
5. Green 354 C Pantone Christmas card ... £2.00
6. Leopard Wild Side card ... £2.00
7. Garden Gnome The Good life card ... £2.00
8. Fox Wild Side Notebook ... £3.50


Shop by Colour....RED

For all you who like to colour coordinate..... 

1. I'll be there  It's Pop It's Art card ... £2.00
2. Bull Wild Side card ... £2.00
3. Happy Birthday Stamp Pintuck card ... £2.00
4. Love Sukie Christmas card ... £2.00
5. Red 032C Pantone card ... £2.00
6. Ladybird Wrapping Paper ... £2.00
7. Gipsie Heidi card ... £2.00
8. Dove Felt Decoration Christmas card ... £2.75
9. Biker The Good Life card ... £2.00
10. Red 032C Pantone Gift Tag ... £1.00

Happy Shopping...!

Featured!!! Babyology!

We got a great write up on babyology, an Australian online bible for all your babies needs. The post  describes our website as like 'floating into a colourful sea of brilliant and beautiful paper products' thanks very much! Jamie Purnot was kind enough to compliment our designs and back our use off all things recycled.

Screen shots taken from

have a look at the post here

Friday, 10 December 2010

Because it's Friday........ The better Buckley

Tim is my opinion.... I don't know whats happnin' with is eye in that picture but whatev's

Reworked 1973...Med et lekent Sinn

I think I've mentioned this Norwegian blog before, its beautiful! Here Ann Sandy's magic worked its way on an old brown cabinet....

Using our flower wrap it was transformed into a very unique piece of furniture.

We really like things like this..... if there are anymore of your clever lot out there we would LOVE to see what you have used our wrap for.

Links here

All images courtesy of Ann Sandy @ Med et Lekent Sinn

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010

Because its Friday...Ruben and the Jets

this is the only way I like Frank Zappa. I know this entire album word for word. My mum played it to death when we were kids. Really age appropriate for a 8 year old to sing about suicide. My mum is mental.

Featured!!! Pushing Papers + Charlotte's Fancy

We featured on two more blogs recently. Firstly Pushing PapersMolly de Aguiar's beauty of a  blog which showcased the Gorgeous Darling Clementine Snow Folk christmas range. See the full post here

Secondly on Charlotte's Fancy back in March. Very pleased. 

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

and the winner is.......Emma Fitzgerald!

the random number service has chosen emma as the recipient of our christmas card giveaway! Congrats! Thanks to everyone for entering. We will be having loads more giveaways in the new year.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

1973 loves.....

.........This pomegranate box from our local greengrocers

Everyone loves a discount.....don't they?

It's far too cold to go shopping!….take advantage and
shop online with our cool 20% off everything.
We have many different gifts ranging from limited
edition screen prints to notebooks. We also have
a fantastic selection of christmas cards. Offer ends
03.12.2010 at midnight. Simply Type XMAS20 In The Coupon Section When Checking Out To Receive The Discount
Happy shopping and Merry Christmas from all of us at 1973.

To view the full collection please visit our site at
This Offer Is For Retail Customers Only.

1973 Loves....Kings Framers

Kings Framers is a stockist of ours in Lewes, its a beautiful shop with choice products and lovely staff. The owner Peta has a great eye for buying and merchandising and we thought her window looked rather good. Her festive display takes a more contemporary approach than most and of course we love the copious amount of 1973 products on show.

 Have a look at their website here

Monday, 29 November 2010

Reworked 1973....Jonathan Robertson

We were sent this image by Jonathan who has used our robot wrap as the background to his own robot illustrations see more of Jonathan's work here. 

We love seeing any of a products used in different ways. If you have any email them through to 

Friday, 26 November 2010

because it's Friday...

....and Joe Strummer was so damn cool

Monday, 22 November 2010

If you HATE wrapping...

you should have a look at our Pantone Gift bags. These little beauties could save you time and face as the festive season approaches. Perfect for that odd shaped present that you just can't get a neat ribbon around. Modelled here by my favourite 1973 team member Bo-Lily.....

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Because I can.....

This came on my itunes last night. I miss going to Work It. Stevie V was no fool.

