Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Design Files Tumbles...

A few pics from my new Tumblr archive...

I got super annoyed last month because I tried to sign up for a Tumblr account, and thedesignfiles.tumblr was taken. I got all grumpy and went to see who had 'stolen' my name. OH. It was me. In a brief moment of forward-thinking many months ago, I had absent-mindedly made a Design Files Tumblr account, and then promptly forgotten all about it.

Wow I totally outsmarted myself with that one.

ANYWAY. The point is... I now have a Tumblr! I know, I know... bit late in the game... but I didn't realise how cool it was until I discovered the 'archive' function. OMG! so great. A virtual pin-board... so easy to use - just one click! No captions, credits or links to worry about. Everything is done for you! For me I guess it is a special and more personal eye-candy archive, somewhere I can save all the gorgeousness I come across without necessarily having to research, explain and blog it 'properly'.

My new favourite fellow Tumblr-ers include The Beautiful Soup, Apartment Diet, From Scandinavia With Love, The Brick House, Flipside of a Memory... be warned - they're hyperventilatingly good.

Please check out my comparatively measly Tumblr page and see what you think. And tell me all your Tumblr tips because I am still getting my head around it...

One of my favourite recently tumbled things... incredible timber toys / sculptures by US-based designer Mark Giglio (aka Pen Pencil Stencil). (These amazing Japanese-inspired timber toy trees are all sold out of course! Sorry!)

Recently discovered via Tumblr - Danish blog Ungtblod. OMG so good you will die.


  1. Yay, i'm always happy to see more design related tumblrs! I wasn't aware of the ones you linked, so going to check out now! I'm @ - but will be following you from a different account (eec), bc I set eloise up as sub-tumblr. If you need any help navigating, feel free to give a holler anytime :-)

  2. Rock on! It looks great, I love design, love got it going!
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  3. that is SUPER COOL!!
    i love it!!

  4. Hey Lucy! Your tumblr is so lovely!

    Apartment Diet is another of my faves!

  5. Cool!!! I'll be checking that regularly! And thank-you for sending me on a little blog surf. Love new tangents. xx

  6. tumblr brilliant on iPhones. well done.

  7. oh YAY - I love tumblr too - I just started following you (i am idonttext).

    Great blog too - it is one of my fave reads!

    Lee :)

  8. Awwww thanks so much for the lovely mention. Your blog is one of my favs too.
    There's so much yummy design inspiration around tumblr land, I can literally get lost for hours on there.
    Tara x

  9. now i'm signed up to tumblr, how do i follow you lucy? i'm new to this blogging business.

  10. Great minds! I did exactly the same thing last night. I was looking for somewhere to "pin up" things I like as somehow I have been kicked off Kaboodle. Looking forward to checking out your tumbles!

  11. Welcome to tumblr blogging - and also a BIG thank you for plugging Apartment Diet!!!

  12. Hi Lucy,

    Have been checking out your tumbles...they're perfect! :-) That is the great thing about Tumblr - you don't need to add much commentary, just have FUN with it!