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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Found it!

I found the image that inspired the name of this blog. Can you see what I am referring to?

It's behind the floor lamp

I couldn't resist showing you. I was flipping through my old magazines, came across this page in an old Real Living and now it is up on my inspiration board.

I'm assuming the two people are standing out the front of a fish & chips shop. When I saw this image I remember craving fish and chips afterwards.

What do you think of the wall of magazine pages? I can see this idea working well in a kids room, similar to Natalie's "Young Explorer" room that I mentioned yesterday with the collage of maps on one wall. You could even try hanging a collection of vintage children's book illustrations or your own child's drawings and if your child draws on the wall then it doesn't really matter!


(Magazine image Real Living. Photo taken by me)

25 comments:

  1. Ah, now it all makes sense...I love a mystery solved!

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  2. Lovely inspiration, I love what you've done with it. It takes talent to see what you saw in this image, Viv. ♥

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  3. I'm not sure it was talent Katia. I think it was the pregnancy making me zero in on anything food related :)

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  4. That is oh so cute!!! I'm loving it...I did always wonder??? Thought it was nicknames. Now I know.

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  5. I love the story behind your blog name! I was wondering... =)

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  6. I am about to change my blog name and have been scouring magazines and life for something that clicks. I love how you found your name. I hope I have the same divine inspiration. x

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  7. When I was in junior high my friends and I covered the walls of our bedrooms this way in order to hide the childish wallpaper of our elementary school years. The 80's were a pretty colorful time (neon makeup and clothing... and those great Benetton ads) so it made for quite a striking display.

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  8. Thanks for showing us where you got your inspiration. That one definetly stands out on the wall, doesn't it?

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  9. What a nice story! And I love your blog too. Congrats.

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  10. So funny, I had noticed the Ish & Chi in this image before and wondered if that is where your name came from! I love the name Ish & Chi - and the fact it was inspired by fish and chips.

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  11. I definitely like this idea. It inspires me to try it in a room of my house that could use a little quirkiness.

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  12. In my early 20s a flatmate and I completely covered the main wall of our rental in black and white pictures we'd torn out of the fashion magazines we spent hours pouring over. We thought it was fabulous!

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  13. This post made me laugh. I always thought you got the title from the song. You know....."Ish and chi Lovely....Ish and chi Beaut - i - ful........"
    :)

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  14. I did this as an older teen, during my avant-garde stage *L*. My step-mother would show everyone when they came to visit. :)

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  15. Ah - just like all your other readers who have commented - I love that you have shared this with us! I love the story of how your blog name was found. So fab! Thanks.
    -Jordana

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  16. Ha! Cute..i love that image, has been in my hard drive for awhile now!

    Jen Ramos
    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com --

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  17. I was pondering how the name came about - I love it. Never would have guessed from a close up on a f-ISH & CHI-ps sign. Brilliant!

    I imagine it serves as a wonderful reminder to see the world a little differently!

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  18. What a very cool source for a name of your blog :)

    whyyyjen.blogspot.com

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  19. janet @ ordinary momNovember 12, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    i had a wall like that in high school. Perfectly gridded pictures of Benneton and Espirit ads pulled from magazines. Loved it.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment, Viv xx


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