1973 Loves..... Niki Pilkington.

Ravensbourne graduate Niki is an incredible talent. Her style of illustration is instantly recognisable amongst a sea of copy cats. Niki's main plan of attack is simple yet beautiful depictions of her subjects, however, they feel less portrait more image. Portrait artists are ten a penny, Niki has something very unique. Her use of inks and 3D mixed media make her work fresh and very current. She exhibits in all the right places including 'WAH nails' which is the Dalston go to for the east London Fashion set. She has commissions with all the right clients including Elle Magazine. We're of the opinion that this is the very start of what will prove to be an extraordinary career. View her website and blog

The Artist herself..

quick thank you to Niki for the info and also the use of all the images above. 

Sneak Peak

New things are happening here.....

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


I just received an email from my friend saying that that when I blog I write like the guy from Jazz club.....nice

I don't think it's true....groovy

Jeeze maybe it is!!!! no more....nice.......NICE

1973 Loves...... Chris Cunningham ♡

This is a completely selfish post but I am wildly excited as I just got tickets for the fellas Christmas to go and see Chris Cunningham at the Roundhouse in London in February. Cunningham is an English video maker who was best known for his work with Warp Records more so with Warp artist Aphex Twin, Madonna and Bjork. His 'All is full of Love' video won loads of awards and was even nominated for a grammy....nice. He has been labeled 'the master of dark and disturbing'

He also has some incredible advertising campaigns under his belt, including his collaboration with Gucci (predictably my favourite) which sampled Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love' and stared model of the moment Abbey Lee. It'a about as iconic as a modern fragrance advert gets if you haven't seen it look....

anyway now he does a live show.... and i'm going......and it's going to be nang...... 

Friday, 12 November 2010

Because it's Friday......★

......... and i love Karen O.

but I can't pick between these two.... so I won't.  Soft Shock is so GORGEOUS

Who likes Free Stuff?

So.... We thought we would do a little Christmas card GIVEAWAY to thank all you guys following the blog and twitter! We will be giving away a choice selection of our christmas cards to one lucky winner! The selection will include products from our Sukie, Darling Clementine, Felt Deco, Pantone and Belle & Boo ranges!!!

To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post! The winner will be chosen by a random number service and will be announced on December the 1st.............

Good Luck!!!! 

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Blog Love.....Fine Little Day

Elisabeth Dunker is a photographer and designer who has an amazing eye for all things gorgeous. Fine Little Day is 'about appreciating everyday life' which she illustrates through her simple yet quite beautiful photography. Her subject matter varies from books to projects to her amazing cat Hiro. It's one for the book mark list for sure. Have a look at Elisabeth's blog here and website here

images courtesy of Elisabeth dunker @ Fine Little Day

Because I can....

Found this on video under my bed.... WIN 

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Spotted!!! The Apprentice

Emma and her eagle eyes spotted our wrap on Episode 4 of this years The Apprentice. DV8 is one of our stockists in Soho and if you look to the left of the gentleman's shoulder you will be able to spot the wrap we co-designed with Airside. The rehab wrap, which uses Amy Winehouse lyrics is the white one in the middle!

In my opinion my friend Cassetteboy's video is the best thing to ever happen to The Apprentice, other than our wrap that is! 2 million others think so too......

1973 Loves.....Boy George + Mark Ronson

We love love love this. I am a massive fan of Boy George, his bitchy silver tongued style of writing has me in stitches. Read his books they are well funny.

Featured!!! Design Sponge...

Design Sponge did a feature using our Sukie Alphabet Wrap. It shows how to turn a sheet  into a alphabet/number learning aid for kids. See the full post here

Friday, 5 November 2010

Monday, 25 October 2010

30% off till tomorrow!

Weekends are made of this...

I am the undisputed reigning champion.... 

Reworked 1973...Julia Dettmer

Being a little nosey images like this always interests us. One of our customers Julia Dettmer emailed us with a couple of images of the gorgeous mounted Sanna Annukka postcards she purchased. The thing that always impresses me is how luxurious these products look, you wouldn't believe these were 80p postcards

Friday, 22 October 2010

Because it's Friday......

 and this is possibly the best thing on You Tube EVER... James Brown, Michael Jackson and Prince all on stage together. But the best bit is when Prince (who seems rather intoxicated) nearly falls off the stage..

can you tell i'm a Prince freak by my clothes today?

 I'm tragic...I know