Christmas Stockings December 10 2018, 0 Comments

Christmas Stockings
It's that time of the year where the fire place or staircase decorated by Christmas stockings.  Here are a few playful vintage illustrations of families hanging stockings.  You can find them online.  

Botany Fix April 04 2018, 0 Comments


I'm obsessed with old botany encyclopedias.  The illustrations are amazing and mesmerizing, each drawing has meticulous detail regarding the plant.  As the ecru team is working on our latest pop up shop, we keep looking at the many benefits of specific plants and flowers.  In my research, many old botany encyclopedias keep popping up.


(Images courtesy of Pinterest) 

Kubo Ayako August 01 2017, 0 Comments

I recently stumbled on the beautiful illustrations of the Japanese artist Kubo Ayako.  Her work is bold and whimsical at the same time.  I particularly love her illustrations of food.  For more of her work, visit her website.  It's definitely worth spending the afternoon looking at her gallery.  


(Images courtesy of Kubo Ayako) 

Quentin Blake's World of Whimsy March 20 2013, 0 Comments

Nostalgia for our childhood can be triggered by anything.  Here at ecru Quentin Blake’s illustrations immediately take us back to ours, especially the pictures that accompanied Roald Dahl’s marvelous stories.  The cheerful quality that his drawings have is what makes his illustrations so uplifting.  Blake’s whimsical drawings are an inspiration for our ‘Little Ones’ collection.  We wanted to make sure our children’s line brings enough magic into your child’s world as Quentin did into ours.


(Images courtesy of Quentin Blake)

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