Friday, 29 July 2011

Old colours

There's something about colours on old products that feels just right. I was really pleased to re-discover my Dad's old Velos 323 stapler on a recent visit to my Mum's. The slightly brownish rich red/maroon enamel, rather worn by wear, is a delight.
It put me in mind of this recently spotted, beautifully restored, Karmann Ghia. The lovely simple branding on the car and the stapler, so robust, is lovely too. The Velos proudly claims 'Made in England' twice.
The other piece of joy I spotted while up in Leicester was this fabulous shed. All peeling and overpainted - with the startlingly yellow ragwort setting off the green to perfection.